Startup founded by Mississippi State students gets $100,000 boost!
CampusKnot, a startup business created by a team of students at Mississippi State, is getting a $100k investment from a private investor, bringing its value to $1 million! CampusKnot is a free social media website with about 150 current users. It connects students to MSU academic and campus-life resources.
COB Hosts First-Ever Accounting Summer Camp for Rising High School Seniors!
Kaitlin Moore of Brookhaven is among a group of rising high school seniors attending Accelerating Students into the Accounting Profession Camp (ASAP) July 12-15, 2015 at Mississippi State. The interactive three-day camp, sponsored by the Adkerson School of Accountancy, is designed to create an interest in accounting and provide an overview of the various career opportunities within the accounting profession.
Dr. Kathleen Thomas' and Her Research Featured in First-Ever Major Grantee Spotlight on Spencer Foundation's Website
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. M. Kathleen Thomas was profiled by the Spencer Foundation as their first-ever Featured Grantee piece on their website. The spotlight article discusses Thomas' two-year $300,000+ grant she and her colleagues received for their research titled, “High School Arts Education and Academic Success: The Access of At-Risk Students and the Impact of Participation.”
The College of Business Centennial Celebration Site is Here!
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration site is now LIVE, providing you with access to all things Centennial! On wemeanbusiness.msstate.edu, you will find historical photos, centennial videos, event information, limited edition merchandise, a place to share YOUR stories and photos with us, as well as vote for the Top 100 College of Business Alumni! We will be updating this site throughout 2015, so be sure to check back often for the latest COB Centennial news and information!
Distance MBA program once again ranked #16 among Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans by U.S. News
Congratulations to Mississippi State's Distance MBA program, as it is ranked #16 for the second consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans! Additionally, the Distance M.S. in Information Systems program is ranked #33 for Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans (excluding MBA) by U.S. News! To ensure academic quality, all schools included in these rankings first had to be numerically ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Online Programs rankings.
COB Professor Crossler's "PrivacyHelper" iPhone App Now Available for Download in App Store
A new app developed by COB assistant professor Dr. Rob Crossler, along with France Bélanger of Virginia Tech University, is helping iPhone users make knowledgeable choices about their privacy settings. The "PrivacyHelper" app, available on Apple's App Store, is designed to give users information about various privacy options and even uses audio directions to walk them through changing the settings if they desire. Crossler said it's not an app for everyday use, but those who use it even once may gain increased peace of mind about how and when their personal information is being shared.
Five COB Students Selected as 2015 Spirit of State Award Recipients
More than 30 Mississippi State students were recognized on Friday, April 17 as 2015 Spirit of State Award recipients-- the university's premier student recognition for exceptional personal contributions to campus life. Of the 33 MSU students awarded this year, five represent the College of Business. Congratulations to our Spirit of State winners, Tyrus Hill, Emma Sweat, Alexis "Lexi" Waarich, Brett Harris and Roderick Erby!