Recently released rankings from "Forbes" confirm that the Texas A&M University Full-Time MBA program is again ranked in the top 10 for U.S. public institutions. In the 2009 rankings, the Texas A&M program places ninth among public schools and 24th for all U.S. schools, public and private.
The bi-annual ranking includes the top 75 programs in the U.S., as well as the top 11 international programs, separated into one-year and two-year programs. For the U.S. rankings, only two-year programs were ranked.
The return on investment for graduates is the determining factor in these rankings. "Forbes" editors surveyed thousands of alumni from MBA programs around the world to find their pre-MBA salary as well as compensation figures for several years following graduation. They compared these numbers and adjusted for opportunity cost (tuition and foregone salary while in school) to arrive at the rankings.
“This ranking again illustrates the value of an MBA degree from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University,” said Kelli Kilpatrick, director of the MBA program. “We strive to provide a world-class education to our students that prepares them for significant career success, while keeping our program costs affordable. It is a powerful combination that results in significant ROI (return on investment) for Texas A&M MBAs.”
Mays Business School 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 26 percent. Currently, there are 159 MBA students in their intensive 16-month program.