EMBA Informational Open House
Interested in getting your Execitive MBA while you work? Attend an EMBA Informational Open House — the best place for individuals and companies to learn about Boise State’s unique Executive MBA program. You will learn about the program from those who are directly involved. EMBA faculty members, current EMBA students, alumni, and program administrators will be on hand to tell you about the program from their perspective and answer your questions.
The next open house is April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Stueckle Sky Center on the west side of Bronco Stadium.
Click here to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 426-4034 to reserve a space. (more…)
COBE Students Take Top Prizes at 2nd Annual Bronco Appathon
COBE seniors in Information Technology Management took top honors at the second annual Bronco APPathon held March 9, 2013. The APPathon challenge is for teams to create a new mobile or web application between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning, then give 5-minute presentations to the judges.
Team APPathetic took first place out 16 teams (65 participants). Their app is called IntelliClic; and it enables a mobile device or computer to replace a classroom clicker device. The app captures information from participants and generates a summary that can be displayed in charts or graphs. Members of Team APPathetic — Jennifer Parke, Han Park, Roger Perez and Colin Smith — won $500 each.
Team Mobile Thunder created an app – ”NoBS – The Ultimate Blue Screen Troubleshooting Tool” that captures error codes generated when a desktop computer crashes. The app uses optical character recognition to change the code into a character string that can be used to search Microsoft troubleshooting database to find suggestions for resolving the problem.
Team Mobile Thunder
Team Mobile Thunder tied another team in the best native app category. Members of Team Mobile Thunder are Jeff Pinkham , Andrew Johnson, Matt Koob and Darius Houle. They each won $100.
All but one of the teams’ members are students in ITM 497 – Mobile Apps Development class taught by Tom Cavaiani and Emerson Maxson.
See Statesman article about all the Boise State app creators.
Brian Greber on KTVB — It’s Your Business
Brian Greber, director of the Center for Business Research and Economic Development at Boise State University and senior Economist ECONorthwest talks about business strategies and economic implications on KTVB It’s Your Business. See the video here.
Connect in the Commons – Meet Employers!
Connect with employers at the featured employer table in the Jackson Commons in the Micron Business and Economics Building throughout the semester. These will be great opportunities to build your network.
The next events are:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 1:30-3:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Wells Fargo at 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12 and 1:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13.
See flyer. Brought to you by Career Center. Click here for a complete schedule of employers coming. If you have questions or for more information, call the Career Center: 208-426-1747 or go to career.boisestate.edu.
COBE Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation
We have received official notice by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business that we have maintained our business accreditation through 2016. In addition, the accountancy program maintained its specialized accreditation in 2011. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.
Boise State University’s master’s and undergraduate business programs have been accredited by AACSB International since 1979; the accountancy program was first accredited in 1991. (more…)
Boise State Wishes a Fond Farewell to Jim Hogge
Friends, family and colleagues gathered to honor Jim Hogge who retired in January, 2013 after a 20-year career at the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Jim held every position in the SBDC and served as the state director for the past 16 years. He is a strong advocate for Idaho’s small businesses and entrepreneurs, leading a statewide network of six regional offices in partnership with Idaho’s colleges and universities. Jim’s vision has established the Idaho SBDC as one of the top performing SBDCs in the nation. (more…)
Brian Greber Report: Idaho good at starting, bad at maintaining businesses
Brian Greber, director of the Business Research and Economic Development Center in the College of Business and Economics, was quoted in a KTVB Channel 7 story on how Idaho is good at starting businesses but bad at maintaining them. The report was based on a study completed by Greber and graduate assistant Jesse Baker that found from 2000-2010 Idaho was one of the top states in the nation for creating business. But the research showed Idaho was one of the worst states in business mortality. Read more here.
COBE Presents International Business Summit
The Boise State University College of Business and Economics will present an international business summit focused on the rise and trends of global business on Feb. 8. The event is free and open to the public.
The summit will feature distinguished guests from the Idaho business community and national academic leaders from the field of international business. Highlights include a keynote address from Bill Whitacre, CEO of J.R. Simplot Co., who will offer insights on his company’s evolution as a global enterprise. A panel discussion follows with Mark Durcan, CEO of Micron Technology; Joe Rottman, Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) secretariat; Joe DeGano, Rekluse Motor Sports; and Vera Zdravkova, distinguished Boise State international business alumnus. Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little will moderate the discussion.
The summit begins at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Skaggs Hall of Learning on the first floor of the Micron Business and Economics Building. For more information or to register, visit cobe.boisestate.edu/internationalbusiness, send an email to email@example.com or call 426-4205. (more…)
COBE Center for Entrepreneurship Hosts Interdisciplinary Group
The Center for Entrepreneurship hosted an interdisciplinary group from the College of Business and Economics, the College of Health Sciences and the College of Engineering, for a need-driven idea generation session focused on creating new or improved medical devices. The session, held at the end of the fall 2012 term, was facilitated by Kent Neupert, director for the Center of Entrepreneurship and supported by the Office of University and Industry Ventures and the College of Health Sciences Office of Research.
Neupert provided an overview of the process then turned groups of students and faculty loose to generate a list of clinically relevant problems that could be mitigated or eliminated by a device. Each group then selected their top three ideas and presented them to the larger audience. (more…)