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The MSU College of Business is oriented on the constant professional growth, improvement and expansion of the outlook. Forming partnerships and achieving community, national and international recognition through the quality of education is one of the primary goals for College of Business. However, the main values are to educate, challenge, inspire, and mentor students in their pursuit of a high-quality business education through interactive and engaged learning experiences for their professional and personal betterment. College of Business wants to see the students succeed and encourages attending Business Community events in order to develop a sense of current business environment.

The MSU College of Business is oriented on the constant professional growth, improvement and expansion of the outlook. The main values are to educate, challenge, inspire, and mentor students in their pursuit of a high-quality business education through interactive and engaged learning experiences for their professional and personal betterment. College of Business wants to see the students succeed and encourages attending Business Community events in order to develop a sense of current business environment.

February 15h, 2015: the deadline to apply for College of Business scholarship

The MSU College of Business awards numerous scholarships with varied criteria and award amounts as described on its website: minotstateu.edu/business/pages/scholarships.shtml

Recipients are expected to attend the annual College of Business Awards Banquet in May 2016, which recognizes both donors and recipients.

If a scholarship is awarded, half of the funds are disbursed in each of the fall and spring semesters.  To be eligible for consideration, you must be a declared CoB major, be enrolled as a full-time MSU student (minimum 12 credit hours per semester), meet any additional criteria specified by donors, and submit a completed online application form by February 15, 2016.  Applications are submitted at http://www.minotstateu.edu/business/pages/scholarships.shtml.

Please note:  Students are encouraged to apply for campus-wide scholarships via the Financial Aid Office, which is a separate application process.  In addition, the MSU Alumni Office offers scholarships for which qualified students may apply.  These additional forms are available on the MSU websites for the respective offices or by clicking the links provided on the CoB scholarship page.

December 2nd, 2015: Technology Day

It was 18th annual Technology Day in Minot State University College of Business. The Business Teacher Education Students and the Business Information Department hosted 13 area high schools (Berthold, Bowbells, Burke Central, Des-Lacs Burlington, Kenmare, Powers Lake, Sawyer, Stanley, Surrey, TGU-Granville, TGU-Towner, Underwood, Westhope) as they competed in Tech Day on Wednesday, December 2nd. Participants completed tests and tasks in such subjects as Accounting I, Business Communication, Business Law, Desktop Publishing, Document Production, Introduction to Business, Spreadsheet Applications and Presentation Software. A sweepstakes trophy was given to Underwood High School. The names of the winners in different disciplines can be found here. The event was coordinated by the Business Information Technology department, Minot State business education students Terry Van Berkom, Aaron Lake, Savana Kingsbury, Mickenzie Czech and Business Teacher Education and Tech Day Coordinator, Jan Repnow.

Business Programs receive specialized accreditation

http://www.minotstateu.edu/business/news/2015/accreditation.shtml

The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education board of commissioners recently reaffirmed accreditation of business programs offered by Minot State University’s College of Business. IACBE granted accreditation to MSU’s business programs with no notes and one observation, a rare achievement. MSU will be publicly recognized for achieving accreditation at the 2015 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting on April 5-8th in Memphis, Tenn.  The College of Business’ accreditation is valid for a maximum of seven years, through July 2022.

November 5th, 2015: Are You Work Place Ready: The Interview

Industry expert, Julie Vetter (SHRM-CP, PHR, Training Supervisor for Hess Corporation) talks about developing a resume and preparing for/executing a successful job interview. Students will get the interview skills they need to be prepared to enter the professional workforce in the near future. They will gain value knowledge about interview do's and don'ts through a live mock interview. They will also learn valuable skills for their job search from Vetter's experience with Target, Best Buy and Hess Corporation. The event takes place on November 5th, 2015 at 12:30 - 2 p.m. in Student Center Conference Cener, 3rd floor.

October 29th, 2015: Business to Business Networking Seminar

The third annual Business to Business Networking Seminar took place October 29th, 2015 at the Grand Hotel Ballroom and was a great success as many people attended and the presentations were very engaging. Thank you to Minot Area Development Corporation, the Minot State University College of Business, the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce, Host Fest, and our partners from Norway for putting together a great program. Please be sure to attend next year at the 2016 Hostfest!



October 27-28th, 2015New Strategic Plan Open Forum

All MSU faculty, staff and students were invited to attend one of two campus forums to learn more about the proposed activities and timeline for developing a new strategic plan. There was be a Q&A session and discussion related to this proposed plan of action. The forums were held October 27th, 2015 at 12:30 p.m., and October 28th, 2015 at noon in the MSU Conference Center.

October 20th, 2015:  Are You Work Place Ready: Etiquette Luncheon


Dining Etquiette is something taken for granted by most people, but if you're  interviewing for a job, networking or conducting business over lunch or dinner, you can not! Etiquette Luncheon was conducted on Tuesday October 20th, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. in Student Center Conference Center to expose MSU students, faculty and staff to the basic principles of traditional dining etiquette through hands-on interaction. The event was presented by Chuck Repnow, MSU Class of'83.

September 16th, 2015: MSU partners with Polish university

Minot State University and the University of Social Science and Humanities, Poland, are partnering to offer exchange programs, study abroad programs, dual diplomas and faculty exchanges. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed September 16th, 2015 forming the basis for the future cooperation between the universities.