Letter from the Dean

At Texas A&M’s Mays Business School, we believe that awareness of global issues is just as important as knowledge of accounting, finance, management, marketing, management information systems or supply chain issues. The mission of the Center for International Business Studies (CIBS) is to provide the resources to students and faculty to facilitate globalization of the learning environment for our students and faculty.

CIBS helps make it possible for all Mays students to acquire knowledge of international business in our courses and to gain the cross-cultural skills and global competence that can only be gained by significant overseas experiences such as study abroad and international internships. CIBS’ support of Mays faculty research in international business allows our faculty to explore the international dimensions of their disciplines and attain excellence in those dimensions. Evidence of such faculty expertise is the publication of major international business articles in leading academic journals like the Journal of International Business Studies – the most prestigious journal for scholars studying international business.

At Mays, we continue to step up and provide more global opportunities for our students and faculty.  We realize these days, business is truly a global enterprise. For anyone aspiring to leadership of a business – especially one that is has a global reach – cross-cultural skills and global competence are critical.


Eli Jones
Dean, Mays Business School