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February 6, 2012

Texas A&M’s Full-Time MBA Program Continues To Pull Top Rankings

The Full-Time MBA Program at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School has continued to pull top rankings in both national and international publications in 2012, most recently being named No. 7 among U.S. public universities by Financial Times.

This is the third straight year the program has ranked in the top 10 among public programs by the magazine.

The program placed at No. 51 overall in the world (down from No. 44 last year) and at No. 24 among U.S. programs (down from No. 21 last year). Since 2007, the Mays program has risen 34 places in the Financial Times MBA ranking.

The program remains ranked as No. 1 in “Value for the Money” among U.S.-based programs, and moved up 4 places to No. 4 among all programs globally in the category. This designation indicates Mays graduates recover the cost of their degrees with post-graduation salary increases faster than graduates of any other public U.S. programs. The program has ranked No. 1 in this category for the past three Financial Times rankings.

In other categories, the Mays program is:

  • Ranked second among U.S. public schools and tied for seventh among U.S. schools in “Employment at Three Months”
  • Ranked first among U.S. public schools and sixth among U.S. schools in “Aims Achieved” (defined as: The extent to which alumni fulfilled their most important goals or reasons for undertaking an MBA)
  • Ranked second among U.S. and U.S. public schools in “Salary Percentage Increase” (defined as: The percentage increase in average alumni salary from before the MBA to today as a percentage of the pre-MBA salary)

Kelli Kilpatrick, director of the MBA program at Texas A&M, says the ranking places Mays among the most elite MBA programs in the world – “a tremendous accomplishment and, in my view, well-deserved recognition for our program.” The Full-Time MBA program broke into the Financial Times’ top 10 U.S. public programs in 2010.

Kilpatrick says this acknowledgement reflects Mays Business School’s dedication to excellence. “Our success in this ranking indicates the quality of our students and faculty. We strive to recruit the very best students and provide them with a high-quality experience, both inside and outside the classroom.”

In addition to the Financial Times ranking, Mays was also recognized as one of the “Best Global MBAs for Mexicans” by Mexico’s leading business magazine, Expansión, for the fifth consecutive year. The ranking of No. 42 globally is an improvement from the program’s No. 43 rank in 2011. Mays also ranked No. 23 among programs in the United States and No. 6 among programs at U.S. public universities — up one spot from last year in both categories.

Complete results of the 2012 Expansión magazine “Best MBAs for Mexicans” ranking are available here.

“We are committed to ensuring our MBA students leave with the skills and abilities needed to be successful business leaders and manage their careers for a lifetime. The success of our graduates reflects well on our program, which helps us continue the cycle of producing high quality business leaders,” Kilpatrick explains.

For more information, contact Kelli Kilpatrick at (979) 845-4714.

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