MBA applicants can get carried away with rankings. In this series, we profile amazing programs at business schools that are typically ranked outside the top 15.
Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School offers a full-time, 49-credit MBA curriculum that can be completed in just 16 months (over an 18-month period of August to December) or customized for an extended period of time. Although the core curriculum is very rigid, with foundational management courses spanning the entirety of the program, Mays also offers the option of pursuing certificates and career specializations beyond the 16-month core.
What really stands out about the Mays program, however, is its dedication to maintaining a strong sense of community. The school’s relatively small class size—the 2015 incoming class, for example, featured 65 students—facilitates an intimate classroom setting and personalized attention from faculty and staff.