Texas Job Prospects for MBA Grads

Working professionals in Texas seeking an online MBA program need look no further than Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Texas has seen the highest number of people moving into the state over the past several years, making it one of the fastest-growing business states in the U.S., and those new businesses need MBA graduates.

Job prospects are exploding in the metropolitan areas of Austin, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth as new companies emerge, and Texas residents with an MBA are in high demand.

What Are the Job Prospects in the State's Top Metro Areas?

With the influx of people into Texas comes an increase in the number of startups and expanded business opportunities. The Dallas metro area ranks third in the U.S. in MBA job growth over the past four years, beaten only by Washington D.C. and the state of Ohio.

Of the 12 largest metropolitan areas in the country, Dallas ranked second in both the rate of job growth and the number of jobs added, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). From February 2017 to February 2018, local (nonfarm) employment rose a whopping 2.7 percent, compared to the national rate of 1.6 percent. Wages topped the best-in-the-U.S. lists as well, with management position wages exceeding the national average.

Dallas residents have their pick of Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Toyota and Southwest Airlines, all offering MBA students internship opportunities. The Texas cities of Austin, McAllen, Houston, Dallas, Laredo, Brownsville and Fort Worth made Forbes' Top Ten list of best cities for "future job growth."

Twenty-one Houston-based companies have been named to Forbes' latest list of "America's Top Public Companies." Fortune 500 companies based in Houston include Phillips 66, Enterprise Products Partners, and Baker Hughes, one of the world's largest oil field services companies.

Getting an MBA is a huge investment, and graduates need to know their investment will pay off. In 2015, Baylor MBA students had an 87 percent placement rate at graduation and 96 percent within 90 days after graduation. The 2016 job placement numbers were equally strong with December 2015 graduates reaching 75 percent placement at graduation and 100 percent within 90 days after graduation.

What Are the Benefits to Earning a Baylor Online MBA?

Texas residents who seek an online MBA will find that Baylor's Hankamer School of Business provides transformational learning experiences with an innovative, values-based curriculum. The ability to complete MBA coursework in as few as 12 months offers graduates opportunities for career advancement and a fast track to higher income.

Texas residents can also benefit from the support of Baylor's Career Management resources, which helps students identify their employment objectives, develop personal branding and improve business communication. The influential Baylor Business Network has over 25,000 alumni, offering avenues to connect to the job of your dreams.

Earning an MBA can not only open the door to new and better job opportunities but also offer higher starting salaries and increased earning potential over the course of your career. MBA job prospects are bright in the Lone Star State and projected to continue their growth into the next decade.

Learn more about the Baylor online MBA program.


Sources:

MBA Central: The Best States for MBA Graduates

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Dallas-Fort Worth Area Employment - February 2018

Forbes: Best Cities for Future Job Growth

Chron: Which Are the Top Companies in Houston? Forbes Did the Math.

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