Karre Named 2018 Alumnus of the Year for College of Business
Paul Karre has been chosen as the 2018 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Business. Karre is the former senior vice president of Human Resources and Communications for International Paper, working for IP his entire 41 year career. A 1974 graduate of the College of Business, Karre is a current member and past president of the COB Executive Advisory Board, was named among the Top 100 COB Alumni, was recognized as an Alumni Fellow for the College of Business and serves on the board of the MSU Foundation. He was recently recognized at the 2018 Alumni Association Awards Banquet on February 2.
College of Business Dividends Show - January 2018
In this month's episode of the Dividends Show, host Jeffrey Rupp speaks with Professor of Information Systems Dr. Merrill Warkentin, who shares how MSU students have a unique opportunity to acquire both professional education and experience in data processing, business analytics and management information systems. The next guest is Professor of Management Dr. Danny Holt, who shares how Management coursework teaches students about the principles of planning, organizing a business, managing human resources, and controlling the operations of a business.
Adkerson School of Accountancy Looks to Future of Analytics, Big Data with Updated Curriculum
The Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy is updating its undergraduate and graduate programs to give students the tools needed to remain at the forefront of the accounting profession. The curriculum update emphasizes technology skills relevant to data analytics and big data, areas that are becoming increasingly prominent in the accounting profession. The changes include integrating data analytics content into current courses, adding a required data analytics graduate course, and providing a minor in business analytics in the Masters of Professional Accountancy and Masters of Tax programs.
College of Business Names 2017 Alumni Fellow
Mike McIlwain was recently selected as the 2017 Alumni Fellow for the College of Business. McIlwain is a 1987 accounting graduate, and serves as the President and CEO of PSAV. For more than 78 years, PSAV has been setting the standard for event technology services within the hotel, resort and conference center industry, offering expertise for everything from intimate gatherings to large conventions. McIlwain was nominated as one of the Top 100 Alumni during the College of Business’ Centennial Celebration in 2015, and he spoke to College of Business students as part of the College’s Leo W. Seal, Jr. Distinguished Speaker Series in 2016. Originally from Pahokee, FL, he resides in Chicago, IL.
MSU, South American Institution Link for Future Endeavors
MSU and the University of Chile are new partners in a special set of exchange programs for students engaged in start-up ventures and entrepreneurship. MSU also recently signed a memorandum of understanding to receive the country’s best and brightest graduate students with Chile’s National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), an organization similar to the National Science Foundation.The first MOU operates through CONICYT’s International Cooperation Program. It outlined benefits Chilean students would receive when pursuing MSU postgraduate studies. The second memorandum of understanding is for MSU students to attend the University of Chile’s Faculty of Economics and Business, the oldest of its kind in Chile and consistently a top ranked school.
Economic Development Administration Grant Will Help MSU Promote Innovation, Strengthen Regional Economy
Spurred by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), Mississippi State University’s Office of Outreach and Corporate Engagement will continue to promote innovation and use its resources to strengthen the regional economy. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently announced MSU was one of 22 colleges and universities to receive a grant under the 2017 University Center Economic Development Program Competition. Jeffrey Rupp, outreach director for MSU’s College of Business, said MSU will receive nearly $600,000 over five years as part of the program. MSU has received continuous grant funding from this economic development program for about 20 years.