COB Dividends Show - January 2018

The Dividends Show is a monthly program dedicated to bringing you all the latest news and information from Mississippi State University's College of Business. Each episode gives you an inside look at the College's programs and events, history, faculty, students and alumni.

In this month's episode, Dividends Show host Jeffrey Rupp speaks with the College of Business Professor of Information Systems, Dr. Merrill Warkentin, who shares what students can look forward to as they step into the information systems field. Through the facilities of the academic departments and the University's Information Technology Services (ITS) unit, students at Mississippi State University have a unique opportunity to acquire both professional education and experience in data processing, business analytics and management information systems.

The next guest is Dr. Danny Holt, College of Business Professor of Management, who talks about how he is encouraging his students to gain hands-on experience prior to graduation. In Management coursework, students learn the principles of planning, organizing a business, managing human resources, and controlling the operations of a business. Students also learn how to develop business plans for new entrepreneurial ventures. The Management degree program at MSU provides students with a solid foundation upon which to build a career as a manager and/or entrepreneur.