National Science Foundation Grant Will Fund MSU I-Corps Site
Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach (CEO) will be able to help the university broaden the economic reach of its research and innovation. Housed in the the College of Business, the CEO will serve as an NSF I-Corps site, providing infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applications.
College of Business Receives Five-Year Extension for AACSB Accreditation!
Mississippi State University's College of Business is proud to announce that our AACSB accreditation has been extended for another five-year period! Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools.
College of Business Spring 2017 Graduation Reception
Mississippi State University's College of Business Spring 2017 graduates, families and guests, faculty and staff are cordially invited to the College of Business Graduation Reception from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the atrium of McCool Hall. Congratulations to all of our business graduates!
College of Business Dividends Show - April 13, 2017
In this month's episode of the COB Dividends Show, host Jeffrey Rupp speaks with MBA student and entrepreneur Blaise Carabello. Blaise has used the E-Center to start her own company, iRevive. iRevive is an iPhone repair service in which a representative will pick up your iPhone, repair it within the hour, and then return it to your location. Our next guest is Kyle McCrary, president of MSU’s Entrepreneurship Club. Kyle stumbled upon the E-Club as an underclassman, and has made it his mission to welcome all students interested in entrepreneurship to the E-Club. He says he would like to equip students, especially those who have not had access to entrepreneurship classes, with tools that will help them succeed in the business world.
Kocol Serves as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Beta Gamma Sigma Induction
Bobby Kocol, former MSU Baseball player and CEO of Innovative Switchgear, Inc., served as this year's keynote speaker for the Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony April 6, 2017 in McCool Hall. Beta Gamma Sigma is an honorary organization available only through Colleges of Business and is accredited through the International Association for Management Education. The main goal of the organization is for faculty to honor students with the highest academic achievements.
College of Business Distance Programs Move Up in National Rankings
The 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings of best online programs lists MSU’s Distance MBA program at No. 18 nationally in the latest rankings, up from No. 22 in last year’s rankings. MSU’s Distance Master of Science in Information Systems (non-MBA) program is ranked No. 43, up 11 spots from the 2016 rankings. MSU’s Distance MBA program has now been in the top 25 of the U.S. News online rankings for three consecutive years and is the highest-ranked program in Mississippi. MSU was the only Mississippi university ranked in the top 100 non-MBA online business and online engineering program rankings as well.
College of Business Names 2017 Alumnus of the Year
Toxey D. Haas, III was chosen as the 2017 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Business. Haas is the founder and CEO of Haas Outdoor, Inc. In 1986, he invented the Mossy Oak Brand Camouflage. Haas Outdoor, Inc. is also the parent company of Mossy Oak Properties, BioLogic, and Nativ Nurseries. He was instrumental in the development of Mossy Oak Golf Club. Haas graduated with a degree in Business Management from MSU in 1982. He was recognized at the Alumni Association Awards Banquet on Friday, February 3, 2017.