MAYS Honors vs. McCombs Regulars

<p>which 1 is better in terms of job placements and all that good stuff....MAYS Honors or McCombs Regs?</p>

<p>highly appreciate it</p>

<p>Well, UT would have slightly more and slightly better job opportunities, but you're going to fare well at either school. It's a tough call. I think you should pick whichever school you think you'll do better at and which one you like more.</p>

but would it be better if I am go to an HONORS program rather than reg?
crs1909, r u in mcCombs?</p>

<p>No. Mays is not well regarded, regardless of whether you are in honors.</p>

<p>McCombs is a top ten b-school. Period.</p>

<p>UT has better business connections and better job placement. Austin is a lot better environment for things like internships and connections than CS is.</p>

<p>Unless you're in to the whole poor aggy "we have tradition" thing, then McCombs will give you a lot better opportunities.</p>

<p>Plus if you come in to McCombs and work your tail off your frosh year you can get in to BHP and that's like going to Wharton but not $50k</p>

<p>wow....didn't know that
ty theloneranger</p>

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<p>reload, dont take his word for it; he didnt cite any sources, and he's clearly speaking from a position of bias.</p>

<p>Business Week has McCombs at #9. US News at a tie for #5.</p>

<p>US News has Mays in a 6 way tie for 29th. Business Week has Mays at #34.</p>

<p>Mays Honors doesn't add quite enough to allow it to overcome a top 5 school.</p>

<p>AND, the OP's post asked about job placement. Princeton Review's NUMBER ONE school in this category is UT.</p>

<p>Business Honors Program is significantly more rigorous and prestigious than the standard McCombs program, and it's widely accepted within the business school world that Wharton is their only competition. </p>

<p>You are on the UT board, expect a UT bias. I don't understand why you feel the need to defend your own school on this board, Vyse. I'm simply answering the OP's question, and that is that McCombs is the best business school in the state with or without an honors program. With BHP McCombs is a top 2, if not THE top, business school.</p>

<p>Let me also say that I don't think that BBAs are very smart choices if you intend to also earn an MBA. You will learn all that you need from the MBA courses, so you might as well do an undergrad major that you could apply separately to the business world and enhance your status as a job applicant.</p>

<p>But if you are going to get a BBA, McCombs is the place to go (and the best value by far in the country for its low cost). With a hard frosh year of work, you can be getting the best undergrad business education in the country at BHP for only $20k.</p>

<p>I didnt challenge that McCombs is better, just that "Mays is not well regarded" (your words).</p>

<p>Let's look at the most recent business week rankings: <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Mays is 31. 2007 rank was 50, meaning we have the strongest upward trend on the board. Top 20 is inevitable at this rate. And the Mays and McCombs are in a dead heat in accounting, which is the most lucrative major in the business school anyway.</p>

<p>You are comparing just two years. Do you have a trend?</p>

<p>And the most lucrative business major is an MBA. Even if you are in accounting, you won't go far without one. Which McCombs, quite frankly, DOMINATES Mays at.</p>

<p>And where are you getting that Mays is even with McCombs at accounting? Are you JOKING?!?!?! UT is ranked NUMBER ONE in the country by US News in accounting. I don't necessarily believe rankings tell the whole story about a school, but when you beat Wharton in any business branch, you are doing something right.</p>

<p>A Mays degree isn't very well regarded except among other Aggies. Business Administration has never been a strong point for a school located outside any major center of business. Austin's not the biggest town, but it far outstrips BCS in that regard.</p>

<p>Is this a joke? All that matters to a big 4 accounting firm is that you pass the CPA exam and can give a respectable interview. Texas A&M's profrssional program in accounting boasts the 6th highest CPA pass rate in the nation, and 85% of its graduates land jobs with big 4 accounting firms. Texas</a> A&M University - Professional Program</p>

<p>OK...your point is? UT is ranked number one in accounting. TAMU is nowhere near a dead heat, I'm sorry.</p>

<p>You know you CAN accept the fact that McCombs is better. It's all right, you just ran out of time in this battle.</p>

<p>Your diction ("this battle", ***?) says a lot about how seriously you take internet and how insecure you must be about t.u.'s perceived prestige.</p>

<p>How you read Roger Dooley's post? <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Here's a good thread comparing the 2 schools in accounting; <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>It is a euphemism. "You've lost this battle" does not actually mean that it was a battle, it is just a colloquial expression for a losing effort. But Aggies don't lose, so I said you ran out of time.</p>

<p>When you abbreviate University of Texas, the U should come before the T and both letters should be capitalized. You don't see us going around talking about m.&.a, do you?</p>

<p>And regardless of whether A&M's kids can pass a test, it does not make it a better school. McCombs does not teach just for people to pass. They teach for people to be successful businessmen in the modern world. Obviously it's widely agreed by the rest of the world.</p>

<p>I realize you love your school but you don't need to be so defensive. The OP asked on the Texas forum about which was better and I gave an honest opinion. When you disputed the validity of my argument, I gave you multiple pieces of proof.</p>

<p>The answer was whether McCombs regular or Mays honors is better. The answer is pretty clear to most of the business world: McCombs. Besides you've turned this into a debate about accounting, something which I will admit that I know nothing about other than the fact that UT has the best school for it in the country. The OP didn't even mention accounting.</p>

<p>Given that the discussion is about prestige and lucrativity, I thought it would be relevant to discuss the most prestigious and lucrative major in the business school. </p>

<p>Hopefully you aren't so jaded that you think a McCombs marketing major will out earn a Mays accounting major.</p>

<p>On a lighter note though, Im glad you're aware that we always run out of time :) There is one other way we "lose" though: corrupt Pac-10 officials.</p>

<p>Haha amen to that</p>

<p>McCombs is better and would certainly expand your horizons out side of the state. However, the difference inside the state of TX is somewhat negligible. After graduation, you would likely find yourself working alongside Longhorns, Aggies, Mustangs, Sooners, and even a few Cowboys. The cream will rise to the top regardless of where they attended undergrad.</p>

<p>I would recommend that you choose based on fit and based on which school you would be happier at.</p>