The Texas A&M University MBA program at Mays Business School is one of 15 graduate schools of business named to The Princeton Review’s “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” in the category of accounting. These rankings will appear in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur, the nation’s leading publication for and about entrepreneurs.

The Princeton Review, the education services company, measured student opinions about six components of an MBA program: accounting, finance, general management, global management, marketing, and operations. From the 19,000 MBA students at 296 business schools nationwide, the review listed the top 15 (in no particular order) that were most highly rated by students evaluating their MBA program’s preparation in specific categories.

The 80-question survey asked students to report on classroom and campus experiences at their schools and rate their MBA programs in several areas. The Princeton Review tallied the “Student Opinion Honors” lists based on students’ assessments of how well (on a five-point scale) they felt their business school courses had prepared them to succeed in each of the six areas.

The business schools appear in alphabetical order on the lists, and are not ranked one to 15. In addition to appearing in the magazine, the lists are also posted at and

“This recognition is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the exceptional accounting faculty who teach in our program,” said Kelli Kilpatrick, director of the Texas A&M MBA program. “Their tireless dedication to our students’ learning builds on our mandatory pre-program preparation in accounting — including an innovative and highly creative Accounting Boot Camp during orientation. We are thrilled to be recognized by our former students for preparing them for success post-graduation.”

About Mays Business School

Mays Business School currently enrolls more than 4,000 undergraduate students and 875 graduate students. The full-time MBA program is highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 26 percent. Currently there are 159 MBA students in their intensive 16-month program.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review ( is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, education programs, admission services, and 165 books published by Random House. Among them are “Best 296 Business Schools” and “Best 174 Law Schools” — each of which include 11 ranking lists of the top 10 schools in the books in various categories based on institutional data and student surveys. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University and is not a magazine.