Texas A & M University-Commerce Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (9)
Texas A & M University Commerce is an excellent campus if you are looking for lots of options. There are several courses that you can choose to take online or in the classroom. The campus diversity is widespread with students of all origins, ages, and religions. I meet colleagues all the time that went to school here and it is great for networking with other businesses as well.
The university is smaller than most, but it has its perks. Due to the smaller class size of about 30-40 students, you wont be seen as just a number. It is very easy to get involved with a professor's research, and the science curriculum is challenging. The only major negative quality is the lack of nightlife due to the size of the city, but if you have a good group of friends it wont be a major issue. The faculty and security are very polite and helpful. If you need to jump start your vehicle or unlock your car due to leaving the keys in the car, they will help you out should you need it.
I chose to complete my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance. While the courses were tough, you get a lot of information and education out of them and really apply that skill set to the jobs you work. I currently am going back to complete my Master's degree in Accounting. I plan to sit for the CPA exam as well. The decision to return for my Master's degree is solely to earn enough to start a family. Currently I do not.
Getting a degree is nice but it doesn't guarantee you a job. Don't "pick something that interests you"" or "do what you like to do", those are hobbies, pick something that's always in demand and can pay the bills. Then do your hobbies when you clock out.
First of all, I am an active duty member of the Navy and I did a lot of research when I decided to get an MBA. Being a Texas resident but having to rely on tuition assistance from the military I chose TAMUC because of price, AACSB accreditation, and reputation. Also, this was one of the few schools in Texas that had an entirely online MBA option. I started the program in the Fall of 2012 and completed my degree in Fall 2015. This program is no "walk in the park" especially for someone like me working full time and having family obligations but it is very attainable. There is a lot of work involved and I have learned so much from some very talented and dedicated professors. Although the program is online, most of the instructors require live interaction via ClassLive or even web camera conferences so TAMUC really utilizes the latest technology to bring the student into the classroom. I really just can't say enough positive things about their MBA program. Don't get all wrapped up in MBA rankings. I mean sure if you can afford the time and money to attend HBC, Stern, or Wharton, do it. But if you're like me, wanted a sound education to complement an established technical and professional background, this is an excellent program. Take my word for it- TAMUC's MBA program is GROSSLY under-ranked.
Had a great, challenging time with my MBA. I went to TAMUC to LEARN and I did just that. Most people would complain about the difficulty, but the purpose was to get educated. TAMUC have some of the best professors who came from years of experience at the executive level. Awesome university!
The psychology program at Texas A&M is superb, amazing research opportunities to work with people that are actively publishing work in the field of psychology. The professors were great and always showed you how to apply the material learned in class into real life experiences. A&M is a campus that is for you! You have the opportunity to work with great colleagues, attain a great education, work on a network that will open doors for you when you graduate, and get involved with great organizations. The libraries are phenomenal resources and you can check out movies for free! There was not one person or aspect of the University I have to complain about. Did I mention we have a phenomenal athletics program as well? Be prepared to study and give it your all but also to disconnect with amazing events held on campus. Make friends, they will be with you for a life time!
Wanted to go to Top 10 Tier One Research Graduate School for Mechanical Engineering which was a mistake. Professors don't care about teaching, but only their name being published even though they don't even help with the publishing. Instead, graduate students do the work with minimal guidance and often told to "fudge" data. On top of all of that, there is no funding for the graduate students doing all of the work.
My school was very conservative and not at all diverse. I felt a bit out of place being the only hispanic in the room sometimes.
I would not choose a different degree. I enjoy Accounting very much.
Pick something that will get you a job.