Mays Business School – Texas A&M University
Texas A&M Professional MBA Program Structure
The Texas A&M Professional MBA program provides working professionals the opportunity to earn an MBA degree as full-time graduate students without disrupting their careers. The Professional MBA program is a 22-month program built on Texas A&M’s established MBA curriculum. Classes meet on alternating weekends, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday evening and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Classes are held at the private facility at CITYCENTRE. This is a 45-credit hour Professional MBA program that is composed of 39-credit hours in the major disciplines of business, leadership and communication, and six credit hours of electives.
Texas A&M Professional MBA students follow a core MBA curriculum that is centered around foundational business courses that grant students the knowledge needed to confidently lead an organization. Students take two electives from a selection of offerings, allowing customization to fit their career goals.
Students will also complete a Capstone Project. This project is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their cumulative business knowledge and leadership skills by tackling an important challenge facing an organization. As part of the Capstone Project, students will identify and define a problem or issue, develop an approach that utilizes their learning and produce actionable results with the potential for significant impact for a real organization.
During the summer between the first and second year, students are required to participate in the International Business Policy course. The course is delivered via classroom sessions along with a one-week study abroad experience.
There are 50 students enrolled in the 2017 the Texas A&M Professional MBA program. Seventy percent of this class is men and 30% are women. Only 8% of students in this class are international students and 12% of students are military members.
The average GMAT score for students in the 2017 Professional MBA program is 609 and the average GRE score is 307. Students in this class have an average work experience of seven years. The average GPA of students in this class is 3.2. Exactly half of the students represent the petroleum/energy industry.
Texas A&M Professional MBA students have access to the Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS) offices in Houston and on the main campus in College Station. The GBCS team of dedicated professionals works individually with each Professional MBA student to develop their short and long-term career management strategies and networking skills.
Tuition and Financial Aid
The program cost for the class beginning in August 2016 is $86,000 for Texas residents. Program costs include Texas A&M graduate tuition and fees, all required program materials, a residency week in College Station, and air, hotel, program fees and meals during the required international experience.
Texas A&M accepts federal and personal loans, federal grants and veteran’s education benefits to cover costs for the Professional MBA program.
Applicants must have a minimum of two years professional work experience, a competitive GMAT or GRE score (50th percentile or higher for verbal and quantitative sections), an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and be employed full-time upon application and the start of the program.
Required materials for a complete application include:
- A completed online application
- Official GMAT/GRE score
- Scanned copies of transcripts from each senior-level post-secondary institution attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Professional résumé
International applicants must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores in order to be considered. The Mays School of Business minimum TOEFL scores are 600 on the paper test, 250 on the computerized test, or 100 on the TOEFL iBT. Those who opt not to take the TOEFL must have earned a minimum of 7 on the IELTS. Scores for these tests can be waived upon request.
The final deadline for Professional MBA applicants is June 15, 2016.