Marketing department head holds first Blue Bell Creameries Chair in Business

By • June 26th, 2014 • Category: Departments

Mark Houston Mark B. Houston has joined Mays Business School’s Department of Marketing as department head, professor and the Blue Bell Creameries Chair in Business. Houston is the inaugural holder of the chair, which was created in 2009. Prior to joining Texas A&M University in 2014, Houston served on the faculties of TCU (chaired full […]

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.

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.

Mays undergraduate accounting program ranks 6th among U.S. public schools

By • January 31st, 2014 • Category: Departments, Faculty, Programs, Students, Texas A&M

The undergraduate accounting program at Mays Business School ranked 6th among U.S. public schools and 11th overall in the nation in the most recent analysis by The Accounting Degree Review, the leading accounting education website.

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.

Formal dinners teach students the particulars of business etiquette

By • December 6th, 2013 • Category: Departments, Programs, Students, Texas A&M

Interpersonal skills are crucial to the success of any student planning a career in business, yet proper business etiquette is a skill often overlooked.

Mays Business School welcomes two directors in key positions

By • October 2nd, 2013 • Category: Departments, Staff, Texas A&M

Mays Business School added directors this week: David Perryman as the Communications Director and Patti Urbina as the new Full-Time MBA Director.

Mays undergraduate programs hold steady in U.S. News rankings

By • September 11th, 2013 • Category: Departments, Staff, Students, Texas A&M

Mays Business School held its position among the nation’s top 30 undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, U.S. News & World Report announced in advance of publication of its “Best Colleges” guidebook for 2014.

All Mays accounting programs break into top 10

By • September 11th, 2013 • Category: Departments, Staff, Students, Texas A&M

Texas A&M ranked in the top 10 in all areas – undergraduate, master’s and PhD programs – in the 2013 Public Accounting Report 32nd annual survey of accounting professors.

Lead with confidence: MBA programs prepare students for success

By • July 25th, 2013 • Category: Departments, Faculty, Programs

In business, technical knowledge is critical. But to effectively lead, students need to also be experts in communications, leadership, problem-solving and team building. The course work in Mays’ MBA programs provides leadership training by placing students in the role of decision makers during case analyses, team projects and class discussion. By building leadership concepts and experiences into the core courses, the program combines foundational business knowledge with strategies for influencing, motivating, guiding and supporting others in achieving a common purpose.