Our 2022 rankings of the Top Online MBA Programs in Texas. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
|1||University of Texas at Dallas||Dallas|
|4||Texas A&M University-Central Texas||Killeen|
|5||West Texas A&M University||Canyon|
|6||University of Texas at Arlington||Arlington|
|7||University of North Texas||Denton|
|8||Texas A&M University-Commerce||Commerce|
|9||Sam Houston State University||Huntsville|
|10||University of Texas at Tyler||Tyler|
University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) houses Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM). Serving 9,365 students, JSOM is the largest of UT Dallas’ eight schools. Within JSOM is an AACSB-accredited MBA Program with multiple delivery options. For students seeking an online program, JSOM has an Online Professional MBA (PMBA) Program that can be completed in as few as 16 months or up to 72 months. Students in the program have access to 15 concentrations, 59 elective course options, and four specializations through the Academic Certificate Program.
Students also have access to 12 MS/MBA combinations, including eight STEM-designated options, and an MD/MBA Program in partnership with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern). Examples of MS/MBA combinations include Energy Management MS (STEM)/MBA, Management Science MS (STEM)/MBA, Healthcare Leadership and Management MS/MBA, and Information Technology and Management MS (STEM)/MBA. Students in STEM-designated programs are eligible for three years of (OPT) Optional Practical Training after graduation.
Online PMBA concentrations require 12 credit hours and include options such as Energy Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, International Management, Leadership in Organizations, Strategic Management, and Systems Engineering & Management. Certificate options include Project Management, Executive and Professional Coaching, Transformational Leadership, and Organizational Consulting. Students may select one or multiple concentrations.
Although the UT Dallas Online PMBA does not require campus visits (coursework can be completed entirely online) all students are encouraged to participate in the school's International Study Program. Students may choose from semester-long, summer, or 10-day experiences in Asia, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and Central America, among others.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at UT Dallas have been hired at major companies such as Amazon, Dell J.P. Morgan, FedEx, Nestle, Hewlett Packard, Intel, SpaceX, Deloitte Consulting, Texas Instruments, Toyota, Proctor & Gamble, Verizon, Fossil, and Wells Fargo.
The University of Texas at Dallas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The school dates back to the 1960s when Texas Instruments owners Cecil Green, Erik Jonsson, and Eugene McDermott established the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest. Today, UTD is one of the nation’s top public research universities. Serving nearly 29,000 students, UTD is also one of the largest public universities in Texas. More than 140 academic degrees are available across eight schools.
The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University offers an AACSB-accredited Online MBA program known as the [email protected]. Entrepreneurship is integrated throughout the curriculum and includes access to the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which hosts workshops, classes, competitions, and networking events. [email protected] students will also have opportunities to pitch to investors and advance their startups at the Rice Business Plan Competition—the world’s largest intercollegiate startup event.
Other program features include Global Field Experiences (GFE), which allow students to connect with peers, faculty, and mentors in locations around the world; 100% online assignments that include real-world case studies, video simulations, and collaborative projects; meetings with faculty members and peers each week for live, face-to-face class sessions over Zoom; small class sizes allowing for more one-on-one attention from professors; and seven focus areas including Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Investment Management, and Marketing.
[email protected] students will complete 54 total credits including 36 core credits, 12 elective credits, three credits of Residential Intensive Learning Experiences (ILEs), and three additional credits of electives or ILEs. ILEs consist of a variety of simulations, immersions, seminars, intersessions, and guided leadership exercises that bring students face-to-face with peers, faculty, and industry leaders. Domestic ILEs are often held on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas.
Exams for the [email protected] are held during the final week of each semester and the program can be completed in 24 months. Graduates of the MBA Program at Rice University enjoy a 97% employment rate within three months of graduation. Graduates are often hired in the Consulting, Financial, technology, and Petroleum/Energy sectors. Top employer’s include Top employers include Amazon, BCG, HP, McKinsey & Company, Accenture, Citigroup, Dell, EDP Renewables, EY, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.
Rice University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The school was chartered on May 18, 1891 as the William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art. When the Rice Institute finally opened in 1912, it welcomed 77 students and a dozen instructors. Today, Rice University serves more than 7,500 students served by 900 instructional faculty members. More than 75 programs are offered across eight colleges and schools.
Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University (BU) has an AACSB-accredited accelerated MBA program that can be completed in just 12 months. This fully online program has four in-demand concentration options including Global Trade and Supply Chain Management, Cybersecurity, Marketing, and Executive Communication. To graduate, students must complete 48-60 credit hours of study. The number of credits will depend on the student’s academic background.
Course examples for the program include Management Communication, Business Intelligence, Strategic Management and Business Policy, Business Analytics for Decision Making, Business Frameworks, Data Warehousing, Management Information Systems, Corporate Finance, Management of Organizational Behavior, and Business Intelligence.
Employers represented in the BU Online MBA Program include Amazon, Dell, Google, Pepsi, Meta Platforms, Inc., (formerly Facebook), Bank of America, and AT&T. Recent graduates of the program enjoyed a 65% employment rate at graduation and an 80% employment rate within 90 days of graduation. Top employers for BU business graduates include GE, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Dell, H-E-B, Textron, Capital One, BASF, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), USAA, Atos, PwC, AT&T, Nasdaq, ExxonMobil, McLane, HCA Healthcare, SAS Software, and Baylor Scott & White Health.
Baylor University is accredited by the by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Chartered in 1845, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Serving close to 20,630 students, Baylor University offers more than 250 degree programs across 12 academic divisions.
The Online MBA at Texas A&M-Central Texas (TAMUCT) is a 30-36 credit hour program that does not require the GRE/GMAT for admission. Students may earn a nine-credit Micro-Credential in Data Analytics and/or declare an Emphasis in Information Systems, Healthcare Administration, Management, or Human Resource Management.
Students in all areas will complete courses such as Financial Management, Responsibilities of Ethical Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Managing Information Systems, and Data Analytics and Management. Depending on whether students add Data Analytics Micro-Credential and/or Emphasis, the program can be completed in as few as 16 months or up to two years or more finish.
The TAMUCT Online MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is an AACSB Business Education Alliance Member.
Texas A&M University-Central Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established September 1, 1999 as Tarleton State University-Central Texas, TAMUCT became a stand-alone university on May 27, 2009, and one of 11 universities within the A&M System. Serving more than 2,400 students, Texas A&M University-Central Texas offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs and more than 20 graduate degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, and the College of Education and Human Development.
The Paul and Virginia College of Business at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) has an AACSB-accredited MBA Program that can be completed entirely online. Students may choose core courses to suit their goals and one of five specializations to enhance the degree. Specializations are optional and consist of nine credit hours. Options include Procurement Management, Computer Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and Healthcare Management.
The WTAMU Online MBA is delivered in an asynchronous format and students are welcome to complete any course on campus. The program culminates with a Capstone Course. Students may choose between MBA Portfolio (1 hour) and Research Methods in Business and Economics (3 hours).
Students can take up to six years to complete the WTAMU Online MBA, but most finish within two years. Graduates have been recruited by hundreds of local, national, and global companies and organizations. Examples include FedEx, Fox Network Center, PNC Bank, EY, Pepsi, the U.S. Air Force, Verizon Wireless, Pacific Design Technologies, USAA, Seton Healthcare Family, First Capital Bank, State of Vermont Department of Health, the Kentucky Horseracing Commission, Southwest Media Group, the State of New Jersey, Scientific Games, and Dwyer Group.
West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1910, WTAMU serves more than 10,000 students enrolled in 60 undergraduate programs, 38 master’s degree programs, and two doctoral degrees across six colleges and The Graduate School.
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) houses one of the largest Colleges of Businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This AACSB-accredited College provides dozens of degree programs, minors, and certificate programs to 6,295 students.
The MBA Programs at UTA’s College of Business are offered 100% online. Students may customize the degree to fit their career goals or choose from three in-demand concentrations including Health Care, Finance, and Management. All options require 36 credit hours of coursework consisting of nine MBA Core courses (27 credit hours) three Concentration courses (nine hours) and three Elective courses.
Required courses include Operations Management, Leadership & Teams, Strategic Management, Legal Environment of Business, and Business Financial Management, among others. Electives include International Finance, Investments, Economics of Health, Negotiations & Conflict Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Financial Institutions and Markets, Management of Multinational Enterprises, Health Care Administration, and Services Marketing Management.
The UTA Online MBA can be completed in just 16 months. Graduates of the College of Business at University of Texas at Arlington are routinely hired by some of the world’s top corporations and other major organizations. Examples include Lockheed Martin, Exxon Mobil, Fidelity Investments, GM Financial, KPMG, American Airlines, Edward Jones, Home Depot, CVS Health, TD Ameritrade, Cognizant, Texas Rangers, Baylor Scott & White, Oncor, Cyxtera Technologies, Peri Software Solutions, Whitley Penn, Rakuten, and Cerner Corporation.
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1895, UTA is a Carnegie Research 1 institution that serves around 45,950 students. The largest university in North Texas and the second largest in the University of Texas System, University of Texas at Arlington offers more than 180 degree programs across nine colleges.
The G. Brint Ryan College of Business at University of North Texas (UNT) serves nearly 8,000 students, making it one of the largest business school in the U.S. Continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1961, the Ryan College works with corporate partners such as Toyota, Grant Thronton, KPMG, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Peterbilt, and Lennox International.
The Ryan College at UNT has seven MBA options for professionals seeking leadership roles in everything from Marketing to Sport Entertainment. All options emphasize Communication, Problem Recognition, Teamwork, Global Perspectives, Ethics, Technology, and Problem Solving. Courses for the program are offered in eight-week sessions and the curriculum is identical to the curriculum for the campus-based MBA program. Students will complete 18 credit hours in the MBA core, 15 credit hours in the specialization, and three elective hours, for a total of 36 credit hours.
The UNT Online MBA Program offers five start dates annually including January, March, June, August and October. Students can complete their MBA in Strategic Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Marketing Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, or Sport Entertainment Management 100% online in as few as just 14 months.
Some of the top employers of University of North Texas graduates include American Airlines, Fidelity, Amazon, PwC, Celanese Corporation, Walmart, Grant Thornton, Walgreens, Comerica Bank, AT&T, and Cummins Inc.
University of North Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established in 1890, UNT serves just over 38,150 students enrolled in 105 bachelor's, 88 master's, and 37 doctoral degree programs across 14 colleges and schools. With more than 4,600 faculty and staff members, University of North Texas is one of the largest employers in the City of Denton, Texas.
Texas A&M University-Commerce (A&M-Commerce) is home to the largest Online MBA Program in Texas. Students in the program have the unique opportunity to combine any number of Minors or Certificates with the MBA to boost their job skills. Minors are four courses and include options such as Cybersecurity, Digital Marketing, Corporate Management, Business Analytics, and Agribusiness. Certificates include Auditing and Forensic Accounting, Economics of U.S. Healthcare, Operational Excellence, Tax Accounting, and Business Analytics.
The A&M-Commerce Online MBA is housed in the College of Business, which has been continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1976. The program requires all students to complete seven Managerial component courses, one Informational Analysis Component course, and two electives, for a total of 30 credit hours. Students that do not have a background n statistics will take an additional course, Quantitative Analysis for Managers, for a total of 33 credit hours.
Course examples for the program include Global Marketing Management, Advanced Managerial Accounting, Management & Organizational Behavior, Business Analytics for Managers, Financial Management, Applied Business Research, and Global Strategic Management.
The Online MBA at Texas A&M University-Commerce can be completed in 18 months. Potential employers include Amazon, L3Harris, Fidelity, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, Philips 66, Shell, Sherwin Williams, Accenture, Cargill, Chevron, BP, CapitalOne, Caterpillar, USAA ConocoPhillips, Walmart, Halliburton Honeywell, J.B. Hunt, and Olin Corporation.
Texas A&M University-Commerce is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The school opened in 1889 as East Texas Normal College in Cooper, Texas. The fifth oldest state university, A&M Commerce serves nearly 11,000 students making it the second largest university in the Texas A&M University System. Texas A&M University-Commerce offers more than 140 areas of study at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. Programs are housed in six colleges, two schools, and dozens of departments.
The Online MBA Program at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been AACSB accredited since 1996. Housed in the College of Business Administration (COBA), the program is open to students from all academic disciplines and it may be completed in entirely online in as few as four semesters.
The SHSU Online MBA requires 36 graduate credit hours, including 27 hours of MBA Core courses and nine hours of COBA and ECON Electives. Students will complete required courses such as Financial Management, Techniques of Statistical Analysis, Marketing Management, Managerial Communication, and Seminar in Team Leadership. Electives allow students to develop skills in a specific area.
Graduates of the advanced degree programs at Sam Houston State University have launched careers with government agencies, the nonprofit sector, and in dozens of industries.
Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1879 as the Sam Houston Normal Institute, SHSU serves more than 21,500 students enrolled in 90 bachelor's degree programs, 55 master’s degree programs, and 10 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science. The programs at Sam Houston State University are housed in eight academic colleges.
University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) houses the AACSB-accredited Soules College of Business, home to the MBA Program. Both online and on-campus options are available, as well as the option to enroll in the General MBA, the MBA with a Marketing or Cybersecurity Concentration, or the MBA in Healthcare Management. All options require 36 credit hours of study and students can complete the program in as few as 12 months.
Graduates of the Soules Online MBA Program are prepared for career opportunities such as Director of Operations, Marketing Manager, Entrepreneur, Brand Manager, Consultant, Security Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Medical and Health Services Manager, Marketing Analyst, and Hospital Administrator, and Director of Sales, among others.
University of Texas at Tyler is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1971, UT Tyler is part of the University of Texas System. The school serves nearly 10,000 students enrolled in more than 90 degree programs across five academic colleges and three schools.