The Executive MBA program at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School is moving up the ranks among the top 10 programs offered by U.S. public universities, according to rankings released Monday by Financial Times. The standing of the EMBA program at Texas A&M improved from 10th to 9th place among U.S. public schools.

The program also rose three spots when considered against both private and public U.S. schools, from 27th to 24th, but dropped slightly in the global overall ranking from 54th to 58th. The overall ranking considers the top 100 Executive MBA programs in the world.

In the “years of work experience” metric, the Texas A&M EMBA ranked 1st in Texas, 2nd U.S. public and 7th U.S. overall. The program consistently averages 15 to 17 years of work experience in its classes. This year’s class average is 18 years — the highest ever.

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.

Mary Lea McAnally, associate dean for graduate programs at Mays, says the success of the program should be credited to its faculty, staff and students. “Our continued success in the rankings reflects the dedication of our faculty and staff in providing a world-class program for our students. This dedication leads to the success and satisfaction of our students, as they create value for their organizations and serve as leaders in the community.”

The Mays program continues to improve as it enters its 14th year, targeting professionals with at least 10 years of experience. Its recent move into a new private facility at CityCentre, a mixed-use urban development in west Houston, will further enhance the program.

McAnally was also positive in her view of how the program’s new facility in Houston would impact the students’ learning experience. “Our new space in Houston was designed specifically for the executive audience, and we are confident that it will be a significant asset for our students.”

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