Success is not only possible at the Rawls College of Business; it’s expected. To focus our efforts to become a top-tier business school, we launched our Rawls LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan in August 2013. Our goal for 2020 is ambitious — to be among the top 50 business schools in the United States. After only one year, I am pleased to announce that we have made progressive strides to not only reach our goals, but to exceed them.
In 2013-14, the Rawls College was ranked as one of the top 100 undergraduate business schools by both Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, a best graduate business school by both U.S. News & World Report and College Atlas, and a top school for veterans. Our Master of Science in Accounting Program was ranked in the top 10 nationally, as well. In addition to our rise in the rankings, the launch of the Rawls Business Leadership Program enabled us to recruit some of the best and brightest business students. We also cannot overlook the generous support from our alumni and friends who were instrumental in our efforts to exceed our development goals.
These efforts and accomplishments not only showcase our achievements, but also illustrate our commitment to our vision for Rawls in 2020. I invite you to follow our progress and learn more about how the Rawls College is creating the next generation of leaders.
Lance A. Nail, Ph.D., CFA, Dean
Leverage the existing resources of the College
Establish the Rawls College of Business as an internationally recognized institution of thought leadership in business
Advance a culture of integrated scholarship in the College
Develop the business knowledge and leadership skills of the professional and academic workforce through expanded rigorous and innovative graduate and professional education
Extend the impact of the college’s mission on the issues facing business and society through cross-disciplinary research and academic programs
Recruit, retain and educate the next generation of diverse ethical leaders in business and society