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College of Business

Welcome to the MSU College of Business!

Jacek Mrozik, Ph.D.,

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 2016-2017 academic year.

Several changes have occurred in our college over the summer and there are exciting events taking place this semester that we would like to share with you.

We are happy to introduce a new faculty member in the CoB, Ms. Tawnya Bernsdorf in Business Administration.  Additionally, during last spring, Mr. David Frantsvog and Ms. Susan Weston joined our Accounting and Finance department. We are excited for the experience and expertise they will provide to the college and wish them a great start to their academic careers.

Regrettably, leaving our campus this summer was Dr. Laee Choi, Business Administration and Ms. Carla Cabarle, Accounting and Finance. Dr. Tom Seymour has retired from the Business Information Technology department after serving MSU for over 30 years.

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.  Please check out our website for more information.

Mark your calendars for a social for CoB Students, Faculty and Staff to be held Tuesday, September 20, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm on the front lawn of Old Main. A picnic lunch will be served, games, and giveaways. Come meet the College of Business faculty, staff, and other students.

During Hostfest week the MSU College of Business and MADC will be hosting Business to Business Networking Seminar. The seminar will take place on September 27th starting at 1:30pm at the Grand Hotel Ballroom. It will be a great opportunity to engage in interesting discussions and win the prize that MADC sponsored for our students participating in this event.

We are excited to announce a great opportunity with University of Regina’s Hill School of Business. They will be hosting a case competition at their university located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is scheduled for November 10th to November 13th.  Five students will be selected to compete on behalf of the College of Business.  Stay tuned for further information as we get closer to the event.

Make sure you check out the CoB web site, There you can find information about our programs, our faculty, scholarships that are offered, and clubs you can join.  Please like us on Facebook at Minot State University – College of Business or, to stay informed with CoB news and events throughout the year.

Please contact our student advisor, Eileen Solberg, at with any course or scheduling questions.

I hope you have a rewarding semester!

On the pages of this website, you’ll learn about these events and more:

Severson Entrepreneurship Academy: With Chuck Barney as Director of the SEA, we’re focusing on helping students learn about entrepreneurship 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. 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-conference 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, Poland, South Korea and China.

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

Jacek Mrozik

Jacek Mrozik

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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Amber Wright
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College of Business
Minot State University
500 University Ave W, Minot ND 58707