College of Business Spring 2016 Graduation Reception
Mississippi College of Business Spring 2016 graduates, families and guests, and faculty and staff are cordially invited to the College of Business Graduation Reception from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 in the atrium of McCool Hall. Congratulations to all of our business graduates!
MSU's E-Center Dedication Opens Doors To Student-Driven, Innovative Businesses
The College of Business welcomed a large crowd that included business leaders, alumni, donors and entrepreneurs to the McCool Hall atrium Tuesday, April 19, for a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach. Speakers throughout the ceremony told the story of how the idea for an E-Center grew from a small space in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park to the 2,000 square-foot hub it is today. The ceremony also honored Gerald Nelson, the first director for MSU’s entrepreneurship program who retired in 2013.
Marketing Doctoral Student Selected as MSU's Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year!
Congratulations to business administration/marketing doctoral student Alex Krallman, who was named Mississippi State’s 2016 Donald Zacharias Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year by the MSU Graduate Student Association. She was honored formally at the recent 14th annual Graduate Student Association Awards Banquet, they are among more than 30 cited for various personal accomplishments during the 2015-16 school year. The GSA and the Office of the Graduate School co-sponsored the event. Alex was selected among a total of nine nominees from colleges and departments across campus for this prestigious honor.
MSU's MBA Case Team Earns 4th Place Overall in 2016's SEC MBA Case Competition!
Mississippi State came in fourth place overall in the 2016 SEC MBA Case Competition held recently at the University of Arkansas. MBA students Brandon Balli, Charlie Dean, Garrett Dismukes and Carew Ferguson represented MSU during this year's event. A team of four MBA students from every SEC university was presented a business case by Henkel, a multinational company that produces consumer and industrial products. The teams, who were separated into four divisions, proposed their solutions to a panel of judges, including Henkel executives, on Saturday morning in divisional rounds. The top four proposals moved on to the final round to determine the winner of the competition. In addition to the fourth place prize, Case Team member Carew Ferguson was awarded top prize for Best Q&A Discussion in MSU's division, which included LSU, Ole Miss and South Carolina.
MSU's VBOC Named a Winner of U.S. SBA's 'Lean for Main Street Training Challenge'
MSU's Veteran's Business Outreach Center (VBOC), housed under the College of Business, is one of five organizations nationally to be awarded a grant by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help translate lean startup principles into curriculum beneficial to America’s main street businesses. A national meeting of all representatives was hosted April 29 - May 1, 2016 in Washington, DC, which included an initial meeting at the White House. MSU’s VBOC Counselor Mike Pornovets and Director of Entrepreneurship Eric Hill represented MSU at the meeting.
Jackie Sherrill Deliver's Keynote Address at 29th Annual Insurance Day
Former MSU head football coach and 2016 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame inductee Jackie Sherrill was among speakers at the 29th annual Insurance Day recently held at the Mill at MSU Conference Center. Sponsored by the Risk Management and Insurance program in the College of Business, the I-Day Conference is one of the biggest insurance conferences in the Southeast, focusing on a variety of current industry issues and offering continuing education credits for insurance professionals. Sherrill spoke to the importance of having good leadership and teamwork on an athletic team, explaining that both qualities are just as important to apply in one's insurance business. Much to the enjoyment of the audience, Sherrill shared stories about past MSU football players and games during his address, for which he received a standing ovation.
MSU Finance Students Manage Live $500K Portfolio
Nearly a dozen MSU students learning about financial investing will travel to New York City to meet industry leaders, learn best practices in investment management and visit the New York Federal Reserve Bank.The students are members of MSU's Tennessee Valley Authority Investment Challenge panel, and have been managing a stock portfolio worth more than $500,000 throughout the fall and spring semesters. In New York, they will take part in the March 31-April 2 Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) VI Forum. The event includes discussions of global markets and the economy, corporate governance, investment strategy, as well as career opportunities within the financial services industry. MSU will be among 140 college and university participants representing 40 countries, 39 states and the District of Columbia.