Mays Professional MBA Program

The Mays Business School offers a Professional MBA Program (Professional MBA) leading to the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) for working professionals with professional work experience. Selected Professional MBA participants only are eligible to enroll in the Mays Professional MBA Program courses.

The Mays Professional MBA Program is a 45-credit hour, lock-step program. All course enrollments are handled through the Mays Professional MBA Program Office. The Mays Professional MBA Program class sessions are held at CityCentre III in Houston, Texas. It is required that all class sessions must be attended by participants in person on the scheduled weekends; Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Details regarding the Mays Professional MBA Program may be obtained by contacting the Mays MBA Program Office or at http://mays.tamu.edu/professional-mba/. The Mays Professional MBA Program is a non-thesis degree for which a final oral examination is not required. Admission to the program is in the fall semester only. The Mays Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at all program levels.

GMAT and TOEFL Requirements

Students in the Mays Professional MBA Program are required to take the GMAT or GRE exam. International students are required to meet a minimum TOEFL score or receive a waiver.

Program Requirements

Student’s Advisory Committee

The Mays Professional MBA participant’s advisory committee consists of the Director of the Mays Professional MBA Program or the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs within the Mays Business School. The Director or the Associate Dean has the responsibility of approving the proposed degree plan for Professional MBA participants. When necessary, recommendations in cases of academic deficiency will be made to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Degree Plan

The degree plan must be completed and filed by the Mays Professional MBA Program office with the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies following the deadline imposed by the participant’s college and no later than dates announced in the OGAPS calendar of deadlines for graduation.

No changes can be made to the degree plan once the student’s Request for Final Examination or Request for Final Examination Exemption is approved by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Credit Requirements

The course requirements for the Mays Professional MBA Program degree consist of 45 credit hours. No options are provided for completing a certificate program or additional courses beyond the degree requirements.

Transfer of Credit

The transfer of credit for Mays Professional MBA courses is not accepted because of the nature and structure of the Mays Professional MBA Program curriculum.

Limitations on the Use of Transfer, Extension and Certain Other Courses

The use of such courses is not permitted within the Mays Professional MBA Program curriculum.

Final Examination

A final oral examination is not required for the Professional Master of Business Administration degree.

Additional Requirements

Scholastic Requirements

To maintain good academic standing and to be eligible for graduation, a Mays Professional MBA Program participant must maintain a cumulative 3.000 GPR in the Mays Professional MBA Program curriculum, and he/she must not have any unabsolved grades of D, F, or U on any course on his/her degree plan. To absolve deficient grades, the student must repeat the course at Texas A&M University attaining a final grade of C or better. A student failing to attain or maintain a cumulative 3.000 GPR by the end of the next term may be dismissed from the program. The Director of the Mays Professional MBA Program and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs will evaluate all scholastic probation participants at the end of each of the program’s terms and take appropriate action. When necessary, recommendations regarding the blocking of a student from further enrollment will be made to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

A Professional MBA participant who withdraws or is dismissed from the Mays Professional MBA Program may not reenter the program. An exception may be granted in the case of voluntary withdrawal in good academic standing with prior written approval at the time of withdrawal from the Director of the Mays Professional MBA Program and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. A participant who withdraws or who is dismissed from the program after the deadline for refund will not receive any refund of tuition and fees.

Application for Degree

For information on applying for your degree, please visit the Graduation section.