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Students inducted into Sigma Lambda Chi

Posted on April 10, 2014

The following students were installed in Sigma Lambda Chi, the International Construction Management honor society. They were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, industry experience and their passion and commitment to the construction industry.

Brian Keranen
Schuyler Lee
Jorden Pangrac
Shawn Sobanski
Chase Zeller

The economics of gaming

Posted on April 09, 2014

Zebulon Hallman to present at conference

By Danielle Rebel

“League of Legends” and “World of Warcraft” may seem like simple ways to pass the time for most, but for Zebulon Hallman, these online games offer a unique insight as to how the world works.

Hallman, a senior paralegal and economics major, has spent the semester studying the economics of online games. He will be presenting his research at MSUM’s Student Academic Conference on April 15. Read the rest of this entry →

Summer Session Benefits

Posted on April 08, 2014

Summer classes ensure students stay on track

Whether you take summer classes to get ahead, catch up or stay on track, Summer Session offers many benefits for current and new students.

“I take summer classes to keep me on track to graduate by 2016,” said Erika Keller, an English Education major who said summer classes lighten her load during the school year and allows her to focus intently on each class.

The sophomore isn’t a summer school newbie. She took summer classes during high school at her local technical college to prepare for the transition to MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Business professors present at MBAA International Conference

Posted on April 07, 2014

Professors Sheri Erickson and Mary Stone, School of Business, presented the paper “An Examination of Pfizer’s Crisis Communication Strategies in the Celebrex Case” at the MBAA International Conference, North American Accounting Society sector, March 27, in Chicago. Business student Megan Thorwick was also a co-author on this paper, which examines stock price reaction to communication strategies Pfizer used when the safety of Celebrex was questioned.

Sixteen students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Posted on April 07, 2014

On Friday, April 4 an induction ceremony was held for sixteen MSU Moorhead students joining the MSUM Chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. This honor society is only available to business programs that have achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This is the most prestigious level of accreditation available to Business schools internationally. The School of Business at MSUM congratulates the students so honored this year. This is a very selective honor as only students ranking in the top 10 percent of their class are eligible for this invitation.

The following is a list of the 2013-2014 class of new Beta Gamma Sigma members: Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM DECA advances to nationals

Posted on April 04, 2014

Six students to compete in Washington D.C.

On February 25 and 26 the MSUM DECA chapter competed at the Minnesota Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference in Mankato, Minn. After two days of competitive business events, the students came back with awards for their achievements and will advance to the national conference.

All MSUM students were finalists in their events, advancing to the top eight. They presented their business knowledge to professional judges from around the state. Read the rest of this entry →

MCA Networking, Communication Seminar

Posted on March 25, 2014

April 11, 2014 | MSU Mankato at Edina

The Minnesota Construction Association is hosing a “Networking, Presentation & Communication” seminar for industry professionals April 11 at Minnesota State University Mankato at Edina. The program begins at 7:30 a.m. with lunch included.

The agenda includes sessions on professional presentations, business communications and networking and sales, to provide young professionals the essential soft skills to start a successful career. Read the rest of this entry →

Second annual Ethics Day is Wednesday

Posted on March 10, 2014

Please join us for…..

College of Business and Innovation’s 2nd Annual

Ethics Day
Wednesday, March 12
Noon panel: CMU Ballroom 12-1:15 p.m.

Lunch served beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Professionals from local and regional businesses and industries will be on campus to speak to students in courses about ethical dilemmas they have faced in their careers and how they have resolved these dilemmas.

Panelist Biographies

Lori Johnson
MBA, CPA, CGMA is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at MSUM.   She also works as a Business Advisor/Corporate Officer for NetWork Center, Inc. in Fargo.   Lori has previously worked at Charles Bailly and Co. and Great Plains Software. Read the rest of this entry →

Itasca project aims to assure work relevance in curriculum across campus

Posted on February 27, 2014

As part of an initiative by MnSCU, MSU Moorhead will be one of 20 two- and four-year schools in the state of Minnesota participating in an employer-led civic alliance called the Itasca Project, a plan aimed at meeting workforce needs. While participating in this project, MSUM will use two software programs, WANTED Analytics and EMSI, to view regional and statewide statistics on top occupations, employers and desired skill sets.

Dean of the College of Business & Innovation Marsha Weber will lead an on-campus committee through this endeavor. The group will identify external stakeholders to participate in the process and provide input on the data and how MSUM incorporates the information into its planning processes. Read the rest of this entry →

Biz, education degrees dominate area colleges

Posted on February 25, 2014

By: Cali Owings, INFORUM

FARGO – Each year, Fargo-Moorhead area colleges graduate a higher proportion of education and business students than students in any other field.

Of the 87,000 students who have earned bachelor’s degrees from North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead and Concordia College in the past 25 years, nearly a third studied business or education fields, shows data from the U.S. Department of Education. Read the rest of this entry →

Summer 2014 advising & registration begins March 3

Posted on February 21, 2014

Summer advising begins Monday, March 3 and summer registration begins Monday, March 10. There are no specific registration windows assigned for summer through your e-services – open enrollment for summer 2014 will begin on March 10 at 8 a.m.

Fall 2014 registration windows

Posted on February 21, 2014

Registration for the Fall 2014 semester is scheduled from March 10-14 and March 24-28, 2014. During this time, currently enrolled or returning students have an opportunity to register before new students. Registration proceeds according to the number of semester hours individual students have completed. Students with more earned semester hours are allowed to register earlier than students with less semester hours. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Business hosts Visiting Scholar from China

Posted on February 20, 2014

The School of Business is hosting Dr. Zou Shaohui, a Visiting Scholar from Xi’an University of Science and Technology, China, for one year. Dr. Zou is totally funded by The China Scholarship Council’s Visiting Scholar Research Program. During his year at MSUM Dr. Zou will be working on collaborative research projects with our faculty and observing different teaching methods. Read the rest of this entry →

Applications for China Business Trip due Feb. 25

Posted on February 20, 2014

Applications for the China Business Trip need to be turned in by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Applications can be picked up at Center for Business 207A. For more information, please contact Dr. Ruth Lumb in Center for Business 207G;

MSUM ACM releases computer science blog

Posted on February 20, 2014

MSUM ACM releases their new blog at aimed at inspiring students from departments related to Computer Science. The blog will feature interviews with computer science professionals located around the area and other articles related to improving skills related to the field.

Submissions from members of MSUM ACM or otherwise are welcome.

This group is a chapter of the Association of Computing and Machinery.

Applications now being accepted for China Business Trip

Posted on February 13, 2014

China Business Trip: Applications are currently being accepted for the China Business Trip, May 19-June 10. Three credits are available for this course. For an experience that will last a lifetime, travel with us to China, a country that claims a history of 5,000 years. Throughout the journey, we will compare and contrast business in China with business in the United States. By experiencing for yourself the rural-urban dichotomy, the co-existence of communism and capitalism and the effects that the current economic boom has had on the environment, you will gain an awareness of the effect that China’s culture, history, and political ideology have played in shaping China’s role in the global economy. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Business team excels in the CFA Research Challenge

Posted on February 05, 2014

A student team from the MSUM School of Business is among four teams out of 9 who entered that were selected to advance to the second stage of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge. The first stage consisted of a written report while the second stage will consist of presentations. Team members are Dang Pham, Brenden Forte, Jodie Seelye, and Ryan Bryngelson. Dang, Brenden and Jodie are Finance majors, and Ryan is an Accounting major. Congratulations to the team!

The other three teams will represent University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Minnesota Minneapolis and University of Saint Thomas.  Presentations will take place on February 13, 2014 at Thrivent Headquarters in downtown Minneapolis. Read the rest of this entry →

Han Li will serve as Associate Editor at 2014 ICIS

Posted on February 05, 2014

School of Business faculty member Han Li is serving as Associate Editor in IS Security and Privacy track for 2014 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014), to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, Dec. 14-17, 2014. ICIS is the major annual meeting of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which has over 4,000 members representing universities in over 95 countries worldwide. It is the most prestigious gathering of academics and practitioners in the IS discipline.

Visit the Career Development Center to learn about exciting and unusual careers

Posted on February 04, 2014

Visit the Career Development Center (FR 151) during Dragon Frost, as we highlight career opportunities for different college each day. Learn more about exciting and unusual careers waiting for you! Cookies and cider served daily.

Monday: College of Arts, Media and Communication
Tuesday: College of Business and Innovation Read the rest of this entry →

Founders Scholarship Gala

Posted on January 31, 2014

Need-based scholarship rewards outstanding students

For 125 years MSUM has impacted the lives of students, making our community, region and world a better place. Helping students succeed and find their passion is part of the university’s mission and is ingrained in MSUM’s heritage. Contributing to the Founders Scholarship is one more way faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university show support for students.

The Founders Scholarship is a competitive $2,500, need-based scholarship awarded to students who embody the values set forth by the founders: success, service and citizenship. Long ago our students were affectionately known as “scramblers,” because they came from modest means, worked hard, and left with a brighter future. Read the rest of this entry →

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