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WTAMU College of Business Earns Affordability Rankings

"The West Texas A&M University business program has been recognized for quality and affordable online programs by multiple outlets, according to the latest rankings released for 2018.

Online University ranks the West Texas A&M University M.B.A. program marketing concentration No. 1 in the nation as an online graduate marketing degree with respect to affordability and value. Online University ranks the online Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program in marketing No. 5 in the nation for affordability and value as an online option for an undergraduate degree in marketing. Online University also ranks the online Master of Science in finance and economics (M.S.F.E.) program No. 5 in the nation for affordability and value as an online option for a graduate degree in finance.

The 2018 rankings by Guide to Online Schools ranks the online B.B.A. programs in marketing and management at No. 3 and No. 12 with respect to best value undergraduate degrees by discipline. Discover Business places the West Texas A&M University M.B.A. program tied at No. 3 in the nation in its 2018 Best Value Accredited Online M.B.A. program Guide. Best Business ranks the WTAMU Online M.B.A. program No. 35 in the nation and No. 4 in the Southwest with respect to curriculum, faculty research, faculty qualifications and reputation, trailing only Arizona State University, University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Arizona in the region

“The various rankings of the business program at West Texas A&M University are based on a commitment of achieving continuous improvement and innovation put forth by our faculty, staff, administration and students,” Dr. Jonathan Shaffer, director of Graduate Business Programs and Pickens Professor of Management, said. “We appreciate and are encouraged by the recognition.”

To learn more about the graduate business programs at West Texas A&M University, contact Dr. LaVelle Mills at or 806-651-3866 or Dr. Jonathan Shaffer at, 806-651-2489. To learn more about the undergraduate business programs, contact Dr. Amjad Abdullat at or 806-651-2443 or Michelle Vinyard at or 806-651-2444."

-West Texas A&M University

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