This August, Mays launched its new Professional MBA program with a 36-member inaugural class.

The Professional MBA Class of 2014

After an orientation on the Texas A&M University campus, the students began course work at the new custom finished facility at CityCentre in Houston that will house both the Professional and Executive MBA programs from Mays. The Professional MBA’s 36 entering students have an average of 5.5 years of work experience and represent 33 organizations.

Mike Alexander, director of the Professional MBA program, said that the students represent a fantastic first class for the program. “Our new students are smart, driven, and highly engaged. I look forward to watching them grow as a class and as individuals under the guidance of our world-class faculty in our new facility in CityCentre.”

In addition, Mays admitted its 14th Executive MBA class this year, which is the first class to move from its previous location in The Woodlands to the CityCentre facility. The 54 entering Executive MBA students have 18 years of work experience and represent 47 organizations. Mays also has a Full-Time MBA program that runs 16 months on the Texas A&M campus.

To prepare for their studies in the fall, PMBA students participated in a pair of weekend bootcamps, online coursework and a week in residence on the Texas A&M campus over the summer.
To prepare for their studies in the fall, PMBA students participated in a pair of weekend bootcamps, online coursework and a week in residence on the Texas A&M campus over the summer.

Mary Lea McAnally, associate dean for graduate programs at Mays, explained that adding the Professional MBA rounds out the school’s suite of MBA programs “We are now able to offer programs to people at all levels of experience. We can accommodate both working professionals and students who want to study full time. This increases the accessibility of a MBA degree from Mays Business School. I am tremendously excited about the future of our programs.”

Lisa Raines, a senior analyst at NCI Building Systems Inc., says she is “beyond excited to come back to the Texas A&M family” to pursue her graduate degree through the PMBA program. “From personal experience, I know A&M not only offers a world-class education, but it also fosters lasting relationships. Texas A&M is a family, and that is exactly what the inaugural PMBA class has already started to become. As the first class we are excited to set the standards high by striving for integrity and academic excellence. We are eager to apply what we learn during weekend classes to Monday morning.”