Texas A&M’s MBA Program Ranked Ninth Among U.S. Public Programs By Forbes

COLLEGE STATION, Aug. 5, 2011 – In new rankings from Forbes, the Mays Business School full-time MBA program at Texas A&M University is again ranked in the top 10 among U.S. public university programs.

In the new rankings, the Texas A&M program places ninth among U.S. public programs and 24th among all the nation’s schools, public and private. The biennial ranking includes the top 74 programs in the U.S.

“Year after year, we are recognized for producing a significant return on investment (ROI) for our graduates. We attract outstanding students from around the globe, and they are highly sought after for fast-tracked management positions after graduation, even in the most recent tough economic times,” says Kelli Kilpatrick, director of the Mays full-time MBA program.

Return on investment to graduates is the basis for the Forbes rankings.

Forbes surveyed thousands of alumni from programs around the world to find their pre-MBA salary and earnings in the first five years after graduation. The magazine’s editors compared the post-MBA compensation with the opportunity cost of attending an MBA program (tuition, required fees and foregone salary while in school) to arrive at the rankings.

For the U.S. rankings, only schools with two-year MBA programs were included. Full coverage of the ranking is available at forbes.com/bschools.

About Mays Business School

Mays Business School (http://maysbschool.tamu.edu) currently enrolls more than 4,000 undergraduate students and 875 graduate students. The full-time MBA program is highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 27 percent. Currently there are 159 MBA students in their intensive 16-month program.

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Contact: Kelli Levey, Mays Business School,  (979) 845-3167


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