The magazine found out that Mays MBA graduates earned back their tuition fees within two years and raised eighty nine thousand dollars more than the cost of their education during the five year time, earning almost twice as much as their pre-MBA salaries.
Although there are many business school rankings, and you have to maintain a healthy skepticism about them, it is nice to be acknowledged, especially to be acknowledged among the leading schools in the country.
The mission statement of Mays School of Business "... to create knowledge and develop future ethical business leaders for a global society" fully justifies its high position, which is actually a joint effort of an ability-based curriculum, an extensive teamwork training, a state-of-the-art technology, multiple international opportunities and a dedicated faculty, which prepare students to excel in their career.
What makes Mays MBA one of the nation's best return on investments (ROI) is successful careers of its graduates. A highly personalized career service, i.e. paying special attention to unique talents and career objectives of each student, realized by the Graduate Business Career Services program, is what prepares the graduates of Mays School of Business for the challenges of the real business milieu, thus, contributing to the prestige and high ranking of Mays School of Business.
The Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS) program helps students manage their own careers and teaches them an essential skill of networking. Career services program begins with meetings, held by the GBCS staff with prospective students, for the purpose of assessing the students' employability and the realism of their goals. Then, the GBCS representatives use the so-called reality check, trying to find out if students have a good primary understanding of why they are returning to the school. They seek first of all for students, who will be able to display themselves in the world, to prove their talent and skills, and who do not expect everything to be handed to them. Representatives of the GBCS schedule what the students need to do, the events they have to attend, as well as the networking sessions they need to conduct.
Students are taught how to follow up and what to ask; for instance, you should never finish a conversation or a network meeting and walk away, instead you have to ask if there are people with whom they can put him in touch. A physical appearance is very important; therefore, students have to dress correspondingly. The GBCS staff also trains students in their communication skills, particularly as regards writing effective follow-up e-mails.
Students are given some recommendations on a successful interview: the first thing an interviewer sees is how they are dressed, so they need to be clean-shaven, etc. It is a mistake to think you are going to obtain the job only because of the school you went to.
In addition, you acquire the knowledge of how to introduce yourself, how to think on your feet and how to sell yourself, telling the employers how you can help the company and not what you want.
Career trips are organized, which proves to be rather effective; one of them, a program called "Aggies on Wall Street", a three-week immersion experience in New York. The school shares some of the expenses and compensates for the others. The trips offer a good exposure to other industries and places outside Texas.
The main Mays on-campus recruiters are energy companies, Ford, Boeing, General Electric, Bank of America, and Citigroup, only to name a few. Moreover, MBAs with IT backgrounds may get the job with Dell, Compaq, HP and Cisco. The number of recruiters of Mays School of Business can boast of shows that the school is interested in getting opportunities for its MBA graduates in every possible way.