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Study Abroad: Bailey Fairchild Blogs from Brazil

May 26 2015 10:00 AM | » Full Article Study Abroad: Bailey Fairchild Blogs from Brazil
Bailey Fairchild is a junior management major from Lincoln, Nebraska, who left for Brazil on Wednesday, May 13, on one of six study abroad experiences offered through the UNL College of Business Administration. Students will spend three weeks exploring southern Brazil while experiencing the cultural and business aspects of the country. They will also visit two local universities – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). Rob Simon, associate professor of practice in marketing, is one of the faculty advisors for the trip.

Center for Sales Excellence Recognized for Professional Sales Education

May 15 2015 9:45 AM | » Full Article Center for Sales Excellence Recognized for Professional Sales Education
The Center for Sales Excellence located in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration was named as a 2015 “Top University for Professional Sales Education” by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF). The sales programs are recognized for preparing students for careers in professional selling and helping to elevate the sales profession.

Improving Outlook for Nebraska Businesses

May 15 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Improving Outlook for Nebraska Businesses
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator rose by 1.99% in April. This sharp increase suggests strong growth in the Nebraska economy during the second half of 2015.
 
“The sharp increase in the LEI-N reflects strong business expectations, a recent decline in the value of the U.S. Dollar, and a decline initial claims for unemployment insurance,” said economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  
 

CBA Senior Graduates Prepared to Start Something

May 9 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Senior Graduates Prepared to Start Something
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 445 seniors, masters and doctoral students on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Five May graduates share their CBA experience and how they are prepared to Start Something in the business world.

April Survey: Nebraska Businesses Report Record Optimism

May 8 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article
Nebraska businesses are very optimistic in their outlook for sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research.  
 
Nearly one in four respondents to the April Survey of Nebraska Business expected to add employees in the next six months. Only 4 percent said they expected to reduce employment.

CBA Faculty and Staff Recognized with College Honors

May 1 2015 9:30 AM | » Full Article CBA Faculty and Staff Recognized with College Honors
The 2015 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration was held April 30 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean, presented the awards to the seven award recipients and recognized four retiring faculty.

Promotions Bestowed on Kumar and Williams

May 1 2015 8:30 AM | » Full Article Promotions Bestowed on Kumar and Williams
Dr. Donde Ashmos Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the UNL College of Business Administration announced the promotion of two faculty members, including granting tenure to Dr. Alok Kumar, assistant professor of marketing, and promoting Dr. Glenn Williams to associate professor of practice in finance.

Business Students Win Union Pacific Case Competition

Apr 22 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article Business Students Win Union Pacific Case Competition
A team of undergraduate students in the UNL College of Business Administration won first place at the regional Union Pacific Case Competition held April 10 at the Union Pacific Headquarters in Omaha. This was the second year Union Pacific held the competition and also included teams from Iowa State University, Kansas State University and University of Nebraska at Omaha. The competition challenged teams to take on a case that asked them to make decisions on a contract renewal with a customer through financial analyses of rate increases, guarantees, opportunity costs and more.

Leading Indicator: Nebraska Remains On Track for Growth

Apr 17 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Indicator: Nebraska Remains On Track for Growth
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator rose by 0.08% in March. This is the fourth consecutive monthly increase and suggests that Nebraska will benefit from consistent economic growth throughout 2015.

Undergraduate Business Students Honored for Academic Achievement

Apr 16 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article Undergraduate Business Students Honored for Academic Achievement
More than 125 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students were honored at the 2015 CBA Honors Ceremony held Sunday, April 12. Eighty students received CBA awards for academic achievement including the William Gold Scholarship Keys, the Clifford Hicks Honor Keys, the LeRossignol Scholar Awards and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Keys.

International Association for Feminist Economics Partners with World Bank

Apr 16 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article International Association for Feminist Economics Partners with World Bank
The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), located in the Department of Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, is partnering with the World Bank for an innovative special issue of its award winning journal Feminist Economics. The issue focuses on women’s voice and agency– their ability to make decisions and take advantage of opportunities.

Dean Plowman Initiated into Delta Sigma Pi

Apr 15 2015 9:30 AM | » Full Article Dean Plowman Initiated into Delta Sigma Pi
The University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Business Administration chapter of Delta Sigma Pi initiated Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, as an honorary member on Sunday, April 12. The foremost professional fraternity for business on campus, it made sense to bestow this honor on the Dean.

CBA Advisory Board Recognizes Top Business Leaders

Apr 13 2015 5:30 PM | » Full Article CBA Advisory Board Recognizes Top Business Leaders
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration held its Advisory Board Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 10, at the Nebraska Champions Club. The awards honor the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders and corporations in the state of Nebraska and the world.

Awards Highlight EntrepreneuringDays@UNL

Apr 10 2015 4:30 PM | » Full Article Awards Highlight EntrepreneuringDays@UNL
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the UNL College of Business Administration hosted EntrepreneuringDays@UNL April 7-9 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event featured two new venture competitions, the Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Dinner, several special speakers and networking events connecting students with the business community. The competitions were conducted much like the television show “Shark Tank” where students pitched their business ideas to a panel of professionals who served as judges for feedback and competed for $82,000 worth of funding.

UNL GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered May 30

Apr 2 2015 9:30 AM | » Full Article UNL GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered May 30
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration will offer a GMAT Strategy Workshop on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The workshop prepares prospective graduate students for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and will be led by Stephanie Espy, founder and president of Atlanta-based MathSP: Strategies and Problem-solving.

Buss Honored by UNL Women’s Center

Mar 30 2015 2:30 PM | » Full Article Buss Honored by UNL Women’s Center
Dr. D’vee Buss, assistant dean of undergraduate programs of the College of Business Administration, was recognized as a woman of character, courage and commitment by the UNL Women’s Center at the 10th annual Women’s History Month Banquet on March 19. The honor celebrates women within the university who have been a positive influence on students in a professional, personal or mentor relationship.

Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Highlight EntrepreneuringDays@UNL

Mar 24 2015 11:00 AM | » Full Article Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Highlight EntrepreneuringDays@UNL
The Center for Entrepreneurship in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration will host the EntrepreneuringDays@UNL, April 7-9 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. The event features new venture student competitions as well as a day to celebrate entrepreneurship in Nebraska which is open to the public.

Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator Flat in February

Mar 20 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator Flat in February
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator was essentially flat in February, rising by just 0.01. The flat value followed two months of growth during December 2014 and January 2015. Taken together, the three months of data suggest that the Nebraska economy will improve later in the year.

BBR Research Reports Economic Forecasts for Nebraskans

Mar 18 2015 11:30 AM | » Full Article
The economy is one of the most important issues people face when planning finances, shopping or visiting the voting booth. The Bureau of Business Research (BBR) wants Nebraskans to know exactly what to expect from the economy by releasing a series of economic reports geared at making research understandable and relevant to families and businesses throughout the state.

UNL Parents Association Honors 14 CBA Faculty, Staff

Mar 17 2015 9:30 AM | » Full Article UNL Parents Association Honors 14 CBA Faculty, Staff
The UNL College of Business Administration had 14 faculty and staff members honored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association at an annual recognition ceremony in January. Certificates of recognition for contributions to students were given during the ceremony. The awards provide positive feedback to campus faculty and staff about the work they do with students.
 

Ann Mari May and Colleagues Receive “Big Ideas” Planning Grant

Mar 13 2015 8:30 AM | » Full Article Ann Mari May and Colleagues Receive “Big Ideas” Planning Grant
Policy-makers are increasingly interested in findings ways of “nudging” individuals to make better decisions regarding their health, personal finance, education and labor market choices. However, in these important life domains, differences in decision-making by men and women, leading to significant variations in numerous measures of well-being often go unseen.

Financial Times Ranks Online MBA Program No. 10 in the World

Mar 12 2015 1:00 PM | » Full Article Financial Times Ranks Online MBA Program No. 10 in the World
The online MBA program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration ranked No. 10 in the world in the 2015 Financial Times ranking. The program was also recognized as No. 1 in the U.S. for its value. Released March 9, the report ranked the top 15 online MBA programs from around the world who offer a credible alternative to residential MBA programs.

Center for Sales Excellence Helps Students Sharpen Skills

Mar 11 2015 4:00 PM | » Full Article Center for Sales Excellence Helps Students Sharpen Skills
Students at the College of Business Administration have a new opportunity to master the art of selling through pitching ideas and sharpening their communication skills with the opening of the Center for Sales Excellence at CBA. The center was made possible by a major gift of $1.5 million from National Research Corporation (NRC) which also established a distinguished chair to provide permanent support for the program.

CBA Building Moves Forward with Groundbreaking

Mar 5 2015 10:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Building Moves Forward with Groundbreaking
Construction of UNL's new College of Business Administration Building launched with a ceremonial turning of dirt on March 4.

An estimated 350 attended the groundbreaking ceremony, which was held inside the Kauffman Academic Residential Center and near the site of the new building at 14th and Vine streets.

Researchers Study Supply Chain Effects on Industry Performance

Mar 2 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article Researchers Study Supply Chain Effects on Industry Performance
Millions of U.S. firms are involved in business-to-business (B2B) transactions with a host of external suppliers. Dr. Alok Kumar, assistant professor of marketing at the College of Business Administration, and colleagues analyzed certain practical ways manufacturing firms can manage their external suppliers efficiently to reap superior performance.

Ph.D. Student Represents CBA at Prominent Marketing Conference

Feb 27 2015 11:00 AM | » Full Article Ph.D. Student Represents CBA at Prominent Marketing Conference
Jenifer Skiba, a marketing Ph.D. student from Bridgman, Michigan, represented the College of Business Administration at two events that bring outstanding marketing doctoral students together to advance their academic careers. They included the 49th Annual American Marketing Association (AMA)-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium at Northwestern University in Evanston, Indiana and the 6th Annual Institute for the Study of Business Marketing (ISBM) Ph.D. Student Camp for Research at San Francisco State University in California.

Internship at Lincoln Industries Builds on CBA Classroom Experience

Feb 26 2015 11:00 AM | » Full Article Internship at Lincoln Industries Builds on CBA Classroom Experience
When students in a marketing class at the College of Business Administration visited Lincoln Industries this spring to learn more about how the company operates, one of the plant tour guides was a current CBA student. Jim Millar, a senior business administration major from Parker, Colorado, has been a business development intern at Lincoln Industries for more than two years, and his experience with plant operations gave him the unique ability to talk to fellow students about the company.

A Rising Leading Economic Indicator Forecast in Nebraska

Feb 20 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article A Rising Leading Economic Indicator Forecast in Nebraska
Nebraska’s economy should accelerate during mid-2015, according to the latest Leading Economic Indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator, designed to predict economic growth six months into the future, rose by 0.40 percent in January. Two of six economic factors used to calculate the indicator, business expectations and initial claims for unemployment insurance, improved solidly during the month.

Celebrating 50 Years: On-Campus with Danielle Kinser

Feb 18 2015 9:30 AM | » Full Article
Earning an MBA was always a part of Danielle Kinser’s career plan. A 2013 CBA graduate, she graduated in three years with a double major in business administration and management, and she plans to earn her MBA before she enters the workforce in May.

Role of Risk Management Networks Analyzed in Reinsurance Decisions

Feb 13 2015 4:00 PM | » Full Article Role of Risk Management Networks Analyzed in Reinsurance Decisions
College of Business Administration researchers Dr. Yijia Lin, associate professor of finance, Dr. Jifeng Yu, assistant professor of management, and Dr. Manferd Peterson, professor emeritus of finance, investigated the role of risk management networks as protection in investment decisions. They used network theory to develop a framework that delineates how the pattern of risk management linkages determines costs and characterizes a firm’s optimal network structure.

Celebrating 50 Years: MBA History

Feb 12 2015 4:00 PM | » Full Article Celebrating 50 Years: MBA History
The UNL MBA program recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Throughout the years, the program evolved to offer courses online as well as on campus, and both programs are highly ranked in the nation.

Collegiate Women in Business Conference to be Held Feb. 27

Feb 12 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article Collegiate Women in Business Conference to be Held Feb. 27
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Undergraduate Women in Business student organization is hosting the inaugural Collegiate Women in Business conference on Friday, February 27. The conference will be held at Nebraska Innovation Campus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the theme connections and features a keynote address and three breakout sessions. The conference is open to women who are students, young professionals and members of the business community.

Accounting and Finance Students Gain Executive Insight

Feb 6 2015 9:30 AM | » Full Article Accounting and Finance Students Gain Executive Insight
More than 130 students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration learned from leaders in accounting, finance and business at An Evening of Executive Insights on Feb. 5 at Memorial Stadium. The event featured a series of three panel sessions and a networking reception with alumni, CBA advisory board members and business partners.

January Survey: Nebraska Business Maintain Optimism for Employment Growth

Feb 6 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article January Survey:  Nebraska Business Maintain Optimism for Employment Growth
Nebraska business’s maintained their optimistic outlook in for employment in January, according to the latest survey by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
Respondents to the January Survey of Nebraska Business were solidly optimistic in their expectations for employment growth, said UNL economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research.

Alumni Connection Leads to International Internship

Feb 5 2015 4:30 PM | » Full Article Alumni Connection Leads to International Internship
Adam Zahradnik left the Czech Republic in 2012 to study at the College of Business Administration on a Paul Robitschek Scholarship. Through connections he made at the college, he returned home in January with an internship at Hewlett Packard.

Through Dr. Demet Batur, assistant professor of supply chain management, he was introduced to Rob Winans at a CBA advisory board meeting. Winans, a 1997 marketing graduate and director of enterprise group and global chain transformation at Hewlett Packard, was impressed by him.

PrEP Program Prepares Students for Success

Feb 3 2015 4:00 PM | » Full Article PrEP Program Prepares Students for Success
The College of Business Administration has intensified the career preparation required for students by creating a unique Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP). The program enhances the professional development of all CBA students through four one-credit hour pass/no pass courses. Fully integrated in the four-year CBA curriculum, PrEP was designed after thorough research and benchmarking by a committee of CBA faculty and career development experts.

Agribusiness Major Interns for Kentucky Racehorse Industry

Jan 30 2015 11:00 AM | » Full Article
A love of horses helped Nikki Novak from Elmwood, Nebraska, choose an agribusiness major at the College of Business Administration. The major allows her to pursue a career in the industry which comprises 25 percent of jobs in Nebraska.

Executive Power Lunches Help Professionals Lead at Work

Jan 29 2015 2:30 PM | » Full Article Executive Power Lunches Help Professionals Lead at Work
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Executive Education program will host four Executive Power Lunches to share the latest ideas and strategies in management. Presented in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Dennis Duchon, E.J. Faulkner Professor of Management, will present “Making Better Decisions,” and Dr. Tammy Beck, associate dean and associate professor of management, will present “Making Work Matter: Finding Passion at Work.” These events are designed to introduce professionals to hot topics in a best practices format and provide businesses with ideas for professional and corporate growth.

Nearly 800 Business Students Make Fall Semester Dean’s List

Jan 29 2015 11:30 AM | » Full Article Nearly 800 Business Students Make Fall Semester Dean’s List
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced 798 College of Business Administration students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2014 fall semester. To be included, students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.6 or higher for the semester. Master of business administration students qualify for the Dean’s List with a 4.0 GPA and nine or more credit hours.

Celebrating 50 Years: Online MBA With Steven Riley

Jan 27 2015 11:00 AM | » Full Article Celebrating 50 Years: Online MBA With Steven Riley
As a C-130 pilot in the United States Air Force stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas, Captain Steven Riley knows how far an MBA from a Big Ten university will take him. Being able to take courses online from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln offered him both flexibility and a quality education which will advance his career in the military as well as once he is a civilian.

B-Week 2015 Features CBA Alumnus Steve David

Jan 26 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article B-Week 2015 Features CBA Alumnus Steve David
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration B-Week celebration features alumnus Steve David ’70 as the keynote speaker. The annual event will be held January 26-29 and includes daily events. B-Week, which originated in 1921 as BizAd Day, is sponsored by the CBA Student Advisory Board.

Nebraska to See Steady Growth in an Uncertain World

Jan 23 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska to See Steady Growth in an Uncertain World
Though the national economy likely will fluctuate, most Nebraskans can expect modest but steady economic growth during the next three years, economic forecasters say.

In the latest long-term forecast released by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska is depicted as a haven of steady growth in an uncertain world.

Impact of Product Recalls Examined in Auto Industry

Jan 22 2015 4:30 PM | » Full Article Impact of Product Recalls Examined in Auto Industry
While product recalls are frequent in the automobile industry, some firms have questioned their merits. To assess the value of product recalls, Dr. Meike Eilert, assistant professor of marketing in the College of Business Administration, and colleagues examined the role of product recalls as a catalyst to stimulate organizational learning. The authors also studied whether and when product recalls resulted in a reduction of future accidents and recalls to evaluate the value of product recalls.

Online UNL MBA Program Ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten

Jan 16 2015 8:30 AM | » Full Article Online UNL MBA Program Ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten
The online MBA program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration ranked third in the Big Ten by U.S. News & World Report. The 2015 report ranked the UNL MBA program as a Best Online Graduate Business Program. Overall, the publication ranked the program in the top 25 nationwide for the third year in a row.

Strong Business Expectations and a Rising Leading Economic Indicator

Jan 16 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article Strong Business Expectations and a Rising Leading Economic Indicator
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator, designed to predict economic growth six months into the future, rose by 0.87 percent in December.
 
“The improvement in the leading indicator suggests that economic growth will accelerate in Nebraska during mid-2015,” said economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Career Readiness Program Assists International Students

Jan 15 2015 11:30 AM | » Full Article Career Readiness Program Assists International Students
Career Services at CBA is now accepting applications for the International Student Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) Program. The CRC program is a 10-week intensive career preparation program aimed at helping 15-20 CBA international students discover and develop skills necessary to be successful in the U.S. job market. With international students now comprising more than 15 percent of the undergraduate student body, the need for the program has never been greater.

Givens Price: Making the Most of His Opportunities

Jan 12 2015 8:00 AM | » Full Article Givens Price: Making the Most of His Opportunities
The road from Texas which led Givens Price to the College of Business Administration was neither direct nor typical. With two stints in Nigeria already under his belt, he was introduced to the game of football as a 12-year-old freshman at Alief Taylor High School in Houston. As one of the youngest signees ever for Nebraska, he was a freshman offensive lineman for the Huskers by the age of 16.

Alumni Gather in New York City

Jan 8 2015 8:00 AM | » Full Article Alumni Gather in New York City
Architect Robert A.M. Stern presented the new College of Business Administration building to alumni in the New York area in June. Hosts for the event, held at Stern’s office on West

Accountancy Students Pay It Forward with Acts of Kindness

Dec 22 2014 4:00 PM | » Full Article Accountancy Students Pay It Forward with Acts of Kindness
Before leaving for Thanksgiving, assistant professor of practice of accountancy Jean Riley-Schultz encouraged her students to pay it forward this season with a random act of kindness. Riley-Schultz traditionally assigns this unique extra credit opportunity each year around the holiday.
 
“In the last class before Thanksgiving, I have made it a tradition to talk about the many blessings we have and share the idea of doing a random act of kindness,” she said. “At the College of Business Administration, we want students to Start Something. My students have taken this challenge and accomplished meaningful things that impact people in their communities,” she said.

Mr. Dick Hanzel …Thank You

Dec 19 2014 11:00 AM | » Full Article
INDIANAPOLIS – This envelope comes as a surprise.

“Oh, wow.”

He tears it open and reads the handwritten note out loud:

Mr. Dick Hanzel,

As a recipient of this year’s Hanzel Scholarship, I would like to offer you this sincere thank-you for your donation. Your generosity has created this scholarship that will ease the cost of attending school. …

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Points to Slowing Economy

Dec 19 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Points to Slowing Economy
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator fell in November by 1.33%.
 
“The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska is designed to predict economic growth six months in the future,” said economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “The drop in the leading indicators suggests that economic growth will slow in Nebraska during the second quarter of 2015,” said Thompson.

Graduating Seniors Prepared to Start Something

Dec 18 2014 10:30 AM | » Full Article Graduating Seniors Prepared to Start Something
Commencement ceremonies for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will be held on Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The College of Business Administration graduated 384 seniors, masters and doctoral students. Four December graduates reflect on their CBA experience and how they are ready to Start Something in business.  

Areman, Henning NRC Rising Stars Scholarship Recipients

Dec 17 2014 11:00 AM | » Full Article Areman, Henning NRC Rising Stars Scholarship Recipients
UNL College of Business Administration students Samantha Areman and Brendon Henning were named the 2014 National Research Corporation (NRC) Rising Stars Scholarship recipients. The annual scholarship rewards students with an interest in business development, marketing and entrepreneurship. Each recipient received $2,000 to be applied toward their tuition and fees during the spring 2015 semester.

Business Optimism Persists in Nebraska

Dec 12 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Business Optimism Persists in Nebraska
Nebraska business’s maintained their optimistic outlook in November, according to the latest survey by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
           
Respondents to the November Survey of Nebraska Business were solidly optimistic in their expectations for both sales and employment growth, said UNL economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research.

Class "Kicks Glass"

Dec 5 2014 8:30 AM | » Full Article Class "Kicks Glass"
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not recycle glass but that did not stop students in Management 311: Leadership, Communications and Teams from making it the focus of their class project this semester. The group, which went by the name “Kicking Glass,” collected 59 pounds of clear glass, 44 pounds of brown glass and 12 pounds of green and blue glass over three days at the end of November in the Nebraska Union.

GMAT Strategy Webinars Offered in January

Dec 4 2014 5:00 PM | » Full Article GMAT Strategy Webinars Offered in January
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration will offer three GMAT Strategy webinars in January to prepare prospective graduate students for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The webinars, which are fully online, are scheduled from 8-9:15 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning January 13, 2015. Stephanie Espy, founder and president of MathSP: Strategies and Problem-solving, will lead the webinars. Specific topics for the webinars are:

* January 13: GMAT Overview and sample study plan
* January 20: GMAT Quantitative Section and sample problems
* January 27: GMAT Verbal Section and sample problems

Martin Named CBA Master

Dec 4 2014 11:30 AM | » Full Article Martin Named CBA Master
JoAnn Martin ’75, president and CEO of Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and chair, president and CEO of Ameritas Life in Lincoln, was named the 2014 College of Business Administration Master. Martin shared her insight from managing a major insurance and financial services company with CBA students and faculty, the CBA Honors Academy and student organizations during the 50th Annual Alumni Masters Week, Nov. 19-21.
 

Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator Mixed During October

Nov 21 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator Mixed During October
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator fell slightly, by 0.10 percent in October, marking the second consecutive monthly decline.

“The decline in the Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska is primarily the result of a sharp increase in the value of the U.S. dollar during October,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research. “A rising dollar puts pressure on exporters in agriculture and manufacturing.”

Nebraska Council on Economic Education Screens Inequality for All Film

Nov 14 2014 11:30 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Council on Economic Education Screens <i>Inequality for All</i>  Film
Nearly 250 people showed up for the Nebraska Council for Economic Education (NCEE) free screening of the Robert Reich movie Inequality for All at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Center on November 6. Most of the attendees were business students who watched the movie and stayed to hear a panel discussion featuring CBA professors Dr. Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research, Dr. Hank van den Berg, professor of economics, and Dr. Seth Giertz, associate professor of economics.

3-2-1 Quick Pitch Awards Seven $1,000 Prizes

Nov 13 2014 3:30 PM | » Full Article 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Awards Seven $1,000 Prizes
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Center for Entrepreneurship held its sixth annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition Nov. 6. Nearly 70 students had the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial, communication and presentation skills through a short "quick pitch" proposal to a panel of entrepreneurial experts from Nebraska.

Nebraska Businesses Turn Optimistic Again

Nov 7 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Businesses Turn Optimistic Again
Nebraska business’s regained their optimistic outlook in October, according to the latest survey by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Respondents to the October Survey of Nebraska Business were optimistic in their expectations for both sales and employment growth, said UNL economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research.

MBA Alumni Celebrate Program's 50th Anniversary

Nov 6 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article MBA Alumni Celebrate Program's 50th Anniversary
More than 170 alumni and guests celebrated 50 years of the UNL MBA program at a tailgate, Nov. 1 prior to the Nebraska vs. Purdue football game. Dr. Gordie Karels, professor emeritus and past associate dean of research and graduate programs, and alumni spanning five decades were special guests.

At the tailgate, Dean Donde Plowman said, “From our recent strong rankings to our legacy of being one of the first online MBA programs, we are proud of the MBA program’s accomplishments within its first 50 years. This program’s momentum is propelling the growth of the college and engagement within the business community.”

Retired Marine Colonel Stresses Integrity at State Farm Ethics Lecture Series

Nov 5 2014 3:30 PM | » Full Article Retired Marine Colonel Stresses Integrity at State Farm Ethics Lecture Series
More than 2,000 College of Business Administration students attended the fall State Farm Ethics Lecture Series to hear Col. Arthur J. Athens, U.S. Marine Corps speak about the importance of integrity in one’s life at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Athens, director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, told students he puts a premium on people who maintain a consistent self in all situations.

3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition is Nov. 6, Application Deadline Oct. 23

Oct 20 2014 11:00 AM | » Full Article 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition is Nov. 6, Application Deadline Oct. 23
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship will host the sixth annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Memorial Stadium Club Level Suites. Student will have three minutes to pitch their proposal for a new business venture to a panel of entrepreneurial experts, all while showcasing their creativity, communication and presentation skills in a competitive format.

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Signals Slower Growth Ahead

Oct 17 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Signals Slower Growth Ahead
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator fell by 0.45 percent in September, marking the second decline in three months.

“The decline in the Leading Economic Indicator suggests weaker growth for the Nebraska economy during the first quarter of 2015,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research. “The Nebraska economy is growing solidly at the moment, but economic momentum will slow around the turn of the year.”

Management Students Learn the Art of Giving

Oct 16 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Management Students Learn the Art of Giving
Management students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration are learning how philanthropy works in their community by involving themselves directly in fund raising. The Leading People and Projects class (MGMT 411/811) taught by Dr. Colleen Jones, associate professor of practice in management, is accepting proposals from local nonprofits to receive as much as $10,000 in funding from the Learning by Giving Foundation.

Business Leaders Discuss Competence, Compassion at Women’s Breakfast

Oct 15 2014 2:00 PM | » Full Article Business Leaders Discuss Competence, Compassion at Women’s Breakfast
More than 120 women business leaders and students came together for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration’s 2014 Women in Business Breakfast on Oct. 7. The breakfast featured a panel of dynamic womens business leaders including Christie Hinrichs, president and CEO of Tabitha; Diane Mendenhall, associate athletic director for development and ticket operations, University of Nebraska Athletic Department; and Angie Muhleisen, president and CEO of Union Bank & Trust Co. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean, moderated the discussion of the topic “Competence vs. Compassion: Is There a Trade Off for Women?”

Students Celebrate Nebraska at Oxford Program with High Tea

Oct 3 2014 8:15 AM | » Full Article Students Celebrate Nebraska at Oxford Program with High Tea
More than 50 students attended a high tea celebration on Sept. 25, at the Nebraska at Oxford Program at the College of Business Administration. Students who studied abroad at Oxford this summer shared their experience with students interested in applying to the program while enjoying the English tradition of tea and scones. Benita Tibb, program administrator of the Nebraska at Oxford program in England, was the high tea’s special guest.

New Building Video Debuts on Cube at Football Fridays

Oct 2 2014 4:30 PM | » Full Article New Building Video Debuts on Cube at Football Fridays
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration debuted its new building video on the Cube in the Railyard as a part of the Nebraska Alumni Association Football Friday Celebration on Sept. 26 for the Homecoming football game with Illinois. Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, shared what the college has started and where it is going with the audience.

Partnership Summit Welcomes Nearly 200 Board Members to CBA

Sep 24 2014 4:30 PM | » Full Article Partnership Summit Welcomes Nearly 200 Board Members to CBA
A record number of nearly 200 advisory board members met at the UNL College of Business Administration on Friday, September 19, for the 2014 Partnership Summit and Advisory Board meetings. Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, gave the State of the College address at the Grand Manse in downtown Lincoln where she emphasized the positive trajectories happening at CBA including business major enrollments approaching 3,900, business minors totaling about 1,500 and 35 new faculty hired in the last four years.

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Rebounds in August

Sep 19 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Rebounds in August
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 1.37% in August 2014, its fifth increase in six months. The increase reverses a decline during July.

UNL GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered October 4

Sep 17 2014 8:30 AM | » Full Article UNL GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered October 4
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration will hold a GMAT Strategy Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. This workshop is designed for those interested in learning strategies and approaches for taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), which measures verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills for graduate admission. The UNL GMAT Strategy Workshop will be led by Stephanie Espy, founder and president of MathSP: Strategies and Problem-solving.
 

CBA Students Score High Marks on the Bloomberg Aptitude Test

Sep 16 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Students Score High Marks on the Bloomberg Aptitude Test
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration provides opportunities for students to start something in the business world. Kyle Kaluza, a senior economics and finance major from Omaha, Nebraska, took the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) to give him an upper hand in the job market.

CBA Climbed 21 Spots in Latest U.S. News Undergraduate Business Programs Rankings

Sep 10 2014 11:30 AM | » Full Article
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration jumped 21 spots to No. 51 in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of undergraduate business programs. There were 429 schools listed in the latest rankings based on an assessment survey conducted in the spring of 2014. U.S. News surveyed deans and senior faculty at each undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and asked them to rate the overall quality of the undergraduate business program at each university.

Steady Expectations for Growth, Especially in Urban Nebraska

Sep 5 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Steady Expectations for Growth, Especially in Urban Nebraska
An August survey by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research showed that Nebraska businesses continued their positive outlook for the state economy for the seventh straight month.

Management Class Offers HR Strategy to Amigos/Kings Classic

Aug 29 2014 3:30 PM | » Full Article Management Class Offers HR Strategy to Amigos/Kings Classic
The strategic human resources management class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration worked on a semester-long project for a local dual restaurant chain that specializes in Mexican and American quick service food. Over the semester, students applied what they were learning to create a talent acquisition strategic analysis and present their findings to Roger, ’72, and Jan Moore, CEO and founder and vice president of marketing of Amigos/Kings Classic.

CBA IT Services Preps Interns for Careers in Information Technology

Aug 28 2014 11:30 AM | » Full Article CBA IT Services Preps Interns for Careers in Information Technology
Broden Collins and Collin VanLoon gained hands-on, pre-collegiate experience utilizing their technology skills with a paid summer internship in IT Services at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. The interns were mentored and challenged to develop their talents at CBA through the college’s participation in 1st Job-Lincoln, a project sponsored by the Lincoln Human Resource Management Association’s Workforce Readiness Committee.

College of Business and Husker Athletics Welcome Inaugural MAIAA Cohort

Aug 26 2014 8:30 AM | » Full Article College of Business and Husker Athletics Welcome Inaugural MAIAA Cohort
The UNL College of Business Administration and the University of Nebraska Department of Athletics welcomed the nine members of the first cohort of the Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration (MAIAA) on Wednesday, August 20 at the East Stadium Club in Memorial Stadium. Students were honored at a reception and given a tour of Memorial Stadium, including the new performance enhancement center.

Bryan Slone Joins CBA as Executive in Residence

Aug 21 2014 10:00 AM | » Full Article Bryan Slone Joins CBA as Executive in Residence
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Koley Jessen law firm in Omaha announce that Bryan Slone, recently a candidate in the primary race for Nebraska governor, will take positions with both organizations. Prior to entering the Nebraska governor's race in 2013, Slone was managing partner of Deloitte's Omaha office where he was responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the firm.

Back to School Bash at CBA Celebrates New School Year

Aug 19 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article Back to School Bash at CBA Celebrates New School Year
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln kicks off a new school year with the Second Annual Back to School Bash on Friday, August 22 from 3-6 p.m. CBA new and returning students, parents, alumni, business partners, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to network with the rest of the CBA community, enjoy Valentino’s pizza and Pepsi products, win prizes and dance to the band, Lemon Fresh Day. RSVP at cba.unl.edu/bash.

Graduating Seniors Reflect on CBA Experience

Aug 16 2014 1:30 PM | » Full Article Graduating Seniors Reflect on CBA Experience
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 135 seniors, masters and doctoral students at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Two August graduates who are ready to Start Something in the business world shared how their CBA experience gave them an advantage in the work force

Nebraska LEI Drops for First Time in Six Months

Aug 15 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) fell by 0.75% in July, 2014, its first drop in six months. “Results suggest that the rate of economic growth in Nebraska may slow in early 2015 after strong growth in the second half of 2014,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research. “It will be critical to monitor leading indicator values over the next few months to see if this trend continues.”

NCEE Hosts Economics for Leaders Program

Aug 13 2014 11:00 AM | » Full Article NCEE Hosts Economics for Leaders Program
The Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE), located at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, hosted more than 50 participants for the Economics for Leaders program, July 27-August 3. The program, which is an initiative of Foundation for Teaching Economics, brought teachers and students from across the country to campus to learn how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making through a hands-on, experiential environment.

Nebraska Ranks Highly in New State Entrepreneurship Index

Aug 7 2014 8:45 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Ranks Highly in New State Entrepreneurship Index
Nebraska ranked 18th and Iowa 11th in the 2013 State Entrepreneurship Index, a state-by-state measure of entrepreneurial strength produced by economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nebraska Businesses Optimistic About Economy

Aug 1 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article
For the sixth straight month, Nebraska businesses reported a positive outlook for the state economy, according to the July business outlook survey conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research.

Strong Business Expectations Support Another Increase in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator

Jul 18 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article
Lincoln, Neb., July 18, 2014 – The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 1.01% in June, 2014, for its fifth consecutive monthly increase.

Brianne Steffensmeier Blogs on the Nebraska at Oxford Program

Jul 15 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Brianne Steffensmeier is a senior marketing and business administration major from Bellevue, Nebraska. She will be one of 71 students participating in the 26th annual Nebraska at Oxford Program July 20-Aug. 16 at the University of Oxford in England, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Steffensmeier will be blogging about her Oxford experience for the CBA community.

Forecasters: Nebraska Economy to Remain Solid, Though Growth Will Slow

Jul 11 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
After a couple of red-hot years in the farm sector and in home construction, Nebraska’s economy will slow enough for the rest of the nation to catch up, state forecasters say.

39 High-Achieving Students Selected as CBA Honors Academy Class of 2018

Jul 7 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article 39 High-Achieving Students Selected as CBA Honors Academy Class of 2018
Thirty-nine freshmen have been selected to be part of the College of Business Administration Honors Academy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln this fall. After a successful inaugural year of the program, the CBA Honors Academy had a nearly 20 percent increase in applications this year from 18 states and two countries.

BBR Business Survey Shows Positive Outlook

Jul 3 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article BBR Business Survey Shows Positive Outlook
Nebraska businesses reported a positive outlook for sales and employment for the next six months, according to a June survey conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bureau of Business Research.

71 UNL Students to Participate in Nebraska at Oxford Program

Jul 1 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article 71 UNL Students to Participate in Nebraska at Oxford Program
Seventy-one University of Nebraska-Lincoln students will participate in the 26th annual Nebraska at Oxford Program July 20-Aug. 16 at the University of Oxford in England, the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Big Red Express Whistle-Stop Tour Includes Dean Plowman

Jun 26 2014 1:30 PM | » Full Article Big Red Express Whistle-Stop Tour Includes Dean Plowman
Husker coaches and University of Nebraska-Lincoln administrators and deans will travel across the state on the Big Red Express whistle-stop tour on Union Pacific Railroad’s historic train cars on Saturday, June 28. The tour, reminiscent of popular political tactics used in the 19th century, begins in Omaha at 6 a.m. and includes stops in Columbus (10:05 a.m.), Grand Island (11:55 a.m.), Kearney (1:50 p.m.) and North Platte (4:50 p.m.) before returning to Omaha. Each whistle stop will include short speeches, a proclamation presented to each city and Husker coaches and university administrators mingling with the crowd.

Fourth Consecutive Increase in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator

Jun 20 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Fourth Consecutive Increase in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 0.13% in May, 2014, for its fourth consecutive monthly increase.

High School Students Glimpse College Life at DREAM BIG Academy

Jun 2 2014 11:30 AM | » Full Article High School Students Glimpse College Life at DREAM BIG Academy
Twenty-seven Nebraska high school students will be given a glimpse into college life at the UNL College of Business Administration’s third annual DREAM BIG Academy held June 1-5.

Online MBA Program Rated No. 2 for Veterans

May 20 2014 3:15 PM | » Full Article Online MBA Program Rated No. 2 for Veterans
UNL's Master of Business Administration program is ranked No. 2 among the best online offerings for U.S. veterans in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The UNL MBA was also the only online MBA program in the Big Ten included in the top 25 rankings for veterans.

Leading Economic Indicator Surges in April

May 16 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Surges in April
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) rose by 1.89% in April 2014. This rapid increase during April is the third consecutive monthly improvement in the LEI-N.

Faculty and Staff Recognized for Excellence

May 15 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Faculty and Staff Recognized for Excellence
The 2014 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception for the College of Business Administration was held May 1 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Dr. Donde Plowman, the James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean, presented the awards to the 10 award recipients and recognized five retiring faculty.

Student TED Talks Inspire Global Thinking

May 14 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Student TED Talks Inspire Global Thinking
Students at the University of NebraskaLincoln College of Business Administration in the ECON 445 Economics, Gender and Social Provisioning class presented ideas for making a positive impact in the world during finals week. Their assignment was to deliver a five minute presentation, similar to a TED Talk, a national series of presentations given under the broad umbrella of “ideas worth spreading,” on a subject related to the class. The result was a diverse series of presentations ranging from turning used pizza boxes into firewood to helping increase the minimum wage in Bangladesh.

Study Abroad: Eric Nielsen Blogs from China

May 13 2014 10:00 AM | » Full Article Study Abroad: Eric Nielsen Blogs from China
Eric Nielsen, a sophomore accounting major and CBA Honors Academy student from Deshler, Nebraska, is one of seven College of Business Administration students in the program. He is excited to be going on this study abroad trip and will share his experiences with the CBA community in this blog.

Graduating Seniors Offer Advice to Current Students

May 10 2014 11:00 AM | » Full Article Graduating Seniors Offer Advice to Current Students
Graduating seniors, masters and doctoral students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration received their diplomas Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at commencement exercises at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Before the graduates begin their next chapter in new careers or furthering their education, some took time to share advice with current students looking to Start Something.
 

Brett Whorley Excels in MBA Program Ranked #2 for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report

May 8 2014 2:00 PM | » Full Article Brett Whorley Excels in MBA Program Ranked #2 for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln MBA program is ranked #2 for Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report listing. To achieve the veteran-specific ranking, schools had to already be on the respective U.S. News & World Report listing for best online programs.

Co-Winners Share $2,000 in Target Case Competition

May 6 2014 10:30 AM | » Full Article Co-Winners Share $2,000 in Target Case Competition
Two teams of University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students were named co-winners of the Target Case Competition held April 25. The students, who were awarded a total of $2,000 in prize money researched how the retail stores could drive sales using online and mobile marketing. Then they presented their findings to representatives from Target.

Karels Retirement

May 5 2014 3:30 PM | » Full Article Karels Retirement
A retirement reception for Gordon Karels, associate dean for research and graduate programs and Nebraska Bankers Association College Professor of Banking in the College of Business Administration, is 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 7 in CBA, room 222. The reception is open to students, faculty and staff.

National Research Corporation Gives $1.5 Million for Marketing and Sales Program

Apr 29 2014 8:30 AM | » Full Article National Research Corporation Gives $1.5 Million for Marketing and Sales Program
Students who want to develop professional marketing and sales skills are the focus of a major gift from National Research Corporation. National Research has given $1.5 million to support the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration and its Center for Sales Excellence.

Leading Economic Indicator Drops Slightly in March

Apr 18 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Drops Slightly in March
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) declined by 0.07% in March 2014. This slight decrease followed solid growth in February. Together, results from the two months suggest continued growth in the Nebraska economy.

Undergraduate Business Students Recognized at CBA Honors Ceremony

Apr 17 2014 8:30 AM | » Full Article Undergraduate Business Students Recognized at CBA Honors Ceremony
Nearly 100 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students were honored at the 2014 CBA Honors Ceremony held on Sunday, April 13. Forty-five students received CBA awards for academic achievement including the William Gold Scholarship Keys, the Clifford Hicks Honor Keys, the LeRossignol Scholar Awards and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Keys.

State Farm Gift Supports CBA Business Ethics Program

Apr 16 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article State Farm Gift Supports CBA Business Ethics Program
State Farm donated close to $36,000 to three programs at the University of Nebraska including the UNL College of Business Administration business ethics program. The other programs receiving donations include the Nebraska Transportation Center and the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy.

CBA Honors Academy Team Excels at Leadership Challenge

Apr 11 2014 2:30 PM | » Full Article CBA Honors Academy Team Excels at Leadership Challenge
A team of University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Honors Academy students competed at the Leadership Challenge Event (LCE), at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., April 3-4. The CBA Honors Academy team won the McGivern, Inc. Award for Team Communication in the college division.  

CBA Advisory Board Honors Top Business Leaders at Luncheon

Apr 4 2014 2:15 PM | » Full Article CBA Advisory Board Honors Top Business Leaders at Luncheon
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration held its Advisory Board Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 4. The awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders and corporations in the state of Nebraska and the world.

Alumnus Greg Simon Promotes Bitcoin as Compassionate Currency

Apr 3 2014 10:00 AM | » Full Article Alumnus Greg Simon Promotes Bitcoin as Compassionate Currency
Promoting compassionate currency is the mission of Lincoln native Greg Simon, founding member of the Bitcoin Financial Association and alumnus of the UNL College of Business Administration School of Accountancy. Simon and business partner David Mondrus spoke at CBA to nearly 150 students, faculty and business partners to discuss bitcoin, the new virtual currency (known as crypto-currency) that has people rethinking their ideas about money.

Hartline Recognized by Regents with University of Nebraska Kudos Award

Mar 21 2014 4:00 PM | » Full Article Hartline Recognized by Regents with University of Nebraska Kudos Award
University of Nebraska Kudos Award “for going above and beyond” his expected job duties. He was presented the award at the Nebraska Board of Regents meeting, March 21.

Leading Economic Indicator Improves in February

Mar 21 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Improves in February
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) increased by 0.99% in February 2014. The increase in the LEI-N suggests moderate growth in the Nebraska economy during the summer of 2014.

CBA Team Wins NSF Case Cup

Mar 18 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Team Wins NSF Case Cup
A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration MBA students brought home the championship trophy from the National Sports Forum Case Cup Competition Feb. 7-9 in Dallas. One of 10 teams selected for the competition, the CBA team included captain Emma Dickinson, Boston; Christopher Aumueller, Lincoln, Neb.; Oscar Del Castillo, Omaha, Neb.; and Brett Sapp, Lincoln, Neb.

CBA Offers New Graduate and Certificate Programs

Mar 14 2014 1:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Offers New Graduate and Certificate Programs
The University of Nebraska&ndash;Lincoln College of Business Administration developed two new graduate programs with specializations in business administration and intercollegiate athletics administration. The college also created two new graduate certificate programs in business analytics and supply chain management. All four programs are designed to meet current and emerging business demands in the global marketplace.

UNL Online MBA Program Ranked No. 12 in the World by Financial Times

Mar 10 2014 4:00 PM | » Full Article UNL Online MBA Program Ranked No. 12 in the World by Financial Times
The online MBA program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration ranked No. 12 in the world in the 2014 inaugural Financial Times ranking. The program was also recognized as No. 2 in the world for its value. Released March 10, the report ranked the top 15 online MBA programs from around the world who offer a credible alternative to residential MBA programs. 

Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity Kick-Starts Member Activity

Mar 5 2014 1:30 PM | » Full Article Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity Kick-Starts Member Activity
The Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) business fraternity at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has kick-started member activity by offering a pair of Cole Haan shoes students can win by being active in the organization. Morgan Kuhl, a freshman accounting and finance major from Omaha, Neb., was awarded the shoes in January, just in time for important recruiting events this semester.

Athletic Training Major Chooses Business Minor

Feb 26 2014 2:00 PM | » Full Article Athletic Training Major Chooses Business Minor
As an athletic training major in the College of Education and Human Sciences, Justine Bolton anticipates owning her own business. Getting a business minor from the College of Business Administration was a “no brainer” for her.

CBA Students Place Second in CFA Competition

Feb 24 2014 11:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Students Place Second in CFA Competition
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration had five finance students compete in the CFA Institute Research Challenge in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, Feb. 7. The team finished second out of seven teams in the Nebraska/Iowa region. Hosted by the CFA Society of Iowa, the competition included teams from Drake University, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Creighton University, University of Nebraska at Omaha and Loras College.

Up in December, Down in January; Signs Still Positive for Nebraska’s Economy

Feb 21 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Up in December, Down in January; Signs Still Positive for Nebraska’s Economy
Following strong gains in December, Nebraska’s leading economic indicator declined in January, continuing the up-and-down trend seen in recent months.

Reverse Career Fair Gives CBA Students Home Advantage With Employers

Feb 20 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article Reverse Career Fair Gives CBA Students Home Advantage With Employers
University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration alumnus Jacob Vestecka works at FactSet in Boston, but he found himself in Lincoln, Neb., as a recruiter for the second annual CBA Reverse Career Fair, Jan. 30. The fair provided the opportunity for 20 CBA student organizations to present themselves to employers, network with recruiters and begin relationships that could result in guest speakers, job shadowing and site visits for their organizations.
 

Dean's List Announced for 2013 Fall Semester

Feb 20 2014 1:30 PM | » Full Article Dean's List Announced for 2013 Fall Semester
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced the 786 College of Business Administration students named to the Dean’s List for the 2013 fall semester. To be included, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher for the semester.

Business Students Sweep to Success on UNL Curling Team

Feb 19 2014 2:30 PM | » Full Article Business Students Sweep to Success on UNL Curling Team
The sport of curling may not receive the same attention as figure skating or snowboarding at the Winter Olympics, but it does have its share of fans. In fact, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, two students– Cameron Binder and Katherine Mitenko– lead the Nebraska Curling team.

UNL Parents Association Honors 12 CBA Faculty, Staff

Feb 12 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article UNL Parents Association Honors 12 CBA Faculty, Staff
The UNL College of Business Administration had 12 faculty and staff members honored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association at an annual recognition ceremony on Feb. 7. Certificates of recognition for contributions to students were given during the ceremony.  The awards provide positive feedback to campus faculty and staff about the work they do with students.

CBA Students Learn Importance of Followership at Leadership Conference

Feb 6 2014 10:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Students Learn Importance of Followership at Leadership Conference
Three business students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration learned the importance of followership at the 2014 United States Naval Academy Leadership Conference. Now they will carry the message to students in Nebraska to show how followership and leadership go hand-in-hand.

Management Major Earns American Idol Ticket to Hollywood

Feb 5 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Management Major Earns American Idol Ticket to Hollywood
University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration senior Quaid Edwards was one of 21 contestants who received a golden ticket to Hollywood from the Omaha auditions of American Idol. He advanced to the top 186, but did not get selected to move onto the next round.

GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered February 22

Feb 3 2014 10:30 AM | » Full Article GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered February 22
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration will hold its third GMAT Strategy Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. This workshop is designed for those interested in learning strategies and approaches for taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), which measures verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills for graduate admission. The UNL GMAT Strategy Workshop will be led by Stephanie Espy, founder and president of MathSP: Strategies and Problem-solving.

Raikes Alumnus Brings Business Sense to Google

Jan 23 2014 3:30 PM | » Full Article Raikes Alumnus Brings Business Sense to Google
Helping students land high-tech jobs at premiere companies is a priority at the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Justin Hicks, a 2011 Raikes graduate received a business minor while majoring in computer science and math, and found his dream job with Google at their Boulder, Colo. location.

CBA Students Develop Marketing Strategies for Lincoln Industries

Jan 23 2014 12:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Students Develop Marketing Strategies for Lincoln Industries
Business students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration are partnering with Lincoln Industries in a class project to help the company reevaluate its marketing strategies in the chroming industry. It’s the first time CBA and Lincoln Industries have collaborated on a project.

BBR Report Projects Moderate Growth for Nebraska Economy

Jan 21 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article BBR Report Projects Moderate Growth for Nebraska Economy
Nebraska's economy will grow at a moderate pace during the next few years, though not as fast as the national economy, state forecasters predicted through a report produced by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration Bureau of Business Research.

Leading Economic Indicator Increases in December

Jan 17 2014 3:00 AM | » Full Article Leading Economic Indicator Increases in December
The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) increased by 0.78% in December 2013. This increase reverses a decline during the previous month. “The increase in the value of the LEI-N in December suggests that economic growth in Nebraska may accelerate during the summer of 2014.

Sadid Carrillo: First Generation Student to Assistant Examiner

Jan 9 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Sadid Carrillo: First Generation Student to Assistant Examiner
When Sadid Carrillo, a first-generation student from Schuyler, Neb., was a freshman at UNL, he had aspirations of becoming a doctor. All of those plans changed in his first chemistry class.

UNL Online MBA Program Ranked Sixth in U.S. News & World Report

Jan 8 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article UNL Online MBA Program Ranked Sixth in <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>
The online MBA program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration jumped 11 spots to sixth overall in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Business Programs. Released January 8, the report ranked 172 programs which included four current or future Big Ten programs.

Welbourne Talks Up Value of Workplace Energy in Online Interview

Dec 20 2013 2:00 PM | » Full Article