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Undergraduate Business Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

Apr 29 2016 4:30 PM | » Full Article Undergraduate Business Students Recognized for Academic Achievement
More than 75 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students received awards for academic achievement at the 2016 CBA Honors Ceremony on Sunday, April 24. Dr. Donna Dudney, associate dean for undergraduate programs and associate professor of finance, and Dr. D’vee Buss, assistant dean for undergraduate programs, distributed the awards, including the William Gold Scholarship Keys, the Clifford Hicks Honor Keys, the LeRossignol Scholar Awards and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Keys.
 

Williams to lead SRAM Program

Apr 28 2016 11:15 AM | » Full Article Williams to lead SRAM Program
Through an ongoing partnership with the Clifton Foundation and Gallup, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Donde Plowman has appointed Dr. Larry J. Williams as director of the Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM) program, Donald and Shirley Clifton Chair of Survey Science and professor of management.
 

 

England-Clark Conference Connects Economics Alumni

Apr 26 2016 4:30 PM | » Full Article England-Clark Conference Connects Economics Alumni
Though it takes place just once every five years, the England-Clark Conference is woven into the fabric of the Department of Economics in the College of Business Administration. Celebrating 110 years of doctoral research in economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the conference brought together CBA economics alumni and current faculty and students for two days of celebration and academic conferences.The conference is named in honor of two pioneers of the economics graduate program: Minnie Throop England (1906), who published an influential body of work addressing business cycle theory and taught at UNL from 1906 to 1921, and Anderson W. Clark (1905), who founded the Child Saving Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.
 

Students Explore Professional Opportunities in Washington D.C.

Apr 26 2016 11:30 AM | » Full Article Students Explore Professional Opportunities in Washington D.C.
Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration connected with professionals in a variety of local, national and international companies in Washington D.C. Career Services at CBA led a group of 10 students to a series of company tours, meetings with successful alumni and a panel discussion regarding finding employment after graduation and life in Washington D.C.
 

Students Prepare Tax Returns through VITA Program

Apr 25 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article Students Prepare Tax Returns through VITA Program
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration recently completed another tax season. CBA students Virginia Calderon and Bryan Kirkebak participated in the program, helping people finalize and submit their tax returns.
 

Marketing Students Learn Science of Research with Lincoln Industries

Apr 22 2016 10:00 AM | » Full Article Marketing Students Learn Science of Research with Lincoln Industries
Not every college senior looks for difficult classes their last semester, but the intrigue of an intensive challenge before graduation motivated Evan Dexter to enroll in the MRKT 490 special topics class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. The class requires students to develop a real-world business and marketing plan with Lincoln Industries, a local business that provides chrome plating services to a variety of manufacturers of motorcycles, trucks, ATVs and independently owned truck drivers.

Dean Plowman Presents CBA Faculty, Staff Awards

Apr 21 2016 10:30 AM | » Full Article Dean Plowman Presents CBA Faculty, Staff Awards
The 2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration took place April 20 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean, presented the awards to the eight award recipients.
 

UNL Team Captures First Place in ACG Cup Competition

Apr 20 2016 11:30 AM | » Full Article UNL Team Captures First Place in ACG Cup Competition
University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students won the Nebraska ACG Cup competition held April 14, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The annual financial case study competition pits competing teams from UNL, UNO, Creighton University and Bellevue University. The Nebraska chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) hosts the competition which gives students experience analyzing topics of mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advising and private equity. The ACG is a network of bankers, investors, attorneys, accountants and others who work in mergers and acquisitions.
 

Local Entrepreneurs Reenact Business Pitch for Students

Apr 19 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article Local Entrepreneurs Reenact Business Pitch for Students
Pitching ideas to investors is a crucial skill for entrepreneurship students to obtain. The Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln hosted an investment pitch reenactment to allow students to witness a successful pitch. Following the reenactment, local investors led a discussion about what makes up a successful business pitch.
 

Final Steel Beam at New CBA Building Celebrated

Apr 18 2016 10:30 AM | » Full Article Final Steel Beam at New CBA Building Celebrated
Friday marked a major milestone in the construction of the new College of Business Administration building at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a Topping Off Steel Ceremony took place at the construction site at 14th and Vine streets. A topping off event is a building construction tradition that occurs when the last beam is placed atop a structure.
 

Top Business Leaders Honored at CBA Advisory Board Luncheon

Apr 15 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article Top Business Leaders Honored at CBA Advisory Board Luncheon
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration held its Advisory Board Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 15, at the Nebraska Champions Club. The awards honor the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders and corporations in the state of Nebraska and the world.
 

Economic Indicator: Nebraska’s Growth Prospects Improve

Apr 15 2016 3:00 AM | » Full Article Economic Indicator: Nebraska’s Growth Prospects Improve
The Nebraska economy should grow rapidly during the second half of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
 

Management 311 Students Work Together to Examine Local Businesses

Apr 13 2016 4:00 PM | » Full Article Management 311 Students Work Together to Examine Local Businesses
Students in Leadership, Communication and Teams (MGNT 311) class received the unique opportunity to explore aspects of management covered in their class by observing and talking to employees in the real world. Dr. Amber Messersmith, lecturer for the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, organized a project splitting her class into groups to visit area businesses for a firsthand look at their daily operations, leadership style and workplace culture. 

Start Expanding Your Ideas: Rob Simon

Apr 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Rob Simon
Rob Simon utilizes his past professional experience in retail, wholesale and e-commerce to bring real-world perspective to the classroom. As an associate professor of practice in marketing at the College of Business Administration, he connects with the business community to help students gain relevant experience through special course projects.
 

25th Mittelstaedt Symposium Sets Participation Record

Apr 8 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article 25th Mittelstaedt Symposium Sets Participation Record
The 25th Annual University of Nebraska–Lincoln Robert Mittelstaedt Symposium hosted by the Department of Marketing attracted over 85 participants from 26 colleges and universities making it the largest symposium in history. A three-day event, the symposium features marketing doctoral dissertation research, from students across the country.

2016 Entrepreneuring Days Award Winners Announced

Apr 8 2016 9:30 AM | » Full Article 2016 Entrepreneuring Days Award Winners Announced
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration hosted Entrepreneuring Days, April 5-6, at the City Union and the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event featured two new venture competitions with 64 teams, the Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Banquet and three special programs for competitors new to this year’s event.
 

Topping Off Steel Ceremony to Celebrate Final Steel Beam at CBA Building Site

Apr 7 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article Topping Off Steel Ceremony to Celebrate Final Steel Beam at CBA Building Site
The final steel beam is nearly in place as the new five-story College of Business Administration building reveals itself on the corner of 14th and Vine streets. The milestone will be marked with the Topping Off Steel Ceremony on Friday, April 15 at 4:10 p.m., completing a major phase of the construction process.
 

Business Learning Communities Travel to Kansas City

Apr 5 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article Business Learning Communities Travel to Kansas City
Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration don’t just do their learning on campus. It is industry visits to real-world businesses, such as those offered through CBA Business Learning Communities (BLC) that give students insight they will not find in the classroom.
 

Wally Ward: From Alaska to Nebraska with an Online MBA

Mar 30 2016 11:30 AM | » Full Article Wally Ward: From Alaska to Nebraska with an Online MBA
Wally Ward wanted to find a way to contribute more to his team while working in the oil industry. Living in Kenai, Alaska, he decided to pursue an online MBA program. By opening the whole country to his selection process, Ward discovered Nebraska, where he found the perfect combination of a great school and educational value.

Uganda Trip a Passionate Success for UNL Students

Mar 29 2016 9:30 AM | » Full Article Uganda Trip a Passionate Success for UNL Students
University of Nebraska–Lincoln students proclaimed “Mission Accomplished” after spending spring break on the inaugural Uganda study abroad program trip, delivering and implementing a new piece of technology designed to speed production timelines for African entrepreneurs. The students experienced an adventure they will never forget, and it packed all the drama of a Hollywood-like script.

Sales Certificate Program Expands Sleister’s Horizons

Mar 25 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article Sales Certificate Program Expands Sleister’s Horizons
Senior Matthew Sleister’s real-world experience as an intern at Sandhills Publishing in Lincoln provides him with a head start on his career. On campus, Sleister enhances an already robust educational experience as a management major with a certificate from the Center for Sales Excellence at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration.
 

Weixelman Earns Human Resources Certification

Mar 24 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article Weixelman Earns Human Resources Certification
Sara Weixelman, human resource generalist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, recently earned her Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential. SHRM is the world’s largest membership organization for human resource professionals.
 

Sales Certificate Music to Berke’s Ears

Mar 23 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article Sales Certificate Music to Berke’s Ears
Performing in front of an audience has never been an issue for Emelie Berke. She is, after all, a violin performance major. Performing in front of her peers while trying to make a sales pitch, however, is a different game for the senior from Kearney, Nebraska. For this reason the certificate program in sales excellence at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration appealed to her.
 

Students Use Spring Break to Help Ugandan Women

Mar 17 2016 3:15 PM | » Full Article Students Use Spring Break to Help Ugandan Women
University of Nebraska–Lincoln students will travel to Uganda over spring break to complete a social entrepreneurship project to assist an organization known as Kinawataka Women Initiatives. J.K. Osiri, director of the international business program and associate professor of practice in management at UNL, and Bill Dick, lecturer of mechanical and materials engineering at UNL, lead the program.

U.S. News Ranks UNL MBA Program Among Nation’s Best

Mar 16 2016 2:30 PM | » Full Article U.S. News Ranks UNL MBA Program Among Nation’s Best
The part-time MBA program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration moved up five spots to No. 59 out of the nation’s 344 programs surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. Released March 16, the report recognized the top part-time programs who enable working professionals to take courses in the evenings or on weekends to earn their graduate business degree. The ranking comes on the heels of Financial Times naming the online MBA program as No. 12 in the world (link to story: http://cba.unl.edu/news/financial-times-ranks-online-mba-no-12-in-the-world/?contentGroup=home&regionName=news_feed).
 

Students Compete in UNL Union Pacific Case Competition

Mar 11 2016 10:00 AM | » Full Article Students Compete in UNL Union Pacific Case Competition
Four teams of undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln competed in a preliminary Union Pacific Case Competition March 4 at the College of Business Administration. The competition challenged the teams to take on a case that examined the capacity of the railroad at a specific port and which business opportunities would provide the most value and return for the company.

Single Sock Problem Leads to Nonprofit Startup for Students

Mar 9 2016 11:00 AM | » Full Article Single Sock Problem Leads to Nonprofit Startup for Students
Tayler Sundermann, a sophomore mechanical engineering major and business minor from Omaha, keeps a list on his phone of things that irk him that he feels he could change. Last spring, the number of matchless socks he found in each load of laundry topped that list. He suggested to his friend Josie Jensen, now a sophomore economics major from Omaha, they make an effort to collect lone socks on campus and use them for good. Together they started Put a Sock in It with the help of Sarah Porath, a civil engineering major from Lincoln, Nebraska.

Start Expanding Your Ideas: John 'J.K.' Osiri

Mar 8 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
J.K. Osiri
Dr. John ‘J.K.’ Osiri, associate professor of practice in management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, loves combining two of his greatest passions – business and science. Joining the faculty at CBA last fall provided him the opportunity to do just that, leading both international business efforts and exciting new study abroad programs.

Simon Recognized for Excellence in Research and Teaching

Mar 7 2016 8:30 AM | » Full Article Simon Recognized for Excellence in Research and Teaching
Rob Simon, associate professor of practice in marketing at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, will receive the outstanding article award for 2015 for an article in the Journal of Marketing Education at the 2016 Marketing Educators’ Association conference April 15 in Denver. Also receiving the award are Simon’s colleagues on the article, James Cross, associate professor of marketing, University of Nevada–Las Vegas, NV; Shannon Cummins. Ph.D. ’12, assistant professor of marketing, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater; James Peltier, department chair of marketing, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater; and Nadia Pomirleanu, assistant professor of marketing,University of Nevada–Las Vegas, NV.

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