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October 2014

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Rockwell leader learned, shared lessons along the way

By • October 30th, 2014 • Category: Executive Speakers, Mays Business

Throughout his career, Don H. Davis Jr. ’61 was intentional about noticing the lessons he was learning as he helped his company and his fellow employees succeed. Ten years after retiring as CEO and earning the title of chairman emeritus of Rockwell Automation, Davis shared those lessons with Business Honors students at Mays Business School. […]



MIT scholar asks “Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer?”

By • October 29th, 2014 • Category: Executive Speakers, Featured Stories, Mays Business

After several close friends were diagnosed with cancer, Andrew Lo began looking into cancer therapeutics. What he found was a weak pharmaceutical industry experiencing a decline in productivity and suffering from a lack of funding. However, he maintains that financial engineering has the potential to reshape the industry and enable the development of a cure […]



2014 Retailing Summit highlights change, millennials, risk taking and consumer-generated content

By • October 23rd, 2014 • Category: Centers

The Center for Retailing Studies hosted the annual Retailing Summit on Oct. 2-3 at the Adolphus hotel in Dallas. During the two-day accelerated learning forum, more than 275 C-suite executives, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and rising professionals were pressed on the topic of CHANGE! by representatives from Starbucks, Barnes & Noble College, RetailMeNot, Salvatore Ferragamo, GoldieBlox, […]



Banking executive encourages lifelong learning and giving back

By • October 23rd, 2014 • Category: Executive Speakers

Banking executive Jonathan Homeyer ’90 shared with Mays Business Honors students stories about his career path in banking and tips for success in the professional world. He had two pieces of advice for the group: get involved and learn as much as possible. “I encourage you all to find something you’re passionate about and get […]



Mays Executive MBA program continues to climb in Financial Times ranking

By • October 20th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business

The Mays Executive MBA program (EMBA) at Texas A&M University continues its upward trajectory among the top 10 U.S.-based programs at public universities, rising to 6th among U.S. public schools (up from 8th last year) in rankings released Monday by Financial Times. The program stands 16th among all U.S.-based schools and 60th in the world […]



Mays honors 2014 Outstanding Alumni for their impact

By • October 17th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business

Mays Business School recognized three of its most prolific graduates during the 23rd annual Outstanding Alumni Banquet. Two of the honorees – Kevin McEvoy ’79 and Robert Jordan ’86 – received their MBAs from Mays, and Susan Reese McFarland ’83 received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. When introducing the outstanding alumni at the banquet at […]



Aggie entrepreneurs celebrate a decade of success

By • October 17th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business, Texas A&M

Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) at Texas A&M University recognized this year’s recipients of the Aggie 100, which honors the fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world. The university, built on its core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and self-service, is producing some of the nation’s best […]



UT, A&M, Rice Form NSF Hub to Move Ideas to Marketplace

By • September 1st, 2014 • Category: Centers, Mays Business

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and Texas A&M University have received a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to become a regional innovation hub that translates academic research into useful technologies with commercial applications. The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program has designated three Texas tier-one […]



Nate Sharp receives
2014 Best Paper Award

By • August 28th, 2014 • Category: Faculty

Nate Sharp, an associate professor of Accounting and a Mays Research Fellow, has just been awarded the 2014 Best Paper Award for the journal Behavioral Research in Accounting. His paper, published in 2011 and titled “Reconciling archival and experimental research: Does internal audit contribution affect the external audit fee?” was chosen by the Accounting, Behavior […]



Davis gifts target Mays’ premier programs

By • August 28th, 2014 • Category: Departments, Donors Corner

A recent gift to support two high-priority programs will support Mays Business School students for years to come. A total of $550,000 has been provided to establish the Cathy and William W. Davis ’75 MBA Fellowship and the Cathy and William W. Davis ’75 Endowed Business Honors Scholarship Program. “In talking with the leadership at […]