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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 […]



Voting open to the public for Raymond Ideas Challenge

By • April 16th, 2014 • Category: Programs, Texas A&M

The top 40 finalists for this year’s Raymond Ideas Challenge have been selected, and their video pitches are now available online. The top three ideas from the online voting will receive prize money of $1,000, $500 and $250. Each spring, the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Mays Business School hosts the Ideas Challenge, […]



Education never ends, says Pappas leader

By • April 8th, 2014 • Category: Executive Speakers, Texas A&M

Harris J. Pappas ’66 has spent much of life reading and researching the best methods for educating and preparing himself, and he told a group of Mays Business Honors students he will never stop learning. He reads frequently and says he taught himself to overcome dyslexia and disorganization. Now he uses mid-mapping to sketch out […]



Mays undergraduate program breaks into top 30 in Bloomberg Businessweek rankings

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

For the first time in its history, Mays Business School’s undergraduate programs placed among the top 30 U.S. universities in Bloomberg Businessweek’s newest ranking of undergraduate business programs. Mays placed 29th overall (up from 33rd) and 9th among U.S. public schools (up from 12th). Of particular note is Mays’ performance in the employer survey component; […]



Business vs. busyness

By • April 3rd, 2014 • Category: Departments, Students, Texas A&M

Business does not mean busyness, nor is busyness a measure of importance. I must admit, I have fallen for this fallacy virtually every semester of my college career. Every semester I tell myself that this one is going to be different, that I’m going to learn how to say no.



Center for Retailing Studies partners with GameStop and IBM to found the GameStop Technology Institute

By • April 2nd, 2014 • Category: Centers, Texas A&M

The Center for Retailing Studies (CRS) at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School has united with GameStop and IBM to found the GameStop Technology Institute (GTI), a consortium of leading technology corporations and academic institutions focused on discovering and delivering business innovation and technology solutions to better address the needs of today’s empowered consumer.



First Mays Lifetime Achievement Award given to Mike Hitt

By • March 28th, 2014 • Category: Faculty, Research Notes, Texas A&M

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.



Combs promotes transparent government, taxpayer engagement in political process

By • March 18th, 2014 • Category: Executive Speakers, Texas A&M

As Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs serves as the state’s treasurer, check writer, tax collector, state procurement officer and revenue estimator. In this role, Combs is committed to making state government work better for Texas through open, responsive and transparent government.



Pair pledges gift to fund several Texas A&M endowments

By • March 17th, 2014 • Category: Donors Corner, Texas A&M

M. Ann and Charles P. ’82 Manning have committed gifts to Mays Business School, two other Texas A&M University colleges and the 12th Man Foundation. The funds for the gifts will be generated through a retirement account and a revocable living trust.



Petersens give back to university that has given their family so much

By • March 11th, 2014 • Category: Donors Corner, Former Students, Texas A&M

Since graduating from Texas A&M in the early 1980s, Kris ’81 and Bruce ’83 Petersen have been involved in the life of their alma mater in a variety of ways.