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August 2014

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Six Things You Need to Know to Start a Business or Kickstart Your Company

By • August 8th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business

Leverage social media to build your business Expand marketing opportunities through exports Navigate the legal landscape Create a brand that’s credible and compelling Turn procurement into a competitive advantage Secure financing through traditional and unconventional sources You’ll learn about these six imperatives and more from seasoned experts at the Governor’s Small Business Forum on Friday, […]



Excursion to Africa opens eyes of Mays Regents’ Scholars

By • August 4th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business

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 […]



Students lead changes for improving TRIP program

By • August 1st, 2014 • Category: Mays Business, Programs

My favorite quality of Mays students is their strong entrepreneurial spirit. They truly embody the Aggie core values and take full ownership of the programs in which they participate. I can find no better example of this entrepreneurial quality than with our Trading, Risk & Investments Program (TRIP) students this past fall. In December 2013, […]



@Mays Magazine 2014 Issue

By • June 11th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business

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MBA Students Help Create A Day Camp for Children With Disabilities

By • May 21st, 2014 • Category: Students, Texas A&M

Fifteen MBA students teamed up with Camp LIFE to create and hold the first Camp LIFE Family Day Camp, which attracted 51 campers in April. The MBA student volunteers paired up with their campers and families to support and encourage each camper throughout the day. This year, family members also were invited to stay at […]



Freshman leader strives for the “American Dream”

By • May 8th, 2014 • Category: Texas A&M

Originally from Vietnam, freshman business management major Sammy Vu found her way to Aggieland. She decided to attend Texas A&M University on a full scholarship and said she knew she belonged after attending Fish Camp the summer before her freshman year. “The spirit of Texas A&M resonated with me,” said Vu. “I am a very […]



Two from Mays Business School named Texas A&M Distinguished Alumni

By • May 7th, 2014 • Category: Texas A&M

Two graduates from Texas A&M’s business school are among the 2014 Distinguished Alumni, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University. James A. “Jim” Mayo Jr. ’70 received a bachelor’s in management from Texas A&M. He enjoyed a successful career in banking and is the retired chairman/CEO of Alice Bancshares Inc. […]



Chairman of accounting oversight board discusses the audit profession, proposed regulations and current challenges

By • April 29th, 2014 • Category: Executive Speakers, Texas A&M

On April 15, James Doty discussed a range of audit topics with a standing-room-only group of Mays faculty, staff and PPA students in Ray Auditorium. As the SEC-appointed chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Doty leads an organization with two primary responsibilities to promote investor protection: 1) to oversee the audits of […]



Whitacre shares business insights and leadership advice with Full-Time MBA students

By • April 22nd, 2014 • Category: Texas A&M

Ed Whitacre Growing up the son of a railroad man in Ennis, Texas, a railroad town of about 4,000 people located 30 miles south of Dallas, Ed Whitacre always figured trains would play a prominent role in his future. But when Whitacre graduated from high school, he found himself at a crossroads. “My father assumed […]



Neiman Marcus Group CEO ponders the future “shopping journey” for luxury customers

By • April 17th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Texas A&M

At the 2014 M.B. Zale Visionary Merchant Lecture Series, Neiman Marcus Group President and CEO Karen Katz considered how the “shopping journey” for luxury customers could evolve in the next five years. Made possible by the M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation and hosted by the Center for Retailing Studies, the annual event seeks to connect […]