In London-based Financial Times latest rankings of executive MBA programs, Texas A&M’s Mays Business School is recognized as having one of the top programs in the world.

The 2010 rankings place the executive MBA program at A&M 11th in the nation among programs offered in the U.S. by public universities (29th among all U.S. schools, public and private), and 62nd globally.

This is an improvement over the last time the program was included in these rankings in 2007. At that time, the program was 16th among public U.S. programs and 66th globally.

The program was also ranked 2nd in the category of work experience among U.S. public schools (6th overall). Globally, they are ranked 17th in that field. The most recently admitted class of executive MBA students at Mays averages 17 years of work experience.

The Financial Times considers faculty research quality and quantity metrics in its rankings. A&M ranked 31st globally in terms of research productivity, based on appearances of Mays faculty members in 45 leading journals across all disciplines.

“We manage our program to produce business leaders, not rankings. Nonetheless, I am very happy when we receive independent recognition of our efforts and results,” said David Blackwell, associate dean for graduate programs, and RepublicBank/James W. Aston Professor of Finance.