Mays Business School

It is the mission of Mays Business School to create ethical leaders who are willing and able to face the global challenges of our world today. We foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, inclusion and respect to serve the greater good. We consistently rank among the top public business schools because of our unique approaches to training and research, and our continuous improvement of our practices. We know the importance of an excellent return on investment and strive to provide this to the graduates we send into the world.

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FUNDING PRIORITIES

Expand facilities and add a transformation center ($50 million)

Mays Business School is housed in the Wehner Building. We are currently at maximum capacity and are greatly limited in our ability to expand program offerings. An expansion would include new classrooms, program offices, meeting space, and faculty/staff work areas. The facility would include state-of-the-art digital and telecommunication technology and allow us to engage strategic partners externally. Naming opportunities begin at $100,000.

Enhance research support ($25 million)

Tier-one university faculty engage in a wide variety of research and research-related activities, such as mentoring Ph.D. students. Endowed level gifts of $25,000 or more are needed to support this work in a variety of ways, such as professional travel and accessing data.

Grow the Business Honors Program ($15 million)

The Honors Program is the flagship undergraduate academic program in Mays Business School. A base endowment and an endowment to provide scholarship support will allow this program to attain even greater stature and success and will help Mays compete head-to-head with other leading honors programs both in the region and at the national level.

Support the Dean, department, and program excellence and innovation funds ($13 million)

Areas of support include the Dean’s office, Professional Selling Initiative, Center for International Business Studies, Data Analytics, Masters of Real Estate, Center for Human Resource Management, Center for Retailing Studies, Petroleum Ventures Program and Commercial Banking Program.

Name the Department of Accounting to help recruit and retain top accounting students and faculty ($10 million)

Nearly $7 million has been raised in the campaign to name the accounting department. Support will help recruit and retain top students and faculty. Contribute an endowed level gift of $25,000 or more, or an online donation of $25 or more at give.am/JamesBenjamin

Support the Center for International Business Studies ($8 million)

The Center for International Business Studies (CIBS) is responsible for internationalizing the business programs at Mays Business School as well as the international business dimension of other programs at Texas A&M University. You can support any of these areas with a $25,000 endowed gift.

Enhance support for diversity and inclusion ($8 million)

The charge of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to create and lead the execution of Mays’ strategic vision for diversity along the following dimensions: Recruitment, Climate and inclusion, Retention and Education and Community Relations. Support this mission with a $25,000 endowed gift or more.

Create MBA fellowships ($6 million)

Attracting top MBA students is a continuing challenge. These fellowships would allow us to compete more effectively with Rice and the University of Texas, our two primary regional competitors. Fellowships can be endowed with a $300,000 gift.

Create endowed and named professorships to help retain faculty ($5 million)

Professorships are important to retain senior associate professors and early full professors. Endowed professorships provide additional summer support and research funding for these productive faculty. Professorships can be endowed with a $1 million gift.

Create lectureships to recognize exceptional non-tenured track faculty ($5 million)

Lectureships recognize non-tenured track faculty who demonstrate extraordinary efforts in teaching, innovation in teaching effectiveness, curriculum development and student support. Lectureships can be endowed with a $250,000 gift.

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To support Mays Business School and learn about endowment opportunities, contact Brian Bishop.

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Brian Bishop ’91

Senior Director of Development
Texas A&M Foundation
(800) 392-3310 or (979) 862-3615
bbishop@txamfoundation.com

Brian is senior director of development for the Mays Business School. He assists donors in identifying the areas and programs in the college where their support will enhance Texas A&M's capability to be among the best universities. Brian joined the Foundation in January 2005.