The Professional MBA program is a rigorous 22-month program designed for working professionals who want to immediately apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to their jobs. This program, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), offers a number of unique features and benefits:
- A strong foundation in business: A structured schedule of core business classes provides students with the knowledge, concepts and skills they will use throughout their career. Students complete 45 hours of coursework on topics that include leadership, management, finance, economics, accounting, analysis, marketing, communications, international business policy and corporate strategy.
- Applied learning: Our curriculum uses case studies, peer discussions and dynamic interactions to engage students. This applied focus gives students the learning and skills that they can immediately use in their current positions. All Professional MBA students also participate in an international field trip, the Disaster City Experience and a capstone consulting project.
- Internationally recognized faculty: Elite full-time professors from the Mays Business School teach all Professional MBA classes. The Professional MBA faculty members — which include department heads, distinguished professors and executive professors — understand how to successfully combine theory, methodology and experiential knowledge to create a challenging and dynamic learning environment.
- Access to a global network: Students and graduates can tap into the extensive Texas A&M MBA Network and Texas A&M’s renowned Aggie Network for a variety of reasons, including networking, seeking job opportunities and developing business partnerships.
Following is a summary of key program details.
Schedule: Students take part in a required residency week on campus at Texas A&M in College Station at the start of their MBA experience. Students then attend classes on alternating weekends at the Mays Business School’s facility in Houston’s CityCentre. Classes meet from 6-10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.
Length: Students begin the Professional MBA program in late July, complete the curriculum in 22 months, and graduate in early May.
Curriculum: Students complete 45 credit hours during five semesters. The first year, which starts with a residency week, is divided into three terms (fall, spring and summer) and concludes with a required international experience. The second year consists of two terms (fall and spring).