Welcome to the MSU College of Business!
A warm welcome back to our returning students and a special welcome to new freshmen! The College of Business (CoB) is excited that you are returning to campus. We are ready to begin the 2014-2015 academic year.
Several changes have occurred in our college and we would like share some of the highlights with you.
This summer, our Energy Economics and Finance Professor, Frank Moseley, passed away. A memorial was held July 15 in Main 316 with his wife, guests from the community, MSU administration, faculty, staff and former students attending. Dr. Moseley will be greatly missed. We assure you, the Energy Economics and Finance program will continue. We have invited two professionally qualified faculty to teach courses this semester and we hope that the students will find it exciting.
We are happy to introduce our new faculty in the CoB. Filling a marketing position is associate professor, Dr. Mehdi (Tanzeeb) Hossain coming to MSU from Texas. We also have a visiting management professor from our partner university, National Economics University in Vietnam, Dr. Hung Vu Thanh. In addition, Dr. Long Pham will be resume teaching on campus fall semester, term two, after returning to Vietnam for two years and helping us bridge our university partnership with NEU. Leaving our campus this summer was Dr. John Girard, Business Administration.
There are six CoB student clubs for you to connect with others in the CoB as well as for you to “be seen” and “be heard” on campus. The CoB clubs you can join are Accounting Club, Collegiate DECA, Entrepreneurship Club, Finance Club, Phi Beta Lambda and Pi Omega Pi.
We are pleased to fill you in on some new projects in the CoB. In February of 2015, we will be in the final phase of our reaccreditation for, IACBE. There are also plans to add will be a technology incubator to Old Main 305.
Mark your calendars for a Social for CoB Students, Faculty and Staff to be held Tuesday, September 16, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on the front lawn of Old Main front lawn. A picnic lunch will be served and the first 100 students in attendance will receive a CoB t-shirt. Come meet the faculty and staff plus enjoy a free lunch.
Make sure you check out the CoB web site, www.minotstateu.edu/business, and like us on Facebook at Minot State University – College of Business or www.facebook.com/msu.cb, to stay informed with CoB news.
Please contact our student advisor, Eileen Solberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any course or scheduling questions.
With Fall 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.
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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.