Texas A & M - Commerce

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Infoseek, May 7, 2010.

  1. Infoseek

    Infoseek New Member

    I am considering pursuing an online MBA with Texas A & M – Commerce, and I am curious to know what the general perception is about this program?

    I am seeing a lot of positives in that it is AACSB accredited, fully online, and geteducated.com has ranked the program number 2 in terms of affordability of online AACSB accredited online MBA programs.

    It almost sounds too good to be true, but I am not finding many people talking/raving about this program on this forum – and I am just curious as to why it’s not a hot topic.

    Are there any negatives about this program that I am overlooking? Does the program have a bad reputation?

    Any and all feedback would be appreciated.
  2. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    Actually this program has been talked about many times before, although some while ago. Also, there are a few grads on this board around. All comments seemed to be positive, if I recall correctly.
  3. JonathanPerea

    JonathanPerea New Member

    Texas A&M Commerce

    I am in the program, so far so good. It is as dry as any MBA out there, but the instruction is solid, and it is out of the Texas A&M System of schools so it is well regarded. Any questions just let me know.
  4. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Use the "Search" tool -- type in Texas A&M MBA and you will find several threads.
  5. Infoseek

    Infoseek New Member

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the feedback. I guess I should have clarified my statement above by saying that I haven't seen any recent posts about Texas A & M - Commerce MBA program on this forum.

    I am hoping that others will chime in here as well and either share their more recent personal experiences with the program or just simply share what they have heard about the program recently - good or bad.

    Also, I realize that this is a DL forum, but has anyone ever visited this school? What was that experience like?

    Lastly, for those that completed the online program, was there opportunity to network with other students during the courses or otherwise?

    Thanks again in advance for the feedback.
  6. major56

    major56 Active Member

    West Texas A&M Univ. offers its MBA online and is also a member of the Texas A&M University system and AACSB accredited. However, its more comprehensive program requires 40 or 49 graduate hours vs. A&M-Commerce’s 30-hour program.
    West Texas A&M University: Master of Business Administration Degree

    Tarleton State University, also a member of the Texas A&M Univ. system, offers a 36-hour MBA online but doesn’t hold AACSB accreditation (ACBSP accredited).
    Graduate Degrees - Department of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems - Tarleton State University - Tarleton State University
    P.S. I’m currently an online Tarleton MBA student.

    University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) offers a 36-hour AACSB accredited MBA. UTPB is a member of The University of Texas university system.
    MBA Online Option :: The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  7. dl_mba

    dl_mba Member

    WTAMU is not yet accredited by AACSB according to their website..

    West Texas A&M University: College of Business Accreditation

    "The College of Business at West Texas A&M University is in the preliminary stage of seeking accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). "

  8. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    Been to Texas A&M - College Station a few times. Very nice campus. When I decided to do a PhD, that was one of the schools I was seriously considering. I would imagine Commerce has a nice campus also.
  9. Karl Ben

    Karl Ben New Member


    I have visited the campus four times and, yes, worth the visit.
  10. major56

    major56 Active Member

    I stand corrected.

    I still consider that the WTAMU MBA degree completion requirements (e.g., number of graduate hours /courses) nonetheless exceed those of TAMU-Commerce (formerly East Texas State Univ.) as does the AACSB accredited UT-Permian Basin. (Tarleton State University is also in the preliminary stage of seeking AACSB accreditation). It’s reasonable to foresee eventual success with their AACSB accreditation endeavors (?).
  11. major56

    major56 Active Member

    Far different campuses: TAMU at College station’s 5,000 acre campus (nearly 3-times that of the Commerce campus) with its 38,000-plus undergraduates and 9,000-plus graduate students in comparison to TAMU-Commerce’s student body of approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduates. It would be alike to comparing the University of Texas at Austin’s campus /facilities to UT-Permian Basin, UT-Tyler, etc. :D

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