The Executive MBA Program (EMBA) at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School maintained its rank among the top 10 U.S.-based programs at public universities. According to rankings released Monday by Financial Times, the Texas A&M EMBA Program ranked 8th.

The program stands 18th among both private and public U.S.-based schools and 65th in the world. The overall ranking considers the top 100 EMBA programs in the world.

A larger number of schools based in other countries made the top 100 ranking this year, reflecting the globalization of the business school market. “The Texas A&M Executive MBA Program has struck a good balance of U.S. and international students to create a diverse EMBA class,” says Julie Orzabal, director of the EMBA Program.  Students entering the EMBA Program in 2012 represented 12 countries outside the U.S. “These students bring unique perspectives and experiences to our EMBA classes, ultimately enriching the quality of our classroom discussions and peer-to-peer interaction.”

To determine its rankings, London-based Financial Times surveyed thousands of EMBA alumni from more than 100 of the top programs in the world.

The Texas A&M EMBA performed particularly well in several of the rankings’ key measures:

  • Years of work experience: Texas A&M ranked 1st among U.S. public universities, 2nd in U.S. overall and 15th in the world. The program consistently averages 15 to 17 years of work experience in its classes.
  • Aims achieved: Texas A&M ranked 2nd among U.S. public universities, 3rd in U.S. overall and 19th in the world—evidence that the Texas A&M EMBA is helping graduates achieve their goals for pursuing the degree.
  • Research: Mays Business School faculty ranked 10th among all U.S. public schools and moved up 10 spots to 32nd in the world. This ranking is based on the number of scholarly publications by full-time faculty between January 2010 and August 2013.

Mary Lea McAnally, associate dean for graduate programs at Mays Business School, 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, but more important, to the value they create. Our EMBAs are leaders in their organizations and their communities.”

As the Texas A&M Executive MBA Program enters its 15th year, it continues to target professionals with at least 10 years of experience. The program’s new home in CityCentre, a mixed-use urban development in Houston, has further enhanced the value it delivers to students by providing a permanent facility for Mays Business School and an educational environment designed for the executive audience.

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