WT Expands MBA Program with New Specialization Track

Chip Chandler Jun 24, 2021
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WT Expands MBA Program with New Specialization Track

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CANYON, Texas — A new track in West Texas A&M University’s Master of Business Administration program offers business students an advantage in a crucial area of management.

Students can now earn an MBA with a specialization in procurement management to gain the analytical knowledge and skills and tools techniques necessary to effectively lead and manage a procurement department.

Procurement managers analyze costs, negotiate contract details, and offer strategies and solutions to help companies better manage costs on supplies and vendor services.

“We are excited to have this new procurement specialization in our MBA program as this will help students understand cost structures of businesses, how to work with teams in a dynamic environment, and how to effectively navigate an ever-changing business environment in a global world,” said Dr. Robert Allen King, associate dean of graduate business programs. “When students complete the program, they will be able to step in to a firm and make an immediate difference in how the business creates value for customers.”

Students will learn important policies and theories in acquisitions management, helping them to develop solutions to complex situations. They also will acquire and apply essential management skills, including negotiating and ethical decision making.

The MBA program is fully online, offering flexibility, self-pacing, financial assistance, networking and support from a high-quality faculty.

WT’s MBA recently ranked in global business education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds’ largest-ever list of the world’s best online MBA programs.

WT’s online MBA program ranked No. 5 in Texas and No. 67 in America in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings, and its online MBA program for veterans ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 49 in the country.

For Spring 2021, WT’s Graduate School enrollment rose nearly 5 percent from the previous year, with 6 percent more students pursing their first master’s degree and 32 percent pursuing their first doctoral degree. Overall, enrollment grew 14 percent among full-time graduate students.

WT’s commitment to offering intellectually challenging, critically reflective and regionally responsive academic programs is its primary mission, as laid out in the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. With enrollment of more than 10,000, WT offers 60 undergraduate degree programs, 40 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.