COB Students Take Home First Place at 2017 AIG University Innovation Challenge!
Congratulations to MSU College of Business students Anna Barker, Allen Coe and Hassan Tariq, as they won first place at the 2017 AIG University Innovation Challenge in Houston, TX on April 21! During the competition, teams present to AIG judges their most creative concepts and business models to reduce business risk and improve operations using technology. The team from Mississippi State University's idea will use technology to help reduce the risk of fire-related disasters by leveraging data.
National Science Foundation Grant Will Fund MSU I-Corps Site
Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach (CEO) will be able to help the university broaden the economic reach of its research and innovation. Housed in the the College of Business, the CEO will serve as an NSF I-Corps site, providing infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applications.
Congressman Gregg Harper Visits MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach
Mississippi's 3rd District Congressman Gregg Harper recently stopped by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach recently to tour the facility and meet one of our student startups, World Vue, to discuss how their product can help visually impaired students navigate college campuses.
College of Business Receives Five-Year Extension for AACSB Accreditation!
Mississippi State University's College of Business is proud to announce that our AACSB accreditation has been extended for another five-year period! Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools.
College of Business Dividends Show - April 13, 2017
In this month's episode of the COB Dividends Show, host Jeffrey Rupp speaks with MBA student and entrepreneur Blaise Carabello. Blaise has used the E-Center to start her own company, iRevive. iRevive is an iPhone repair service in which a representative will pick up your iPhone, repair it within the hour, and then return it to your location. Our next guest is Kyle McCrary, president of MSU’s Entrepreneurship Club. Kyle stumbled upon the E-Club as an underclassman, and has made it his mission to welcome all students interested in entrepreneurship to the E-Club. He says he would like to equip students, especially those who have not had access to entrepreneurship classes, with tools that will help them succeed in the business world.
Kocol Serves as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Beta Gamma Sigma Induction
Bobby Kocol, former MSU Baseball player and CEO of Innovative Switchgear, Inc., served as this year's keynote speaker for the Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony April 6, 2017 in McCool Hall. Beta Gamma Sigma is an honorary organization available only through Colleges of Business and is accredited through the International Association for Management Education. The main goal of the organization is for faculty to honor students with the highest academic achievements.