Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business – Offering Diverse MBA Options


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Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business
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Since 2005, Kenneth “Ken” Goggans has served as CEO of Manek Energy, Inc., an oil and gas production testing company. Ken Goggans holds a master of business administration (MBA) with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and finance from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, which offers a number of MBA program options to meet students’ unique needs and interests.

The Rawls College of Business offers an MBA tailored for students who hold an undergraduate degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) field. The program is designed to help students apply their STEM technical knowledge in leadership or management roles.

With a condensed schedule, the program allows students to complete the 42-credit program in one year. Courses include accounting, business analytics, economics, decision theory, finance, information technology, and management. Students can also choose from a menu of STEM-specific electives.

The Rawls College of Business also offers its MBA program in a part-time format for students with at least two years of related work experience. Students can attend classes one weekend per month or choose a week-block format, which consists of four one-week residencies in August and January. Further, the college offers several dual-degree MBA programs, allowing students to earn such degrees as a juris doctor or a master of science in biotechnology as they complete their MBA.


Texas Tech’s Honors Students Mentor Elementary Students


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An executive in the oil and gas industry, Kenneth (Ken) Goggans serves as CEO of KAG Holdings, LLC, and Manek Energy, Inc., in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Ken Goggans holds a master of business administration in finance/entrepreneurship from Texas Tech University, which operates an Honors College mentoring program.

Texas Tech University’s Honors College consists of intellectually gifted students who enroll in a major from the Honors Arts and Letters program. The Honors College also runs the Bayless Elementary Mentoring Program that matches Honors College students with students at Bayless Elementary School. Through this program, Honors College students visit elementary students once per week to socialize, assist them with homework, and play games.

Established three years ago, the program has touched the lives of more than 300 elementary students, helping students who were on the verge of failing pass their course work. According to Amy Stephens, principal of Bayless Elementary School, it has become so popular that there is waiting list of teachers who want their students to participate.v