Mays Business School’s Full-Time MBA program ranked 22nd overall and 8th among U.S.-based public universities in rankings released by Bloomberg Businessweek. Those were enormous strides over last year, when Mays was ranked 42nd overall and 17th among U.S. public schools.

Eli Jones, dean of Mays Business School, said the program’s inclusion in the top 10 among U.S. public programs is confirmation that Mays faculty and staff members are stepping up to prepare leaders that recruiters prefer to hire. “The lessons learned at Mays are priceless, and the specific skills are organic to each class,” he said. “Through group projects and presentations, our students learn to become more than businesspeople, they learn to become leaders.”

The Mays program is considered a leader in academics and in return on investment. The accelerated pace of the 16-month Full-Time MBA program and Mays’ commitment to providing competitive scholarship awards result in a high-caliber MBA experience at an affordable cost. The Full-Time MBA Program is offered at Texas A&M University’s main campus in College Station.

Mays fared well in other areas, as well:

  • In the survey among alumni, Mays ranked 16th overall and 5th among U.S. public schools.
  • In the survey of employers, Mays ranked 24th overall and 10th among U.S. public schools.
  • In placement rate, Mays ranked 4th overall and 2nd among U.S. public schools. Currently, 94 percent of Mays Full-Time MBA graduates attain jobs within three months of graduation.

The MBA programs at Mays Business School are designed to mold individuals who will guide their organizations with vision and integrity – men and women who will create lasting corporate legacies and reshape their markets, Jones said.

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Full-Time MBA programs since 1988. Over time, the methodology has shifted to focus on how well the programs prepare their graduates for job success. The Employer Survey, which measures recruiter opinions on how well MBA programs equip their graduates with relevant skills, and the Student Survey, which records student feedback on how thoroughly they’ve been prepared for the workforce, are the cornerstones of the rankings.

This year Bloomberg Businessweek also unveiled several new components that reflect a focus on jobs in the 2015 Full-Time MBA Rankings: a first-ever Alumni Survey of MBAs who graduated six to eight years ago, and the most recently available data on job placement and starting salaries.

For more information on the rankings methodology, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-best-business-schools/?cmpid=google#Methodology.

In the 2015 Forbes “Best Business Schools” ranking, the Mays Full-Time MBA program was ranked 24th overall and 9th among U.S. public universities. The Forbes ranking reflects return on investment – the salary alumni earn over five years as compared to the cost of the MBA program.