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 […]

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.

High Tea with IT: A Conference for Women in Information Technology

By • March 6th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Students, Texas A&M

Mays Business School’s Center for the Management of Information Systems invites all Texas A&M University students interested in a career in IT and current IT professionals to attend its 15th annual Women in IT Conference. The event will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m in room 2400 of Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center.

Ideas challenge welcomes students from across campus

By • March 3rd, 2014 • Category: Centers, Programs, Students, Texas A&M

Any Texas A&M University student interested in entering the annual Raymond Ideas Challenge can attend a workshop on Wednesday (March 5) in Wehner 190 and Thursday (March 6) in Rudder 302. Both will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

MBA Venture Challenge brings spotlight on new businesses

By • February 17th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Departments, Featured Stories, Programs, Students, Texas A&M

In the 2014 MBA Venture Challenge, more than 100 business and academic leaders from around the Brazos Valley judged companies created by the MBA students at Texas A&M University. The judges ranked early-stage startup companies and provided valuable feedback.

The gift of a global perspective

By • January 30th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Students, Texas A&M

I am no stranger to travel. I would go so far as to say that I am immune to culture shock, I can’t say I know what it feels like. I have spent over a year of my life in countries outside the United States – about 4.4 percent of my time on earth. In that time, I have visited 27 countries in 5 continents, and have managed to build a network of friends spanning the globe.

Retail students win national product launch competition

By • January 29th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Featured Stories, Students, Texas A&M

To solve parental problems of car safety and organization, Mays Business School students developed a proposal for the “Backseat Bib” as part of the National Retail Federation Student Challenge, a national competition to bring a new product to the retail market.

The Business of Fashion: Aggies lead in both

By • January 23rd, 2014 • Category: Centers, Departments, Students, Texas A&M

In today’s fierce economic environment, new product lines are as likely come from business schools as “Project Runway.” In national competition through the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, five Aggies won major scholarships for envisioning fresh merchandise assortments targeting the millennial customers that JCPenney wants to attract.

Aggie Ingenuity Encouraged By Texas A&M

By • January 10th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Former Students, Students, Texas A&M

From shorts complete with built-in fanny pack to an affordable 3D printer, Aggies are coming up with new ideas and Texas A&M University encourages their ingenuity both through education and practice. One example is the university’s first-ever elevator pitch competition, a fun and fast-paced contest where students pitched their business startups to a panel of expert investors who judged which businesses would take home a variety of cash prizes, and a Grand Prize trip to pitch to investors in Silicon Valley.

Mays students enjoy India Business Environment winter program

By • January 8th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Programs

Two dozen Mays Business School students have been spending their winter break learning first-hand how to do business in India.