Business is the set of foresight, strategy and management skills that empower success in every field. Family business • International corporations • Sports teams • Charitable
organizations • Law • Banking • Wall Street investments • Real estate Entertainment companies • Accounting firms • Advertising • Consulting Retail buying • Launching new ventures • Commercializing big ideas
Analyzing industry stocks • Food industry • Design and graphics
Business is everything. It’s at work behind everything you buy, the services you use, everything that brings products from concept to reality. It’s behind every investment decision, Wall Street trade, and the worldwide economy.
“no pressure, no diamonds”
Life is about rising to the occasion, no matter what hurdles you have to
Ingrid Valdes, Class of 2010 Hometown: Laredo
overcome. Business encompasses all those challenges as it seeks solutions to
First Aggie in her family
make life’s operations run smoother. Are
you up to the challenge? You might be ready for business if:
Loves her friends from Mays’ Freshman Business Initiative Favorite thing about Mays? The top speakers she hears through the Hispanic Business Student Association
You see those million-dollar Super Bowl commercials and think, I can do that. So did one of our marketing graduates. Today he’s an ad agency exec who has helped clients clinch memorable Super Bowl spots.
You want to work on Wall Street.
We have a host of finance graduates who’ll welcome you with a Yankees game and a tour of the New York financial district.
You could run your own business.
We know what you mean: Just talk to the 35 business graduates who run the fastest-growing Aggie businesses in the world.
Even the President would call you a people-person.
Management graduates help bring people’s talents to the forefront with HR in some of the top places to work on the planet… including the White House.
Networks, computers, databases, supply chain….
Technology is part of every corporation’s strategy today. You’ll fit right in.
You’ve always held those around you accountable for their actions. Accounting could use a details-oriented person like you on the frontline of standards and regulatory defense.
You could have offices in London and Barcelona.
You could join the ranks of globally minded Mays graduates who juggle management and consulting roles across the world.
What’s your passion? Accounting Finance Supply chain Information systems Human resource management Entrepreneurship
Retail International business Marketing Agribusiness
At Mays, you get to decide: you’ll take foundation courses for 2 years before you settle on the major that suits you.
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How do I…? Faculty mentors meet with students throughout the semester to answer those burning questions and monitor undergrad development
Research all day: Mays has its own dedicated business research library adjacent to our four-story home in the Wehner building.
Room to study: Study nooks and benches, wireless internet access, and the latest teaching technology in each classroom keep you caught up.
Need to know now? Academic advisors are ready and waiting to counsel on majors, course selections and academic progress; drop-ins welcome
Money matters: More than 100 Mays scholarships help current students keep their focus on class work
You invest four years at Mays, and we do our best to provide opportunities for your success.
Internships and jobs: Not a problem, with our dedicated career services group.
Annie McGowan, Associate Professor of Accounting Help from your friends? Mays LEAD pairs you with mentors to accelerate your transition from freshman to skilled professional
Mentors in the freshmen learning communities Still meets once a month with a core group of students Founder of Business Career Awareness Program (BCAP), which each summer exposes high school students to possibilities in business
“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Japenese proverb
Mike Rooney, Class of 2007 Finance major who now works on BPâ€™s natural gas trading floor Took 2nd place in annual NYMEX trading competition As lead student aide in the Reliant Trading Center at Mays, submitted energy cost-savings reports to top Texas A&M administration
Top 20 public business school, U.S. News & World Report 6th nationwide accounting program, Public Accounting Report Top 15 public management program, U.S. News & World Report Top 20 public accounting program, U.S. News & World Report Find more rankings at http://mays.tamu.edu
10,000 students live on campus in 30 residence halls. Don’t forget to bring the basics for your dorm room: alarm clock, laundry basket, plants, posters, an iron and ironing board….
Texas A&M is the state’s first public institution of higher learning: It opened for classes in 1876. It’s housed on one of the largest campuses in the nation, including research areas and parks, and ranks as the nation’s 6th-largest university by enrollment. Catch the bus to get you there! Texas A&M runs a fleet of 95 shuttle buses both on- and off-campus. The drivers are students just like you, so remember to say “Howdy” when you climb aboard.
Q: What is an Aggie? A: A student at Texas
A&M University. The term Aggie began to be used in the 1920s and in 1949, when the yearbook changed its name to Aggieland, Aggie became the official student body nickname.
Kevin Wynne, Master’s Class of 2008 A research assistant earning his master’s in human resources management at Mays
Xuan Yong, Class of 2007 Finance graduate who interned at Deutsche Bank in New York after his Aggies on Wall Street trip
Haley Adams, Class of 2007 Business Honors student and events coordinator for Mays Fellows Program
Where will life take you?
Programs at Mays can help you decide. Student leadership. The Business Student Council oversees 18 other student groups, runs Career Fair and produces a bimonthly magazine.
Business Honors is a way of life. Smaller classes. Motivated peer students. Internships. Highly collaborative. Enough said.
Master’s degree in 5 years. In the Professional Program, earn your undergrad in accounting and your master’s in any offered business field in, yes, just 5 years.
Fellows is leadership on steroids. Professional development heads to the gym with a semester of weekly seminars, high-intensity service projects and hands on business studies.
Aggies On Wall Street. Could you stand two weeks hob-knobbing with the finance capital’s best in the Big Apple? We thought so.
Competing on the trading-room floor.
Dawn Wolfe, Class of 2007 Marketing major and president of the Business Student Council who got her start in Mays’ freshman learning communities
Kristin Heider, Class of 2006 Past Fish Camp counselor and Professional Program student with a BBA in accounting and master’s in finance
Miguel Abugattas, Class of 2009 Business Honors student and member of Texas A&M’s top-3 ranked collegiate Tae Kwon Do team
At home and abroad, we’ll give you the chance to ply your stock trading skills.
Certificates are the cherry on top. Take your pick: International business, retailing studies, European Union business, Latin American business.
Master in real estate, marketing, finance… Our full master’s programs can serve as another bridge to your career.
And did we mention Texas A&M has more than 700 student organizations?
Study abroad. Intern overseas. Get the keys to your corporate future with international experience. Mays also offers exchange partnerships with 25 foreign business schools.
When one Aggie falls, the rest stand ready to take his place. On the football field it’s called 12th Man. On campus, it’s the respectful reverie of monthly Silver Taps. And for all Aggies, it’s the annual Muster, when we come together to share stories of Aggies past and present.
Be prepared to greet each day with a nice big
Business is your network. Being part of the Aggie network helps with that. Choosing Mays is choosing the legacy of Texas A&M. Texas A&M’s rich heritage of traditions unites graduates as it helps to build character, leadership and a commitment to public service in its students. Characterized by a unique willingness to help each other no matter when they were at A&M, the world’s 280,000 Aggies can be counted on to lend a hand to one another. People will recognize you by your Aggie Ring. In airports, restaurants and marketplaces across the globe. Be ready to add to your network.
Ready for some football? Pack the stands on fall Saturdays with 80,000 other Aggie fans.
You’ll fit right in at Mays. You’re part of a big school at Texas A&M. But as a business freshman, we’ll pair you with a student mentor and a dozen peers. As a sophomore and junior, you might be the one mentoring the fish below you. Drop in on your undergrad advisors and stay late working with faculty and friends on your organization’s next big project.
Safety first: University EMS and police are available 24/7. The Corps of Cadets also offers an after-dark escort service. Find more resources at http://campus-security.tamu.edu/.
You’ll never go hungry. There’s plenty to eat with 27 on-campus dining facilities and 200+ area restaurants and burger joints. Not to mention Aggie sports, movie theaters, billiards, dance halls and live concerts…
We haven’t been around in the Brazos Valley for more than 125 years without being both a fun and safe environment for college students.
Plenty to do: Into the arts? Check out Broadway shows on campus, visit the Benjamin Knox Gallery for some great Aggie paintings or see the rotating exhibits at 3 galleries on campus and in town. Explore the eclectic home-grown shops in downtown Bryan or spend First Fridays taking in local artists’ demonstrations.
You want to go where people know your name.
Go fly a kite. Or walk the dog, or ride your bike… College Station is rated one of the top 15 most cyclist-friendly cities in the nation. And with 1,200 acres of park land in the city, there’s plenty to do, from duck ponds and free summer concerts in the amphitheater to lake boating and horse trails.
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You don’t have to be a pro to join intramural leagues through Texas A&M’s Rec Sports or municipal seasonal leagues. And with 8 local golf courses, 10 public pools, lakes and reservoirs and a year-round ice arena, you won’t have a chance to sit down.
Need more information? These offices can help! Prospective business students 4118 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-4118 (979) 862-3850 http://maysBBA.tamu.edu
1265 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-1265 (979) 458-0427 http://admissions.tamu.edu
P.O. Box 30016 College Station, TX 77842-3016 (979) 845-3236 http://financialaid.tamu.edu
1253 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-1253 (888) 451-3896 http://reslife.tamu.edu
1257 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-1257 (979) 845-1741 http://studentlife.tamu.edu/agoss/
A&M Honors and Scholarships Office 4233 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-4233 (979) 845-1957 http://honors.tamu.edu
P.O. Box 30016 College Station, TX 77842-3016 (979) 845-0686 http://jobsforaggies.tamu.edu
1236 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-1236 (979) 845-1133 http://studentactivities.tamu.edu
4216 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-4216 (979) 845-7512 http://bizhonors.tamu.edu
Bre’ Sparkman, Class of 2008
Accounting major from Plano Directs marketing for the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference at Texas A&M Active member of the AfricanAmerican Business Society and the American Business Women’s Association chapters at Mays
Howdy! Selecting a college means looking for academic and cultural experiences that are the best fit for your needs and goals. At Mays Business School, we offer a top 20 public business program, 20 business student organizations to serve as your leadership lab, and four certificate programs to supplement your degree. All first-year students are invited to join small-group learning communities with mentors to help you transition into the rigors of college academics. These experiences offer a great education and significant opportunities for your personal and professional development. There are other reasons to choose Mays. Expert faculty teach in state-of-the-art classrooms. Wireless Internet access is available throughout our building. A business library is right next door. Our trading and financial center helps you learn how markets operate. Unique learning opportunities abound, both academic and extracurricular. Find opportunities to join your peers in making your community a better place. And...more than 600 organizations from across the world recruit Mays students each year. We also offer what no other school can—being a Texas Aggie. Texas A&M’s rich culture of traditions and public service unites students and graduates alike. By coming to Mays, you’ll join 280,000 alumni that compose a network like no other. We are looking for students who want to be leaders of character dedicated to the greater good. If this describes you, you won’t find a better place to study business. Come visit our campus and experience for yourself what Mays Business School and Texas A&M University have to offer. Sincerely,
Jerry Strawser ’83 Dean
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