The Mays Executive MBA program (EMBA) at Texas A&M University continues its upward trajectory among the top 10 U.S.-based programs at public universities, rising to 6th among U.S. public schools (up from 8th last year) in rankings released Monday by Financial Times.

The program stands 16th among all U.S.-based schools and 60th in the world — up from 65th previously.

To determine its rankings, London-based Financial Times surveyed thousands of EMBA alumni from more than 100 of the top programs in the world. This year, alumni surveyed were from the Class of 2011.

The improvement from last year in nearly every category indicates the Texas A&M Executive MBA continues to deliver a high-quality learning experience and helps graduates achieve their professional goals. Located at Texas A&M’s CityCentre Houston facility, the Mays EMBA performed particularly well in several of the rankings’ key measures:

  • Aims Achieved: 1st among U.S. public institutions, 2nd among all U.S. schools, 2nd in Texas and 15th
  • Work Experience: 2nd among U.S. public institutions, 5th among all U.S. schools, 1st in Texas and 30th globally. Executives enrolled in the Texas A&M program consistently average 15 to 17 years of work experience.
  • Research: 9th among U.S. public institutions, 20th among U.S. overall and 36th globally. This ranking is based on the number of scholarly publications by full-time faculty during a designated period.

Mary Lea McAnally, associate dean for graduate programs, said this latest ranking recognizes a number of important aspects of the Texas A&M EMBA program.

“We start each class with a group of solid, experienced executives, a select set of men and women from across the U.S., eager to learn from their peers, ” she said. “Our careful selection process ensures a class with diverse backgrounds and proven leadership track records.

“When our students graduate they leave having accomplished what they set out to — that is, to gain valuable tools and skills that boost their leadership abilities. In addition, our program’s success owes in large part to a strong, research-active faculty, who are experts in their field and who are passionate about teaching. I could not be more pleased with this year’s Financial Times rankings.”

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Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,600 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.