Everything’s bigger in Texas, and business is no different. Thanks to its position in the fields of energy, trade, and investment, it’s one of America’s top states for doing business. It’s the largest exporter of goods in the United States, and grosses $100 billion a year in international trade. And business schools in Texas will be quick to tell you that if it were its own country, it’d be the 14th largest economy in the world.
This fast-paced business environment has produced leading MBA programs in schools throughout the state. To respond to technology, the increased movement of global professionals, and the demand for flexible courses of study, many institutions have launched online MBA programs in Texas. These programs serve students at various phases of their careers and have different requirements for admission and degree completion. Use this directory to filter programs based on your professional interests, location, and other factors important to you. If you’re serious about the opportunities for career advancement, networking, leadership, and professional development that an online MBA in Texas provides, do your research first and decide which program fits your life and career.
As of March 2013, Texas’ unemployment rate stands at 6.4%. This is favorable to the national average by over one percentage point. Texas has been steadily producing jobs for the past ten years, with employment growing despite increases in the state’s labor pool. It’s been responsible for a large share of U.S. jobs in the years since the recession ended in June 2009. These employment fields include construction, manufacturing, financial activities, and mining. In fact, Texas’ industries have fared well through the financial crisis. Five Texas cities (Dallas, Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, and San Antonio) dominate the top ten best cities for good jobs.
Texas’ biggest employment sectors include mining and logging, construction, manufacturing, trade, information technology, and finance. These industries increasingly need business professionals to lend their leadership and entrepreneurial expertise to guide the state’s economic future.
TYP approves memberships in seven chapters across Texas, and membership dues may differ between them. Contact TYP for more information.
Membership Requirements: You must be a young professional (in your 20s to mid-40s) in Texas.
TYP is a community of young professionals in Texas. It exists to foster relationship-building and networking, career development, entrepreneurial projects, and civic involvement among young professionals. Members have the opportunity to plan and coordinate charitable events and other programs in a collaborative setting with their peers. It’s a supportive environment for those who are just launching their careers, so consider joining if you want to take your social networking face-to-face.
TBTEA dues may vary depending on membership type and area. Check with your regional TBTEA representative for more information.
Membership Requirements: TBTEA serves members who are educators or students in the overlapping field of business and technology in the state of Texas.
Tied closely to the National Business Education Association (NBEA,) this organization offers scholarships to individuals pursuing continuing education or graduate study in business education. The organization, and its scholarship program, seeks to recognize and support those educators who demonstrate leadership and scholarship potential during their studies and professional development. The organization also offers publications and conferences that members may use to network and present their work.
Membership Fees: TABB dues start at $350 for the first member from a particular company as well as a $100 orientation fee.
Membership Requirements: You must be an active business broker. Professionals working with business brokers such as bankers, attorneys, and CPAs may also join as affiliates.
If you are interested in the business brokerage, or the business of buying and selling businesses, then consider using your finance knowledge in Texas’ dynamic economy. TABB offers the use of working forms, a professional certification program (Board Certified Broker,) and other educational and networking opportunities.
|Dallas Baptist University||Texas||Private||ACBSP|
|Our Lady of the Lake University||Texas||Private||ACBSP|
|Prairie View A&M University||Texas||Public||AACSB|
|Sam Houston State University||Texas||Public||AACSB|
|Sul Ross State University||Texas||Public||SACS|
|Tarleton State University||Texas||Public||ACBSP|
|Texas A&M University - Commerce||Texas||Public||AACSB|
|Texas A&M University - Kingsville||Texas||Public||ACBSP|
|Texas A&M University Central Texas||Texas||Public||ACBSP|
|Texas Woman's University||Texas||Public||ACBSP|
|University of Dallas - College of Business||Texas||Public||SACS|
|University of Houston - Victoria||Texas||Public||AACSB|
|University of North Texas||Texas||Public||AACSB|
|University of Texas (Consortium)||Texas||Public||AACSB|
|University of Texas - Pan American (Consortium)||Texas||Public||AACSB|
|University of Texas at Dallas||Texas||Public||AACSB|
|University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Business (Consortium)||Texas||Public||AACSB|
|University of Texas at Tyler||Texas||Public||AACSB|