Mays Business School

At Mays Business School, we step up to advance the world’s prosperity. Our mission is to be a vibrant learning organization that creates impactful knowledge and develops transformational leaders. Mays Business School educates more than 6,400 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its programs and for faculty research.

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FUNDING PRIORITIES

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ($8 million)

Mays Business School has an ambitious diversity plan designed to enhance accountability, climate, and equity. The charge of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to create and lead the execution of the Mays strategic goal for diversity along the following dimensions: recruitment, climate and inclusion, retention and education, and community relations. Foundation Excellence Award (FEA) scholarships help recruit and retain outstanding underrepresented undergraduate students.

REIMAGINE WEHNER ($37 million)

Mays Business School is located on West Campus in the Wehner Building, which is more than 20 years old. Mays is at maximum capacity, limiting the ability to innovate and expand programs. An expansion would include new active learning spaces, innovative academic technology, spaces for distance education, the Mays Transformation Center, and the Mays Innovation Research Center. The Mays Family Foundation donated $15 million to launch the "Reimagine Wehner" process.

DEAN’S EXCELLENCE FUND ($13 million)

Departments and programs need discretionary excellence funds to support student, faculty, and staff development opportunities, along with access to research data. Areas in need of support include the Reynolds and Reynolds Sales Leadership Institute, the Center for International Business Studies, the Data Analytics Initiative, the Master of Real Estate degree, the Center for Human Resource Management, the Center for Retailing Studies, the Petroleum Ventures Program, and the Commercial Banking Program.

MCFERRIN CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP ($10 million)

Mays Business School’s goal is to enhance entrepreneurial student education by providing training, networking, and assistance to enterprising students, faculty, and former students. With the support of the Mays volunteer network, corporate supporters, faculty, and staff, the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship has been able to provide business start-up acceleration, competitive opportunities, work experiences, and financial support to aspiring entrepreneurs in the Aggie community and across the world. Mays hosted the 2018 SEC Pitch Competition, drawing teams from across the country.

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. CIBS receives university support for its administrative operations, but relies on private-sector donations and grants for research, outreach, and educational enrichment programs.

BUSINESS HONORS ($6 million)

Business Honors is the flagship undergraduate academic program at Mays Business School. A base endowment and an endowment to provide scholarship support would allow this program to attain even greater stature and success and would help Mays compete with other leading honors programs, both regionally and nationally.

JAMES BENJAMIN DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING NAMING ($10 million)

The $10 million goal in commitments was raised in the campaign to name the accounting department after Department Head James Benjamin. The Department of Accounting must have adequate resources to recruit and retain top students and faculty. The accounting programs offered at Mays are nationally recognized for their excellence. Mays undergraduate and graduate programs both rank in the Top Ten in the nation. Contribute an endowed level gift of $25,000 or more or an online donation of $25 or more at give.am/JamesBenjamin.

ENDOWED LECTURESHIPS, PROFESSORSHIPS, AND CHAIRS ($5 million)

Lectureships are intended to support the work of non-tenure-track faculty who demonstrate extraordinary achievements in teaching, innovation in teaching effectiveness, curriculum development, and student support. Professorships are important to retain productive associate and full professors. Chairs help Mays recruit top scholars. Support for these individuals is a positive recruitment and retention strategy. Endowed and named professorships provide additional summer support and research funding to help retain productive faculty members.

EXPANDING RESEARCH SUPPORT ($25 million)

Mays faculty members engage in a wide variety of research and research-related activities (such as mentoring Ph.D. students). Funds are needed to support this work in a variety of ways, such as professional travel and the ability to access data. As part of Texas A&M University, a Tier One Research University, Mays develops high-impact knowledge to advance the world’s prosperity. Support and designations help recruit top talent in faculty to become members of the Mays family.

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To support Mays Business School and learn about endowment opportunities, contact Stephen Cisneros.

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Stephen Cisneros ’05

Senior Director of Development
Texas A&M Foundation
(800) 392-3310 or (979) 862-3615
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Stephen is a senior director of development. He assists donors in identifying the areas and programs in Mays Business School where their support will enhance Texas A&M's capability to be among the best universities. Stephen joined the Foundation in December 2016.