Overview

Applicants
557
Acceptance Rate
23%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
610 - 690
GPA
3.12 - 3.74

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
September 17

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
April 15

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
18

100
Full-time
17
Female
5.5
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The Mays Business School at Texas A&M University offers “a great education at a great price” through traditional Full-Time, Executive, and Professional (alternating weekend) MBA programs, with all students selecting an academic track as part of their curriculum. In the Full-Time program, small cohorts help students connect with peers and professors while assuming leadership roles; students who wish to take classes beyond the required three semesters can pursue a Fourth Semester Experience, which offers options ranging from an International Business Certificate (including a semester spent abroad at a partner school) to a certificate in Advanced International Affairs, which requires coursework in intelligence, national security, and diplomatic history. Regardless of which route they choose, all students must take part in the MBA Venture Challenge, evaluating the viability of start-up firms, as well as applying their knowledge to actual clients via a Business Consulting Project.

As a result, the program “requires a lot of its students on the front end,” as students complete three-quarters of their classwork by the time they begin their first summer internship, allowing them to go into real-world situations equipped with a majority of their learning already instilled. Coursework is designed “to take … business knowledge and strategy to the next level,” and “learning is fast-paced but not overwhelming.” To help with that, faculty “really care about you as an individual,” and the small cohorts “keep it less competitive and allow for more effective and real teamwork.” Mays students find that their classmates are “open to constructive criticism, willing to help others succeed, and … contribute well to a diverse, inclusive, intelligent classroom setting.” Additionally, the staff “match the work [students] put in, and they will continue to push,” ensuring “there is individual attention given to the success of every student.”

Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Organizational Behavior
Product Management
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Marketing
Real Estate


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$93,511
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
94%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
54%
School Facilitiated
46%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
62%
School Facilitiated
38%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

24%
Finance/Accounting
22%
Marketing
22%
General Management
17%
Consulting
11%
Operations/Logistics
4%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

76%
Southwest
9%
South
9%
West
5%
Midwest
2%
International
2%
Northeast

Students Say

The Mays Career Management Center “provides more support than [you] could imagine and works tirelessly to help every student find a superior internship and job,” offering personalized coaching, “constant interview and public speaking prep,” online tools, and career management workshops. These resources lead to an average of 86 percent of Mays graduates receiving job offers before graduation. Plus, many take part in leadership rotational programs across a variety of companies while at the school. The Aggie network is pervasive—Texas A&M has many graduates serving as CEOs in the top 100 of Fortune 500 companies—and the 62,000-strong Mays alumni network can be found all over the world, including serving as guest speakers, recruiters, and student mentors. This network—as well as the school’s “location within three major job market hubs (Houston, Dallas and Austin)”—allows students “to form connections with a variety of people from all kinds of backgrounds.” As one sums it up, “Aggies really do hire and help other Aggies.”

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 24% $95,000 $93,364 $75,000 $110,000
Marketing / Sales 22% $86,500 $85,000 $60,000 $100,000
General Management 22% $95,000 $95,125 $65,000 $115,000
Consulting 17% $102,500 $100,875 $88,000 $112,000
Operations / Logistics 11% $87,500 $91,500 $85,000 $110,000
Information Technology 4% $103,500 $103,500 $95,000 $112,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 22% $92,500 $95,700 $65,000 $112,000
Technology 20% $90,000 $90,889 $85,000 $99,000
Petroleum / Energy 17% $95,000 $98,438 $85,000 $112,000
Financial Services 15% $95,000 $92,000 $75,000 $100,000
Consumer Products 13% $96,000 $92,500 $60,000 $115,000
Manufacturing 9% $90,000 $92,500 $80,000 $110,000
Government 2%
Real Estate 2% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$22,619

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$8,156
Tuition (Out-State)
$20,792
Fees (In-State)
$14,057
Fees (Out-State)
$14,057

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$9,900
Academic Expenses
$2,114

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
132
Part Time
0%

In State
77.0%
Out of State
23.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
10

Demographics

15.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
33.00%
International

24% female
76% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The school is “located within two small towns that allow students to thrive academically and socially.” Those students, a “very balanced group of friendly folks,” bring “a wealth of differing backgrounds and expertise” to campus. They are “kind, social and very friendly,” and they are “all in it to win it together.” To that end, there “are a lot of activities that students can participate in,” which can be used “for personal and professional gain,” including “many social programs such as tailgates and networking events with alumni and current students on weekends and during the week.” Plus, there are babysitting resources available so that students who have children can still have the opportunity to participate (if desired). As one student describes, “When you become an Aggie, you become part of a close-knit family who is willing to remember and help you when in tough times.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Patti Cudney
Director, MBA Admissions

Address
390 Wehner Building
4117 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4117
United States

Phone
979-845-4714

Fax
979-862-2393

Email
mbaprograms@mays.tamu.edu


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