Rankings Spotlight – Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business

Rankings provide a certain degree of external validation of an academic program’s ability to fulfill it’s mission, objectives, and teaching goals.  External rankings were one of the focus points for the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business during a strategic planning session in 2012. In consonance with the WT125 Generational Plan, rankings help define the Engler College of Business as a ‘first choice destination’ for students as well as support efforts to exemplify graduate academics seeking opportunities for national rankings and recognition for all business degree programs. 

“After visiting other academic institutions in preparation for AACSB accreditation back in 2011, it was clear many things we do at WT and within the College of Business are innovative and distinctive relative to our peers,” said Dr. Neil Terry, dean of the Engler College of Business.  “An obvious way to identify comparative advantages was to submit data and seek external validation via program rankings.”

The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business prides itself on the many rankings, recognition, and accolades received for its programs. Most recently:


  • Bachelor of Business AdministrationU.S. News & World Report top 20 national ranking and #1 in Texas for 4 consecutive years.
  • Master of Business Administration – U.S. News & World Report top 50 national ranking for 6 consecutive years, 2019 top 25 recognition review from The Princeton Review and College Consensus #1 Best Value for Return on Investment for online MBA programs for 2019.
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics – U.S. News & World Report 2018 ranking at #12 for online computing and technology programs and #1 ranking for Best Value Graduate Online Computing Program by BestMastersDegree.com
  • Master of Science in Finance and EconomicsU.S. News & World Report top 30 ranking for specialized masters business programs for 5 consecutive years and TFE Times #2 ranking for financial economics programs for 3 consecutive years.


For additional information about current rankings please visit: https://www.wtamu.edu/academics/college-business-recognition.aspx