The Lone Star State is the second largest and second most populous state in the United States. Some of the most prestigious business schools in the nation are located in Texas. Below is a short list of some of these nationally recognized institutions.
1. Angelo State University: College of Business –San Angelo
Founded in 1928, Angelo State University is known for its excellence in athletics and affordability. Business degree options include BA and Masters in Border Security, Cultural Fluency and Securities, in addition to traditional course work, such as Accounting, Management, Marketing and International Studies.
2. Baylor University: Hankamer School of Business – Waco
This nationally ranked Christian university’s mission is to educate students for leadership and service through integration of academic excellence and Christian commitment. The accounting program at the Hankamer School of Business ranks 23rd in the nation according to Public Account Report.
3. Hardin-Simmons University: Kelley College of Business – Abilene
If you prefer a large community with a small town feel, this West Texan Christian university might be the best place to call home for your college career. In addition to traditional business programs, the university features a BA in Nonprofit Management program.
4. Rice University: Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business – Houston
The Rice University Graduate School of Business offers full time MBA programs for Executives and Professionals. In 2011, Businessweek magazine ranked it 4th in academic quality and US News and World Report ranked it no. 25 in Overall Full Time MBA programs.
5. Sam Houston State University: College of Business Administration –Hunstville
Academic Programs offered at Sam Huston State include Human Resource management, International Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Banking and Financial Institutions, Agribusiness, and Marketing. There are over 30 school funded scholarship opportunities available to students enrolled in the business programs.
6. Southern Methodist University: Cox School of Business – Dallas
This nationally ranked private university was founded by the United Methodist Church in 1911 and has two campus locations, one in the heart of Dallas and the other in Plano near Legacy Business Park. Forbes magazine ranks Cox School of Business number 25 in Return on Investment.
7. St. Mary’s University: Bill Greehey School of Business –San Antonio
The oldest Catholic institution in Texas, students a St. Mary’s have diverse faiths and backgrounds. Academic programs include Corporate Financial Management, Accounting, Entrepreneurial Studies, Financial Services and Risk Management, and Marketing. The university also offers MBA and International Business programs.
8. Texas A&M University: Mays Business School –College Station
The Mays Business School‘s accounting program ranks 2nd amongst US public institutions and 1oth globally by Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal ranks their Finance Program as 4th in the nation, 5th in the world. It’s the sixth largest school in the United States with a stellar athletics department to match.
9. Texas Christian University: Neeley School of Business – Fort Worth
In addition to the undergraduate and Master’s programs, the Neeley School of Business features a dual MBA/Ed.D program and is ranked in the top 5 for MBAs with the Most Financial Value at graduation in US News and World Report. The university also offers a Bachelor in Business Administration and an MBA program for energy professionals.