The Executive MBA program (EMBA) at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School maintains its place among the top programs offered exclusively by public universities in the U.S., according to the 2018 rankings released by Financial Times.

This year’s rankings are based on feedback from the Executive MBA Class of 2015. The Mays Executive MBA Program ranked 11th among public schools located in the U.S. In addition, the Mays Executive MBA program ranked 1st in work experience in both Texas and U.S. public institutions.

Eli Jones, dean of Mays Business School, said he is pleased the program remains in the Top 20. “This is a great track record for such a young program,” he said. “We will continue to fine-tune our offerings to enhance the experience for the executives we serve.”

Mays fared well in the 2018 Financial Times rankings in other areas, as well. Based on research productivity in the top journals in business, Mays faculty ranked 7th among U.S. public schools and 15th among U.S. public/private schools.

A new measurement this year focused on the number of hours of Corporate Social Responsibility taught in each program. The Mays Executive MBA Program ranked 1st in Texas with a 3-credit-hour course dedicated to corporate compliance, governance, and ethics. In addition, faculty members address ethics within their courses. This ingrained focus on ethics aligns with the Mays Strategic Mission and Vision of developing transformational leaders.

In July, Mays Business School welcomed its 20th class of 50 Executive MBA students with an average of 16 years work experience. The two-year program meets on alternate weekends in Houston, led by elite faculty experts at Mays who are renowned for their research and are passionate about teaching.

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs Arvind Mahajan said the program is thriving in its customized space, which was built in an intentional location. “We are centrally located for thousands of executives who want to expand their knowledge base,” he said. “We really strive to cater to this population, and I think it is paying off.”

Program Director Julie Orzabal believes participants experience a journey of personal leadership development through discovery, transformation, and impact. “This journey is the foundation of Mays Business School’s commitment to developing transformational leaders who work to advance the world’s prosperity,” she said.

A new class begins at Mays July 2019. For more information, visit