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In its annual ranking of business schools that are “Best for Vets,” Military Times ranked Mays Business School as 5 th among the top 75 U.S. business schools in 2015. Mays also placed 5th among business schools in 2014.

In Military Times’ broader rankings, Texas A&M University ranked 7th among four-year colleges that are “Best for Vets.”

In the current Full-Time MBA class, 14 of the 58 members (24 percent) are military veterans — the largest cohort to date, and a reflection of the business school’s efforts to recruit veterans. They come from all branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Recruiting from the military branches has been intentional at Mays because employers recognize the preparedness of these students and the value they bring to the workplace.

Patti Urbina, director of the Full-Time MBA program, said the veterans make significant contributions to the classroom. “They bring great maturity and leadership skills from their first day,” she said. “They come in with a strong work ethic and an eagerness to transfer their military experience and training model to a civilian setting. The MBA experience provides the framework in which they will recalibrate their skills into a business context.”

Mays Interim Dean Ricky Griffin said the university’s character bolsters the MBA program. “The strong military tradition and core values of Texas A&M create an environment that supports the business school’s successful recruiting of military talent,” he said. “Today’s rankings reflect our commitment to honor veterans’ service and launch their transition to a successful business career. We could not be prouder to be recognized as a top business school for veterans.”
Mays provides several special programs and activities for military students, including a Military Preview Weekend and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, a mentoring program through the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.

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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.

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