Mays Business School – Texas A&M University

History

Texas A&M University has a long history of business education. The school first offered a general MBA degree in 1951. The School of Business Administration was formed in 1961 and was renamed the College of Business Administration in 1968. The school was again renamed to the Lowry Mays College & Graduate School of Business in 1996 in honor of Lowry Mays ’57, founder and CEO of Clear Channel Communications. Mays funded the school through a $15 million endowment. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has accredited the College since 1972.

Location

The Mays Business School is located on the west campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, less than two hours outside of Houston. The campus spans 5,200 acres plus 350 acres for its Research Park.. The university is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area located within Brazos County in the Brazos Valley (Southeast Central Texas) region.

Mays also has a facility located in Houston. The school opened the CityCentre facility in 2012. The CityCentre campus encompasses 30,000 square feet of space located on the first and second floors of the CityCentre THREE building.

Facilities

The Texas A&M full-time MBA program is held in the Wehner Building. The building features state-of-the art classrooms and computer labs.

The Wehner building is located next to the West Campus Library, which houses the university’s business collection. The library is open 24 hours a day during the week and offers a knowledgeable research staff as well as an abundance of resources, including over 50 business-specific online databases.

Students also have access to the Reliant Energy Trading Center. In the center they have access to such features as computer workstations, LED projectors, Bloomberg terminals, drop-down screens and a SMART technology system The Executive MBA and Professional MBA programs are held in the CityCentre facility, which features four executive classrooms, 21 team/meeting rooms, dining, and multi-function spaces and a professionally appointed boardroom.

Mays students also have access to The Communication Lab. The Communication Lab is located in the Wehner building. The lab offers individual computer workstations in addition to audio/video recording equipment for team and individual speaking practice. Peer consultants help individuals and teams communicate more effectively. Business Communication Consultants also provide targeted feedback to help students to write and speak more professionally.

Mays also offers Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS) to students. The center specializes in one-on-one collaboration with Mays graduate students, recruiters, and hiring managers. GBCS creates a relationship with each of the school’s corporate partners to meet their hiring needs.

Faculty

Mays faculty have written over 3,500 journal articles, authored books, and conference papers on everything from the challenges of global management to corporate governance and the rise of e-commerce. They provide mentorship outside of class as well as in-class teachings.

Student Body

Mays Business School educates just under 6,000 students in both its undergraduate and graduate business programs. Roughly 48 percent of students enrolled in Mays identify as female, with a 52 percent male population. Around 66 percent of students in Mays identify as white, with over 15 percent of students identifying as Hispanic or Latino.

Texas A&M, in total, enrolls over 64,000 students.

MBA Degree Offerings

Texas A&M Mays Business School offers three MBA programs: a full-time MBA, a Professional MBA, and the Executive MBA program.