Mays Business School – Texas A&M University

Texas A&M Executive MBA Program Structure

The Executive MBA Program from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University is a rigorous program designed for executive and business professionals. The program begins with a new class of participants each August. Classes meet Friday and Saturday of alternating weekends 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at CITYCENTRE. Participants complete 45 credits taught over a two-year period. The program requires 18 months of attendance during the fall and spring semesters. No meetings are held during the summer months.


Participants in the Texas A&M Executive MBA program at Mays School of Business must complete 45-credit hours in the major disciplines of business, leadership and communication.

Participants must also participate in Residency Week. It takes place at Mays Business School on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. This week sets the stage for the program’s rigorous curriculum. During Residency Week, participants complete the first series of program modules. Residency Week also includes professional competency modules on business communication, team building and self-assessment. These sessions introduce the skills sets that are enhanced and developed throughout the program’s four semesters.

Another critical component of the Executive MBA Program is the Capstone Project. This is a program-long effort that focuses on a particular issue of concern to each participant’s organization. The Capstone Project requires each participant to use their business knowledge and leadership skills to tackle an important challenge facing their company or organization.

Class Profile

There are 44 students in the current Texas A&M Executive MBA program at Mays. The average age of participants is 40, with 16 years of professional working experience and 11 years of managerial responsibility experience. Sixteen percent of students hold advanced degrees and 9% percent are Texas A&M alumni.


Texas A&M Executive MBA program participants have access to a suite of career management services designed specifically for the executive audience. A coordinated suite of resources including self-assessment tools, executive coaching, and career management seminars provides participants with tools to translate their education into continued career progression. Career resources include executive coaching and career management workshops in successful networking and business communication.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The program cost for the class beginning in August is $86,000 for Texas residents. The program cost includes: Texas A&M graduate tuition and fees, all required program materials, residency week costs and Washington campus seminar and hotel costs in Washington, D.C.

Around 25% of students in the Executive MBA program are fully funded by their company, 57 percent partially funded by their company and 18 percent pay all the associated costs of the program.

Texas A&M University provides opportunities to qualify for student loans to fund any portion of your Executive MBA program costs, which are not funded by your employer.

Admissions Procedures

In order to be considered for admission, applicants must be employed full-time upon submission of an application and the beginning of the coursework, have at least ten years of professional work experience with at least seven years of progressive and significant managerial responsibilities and a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

Qualifying applicants must complete an online application, answer essay questions, pay an application fee, provide scanned copies of transcripts, provide three letters of recommendation, provide a copy of their professional resume and provide a letter of organizational commitment. Applying candidates are not required to submit either GRE or GMAT scores upon submission.

Application Deadlines

The final deadline for EMBA applications is June 15, 2016 for the upcoming fall semester.