The Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools (AACSB). Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. There are 687 business schools in 45 countries and territories that maintain AACSB accreditation, which is widely considered a hallmark of excellence in business education. The Rawls College of Business first achieved undergraduate accreditation in 1958, masters degree accreditation in 1981, and special accounting accreditation in 1982.
The Rawls College of Business is also under university-wide accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), one of six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the Department of Education.
The field of finance is abundant with rewarding opportunities in a wide range of industries. By focusing on real-world cases and applied problems, students in the Area of Finance are prepared to become innovative leaders in the financial industry. Whether it is working in banking, investments, real estate, consulting or corporate finance, graduates hit the ground running with the skills needed to become successful. Recent graduates have been hired at companies such as Bank of America, ConocoPhillips, Goldman Sachs and Lockheed Martin. Our Ph.D. students have been placed at high-profile institutions and agencies including Colorado State University, Ernst & Young LLP, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, University of Missouri, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
*This information is based on the school's 2016/2017 program and may not reflect changes, updates or deletions to the programs.