Kelli R. Levey, October 24th, 2011
In new rankings released by Financial Times, the Executive MBA Program from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University is now among the top 10 programs offered by public universities in the U.S.
This year, the program is ranked 10th among public programs in the nation, rising one spot from its 11th rank in 2010. Among all U.S. programs, the A&M Executive MBA rose two places to tie for 27th. Globally, the program climbed eight spots to tie for 54th in the world, up from last year’s rank of 62nd.
The program continues to improve as it enters its 13th year, says David Blackwell, associate dean for graduate programs at Mays Business School. “Our strong rise in the global rankings and breaking into the top 10 EMBA programs at U.S. public universities reflects the great work of our faculty in delivering cutting-edge content, our staff in providing top notch service and a seamless experience, and the strong accomplishments of our graduates,” he says.
To determine its rankings, London-based Financial Times surveyed thousands of Executive MBA alumni from more than 100 of the top programs in the world. Blackwell says the feedback from alumni is an authentic source of information, and that at Mays, the graduates help keep the program relevant and progressive. “The program teaches our students how to create value in their organizations. The many contributions of our EMBA graduates to the Houston business community ensures that we will continue to be able to attract a strong group of executives to the program.”
In Fall 2012, the Executive MBA program will move from its location in The Woodlands north of Houston to a new, private facility at CityCentre, a mixed-use urban development in west Houston. The custom-finished facility will also be the home of A&M’s new Professional MBA program, which targets professionals with two to 10 years of work experience.