LEAD STORY

Excursion to Africa opens eyes of Mays Regents’ Scholars »

A year ago, traveling to Africa was not even a distant dream for a group of Texas A&M University students. Most had had never flown across the state, much less internationally. Now they can claim they have been there and back. The trip was just amazing, recalls Aashraya Nakarmi, one of the students who went […]

Deanspeak

Give It to the Shareholders! »

What do ExxonMobil, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco Systems, Procter & Gamble, Hewlett-Packard, Walmart, Intel, Pfizer and General Electric have in common? A recent Harvard Business Review article by William Lazonick (“Profits without Prosperity”) identified these companies as being the greatest stock repurchasers for the 10-year period 2003 to 2012, with ExxonMobil leading the way at $207 […]

Bottom Line Ethics

Barry and Me »

Barry Minkow is a classic rags-to-riches American story. Or maybe it\’s more like a rags to riches to orange jumpsuit to crime fighter to clerical collar to fraudulent short-seller to multimillion dollar church embezzlement story. He is currently serving a sentence for insider trading related to false accusations against homebuilder Lennar Corp. that drove its stock down while he shorted it.

Perspectives

Disney dreams 2013 »

Thirty business honors students spent four days at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in November 2013. In one of the most enviable trips of a college career, the students enjoyed behind-the-scenes tours and interactive sessions with company leaders on topics such as capital planning, leadership, pricing, finances, international opportunities and marketing.

Executive Speakers

Top car dealer shares tips for success with Business Honors students »

Mike Shaw ’68 has parlayed his motto – “When the sun comes up, I’m up” – to financial and personal success in the auto industry. He owns and operates six car dealerships in three states, and he has garnered numerous awards, including TIME Magazine’s national “Dealer of the Year” in 2012 – which he called […]

Research Notes

First Mays Lifetime Achievement Award given to Mike Hitt »

Mays Business School\’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship was awarded to Michael A. Hitt, a University Distinguished and Joe B. Foster \’56 Chair in Business Leadership.

Donors Corner

Investment banker bolsters Aggies on Wall Street program »

Craig R. McMahen ’89 helped found the Aggies on Wall Street program, and now he has provided a way to expand it so that sponsorships are available to the students. He has committed $50,000 to establish the Craig R. McMahen ’89 Aggies on Wall Street Endowment Fund, which will be used to support students participating […]