Mays Business and A&M Athletics Team Up
The Texas A&M University – Mays Business School recently announced the launch of the Leading Executive Program, which will give students a unique look into Texas A&M Athletics to help them rise to today’s business challenges.
Premiering this April, the program will partner Mays’ world-class faculty with the nationally recognized coaching staff of Texas A&M Athletics. Together, the leaders will provide students with experiential learning activities, simulations and focused sessions with the goals of strengthening both business and leadership ability. Participating students will also have the chance to gain an all-access pass to Texas A&M Athletics, touring sports facilities and engaging directly with the coaching staff.
“This program is a great example of our mission to develop the Mays Transformational Leader: Responsible, ethical leaders with entrepreneurial mindsets and vision, who have strong business competencies and personify selfless service,” said Mays dean Eli Jones.
Mays assistant dean Ben Welch, who has led executive education at the school since 1990, commented on the program launching on the heels of unprecedented academic and athletic growth at Mays. “Through this partnership between Mays and A&M Athletics, we have leveraged the wealth of experience and knowledge that made that possible,” he says.
The new program was announced at a Corporate Connections event at the end of September at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Attendees at the event included Welch, Jones, Texas A&M University president Michael K. Young and more than 100 corporate leaders representing over 60 companies.
“There are many core principles of athletics such as leadership, team building and sustaining excellence that are applicable in the business world, said Texas A&M athletics director Scott Woodward, speaking to the Faculty Senate in October. “We are excited to partner with Mays Business School on this innovative program that brings together our championship-caliber coaches with the excellent faculty of the Mays Business School.