The Mays MBA Program continues to offer students a high-quality education, while keeping financial costs and time commitment to reasonable minimums, according to The Financial Times’ 2004 MBA program rankings.
Overall, the Mays program ranked 79th, marking the fourth consecutive year it has been ranked among the 100 best in the world by the London-based business daily. The ranking places Mays’ program in the top 5 percent of the approximately 2,000 MBA programs worldwide.
“This year’s ranking shows that the reputation of the Mays MBA Program is growing both with prospective students and the corporations who hire them,” says Carroll Scherer, director of Mays’ MBA program. “Due to our newly revamped, market-driven curriculum and excellent record of helping students find employment in their area of interest, our overall reputation is growing as a cutting-edge program that attracts high-caliber students graduating with the demonstrated competencies employers seek.”
Mays ranked fourth among all U.S. schools in the value for money category. In the job placement after 90 days category, the school placed first among U.S. school and second in the world.
“This shows that even in difficult economic times, we are still able to effectively leverage the Aggie Network and corporate relationships to help students find jobs in their career interest areas,” says Scherer.
Of this year’s 100 ranked schools, 57 are located in the United States. The 2004 ranking saw greater competition from European schools. In fact, 27 U.S. schools (47 percent) fell overall in the ranking, while 29 European schools (or 62 percent) climbed in the rankings.
According to the ranking report, this decrease in performance among U.S. schools was largely due to the states’ economic slump, leaving graduates with smaller increases in salary after earning their MBAs than in previous years. While European schools experienced the same challenge, the decline was not as sharp.