Business Schools in Texas

The state of Texas offers several schools and colleges that offer top-notch business programs at all levels including two-year, four-year, graduate and post-graduate business degrees.

1. Palo Alto College
1400 West Villaret Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78224
http://www.alamo.edu/pac/
At Palo Alto students can get two-year certificates or an associates degree in Business Management for those looking to be employed as a manager or supervisor. Students have opportunities to participate in internships, marketing projects and international business travel programs. Business courses include supervision, business law, marketing, leadership and mass communications. The school has been training business leaders since 1983 and has about 8000 students. Students can choose to transfer to a 4-year college upon graduation and the school is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

2. Sam Houston State University
1803 Avenue I
Huntsville, TX 77341
http://www.shsu.edu/
The College of Business Administration at SHSU was founded in 1966 although the college has been offering business courses for over 130 years. A diverse school, they offer a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with an Operations Management. Topics that students study include politics, finance, marketing and economics. In the final two years of the program, students take such courses as: strategic management; quality management; principles of management; and social responsibility of management.

3. University of Texas-Austin
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712
http://www.utexas.edu/
The university's McCombs School of Business is rated as one of the best in the country and offers a bachelor, master and doctor of philosophy degree in Business Administration Marketing . Real-world marketing activities and hands-on course work help to make this a top notch program that prepares students for the real world. More than 600 programs to study abroad are offered, giving students the chance to gain insights in doing business internationally.

4. University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77004
http://www.uh.edu/
The Bauer School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate level degrees in both finance and accounting. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the school ranks among the top 50 colleges in America. Professors use holistic teaching methods in order to best prepare graduates for the daily work as well as the challenges presented in their fields of study. The school's Professional Program in Accounting is a special degree program that prepares students to get their CPA while studying for their bachelor's and master's degrees.

5. Richland College
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75243-2199
http://www.rlc.dcccd.edu/
A two-year community college, Richland offers excellent programs for those wanting to study Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business Management. For over 40 years the college has been helping students obtain associate's degrees, many of which are transferable to four-year colleges, and one-year, fast-track programs. Richland received the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award from the White House in 2005. The college's electronic commerce programs keeps students up-to-date on technology and internet applications while preparing them for careers in business. Upon successful completion of their program, many students elect to continue their education at the University of Texas-Arlington which offers a design and e-commerce degree program.

6. Concordia University Texas
7701 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78752
http://www.concordia.edu/
A highly respected private Christian university, Concordia offers an outstanding program in human resource management in the school's college of Business. Although it's only been operating as a university since 1995, the school dates back to 1926 when it was started as a high school and later transitioned to being a community college and a four-year college. The business college has more than 500 students, a low student to teacher ratio of 18:1, and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Students can participate in personalized training through coaching programs and many internship opportunities are offered.

7. St. Edward's University
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78712
http://www.stedwards.edu/
For an international business degree, St. Edward's is a top choice among students seeking a private school experience. Founded in 1885, this Catholic university offers students the opportunity to obtain both Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees with concentrations in global entrepreneurship, among its more than thirty areas of concentration. A unique feature of the school is their spring break entrepreneurship program that is held in Mexico. Following the program, students work together to find unfulfilled needs in a local community and carry out a fund raiser in order to raise awareness and funds for the community. Additionally, the school runs the TXEntre project which promotes entrepreneurship by minorities and women in the state.