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College of Business
Jacek Mrozik, Ph.D.

Welcome to the MSU College of Business!

With spring semester comes new and exciting developments in the College of Business. On the pages of this website, you’ll learn about these events and more:

U.S. News & World Report 2013 Rankings for Online Graduate Business Programs: We’re pleased to share news of the rankings we received for our online MSM and MSIS programs.

Severson Entrepreneurship Academy: With Chuck Barney as Director of the SEA, we’re focusing on helping students learn about entrepreneurship, including a hands-on learning lab in an exciting new coffee-shop retail space, Beaver Brew Café, and increasing emphasis on outreach to entrepreneurs in the community.

Technology to enhance the classroom: We are staying current with technology and the trend of the future by allowing the capability of offering instruction on campus and online in the same class. For the 2013-2014 academic year we have two classrooms fully equipped. Student demand is increasing and our students appreciate the possibilities of this technology.

Energy Economics and Finance Major: This program is designed to prepare students to be financial analysts capable of providing value to energy organizations. To meet this objective, the curriculum builds upon a strong business core by further blending knowledge in three areas: geology, economics, and finance.

Slaaten Learning Center: This remarkable learning space, provided through the generosity of Dr. Doris A. Slaaten, was opened on October 12, 2011. Dr. Slaaten taught MSU students from 1957 to 1984 and continues to be a good friend to the CoB. The SLC has a fully video-conferenced board room, a trading lab, a meeting room for student organizations and other student groups, and a study space for between-class down time.

Engaged professors: Our professors involve students in active learning as they apply business concepts to prepare a business plan, learn how to manage an organization, analyze information systems, market a product or service, account for an organization’s financial health, draft a financial plan to help an organization fund its growth and expansion, or conduct a financial analysis for an energy firm’s project.

Student organizations and internships: We provide student opportunities to apply classroom knowledge in actual business settings. Some of our student organization participants have achieved first-place national rankings through their competitions!

• The CoB is building the capability to meet the needs of Native American students through collaborations with area tribal colleges.

• We are also developing collaborative partnerships and cultivating educational offering with universities in Vietnam, Norway, South Korea and China.

We welcome your feedback about this website and about the College of Business.


Jacek Mrozik
Interim Dean
CoB e-mail address

Accreditation: Our curriculum is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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Tonya Critz

Tonya Critz
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
College of Business, 304 Old Main
Minot State University — 500 University Avenue West — Minot, ND 58707
Phone: (701) 858-3110 — 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3110
Fax: (701) 858-3111