The mission of the College of Business is to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate business education with a global perspective and ethical awareness.  The College of Business recently participated in the 2011 Educational Benchmarking Inc. (EBI) survey in an effort to compare graduating student perceptions of the West Texas A&M University business program to other institutions across the nation.  Survey results in key mission-related categories are very encouraging.  Below is a listing of mean scores on a 1-7 scale (with 7 as the highest possible rating) and WT ranking for the undergraduate and graduate business programs:

Undergraduate Business Program

Program offers a global perspective—Mean value 6.18 and ranked number 4 out of 169 business programs participating in the survey.

Program offers ethical awareness—Mean value of 6.33 and ranked 5 out of 169 business programs participating in the survey.

Satisfaction with placement and career services—Mean value of 5.56 and ranked 7 out of 169 business programs participating in the survey.

Graduate Business Program (category focus is part-time MBA program)

Program offers a global perspective—Mean value 6.38 and ranked number 7 out of 96 graduate business programs participating in the survey.

Program offers ethical awareness—Mean value of 6.03 and ranked 4 out of 96 graduate business programs participating in the survey.

Satisfaction with placement and career services—Mean value of 5.38 and ranked 2 out of 96 graduate business programs participating in the survey.

“These results are critically important pieces of our assessment puzzle as we strive to meet our mission,” Dr. Rex Pjesky, Assistant Professor of Economics and College of Business Director of Continuous Improvement, said.  “We did not rank in the top ten for any key mission-related categories in the 2008 EBI surveys, so we are very proud of our positive progress.”