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Celebration of Excellence Includes Hall of Fame Inductions

Oct 10 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Celebration of Excellence Includes Hall of Fame Inductions
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Accountancy inducted three new members into their Hall of Fame at the annual Celebration of Excellence held in the Henrickson Family Atrium at Howard L. Hawks Hallon October 5. Inductees included Dr. James F. Brown, Jr., professor emeritus of the School of Accountancy, Tonn M. Ostergard, CEO and chairman of Crete Carrier Corporation and Sue Wilkinson, senior vice president and CFO at Ameritas. All three inductees received praise for their years of service to the School.

Howard L. Hawks Hall Showcased at Nebraska Business Alumni Tailgate

Oct 10 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Nebraska Business alumni from across the country flocked to Howard L. Hawks Hall on Saturday, September 23 for the first alumni tailgate in the new University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business building preceding the Nebraska vs. Rutgers football game. Many of the more than 200 in attendance entered the new facility for the first time. In addition to tailgate attendees, more than 60 additional guests showed up for an actuarial science alumni reunion held simultaneously with the tailgate.

Heacock Receives Young Alumni Award

Oct 10 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Heacock Receives Young Alumni Award
Tom Heacock formally received the College of Business Young Alumni Award at the annual Partnership Summit Luncheon held October 6 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The award recognizes individuals who are outstanding examples of successful business leaders, and provide inspiration and insight to the college’s students and members of the business community.

Kathy's Point: October 2017

Oct 10 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
It’s our eighth week of classes in the new Howard L. Hawks building and we are enjoying our new home for the College of Business. This last month, we moved up three spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings to No. 45 in the nation. We also received our final enrollment numbers and first-time freshmen in the College of Business increased by 14.8 percent. Overall undergraduate enrollment for the college increased by 5.6 percent and graduate enrollment is up 11.9 percent, making a combined enrollment increase of 6.3 percent for the year.  Leading the University in enrollment growth, our total enrollments have grown 29.5 percent in the last five years. 

Twelve New Faculty Join Nebraska Business

Oct 5 2017 10:00 AM | » Full Article Twelve New Faculty Join Nebraska Business
With expertise ranging from strategic management to food and energy supply chains, 12 new faculty members joined the College of Business at the University of NebraskaLincoln this fall. Their combined years of teaching, research and industry experience help meet the needs of students due to accelerated enrollment growth and also fulfill the college’s mission to create high impact research that informs important business questions of the day. 

Fernando Embodies “Big Red” Spirit in Business and Journalism

Aug 8 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Fernando Embodies “Big Red” Spirit in Business and Journalism
Alex Fernando, a senior business administration and broadcasting major from Jefferson, South Dakota, fulfills his dream of being a Nebraska Husker every day on campus. His enthusiasm for all things Big Red, combined with his initiative to fill each day with new experiences, gives him the spark to motivate others to follow in his footsteps.

MBA Alumnus Creates International Impact

Aug 8 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article MBA Alumnus Creates International Impact
After receiving his online MBA at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business, Ravikumar Kalyanasundaram ’04 gained employment as a senior managing consultant at IBM in Lincoln, Nebraska. Still employed with the company 11 years later, he received the opportunity of a lifetime last fall to participate in IBM’s Corporate Service Corps (CSC) leadership development program sending him across the globe to Chengdu, China, for four weeks.

Ball Retires After 30 Years in Marketing Department

Aug 8 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Dwayne Ball, associate professor of marketing, retired from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business in May, ending a tenure of 30 years at the college. He believes the changes he experienced in both the marketing field and teaching demonstrate the enormous transformations taking place throughout the world. Changing global dynamics also led Ball to his greatest fulfillment as a marketing researcher.

Kathy's Point: August 2017

Aug 8 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
It’s difficult to believe it’s been just over five years since deciding to build a world-class building and raise the level of educational opportunities for College of Business students, faculty, staff, alumni and business partners. Today, as we move into our new privately-funded $84 million, 240,000-square-foot building at 14th and Vine streets, I’m noting that this is one of the biggest events in the history of the university. It represents an ongoing commitment to excellence by all of those who support our college, university and state.

Hughes Tackled MBA While Coaching Football

May 23 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Tyler Hughes ’16 of Salt Lake City, coached collegiate football nearly 10 years due to his love of the game and passion for working with athletes. However, the goal of earning his MBA stayed in the back of his mind. When he landed the job as head football coach at Minot State University in North Dakota, he decided he would also tackle his MBA at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Graduation Activities Highlight Collegiate Accomplishments

May 23 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln granted more than 525 undergraduate and graduate business degrees during commencement exercises May 5-6. The college celebrated the graduation of the inaugural cohort of the College of Business Honors Academy with a special graduation event on May 5. The event concluded several prominent graduation activities for the College of Business including the MBA Graduation Luncheon, the School of Accountancy Graduation Celebration, and the Senior Sendoff and Graduate Goodbye.

Welton Achieves Success in Stint at Nebraska

May 23 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Welton Achieves Success in Stint at Nebraska
As assistant professor of practice in marketing the past five years, Steven Welton brought more than 30 years of professional marketing experience to the classroom. He taught both graduate and undergraduate business students and earned the College of Business MBA Distance Teaching Award his first year and the Department of Marketing Teaching Award this year.

Kathy's Point: May 2017

May 23 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
May is always an exciting month at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as the campus is buzzing with students preparing for summer. Some head back home to work summer jobs or internships and spend time with their families. Some students continue to take courses on campus or online while 525 business graduates embarked on their new journeys, saying good-bye to college life. You can read more about the events hosted by the College of Business for graduates in the graduation story.

College of Business Says Goodbye to ‘Administration’

Apr 14 2017 7:00 AM | » Full Article College of Business Says Goodbye to ‘Administration’
After 98 years, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration is dropping the administration.

Not its internal administration, of course – the word at the end of the college’s name. The Board of Regents approved changing the name to the College of Business on March 31.
 

Shi Research Analyzes Approach to Sales Rep Turnover

Mar 21 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Motivated by solving business problems, Dr. Huanhuan Shi, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, specializes in analyzing the modern sales workforce. Shi worked as a customer relationship manager in the banking industry in China prior to coming to the United States to earn her Ph.D. at Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business in 2016. She joined CBA last fall and in March 2017, published, “Sales Representative Departures and Customer Reassignment Strategies in Business-to-Business Markets,” in the Journal of Marketing, the top ranked publication in the marketing field.

Klein Credits Disruption, Early Opportunities for Successful Career

Mar 21 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Klein Credits Disruption, Early Opportunities for Successful Career
Angie Klein ’01, vice president of marketing for new product innovation at Verizon, emphasized disruption and innovation in her keynote speech at the third annual Undergraduate Women in Business Conference at Nebraska Innovation Campus on February 24. Nearly 300 women attended the event on a snowy morning to hear Klein, who graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with degrees in both business and journalism. She quickly climbed the ladder at Verizon after joining the company in 2001.

Strengths Serve as Central Component to Ridenour’s Involvement

Mar 21 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Strengths Serve as Central Component to Ridenour’s Involvement
For the past 18 months, junior management major Brianna Ridenour from Alliance, Nebraska, gained real-world experience as a certified strengths coach at the College of Business Administration. When the Clifton Strengths Institute opened at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in August 2015, Ridenour took the Entrepreneurial Profile 10, also called EP10, during her freshman BSAD 111 class. She scored high enough to become part of the first cohort of the Clifton Builders Program.

Executive Education Programs Designed to Fulfill Training Needs

Mar 21 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Executive Education Programs Designed to Fulfill Training Needs
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education offers four certificate programs this spring and four Power Lunches in May and June. Led by College of Business Administration faculty members, the programs are designed to help professionals fulfill their training needs with a short time commitment.

Kathy's Point: March 2017

Mar 21 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
To say that the last three months have flown by would be an understatement. I have greatly enjoyed meeting with alumni and business community members, and the insight I have gained has been invaluable. Though a part of CBA for more than 20 years, I now have a new perspective on the broad range of education, services and events provided by the college. I want to share a few highlights and hope you will consider attending some of the events yet to come.

Lahargoue Writes Marketing Inspired Book

Feb 21 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Lahargoue Writes Marketing Inspired Book
In the middle of the most academically intense semester of his life, Alexander Lahargoue, a senior marketing major with a management minor from Olathe, Kansas, decided to relieve stress through creative writing. A member of the inaugural cohort of the College of Business Administration Honors Academy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, his leisurely activity turned into a fiction book called, “The Marketer,” which will be released September 1.

Barrera Lays Leadership Foundation for Business Students

Feb 21 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Rik Barrera, assistant dean for business and chief operating officer at the College of Business Administration, defines his success by whether he makes the organization he serves better. That attitude and sense of service gets conveyed each year to freshmen and junior students, as Barrera teaches leadership classes at the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

MBA Alumnus Peterson Rises to Top of Sales List

Feb 21 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article MBA Alumnus Peterson Rises to Top of Sales List
Becoming the all-time sales leader for one of the top robotics companies in the world was not something that happened overnight for Steve Peterson ’88. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate, who also earned his MBA from the UNL College of Business Administration, spent 24 years working his way to the top at Yaskawa, America, Motoman Robotics, and his hard work paid off this summer when he earned the company’s prestigious Ichiban Award.

Kathy's Point: February 2017

Feb 21 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
It’s been a fast-paced, exciting eight weeks in this role as interim dean. Besides preparingfor the move into the new building on 14th and Vine streets this summer, I also have had more than 60 individualmeetings with our CBA faculty and staff, and members of our business community and alumni network.

Fall Dean’s List and Honor Roll Announced

Feb 9 2017 4:30 PM | » Full Article Fall Dean’s List and Honor Roll Announced
More than 900 business students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln were named to the College of Business Administration Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year. The 901 undergraduates who received this honor maintained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.6 or higher for the semester. The college also recognized 222 undergraduate students for achieving a 4.0 GPA. Twenty-one master of business administration students qualified for the Dean’s List with a 4.0 GPA and nine or more credit hours for the semester, and 58 students with a 4.0 GPA and six or more credit hours made the Honor Roll.

Lincoln Native Thrives at CBA, Carries on Family Tradition

Jan 24 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Lincoln Native Thrives at CBA, Carries on Family Tradition
Maddie Balfany knew she wanted to carry on her family’s tradition of attending the University of Nebraska­­–Lincoln since she was a little girl. The sophomore business administration major from Lincoln, Nebraska’s parents, grandparents and two older sisters attended UNL, so staying in Lincoln was an easy choice.

Monson Builds Successful Career, Keeps Close Ties to CBA

Jan 24 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
From aces and blocks to investments and loans, Mandy Monson ’00, thrives on competition. As the vice president of finance for Resort Lifestyle Communities/Cameron General Contractors in Lincoln, Nebraska, the College of Business Administration graduate excelled as a business administration major and psychology minor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Plowman Accepts Position as Executive Vice Chancellor, Chief Academic Officer

Jan 24 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Plowman Accepts Position as Executive Vice Chancellor, Chief Academic Officer
Ronnie Green, chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, announced Donde Plowman as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer. Plowman, the James Jr. and Susan Stuart Dean of Nebraska’s College of Business Administration, began her new role at the university on Jan. 1.

Kathy's Point: January 2017

Jan 24 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
I am thrilled to lead the College of Business Administration into the next phase of our transformation as a world-class business college. As is often the case, when following an accomplished leader such as Donde Plowman, the bar has been set very high. I plan to continue the momentum of the college, and with your help, take us to new heights.

Start Expanding Your Ideas: Christina Carnes

Aug 9 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Christina Carnes
In a study recently accepted to Strategic Management Journal, Dr. Christina Carnes, assistant professor of management at the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, examined the importance of time in strategic management. “Friends or Strangers? It All Depends on Context: A Replication and Extension of Beckman, Haunschild, and Phillips (2004),” delves into the effect of firm-specific uncertainty and market uncertainty on cooperative partnerships between companies using data taken from the largest 300 firms listed by Fortune in 1990.

CBA Honors Academy Opens World of Opportunities to Van Hoosen

Aug 9 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Courtney Van Hoosen
Courtney Van Hoosen jokes about being the type of person who has to be busy or she gets sick. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln senior from Omaha, Nebraska, is a double major in international business and French and has minors in economics and Japanese. She plays club volleyball, is an intern at Sandhills Publishing and interned this summer in Europe. This spring she formed a new student organization in the College of Business Administration called the Husker International Business Club. She has done it all while also participating in the CBA Honors Academy, and serving as secretary and treasurer for its student council.
 

Start Impacting the World: Ross Miller

Aug 9 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Ross Miller
Ross Miller ’10 sees an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy through the buildings and projects he designs as a project coordinator for HDR Inc. in Omaha. That passion pushed him to pursue the master of architecture/master of business administration joint program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. It also recently led to a career highlight of receiving the prestigious Associates Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Tuition Mission Students and Pokémon to Attend Back to School Bash

Aug 9 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article Tuition Mission Students and Pokémon to Attend Back to School Bash
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln students competing for a full-tuition scholarship will join the College of Business Administration community at the Fourth Annual Back to School Bash on Friday, August 19 from 2-5 p.m. on the west side of the CBA building. Local radio station – KFRX – sponsors the scholarship competition called Tuition Mission and selects students who apply to stay on a school bus outside the Nebraska Union for the week prior to school. They attempt various challenges in an effort to be the soul student remaining and win a full-tuition scholarship. 

Donde's Point: August 2016

Aug 9 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Our final year at the current College of Business Administration building has arrived, and the countdown is on until we move into our new state-of-the-art 240,000-square-foot building. Celebrate with hundreds of students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff, as we gather for our annual CBA Back to School Bash on Friday, August 19 from 2-5 p.m. on the west side of CBA at 12th and R. We will be recognizing the 500th day of construction of the new building and welcoming 20 new faculty members to the college. There will be snow cones, ice cream, popcorn, drinks, prizes, live music and plenty of room on the dance floor for everyone.

DREAMBIG Academy Provides Transformative Experience for 63 High School Students

Aug 1 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article DREAMBIG Academy Provides Transformative Experience for 63 High School Students
Sixty-three students representing 34 high schools and more than 20 cities learned about the dynamic world of business at the fifth annual DREAMBIG Academy held July 10-15 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration. Sponsored by ConAgra Foods, the academy is designed to teach business, leadership and networking skills to students from across the state, expose them to future careers and prepare them for the college search.
 

Donde's Point: July 2016

Jul 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
July marks another milestone at the College of Business Administration as we complete our fifth year in the Big Ten. When I look back at how we have grown in the last five years, I could not be more proud of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Of course, the new building is rising quickly on the corner of 14th and Vine, and the dark blue glass on the west side literally shines during these long summer afternoons. However, what the building really represents is the Start Something attitude all of you have brought to everything you do for our college. The new building is really an extension of every one of you. (LINK to BUILDING PAGE)

Start Your Story: Phoebe Lockhart

Jul 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
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Phoebe Lockhart, a junior economics major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, was selected to participate in the 2016 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship program at the home of George Washington in Mount Vernon, Virginia. The Ogallala, Nebraska, native was one of 16 students from across the United States in the intensive leadership development program for nearly six-weeks this summer. The fellowship program is for incoming juniors who want to learn from George Washington’s leadership lessons,interact with leaders in the corporate, government and military sectors in the nation’s capital andmake a difference in the world.

Back to School Bash to Kick Off Final Year in Current CBA Building

Jul 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article Back to School Bash to Kick Off Final Year in Current CBA Building
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln celebrates a new school year with the Fourth Annual Back to School Bash on Friday, August 19 from 2-5 p.m., on the west side of the CBA building. New and returning CBA students, parents, alumni, business partners, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to network with the CBA community while enjoying free food, live music, prizes and more. RSVP by Wednesday, August 17 at http://cba.unl.edu/bash.
 

UNL Offers New Executive Power Lunches and Certificate Programs

Jul 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article UNL Offers New Executive Power Lunches and Certificate Programs
Three College of Business Administration faculty at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a two-time UNL graduate will present a new August 2016 Executive Power Lunch Series offered by UNL Executive Education. Dr. Jake Messersmith, associate professor of management, kicks off the Power Lunch schedule with “Adaptive Leadership for Managers and Teams” on Wednesday, August 10. Rodney Verhoeff will follow with “The Key to Great Project Leadership” on Wednesday, August 17. Dr. Kathleen Farrell, chair of the Department of Finance and State Farm Professor of Finance, will lead “Strategies for Effective Board Management on Wednesday, August 24. Dr. Fred Luthans, University and George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management Emeritus, will present the final Power Lunch in the series titled “The Power of Positive Leadership” on Wednesday, August 31.

Start Impacting the World: Betsy Grindlay

Jul 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Betsy Grindlay
Betsy Grindlay’07 brings passion to her job every day as brand manager at Speedway Motors in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her inspiration comes from knowing the work she creates directly affects customers of Speedway Motors, which bills itself as America’s Oldest Speed Shop, while tailoring products to hot rod and racing enthusiasts across the country.

Commencements, Celebrations Cap Off Academic Year

Jun 7 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
A weekend full of events in early May sent the newest graduates of University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration out in style. Two Commencement ceremonies, the new CBA Senior Sendoff and the School of Accountancy’s Graduation Celebration provided families and friends, as well as faculty and staff, with many opportunities to celebrate the graduates.

Start Expanding Your Ideas: Ozgur Araz

Jun 7 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Ozgur Araz
Dr. Ozgur Araz, assistant professor of business analytics and Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow, arrived at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration last fall with a wealth of accomplished analytical research in a very short time. His research includes a hybrid of health care and business analysis, which he sees as a perfect match for the new Department of Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management opening this year at CBA.

Start Impacting the World: Richard Chapin

Jun 7 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Ricahrd Chapin
Richard Chapin believes the foundation for success in business is sales. He began his sales career at KFOR radio in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1953, and his philosophy today remains the same.

Donde's Point: June 2016

Jun 7 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
In May, we saw over 500 business students receive their undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. Although sad to see these talented young adults leave campus, it is also an exciting time as the leave prepared to begin their next chapter. One of our  goals has been to expand opportunities for our students, and even though things quiet down a little over the summer, it is also a time when some of our most exciting programs take place.

CBA Marks Halfway Point of Construction with Celebration

May 9 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Marks Halfway Point of Construction with Celebration
Faculty and staff from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration recognized the halfway mark of new building construction with a “Celebrating 400 Days of Construction” picnic on the East Memorial Stadium Plaza.

Thor Earns Fulbright Award

May 6 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article Thor Earns Fulbright Award
To say Kevin Thor’s résumé as a student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration is robust is an understatement. From traveling the world by sea or by land to serving as national secretary for Phi Beta Lambda to meeting with senators and congressmen in Washington D.C., there is little he has set out to do that he hasn’t accomplished. His crowning achievement, however, may have come when the senior management and communications studies major found out he earned one of the most prestigious honors available to a college student – a Fulbright award to teach English in Vietnam.
 

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.
 

Donde's Point: April 2016

Apr 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
April is always a crazy but exciting month at the College of Business Administration. Events are happening regularly throughout the month, in addition to end of year celebrations recognizing all the great accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Start Your Story: Tessa Lane

Apr 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Tessa Lane
Tessa Lane’s interest in international relations and business made her a natural fit for the international business major program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. Now, as an English teacher working in France, Lane’s passion shines through in her work.
 

Start Impacting the World: David Lockwood

Apr 12 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
David Lockwood
When a job opportunity in Lincoln, Nebraska, presented David Lockwood ’02 the chance to come back to his home state, the Kimball native jumped at the chance. Now the chief investment officer at Assurity Life Insurance Company, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduate embraces the challenges and connections that come with a successful career.
 

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.
 

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.

Start Your Story: Matt Foley

Mar 8 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Matt Foley
Matt Foley, a junior economics and management major, started a company with three partners that was recently named a Top-10 Finalist in the international Thought for Food Challenge. The Lincoln-native and his team of two other University of Nebraska–Lincoln students and a faculty advisor from the Biosystems Engineering Department submitted their online marketplace called FarmAfield into the competition. Over 500 entries from over 100 countries were submitted aimed at finding creative ways to face the global challenge of feeding the world.
 

Start Impacting the World: Duane Woerth

Mar 8 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Duane Woerth
For more than 40 years, Duane Woerth ’70 helped lead the way in international business and global politics. Currently president of Vision du Monde, LLC, an international aviation consulting firm, he also serves on the advisory board of Sojern, Inc., an internet advertising and big data firm he co-founded in 2007 in Omaha, Nebraska, with offices throughout the world. Woerth knows firsthand how a degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration leads to success.

Donde's Point: March 2016

Mar 8 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
The spring semester is in full swing at the College of Business Administration. It seems like every month we have bigger news to share than the month before. I recently visited our new building site at the corner of 14th and Vine to take a look at something particularly important to me – my new office space in what we lovingly refer to as the ‘Cube’ – the rectangular shaped centerpiece on the west side of the building. It’s exciting to see the steel ‘cube’ girder now taking shape. The skeletal reference points are appearing where the actual structure will stand just over a year from now. 

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.

Financial Times Ranks Online MBA No. 12 in the World

Mar 7 2016 8:00 AM | » Full Article Financial Times Ranks Online MBA No. 12 in the World
The online MBA program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration ranked No. 12 in the world in the 2016 Financial Times ranking. Financial Times also recognized the program as No. 1 in the U.S. for its value. Released March 7, the report ranked the top 15 online MBA programs from around the world who offer a credible alternative to residential MBA programs.

UNL Reaffirmed as CFA Program Partner School

Mar 3 2016 4:30 PM | » Full Article UNL Reaffirmed as CFA Program Partner School
The CFA Institute reaffirmed the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a CFA Program Partner school, continuing the partnership established in 2008. The network of 153 CFA Program Partners extends across the globe, with only 36 partner schools located within the United States.

Former McDonald’s President Presents at Women in Business Conference

Mar 3 2016 2:00 PM | » Full Article Former McDonald’s President Presents at Women in Business Conference
Jan Fields, former president of McDonald’s USA LLC, headlined the second annual Women in Business Conference on Friday, February 26 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. More than 200 students and business professionals attended the conference hosted by the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Fields shared lessons learned during her 35-year career with McDonald’s, a journey that began cooking french fries at McDonald’s in Dayton, Ohio, to leading 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the U.S.

New Executive Education Certificate Programs Launch This Spring

Feb 25 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article New Executive Education Certificate Programs Launch This Spring
Two new University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education Certificate programs offered through the College of Business Administration launch this spring. The Certificate of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals will be held April 6-8 and the Certificate in Sales Excellence program will be held May 4-6.

UNL GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered April 9

Jan 29 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article UNL GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered April 9
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will offer a GMAT Strategy Workshop from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Led by Stephanie Espy, founder and president of Atlanta-based MathSP Strategies and Problem-Solving, the workshop prepares prospective graduate students for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Gillaspie Pays It Forward

Oct 13 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
A desire to help people and a love for education almost led Aaron Gillaspie ’09 to switch majors from management to education. An equal desire to graduate in four years meant he would focus on entrepreneurship in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration which has benefited him as a teacher and an administrator.  

Donde's Point: October 2015

Oct 13 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
There are many reasons why the fall is an exciting time at the College of Business Administration. This fall feels even more electric with our new building starting to take shape on the corner of 14th and Vine. I recently had the privilege of taking my first peek through the window opening of one of the actual walls to be placed at the new location. The limestone is beautiful to the eye and to the touch and actually getting to see a portion of the finished product was thrilling.

Annual Partnership Summit Hosts 200-Plus Board Members

Oct 12 2015 1:30 PM | » Full Article Annual Partnership Summit Hosts 200-Plus Board Members
The College of Business Administration hosted the 2015 Partnership Summit and Advisory Board meetings Oct. 9 for more than 200 advisory board members who serve on the college’s 13 advisory boards. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts served as the keynote speaker for the luncheon for all boards held at the Nebraska Champions Club.

September Survey: Nebraska Businesses Modestly Optimistic About Sales

Oct 2 2015 3:00 AM | » Full Article September Survey: Nebraska Businesses Modestly Optimistic About Sales
Nebraska businesses were optimistic about the outlook for employment over the next six months but only modestly optimistic about sales, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Tresl Research Creates New Database on Bribery

Sep 28 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article Tresl Research Creates New Database on Bribery
Starting a connection is something Dr. Jiri Tresl, visiting professor of finance, does remarkably well. Whether collaborating with friends to conduct research or combining data sources to reveal new relationships, Tresl discovers new ways to make connections in the world around him. Tresl and coauthor Jan Hanousek met while networking during a conference in 2012 and the two became immediate friends. Working with Anastasiya Shamshur, fellow coauthor and former student of Hanousek’s, the group created an entirely new database, combining extensive financial information with the most accurate information on bribery to currently exist.

Business College Dean Named Woman of the Year; Student Receives Future Business Leader Award

Sep 23 2015 2:00 PM | » Full Article Business College Dean Named Woman of the Year; Student Receives Future Business Leader Award
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was named the Inspire Woman of the Year on Tuesday, September 22. Plowman received the recognition and a standing ovation at a special awards luncheon held at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.

Ostrander Prepares for Job Market with CBA Experiences

Sep 22 2015 3:30 PM | » Full Article Ostrander Prepares for Job Market with CBA Experiences
Senior Simon Ostrander combined several offerings at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration in order to have career options. From Hastings, Nebraska, Ostrander blended a major in agribusiness with a minor in marketing, a certificate in the Center for Sales Excellence and two internships to make himself a better candidate in the job market. 

Donde's Point: August 2015

Aug 12 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
The new school year is almost upon us and around here that means we’re getting ready to celebrate with our third annual Back to School Bash. It’s not too late to RSVP and join in the fun. The CBA Bash will be held on the west side of the College of Business Administration building on Friday, August 21 from 3-6 p.m. Everyone from students and their parents to alumni, business partners and faculty/staff are invited and we are planning to make it our biggest celebrations yet. UNL has even updated the sidewalk for us this summer.

Start Expanding Your Ideas: Colleen Jones

Aug 12 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Colleen Jones
Dr. M. Colleen Jones’ career as a faculty member in business started with a coin flip when she was pressed to choose a major at the University of Iowa -- it ended with a flourish upon retiring from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration this past spring leaving a lasting impact on everyone she touched.

Fourth Annual DREAM BIG Academy Welcomes High School Students

Aug 12 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
More than 50 Nebraska high school seniors gained a glimpse into college life at the fourth annual DREAM BIG (Develop, Risk, Empower, Achieve, Maximize, Build Innovate, Grow) Academy held July 12-15 at the UNL College of Business Administration. Sponsored by ConAgra Foods, the academy is designed to teach business, leadership and networking skills to students from across the state and expose them to future careers. It also helps prepare them for the college search.

CBA Building Progress: Watch What We Have Started

Aug 12 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
The new College of Business Administration building project reached its first significant milestone when Hausmann Construction completed 100 days of construction on July 11. The largest academic construction project in the recent history of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the new building on the corner of 14th and Vine Streets will offer endless possibilities for the CBA community through interactive learning in state-of-the-art classrooms, one-stop student support services, cutting-edge technology and space to host many events in the future.

Start Your Story: Chris Ames

Aug 12 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Chris Ames
Omaha native Chris Ames enrolled in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration because of the people he met during his campus visit. His CBA experience prepared him to sit alongside some of the best students in the world at the Chicago Booth Summer Business Scholars Program, a three-week intensive MBA preview program. The economics major minoring in management and marketing couldn’t have asked for a better way to start his senior year.
 

Start Impacting the World: Katie Zulkoski

Aug 12 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Katie Zulkoski
Katie Zulkoski ’05 witnessed early on her potential to grow and create her own story went far beyond the confines of a classroom at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. The same attitude continues with her today and shows in the wealth of opportunities she is helping build for other people.

Plowman, Eichorst Presentation Scores High Praise at Big Ten Development Conference

Jul 30 2015 2:30 PM | » Full Article Plowman, Eichorst Presentation Scores High Praise at Big Ten Development Conference
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Nebraska Foundation hosted the Big Ten Development Conference July 22-24. UNL College of Business Administration Dean Donde Plowman and University of Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst presented on “Cooperation and Collaboration Between Academics and Athletics” on Friday, July 24. Considered by many in attendance to be the highlight of the conference, Plowman and Eichorst were able to share their insights on collaboration in the areas of academics, co-sponsoring events and joint fundraising opportunities.

Start Impacting the World: Richard Callahan

Jul 7 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Richard Callahan
Richard Callahan, a 1964 graduate from the College of Business Administration, has a clear message for business students in the 21st Century – “Your education isn’t finished when you get through college. It’s just getting started.” He delivered the message to students on the UNL campus in April when he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual CBA Advisory Board Awards luncheon.

Clifton Foundation, Gallup Donate $30M to UNL CBA for Don Clifton Strengths Institute

Jul 7 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
The Clifton Foundation and Gallup announced a $30 million gift to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to establish the Don Clifton Strengths Institute to further the mission of the late Donald O. Clifton through a long-term partnership with the College of Business Administration.

Start Your Story: Kaylan Maloley

Jul 7 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Kaylan Maloley
While interning at Lincoln Industries in Lincoln, Nebraska this spring, Kaylan Maloley of Omaha, Nebraska determined the type of work atmosphere she wants to find after graduation. A senior at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, Maloley graduates in August 2015 with a marketing major.
 

CBA Senior Graduates Prepared to Start Something

Jul 7 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
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.

CBA Back to School Bash to Kick Off New School Year

Jul 7 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Back to School Bash to Kick Off New School Year
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln celebrates a new school year with the Third Annual Back to School Bash on Friday, August 21 from 3-6 p.m. CBA new and returning students, parents, alumni, business partners, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to network with the CBA community, enjoy Valentino’s pizza and Pepsi products, win prizes and dance to the band, Lemon Fresh Day. RSVP by Monday, August 17 at http://cba.unl.edu/bash.

Start Expanding Your Ideas: Tammy Beck

Jul 7 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Tammy Beck
Dr. Tammy Beck, associate dean of graduate programs and external engagement at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, is excited about making an impact with Nebraska businesses. She joined CBA a year ago and began creating connections as part of the new Executive Education program which she now believes is going to soar.

Donde's Point: July 2015

Jul 7 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
This summer marks my fifth year as dean at the College of Business Administration, and this spring we celebrated our first graduating class of students who Started Something by spending all four years at CBA as members of the Big Ten conference. These students began a new era of excellence which continues to grow as we prepare to transition into our new building in 2017.

Clifton Foundation, Gallup Donate $30M to UNL CBA for Clifton Strengths Institute

Jun 5 2015 2:00 AM | » Full Article Clifton Foundation, Gallup Donate $30M to UNL CBA for Clifton Strengths Institute
The Clifton Foundation and Gallup announced a $30 million gift to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to establish the Don Clifton Strengths Institute to further the mission of the late Donald O. Clifton through a long-term partnership with the College of Business Administration.

Start Impacting the World: Bill Champion

Apr 21 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Bill Champion
As a UNL College of Business Administration student, Bill Champion was encouraged to enter a new venture business competition by one of his professors. He presented a business plan for an idea he developed working in the University of Nebraska strength and conditioning program. Now 25 years later, he is president of the business he was able to create after winning the competition.

Start Your Story: Courtney Van Hoosen

Apr 21 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Courtney Van Hoosen
Courtney Van Hoosen is a sophomore with a plan when it comes to her career path. That’s why she jumped at the opportunity to join eight University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students on the first career expedition to Washington, D.C., over spring break.

Start Expanding Your Ideas: Fred Luthans

Apr 21 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Fred Luthans
Dr. Fred Luthans, University and George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management, is retiring this semester after 48 years of service at the College of Business Administration – nearly half the age the college itself has been in existence at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.  His tenure at CBA is highlighted by some of the most prominent accomplishments in the history of the university, including writing the first textbook in the field of organizational behavior and founding the area of study known as psychological capital.
 

Donde's Point: April 2015

Apr 21 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article
What a great month it’s been at the College of Business Administration. We celebrated the official excavation for our new College of Business Administration building, held our Advisory Board Annual Awards Luncheon honoring outstanding business leaders, and recognized a renowned faculty member who has been a part of CBA for 48 years.

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.

Start Your Story: Davis Podany

Feb 17 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Davis Podany
When Davis Podany applied for an IT help center technician job his freshmen year of college he had no idea where it would take him. Over two years later, the junior business administration major from Clarkson, Nebraska, discovered more at the College of Business Administration than just helping people with computers.

Start Impacting the World: Steve David

Feb 17 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Steve David
Stephen David has seen a lot happen at the UNL College of Business Administration from his time as a student in the late 60s to today as he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board. He has seen the college grow and believes he knows a key to making it even better.
 

Executive Power Lunches Help Professionals Lead at Work

Feb 17 2015 3:00 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. Tammy Beck, associate dean and associate professor of management, will present “Making Work Matter: Finding Passion at Work,” and Dr. Dennis Duchon, E.J. Faulkner Professor of Management, will present “Making Better Decisions.” 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.

Inaugural Collegiate Women in Business Conference on Feb. 27

Feb 17 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article Inaugural Collegiate Women in Business Conference on 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.

Start Expanding Your Ideas: Jin Yeub Kim

Feb 17 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Jin Yeub Kim
A Google-backed advisory group recently endorsed the search giant’s decision to apply Europe’s “right to be forgotten” ruling only in the European Union. Last year an EU court decision ordered it to remove personal information from search results for individuals’ names upon their request and later adopted further guidelines calling for their regulations to be extended globally as the Internet is utilized on a global scale. While the international debate began with the lawful obligations of Google, Assistant Professor of Economics Jin Yeub Kim is leading research on the right to be forgotten movement’s economical impact.

New College of Business Building Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held March 4

Feb 17 2015 3:00 PM | » Full Article New College of Business Building Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held March 4
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration building will be held on March 4 at 3 p.m at the Esther L. Kauffman Academic Residential Center Great Hall, 630 N. 14 street. The site for the new facility at 14th and Vine Streets is anticipated to open prior to the fall 2017 semester.

Start Your Story: Ryan Riss

Aug 12 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Ryan Riss
After joining the National Guard his senior year in high school, Ryan Riss discovered a career in fleet management was the perfect fit for him. Luckily for the senior from Rapid City, South Dakota, the UNL College of Business Administration started the supply chain management major in 2012 to meet his career needs. 

Start Expanding Your Ideas: Tim Shi

Aug 12 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Tim Shi
It did not take Dr. Tianxiang (Tim) Shi long to start something in the UNL College of Business Administration. After joining the actuarial science faculty as an assistant professor in 2013, he made an immediate impact with his research and teaching.

39 High-Achieving Students Selected as CBA Honors Academy Class

Aug 12 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article 39 High-Achieving Students Selected as CBA Honors Academy Class
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.

Dr. Seth Giertz Promoted to Associate Professor

Aug 12 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the UNL College of Business Administration, announces the promotion of Dr. Seth Giertz to associate professor in economics with tenure. Giertz joined the College of Business Administration from the Congressional Budget Office in 2008.

CBA Celebrates New School Year with Back to School Bash

Aug 12 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Celebrates New School Year with Back to School Bash
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 by Monday, August 18 at http://cba.unl.edu/bash.

Donde's Point: August 2014

Aug 12 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
The new school year is around the corner and there is a lot of energy and excitement in the air. 

Start Impacting the World: Sue Wilkinson

Aug 12 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Sue Wilkinson
Sue Wilkinson chose to major in accounting when she came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration, because it came naturally to her. Today she is responsible for risk management, branding/corporate communications, business services and travel and charitable giving/community relations as senior vice president at Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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

Jun 19 2014 8:45 AM | » Full Article Brett Whorley Excels in MBA Online 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.

Start Your Story: Molly Rezich

Jun 10 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Molly Rezich
Molly Rezich plans to start an organization to bring live music to children’s hospitals, nursing homes and other places that will benefit. A music performance and German double major, Rezich believes a business minor from the College of Business Administration will help her achieve her goals.

Nebraska High School Students Glimpse College Life at DREAM BIG Academy

Jun 10 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska High School Students Glimpse College Life at DREAM BIG Academy
Twenty-seven Nebraska high school students experienced a glimpse of college life at the UNL College of Business Administration’s third annual DREAM BIG (Develop, Risk, Empower, Achieve, Maximize, Build Innovate, Grow) Academy held June 1-5. The academy is designed to teach business, leadership and networking skills to students from across the state and expose them to future careers. It also helps prepare them for the college search.

Monthly BBR Leading Economic Indicator-Nebraska Projects Growth

Jun 10 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Bureau of Business Research (BBR) began releasing their monthly Leading Economic Indicator-Nebraska (LEI-N) in February 2012 and their most recent report saw the second biggest increase yet in projected economic growth for the state. Dr. Eric Thompson, director of the BBR and Dr. William Walstad, John T. and Mable M. Hay Professor of Economics, work with graduate students to compile the monthly findings. For the LEI-N, there are six components that predict future economic growth: single-family building permits, airline passenger counts, initial unemployment claims, manufacturing hours, the value of the U.S. dollar and business expectations gathered from the Survey of Nebraska Business.

UNL Online MBA Program Rated No. 2 for Veterans

Jun 10 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
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.

Start Expanding Your Ideas: Jifeng Yu

Jun 10 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Jifeng Yu
Dr. Jifeng Yu, assistant professor of management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, finds strategic management research exciting – particularly when analyzing problems yet to be fully explored. His enthusiasm has led to eight papers accepted for publication in the past three years alone.

Donde’s Point: June 2014

Jun 10 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
I always look forward to summer because it is when I re-charge my batteries. The same is true for our college. We are planning for next year but we also stay busy with summer activities.

Start Impacting the World: Charles McClendon

Jun 10 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Charles McClendon
When Charles McClendon met UNL Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs James Griesen in 1991, his college decision became much easier. An Omaha native, McClendon wanted to leave the state, but all that changed with one opportunity.

Student-Athletes Honored With Medallion Awards

May 13 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article Student-Athletes Honored With Medallion Awards
Seventy-one student athletes from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration received individual Medallion Awards for scholastic excellence at the 2014 Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet. Medallions were awarded to student-athletes achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA. Seth Wiedel, a senior accounting major from Hebron, Nebraska, was named the Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

2014 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception Recognizes Excellence at CBA

May 13 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article 2014 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception Recognizes Excellence at CBA
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.

CBA Graduates Offer Advice to Current Students

May 13 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Graduates 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.

Big Impact: Mike Dunlap

May 13 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Mike Dunlap
When Mike Dunlap began his academic career in the early 1980s at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, he wanted to be an engineer. He quickly discovered his greater talents were in business. More than 30 years later the success Dunlap discovered in an early accounting class has materialized into his position as executive chairman of the board at Nelnet – a company he co-founded in 1996 which provides innovative educational services in helping students plan and pay for college.

Big Potential: Sara Benning

May 13 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Sara Benning
When Sara Benning visited University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration to learn more about the actuarial science program, she was inspired to move from Brookfield, Wisconsin, to Lincoln, Nebraska, and pursue her college degree. Four years later, she is graduating and plans to take the inspiration she cultivated in college to Denver, Colo., as she starts her actuary career at Cigna, a health insurance company.
 

Donde’s Point: May 2014

May 13 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
This time of year is always exciting as we hand diplomas to another class of CBA graduates. Many of the undergraduates who received diplomas this year were freshmen when I came to UNL as Dean. Now they are heading out to begin their first jobs or graduate school. In CBA we use the tagline Start Something and it is a joy to watch all these students start the next chapter of their lives with the opportunity to start something.

Big Ideas: Donna Dudney

May 13 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Donna Dudney
In her 17 years at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, Dr. Donna Dudney has served in numerous roles from lecturer to finance professor to assistant dean. In her latest position as director of the CBA Honors Academy, she oversees the newly created academy and also teaches the required finance course to the academy students.

Big Potential: Chris Spanel

Apr 8 2014 1:00 PM | » Full Article
Chris Spanel
Lincoln native Chris Spanel used a combination of personal connections and UNL College of Business Administration resources to start his career. Set to graduate in May, the finance major landed a job with Credit Suisse in Chicago as an investment banking analyst. Credit Suisse is one of the world’s leading banks committed to delivering financial experience and expertise to corporate, institutional and government clients.

UNL Tax Accounting Research Ranked No. 8 Worldwide

Apr 8 2014 1:00 PM | » Full Article UNL Tax Accounting Research Ranked No. 8 Worldwide
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln boasts some of the most productive accounting faculty in the world, according to a 2013 Brigham Young University-Accounting Research Ranking. UNL ranks eighth worldwide in publishing academic tax research over the past six years and is a top producer of archival audit and tax research.

Big Ideas: Gordie Karels

Apr 8 2014 1:00 PM | » Full Article
Gordie Karels
Dr. Gordie Karels, associate dean for research and graduate programs and Nebraska Bankers Association College Professor of Banking at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, is retiring this May after a distinguished 28-year tenure – a tenure that almost never happened. Karels’ career highlights include developing a nationally ranked MBA program, serving in senior administrative capacities throughout UNL and testifying before Congress, but if he had not taken a series of finance seminars at UNL in the mid-80’s he may not have made it to Lincoln.

2014 UNL Global New Venture Award Winners Announced

Apr 8 2014 1:00 PM | » Full Article 2014 UNL Global New Venture Award Winners Announced
The Center for Entrepreneurship in the UNL College of Business Administration hosted Entrepreneuring Days@UNL March 18-20 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Neb. The event included two new venture competitions and the Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Dinner. The competitions were conducted much like the television show “Shark Tank.” Students pitched their business ideas to a panel of professionals who served as judges for feedback and competed for funding.

CBA Advisory Board Honors Top Business Leaders

Apr 8 2014 1:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Advisory Board Honors Top Business Leaders
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.

Donde’s Point: April 2014

Apr 8 2014 1:00 PM | » Full Article
April is here and once again we look forward to commencement where we celebrate student successes and see the results of great things started here at CBA. At our annual Advisory Board Awards Luncheon last week, we were pleased to honor an amazing group of individuals who walked the same path our current graduating class is traveling.

Big Impact: Jack O'Holleran

Apr 8 2014 1:00 PM | » Full Article
Jack O'Holleran
“We now have a customer list that includes many top Fortune 500 Companies. We raised over $10 million in venture capital and have offices in Tokyo, New York City and San Francisco,” he said. “What makes me most proud though is to have been a part of a team that took something from an idea to reality.”

Big Impact: Kara Lambrecht

Mar 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Kara Lambrecht
Kara Lambrecht graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration in 2011 with a degree in international business that immediately brought her new challenges. She secured a position as a consultant with Cerner Corporation, a health care company in Kansas City, Mo., where she also interned in college. After a year at Cerner applying what she learned in college to her career, she was hit with an even bigger challenge.
 

New Website Unveiled for CBA Building Project

Mar 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
The new $84 million dollar building project for the College of Business Administration now has a companion website for supporters of the college to follow along. The webpage can be accessed from our “Building Project” link contained in our monthly Inside CBA newsletter. It will include video updates, progress reports and spotlight the tremendous advantages the building will give everyone who comes to our building.

CBA Offers New Graduate and Certificate Programs

Mar 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Offers New Graduate and Certificate Programs
The University of Nebraska–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.

Big Potential: Armando Becerril

Mar 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Armando Becerril
Armando Becerril has reaped the rewards of being a risk-taker. The senior accounting major from York, Neb., was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. with his parents when he was 5-years-old.

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

Mar 11 2014 3:00 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.

Big Ideas: Richard DeFusco

Mar 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Richard DeFusco
Finance Professor Richard DeFusco shares his expertise in financial markets and investing through teaching, research and service to the state. A member of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration faculty since 1985, he was also appointed to his third term on the Nebraska Investment Council by Governor Dave Heineman in January 2013.
 

Donde's Point: March 2014

Mar 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
I recently read Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, David and Goliath, and love the way he analyzes David’s victory over Goliath: “Seemingly improbable successes aren’t really that improbable when you turn disadvantages into advantages.” David was small, but he was quick and able to use his speed to his advantage. Everyone has a Goliath in their life, and the key is to stay true to yourself, use the strengths unique to you and turn apparent disadvantage into advantage. Our men’s basketball team found a way to do that Sunday night, and we are doing it every day here in CBA. For example, in recruiting for our second cohort in the CBA Honors Academy, we attracted 175 applicants for 45 spots and from 19 different states. Wow! That might seem like an improbable success, but we are quickly becoming known for our high quality undergraduate educational experience.

Big Ideas: Jenna Pieper

Feb 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Dr. Jenna Pieper
If you consider yourself a talented and productive worker with value to your employer, Dr. Jenna Pieper, assistant professor of management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, has good news for you. You will likely be rewarded for your efforts at companies that offer pay-for-performance incentives and your employer could be rewarded too.

Big Potential: Kevin Thor

Feb 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Kevin Thor
Not one to shy away from adventure, Kevin Thor experienced the study abroad program of a lifetime in the fall. The junior management major from Stanton, Neb., was enrolled in the fall 2013 Semester at Sea program and fulfilled his goal of traveling the world.

Big Impact: Roland Madison

Feb 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Roland Madison
As a 20-something Ph.D. student from West Virginia, Roland Madison didn’t realize the profound effect his Nebraska experience would have on the rest of his life. When he graduated in 1978, he knew he was a “better person” because of his University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration education.

BBR Report Projects Moderate Economic Growth for Nebraska

Feb 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article BBR Report Projects Moderate Economic Growth for Nebraska
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.

GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered February 22 at CBA

Feb 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered February 22 at CBA
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.

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

Feb 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article 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.

Donde’s Point: February 2014

Feb 11 2014 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Wednesday was signing day for the football team. While many Nebraskans have been watching that recruiting class closely I could not be more excited about the new faculty we are recruiting to join CBA. We anticipate hiring another 10-12 faculty who will join us in the fall. We are continuing to attract top-notch faculty from some of the best universities in the country. With each one who joins us, our academic reputation and our ability to offer transformational educational experiences for our students continues to grow.

Weatherholt Receives 2013 NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award

Dec 3 2013 12:00 PM | » Full Article Weatherholt Receives 2013 NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award
Mary Weatherholt, a business administration graduate from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration and member of the Big Ten champion Husker tennis team, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2013 NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award. UNL leads the nation in recipients of this award with 17.

Big Ideas: Stanislava Nikolova

Dec 3 2013 12:00 PM | » Full Article
Dr. Stanislava Nikolova
Dr. Stanislava (Stas) Nikolova, assistant professor of finance, was recently awarded the 2013 Economic Research Award by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She is the second recipient of the award.

Fully Online Business Analytics Courses Offered at CBA

Dec 3 2013 12:00 PM | » Full Article Fully Online Business Analytics Courses Offered at CBA
Big data. Business analytics. Data analytics. Behavioral analytics. Companies are collecting volumes of data like never before, about everything from customer shopping habits to how people use the internet to other aspects of life. Managers need to know how to analyze customer behavior – though the amount of data can be overwhelming.

Big Potential: Erin Bass

Dec 3 2013 12:00 PM | » Full Article
Eron Bass
A trained ballet dancer from Calgary, Canada, Erin Bass performed in the United States for nine years. Unfortunately the life of a ballerina does not last forever, and Bass saw she could apply her life experiences to a new career by enrolling in the Ph.D. program in management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration.

Big Impact: Cecil Walker

Dec 3 2013 12:00 PM | » Full Article
Cecil Walker
Cecil L. Walker ’59, former chairman and CEO of Gannett Broadcasting in Virginia, was named the 2013 CBA Master. While on campus for Alumni Master’s Week, Nov. 13-15, he spoke to classes, student organizations and faculty, and shared his insight of managing a major corporation in the broadcasting industry.
 

Businessweek  Ranks UNL Part-Time MBA 2nd in Big Ten

Dec 3 2013 12:00 PM | » Full Article <em>Businessweek</em> Ranks UNL Part-Time MBA 2nd in Big Ten
The part-time MBA program at the UNL College of Business Administration ranked 2nd in the Big Ten in the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek rankings released Nov. 7. The program was ranked 18th overall out of 80 programs.

Donde's Point: December 2013

Dec 3 2013 12:00 PM | » Full Article
It seems we were just welcoming students to campus and now the end of the semester is almost upon us. It’s been an action-packed semester and I’ve enjoyed watching the new students find their way while our seniors prepare for interviews, secure jobs and get ready for graduation.

BRIC Students Tour the New York City Financial District

Dec 3 2013 12:00 PM | » Full Article
Twelve members of the Big Red Investment Club, a student organization at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, traveled to New York City to learn about the world of finance during fall break in October. They visited three businesses to meet with three CBA alumni who currently work in investment banking in the financial center of the United States, where Wall Street is located.

Big Potential: Sarah Cast

Sep 17 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Sarah Cast
Sarah Cast came to the University of NebraskaLincoln College of Business Administration from the small town of Princeton, Mo., which boasts a population of 1,166. In just a few years she has made a big transition – working in the Chicago area this past summer on an internship at Allstate Insurance Company. The internship experience has helped Cast start building a successful career while still in college.

MBA Online Program Top Ranked in Big Ten by Affordable Colleges Online

Sep 17 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article MBA Online Program Top Ranked in Big Ten by Affordable Colleges Online
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln MBA program has been ranked number one in the Big Ten among online programs by Affordable Colleges Online. Ranked 11 overall, UNL was recognized for being “at the top of its class among national universities.”

Big Ideas: LaDonna Thornton

Sep 17 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article
LaDonna Thornton
Sometimes a life-changing conversation happens with a complete stranger on an airplane flying from point A to point B. Such is the case for LaDonna Thornton, assistant professor of management in supply chain management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. She was at a career crossroads and didn’t know which path to take – should she start her own business or apply to a Ph.D. program. The answer came from the person sitting in the seat next to her.

Big Impact: Ella Wirtz

Sep 17 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Ella Wirtz
Ella Wirtz always saw herself in a career that connected computer science and business. As an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, she studied computer science and mathematics in the Raikes School of Management and Computer Science and minored in business. She continued her education by earning a master’s of business administration from UNL College of Business Administration. This combination of education gave her the tools necessary to establish her technology startup Boutique Window.

Business Leaders Attend Partnership Summit

Sep 17 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article Business Leaders Attend Partnership Summit
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, welcomed more than 140 alumni and business professionals to campus on Friday, September 13, for the 2013 UNL College of Business Administration Partnership Summit and Advisory Board meetings. The summit provides an opportunity for some of the top business leaders in the country to share ideas and strategize with administrators, faculty and each other.

New Executive Education Program Started with Executive Power Lunch Series

Sep 17 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article New Executive Education Program Started with Executive Power Lunch Series
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration is kicking off its new Executive Education Program with an Executive Power Lunch series beginning October 16. These lunches are designed to introduce professionals to hot topics in a best practices format and will provide businesses with ideas for professional and corporate growth.

Stewardship Luncheon and Dinner

Sep 17 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article Stewardship Luncheon and Dinner
Dean Donde Plowman and the University of Nebraska Foundation hosted two stewardship events on September 6. A luncheon was held for those who provide endowed scholarships to the College of Business Administration and a dinner was held for those who gave the funds for endowed professorships and chairs.

Donde's Point: September 2013

Sep 17 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article
It was such an honor this month to host donors who help make this college the nationally ranked school that it is. On Friday, September 6, scholarship donors had lunch with student scholarship recipients, got their pictures taken with each other and listened to two scholarship recipients thank donors on behalf of all students. It was a first in CBA and a truly great moment. That evening, faculty who hold chairs or professorships dined with respective donors, getting to know each other and using the opportunity to say thanks. What a great day. On behalf of our entire college, we thank each and every donor for your commitment and sharing your resources with CBA.

CBA Kicks Off 100-Year Celebration with Back to School Bash

Aug 19 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration celebrates 100 years of educating business leaders with a back-to-school bash on Friday, August 23 from 4-6 p.m. on the west side of the CBA building. College of Business Administration students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and business partners are invited to celebrate with the college. Valentino’s pizza, prizes and the band Lemon Fresh Day will be a part of the celebration. RSVP by August 21 at: http://cba.unl.edu/bash.

Second DREAM BIG Academy a Success

Aug 19 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article Second DREAM BIG Academy a Success
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration held the second DREAM BIG Academy July 14-17. DREAM BIG, which stands for Develop, Risk, Empower, Achieve, Maximize, Build, Innovate and Grow, provided upcoming high school seniors the opportunity to experience college, focusing on a business education and potential career opportunities. The academy emphasized diversity by showing students how their unique qualities benefit them in a positive way. ConAgra Foods partnered with CBA as a corporate sponsor this year, and Lozier Corporation and Union Pacific also provided financial support for the program. 

Big Potential: Josiah Hood

Aug 19 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Josiah Hood
Josiah Hood did not have to travel far to attend the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, but he believes his experiences and opportunities at the college will take him a long way after graduation.

Omer and Shelley Return to the Big Ten at Nebraska

Aug 19 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article Omer and Shelley Return to the Big Ten at Nebraska
Drs. Thomas Omer and Marjorie Shelley headed north this summer leaving Texas A&M University to join the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration School of Accountancy. The husband and wife team were not initially looking to leave their distinguished positions in Texas until they fielded phone calls last year from Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, and Dr. Paul Shoemaker, director of the School of Accountancy and BKD, LLP Professor of Accountancy, explaining the opportunities in Nebraska.

Nebraska at Oxford Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Aug 19 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Seventy University of Nebraska&ndash;Lincoln students participated in the 25th annual Nebraska at Oxford Program July 21-Aug. 17 at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Big Impact: Faith Larson

Aug 19 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Faith Larson
For Faith Larson, a 2002 finance graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, it wasn’t a straight shot from undergraduate to businesswoman. She earned her juris doctorate and masters of business administration with career stops in healthcare, business, law and international trading. This well-rounded experience in business and law makes her ideal in her role as managing director of Straight Shot, a 90-day accelerator for e-commerce and software as a service (SaaS) startups based in Omaha, Neb.

Big Ideas: Chris Tuggle

Aug 19 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Chris Tuggle
The opportunity to teach at a Big Ten business school drew Dr. Chris Tuggle to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration last fall. The prospect of having a blank canvas for his research was intriguing to the assistant professor of management. 

Donde's Point: August 2013

Aug 19 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Start Something. That is our new tag line at CBA. We feel like we have started something really big here in CBA – 25 new faculty, explosive growth in new students two years in a row, the new CBA Honors Academy (45 great students starting this fall), Career Services at CBA, a new supply chain management program, and a major in management and entrepreneurship.  The list goes on.

Big Ideas: Sam Allgood and Kathleen Farrell

Jun 20 2013 8:45 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Sam Allgood and Dr. Kathleen Farrell
Dr. Sam Allgood, Edwin J. Faulkner Professor of Economics, and Dr. Kathleen Farrell, senior associate dean and State Farm Professor of Finance at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln College of Business Administration recently published a research article in the Journal of Corporate Finance that examined compensation packages for more than 1,400 CEOs over a 14-year period.

Big Potential: Grant Essink

Jun 20 2013 8:45 AM | » Full Article
Grant Essink
Grant Essink knew he wanted to be a dentist before he arrived at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. The next question he needed to answer was what to choose as his major, so he consulted people already working in the medical profession.

Festschrift Honors Dr. Fred Luthans' Career Accomplishments

Jun 20 2013 8:45 AM | » Full Article Festschrift Honors Dr. Fred Luthans' Career Accomplishments
A rare celebration known as Festschrift was held for University and George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management Fred Luthans, May 9-11 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Neb. Luthans has worked at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration for 46 years, and his groundbreaking research in the area of organizational behavior has had an impact worldwide.

CBA Students Lead in Business Competitions

Jun 20 2013 8:45 AM | » Full Article CBA Students Lead in Business Competitions
Each year University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students put their leadership skills to the test in regional and national competitions. This year CBA students found success in several academic competitions hosted by national business organizations.

Dean Donde Plowman Makes Appearance on Shawn Eichorst Radio Show

Jun 20 2013 8:45 AM | » Full Article Dean Donde Plowman Makes Appearance on Shawn Eichorst Radio Show
Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst invited Dean Donde Plowman to join him on his monthly, statewide radio show on the Husker Sports Network on Tuesday, June 11. Husker athletes and College of Business Administration students Jeremiah Sirles and Mattie Fowler also joined Plowman in the studio.

Big Impact: Eddie Brown

Jun 20 2013 8:45 AM | » Full Article
Eddie Brown
When Eddie Brown enrolled at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1995, he dreamed of becoming a medical doctor. This dream guided his path to attend college but there was a minor flaw with his plan – he hated science.

Donde's Point: June 2013

Jun 20 2013 8:45 AM | » Full Article
A lot of people ask me if we enjoy our downtime at the college during the summer months, and the truth is we are enjoying it, but it is actually one of our busiest and most exciting times of the year.

Big Impact: Bill Jackman

May 15 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Bill Jackman
Everything Bill Jackman needed to know about success began on a hardwood floor in the small, southwest Nebraska town of Grant. Standing a mere 6’9” tall by the time he graduated, there was really no question he would play basketball. It was ultimately a question of how successful he would become.

Big Ideas: Laurie Miller

May 15 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Laurie Miller
Dr. Laurie Miller, assistant professor of practice in economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, recently had her paper “Caregivers, Firm Policies and Gender Discrimination Claims,” published in the Review of Economics of the Household.

UNL Actuarial Science Program Retains Center of Excellence Designation

May 15 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
The UNL Actuarial Science program has been renewed as a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) by the Society of Actuaries’ Centers of Actuarial Excellence Evaluation Committee. The designation is given to programs that excel in eight criteria of qualitative and quantitative categories, including composition of the faculty, quality of students and connections with the profession.

College of Business Administration Advisory Board Recognizes Top Business Leaders

May 15 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration held its Advisory Board Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 12. The awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders and corporations in the state of Nebraska and the world.

Nebraska at Oxford Program Celebrating 25 Years

May 15 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska at Oxford Program Celebrating 25 Years
The Nebraska at Oxford Program offered through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration is celebrating 25 years, its Silver Jubilee. Dean Donde Plowman and other members of the Silver Jubilee Committee will be hosting events at UNL and prestigious Oxford University this summer and fall in celebration.

GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered June 1 at College of Business Administration

May 15 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration will hold a UNL GMAT Strategy Workshop on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This workshop is designed for those interested in learning strategies and approaches for taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Donde's Point: May 2013

May 15 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
We are busy working hard with the architects to plan our new UNL College of Business Administration building. What an awesome responsibility this is – planning a facility that reflects our aspirations to be world-class, our commitment to innovative learning and high impact scholarship, and our desire to create a sense of community for all who enter its doors for the next 100 years.

Big Potential: Elaine Ji

May 15 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Big Potential
Elaine Ji grew up in Shizhou, China and came to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration to study marketing. Ji's parents supported her in her decision to broaden her horizons abroad and were able to come to Nebraska this spring for her graduation ceremony. Ji gained much of her real world experience by working in the CBA Communications and Marketing office.

Sean Fisher Helps Huskers Get to 300 Academic All-Americans

Feb 13 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article Sean Fisher Helps Huskers Get to 300 Academic All-Americans
Sean Fisher knew he wanted to do two things in life – become a doctor and play football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Upon arriving at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln he discovered that majoring in business would be another important piece achieving his goals.

UNL Online MBA Program Ranks Second in U.S. News and World Report

Feb 13 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
The online MBA program at the CBA ranked second in the Big Ten in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report. Released January 15, the report ranked the UNL MBA program as a Best Online Graduate Business Program. Overall, UNL was 17th out of 148 programs.

CBA Study Abroad Program in China for Summer 2013

Feb 13 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Study Abroad Program in China for Summer 2013
The UNL College of Business Administration is offering a faculty-led study abroad program to China for the Summer of 2013. Students will experience the business environment and cultural aspects in Shanghai, Beijing and Hangzhou for 17 days, June 10-26 while earning three UNL credits.

Donde's Point: February 2013

Feb 13 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
There is so much going on in CBA these days it is hard to keep track of everything. We have been very successful in making new faculty hires for next year.

Big Ideas: Yijia Lin

Feb 13 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Yijia Lin
Dr. Yijia Lin, assistant professor of finance at the UNL College of Business Administration, has published numerous articles in the area of risk management since joining the CBA faculty in 2007. She currently has three forthcoming articles in the Journal of Risk and Insurance.

Business Students Travel to U.S. Naval Academy Leadership Conference

Feb 13 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Each year the UNL College of Business Administration sends a select group of students to the U.S. Naval Academy Leadership Conference in Annapolis, Md. The goal of the conference is to bring together the best minds in the practice and study of leadership to exchange ideas and experiences among both military and civilian students.

Big Potential: Murphy Larson

Feb 13 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Murphy Larson
Murphy Larson, a junior finance and marketing major, currently manages the Daily Drip and plays a major role in efforts to fund non-profit organizations through the student organization Enactus. Larson's project is called the LisaMom Foundation which funds nannies for families who have moms with cancer.

Big Impact: Marc LeBaron

Feb 13 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Marc Lebaron
Recently inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame, Marc LeBaron is the chairman and CEO of Lincoln Industries. The company, located in Lincoln, Neb., is a national supplier of products requiring high-performance metal finishing, has 500 employees and operates 24 hours a day.

Big Potential: Mihdi Vahedi

Nov 27 2012 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Mihdi Vahedi
Mihdi Vahedi decided to pursue a dual MBA and juris doctorate degree through the UNL College of Business Administration and the College of Law, because the unique program allowed him to study both tax law and human rights.

Big Ideas: Theresa Welbourne

Nov 27 2012 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Theresa Welbourne
Dr. Theresa Welbourne, director of the UNL College of Business Administration Center for Entrepreneurship and FirsTier Banks Distinguished Professor of Business, received the 2012 Academy of Management Distinguished HR Executive Award earlier this year.

Big Impact: Mark Hasebroock

Nov 27 2012 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Mark Hasebroock
Mark Hasebroock, a 1982 graduate of the College of Business Administration, was named the 2012 CBA Master. While on campus for Alumni Master’s Week, November 8-9, he spoke to entrepreneurship classes, student organizations and faculty, and shared his insight on starting and growing companies.

Former Alcoa Exec Bill O'Rourke Talks Ethics to CBA Students

Nov 27 2012 10:00 AM | » Full Article Former Alcoa Exec Bill O'Rourke Talks Ethics to CBA Students
Eavesdropping on business deals at the airport, accepting extravagant gifts from clients, having a co-worker display a Confederate flag in the work place – these are just a few of the ethical issues that were discussed with UNL College of Business Administration students at the fall 2012 Ethics Day Lecture given by Bill O’Rourke, former president of Alcoa-Russia and current director of the ethics program, at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University.

Delivering MBA Real World Classroom Experience On-Campus and Online

Nov 27 2012 10:00 AM | » Full Article Delivering MBA Real World Classroom Experience On-Campus and Online
Students enrolled in distance coursework through the UNL College of Business Administration MBA program are learning that online does not mean out-of-touch. Steve Welton, assistant professor of practice in marketing, is just one example of instructors providing real world instruction to all MBA students at the college.

Raikes Business Students Prepare for Modern Advertising World

Nov 27 2012 10:00 AM | » Full Article Raikes Business Students Prepare for Modern Advertising World
Business students at the Jeffery S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management discovered the art of digital marketing by learning how to manage ad words through the web search engine most of us use every day – Google.

Research Suggests Female and Male Economists Differ on Economic Policy

Nov 27 2012 10:00 AM | » Full Article Research Suggests Female and Male Economists Differ on Economic Policy
Economists have surveyed themselves a lot over the years about economic policy. What they had not examined were the differences in the views of male and female economists on policy issues.

Donde's Point: November 2012

Nov 27 2012 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Although the weather outside is turning cooler in Nebraska, it has not lessened the excitement of all the great things happening at CBA. From the incoming freshmen class to the graduating seniors, there is a sense of community and promise here at the college that continues to build.

Regents Approve Plans for New College of Business Administration Building

Sep 20 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article Regents Approve Plans for New College of Business Administration Building
The Nebraska Board of Regents approved plans for a new $84 million College of Business Administration building, making way for one of the most significant events in the history of the college, and largest academic building project in recent history at UNL.

CBA Bureau Forecasts Economic Growth

Sep 20 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Bureau Forecasts Economic Growth
The Bureau of Business Research (BBR) at the UNL College of Business Administration has created a new monthly Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska (LEI-N). The LEI-N is a highly needed service to Nebraskans developed by Dr. Eric Thompson and Dr. William Walstad of the BBR to help forecast the economic outlook in the state.

Big Potential: Jeff Johnson

Sep 20 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson, a marketing Ph.D. candidate at CBA, has received the 2012-2013 Presidential Graduate Fellowship from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The fellowship includes a stipend that will allow Johnson to pursue research projects full-time during the current school year.

CBA Enrollment Increase Highest in 16 Years

Sep 20 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Enrollment Increase Highest in 16 Years
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of CBA, announced a 25.4 percent increase in first-time freshmen enrollment in the College of Business Administration this fall. The numbers buck the trend across the University of a 1.6 percent decrease in overall enrollment.

Big Ideas: John Anderson

Sep 20 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Dr. John Anderson
Dr. John Anderson, Baird Family Professor of Economics at CBA, was featured at the Legislative Economic Summit sponsored by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Strategic Air Command Air Base Museum and 500 people attended, including the entire congressional delegation from the state of Nebraska.

New Faculty Join CBA

Sep 20 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article New Faculty Join CBA
Eleven new full-time faculty joined the UNL College of Business Administration this fall. The additions are an integral part of Dean Donde Plowman’s goal to increase attendance at CBA over the next five years.

Donde's Point: September 2012

Sep 20 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article
It’s hard to believe that this is the third fall that I have been at UNL.

Big Impact: Nick Kepler

Sep 20 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Nick Kepler
Nick Kepler joined Wells Fargo Bank nine days after graduating from CBA in 2004. Today Kepler is vice-president in Wells Fargo’s Corporate Banking Group in Chicago, serving clients throughout the Midwest who generate annual revenues in excess of $500 million.

DREAM BIG Academy Brings Business to Life for Nebraska High School Seniors

Jul 31 2012 11:00 AM | » Full Article DREAM BIG Academy Brings Business to Life for Nebraska High School Seniors
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration hosted the inaugural DREAM BIG Academy, July 8-11, which brought soon-to-be high school seniors from across the state to Lincoln to explore college life and business concepts first hand.

Big Potential: Emily Phillips

Jul 31 2012 11:00 AM | » Full Article
Emily Phillips
Emily Phillips, a junior actuarial science major at CBA, is spending the summer exploring future career options by interning at Lincoln Financial Group in Omaha, Neb. Phillips chose the internship even in the face of other tempting offers.

Big Impact: Eric and Stephanie Dinger

Jul 31 2012 11:00 AM | » Full Article
Eric and Stephanie Dinger
Four former UNL College of Business Administration grads were included in the Lincoln Journal Star's inaugural Lincoln's 20 under 40 section, which highlighted 20 of the top local business leaders under 40 years old. Two of the awardees included CBA grads Eric and Stephanie Dinger.

Transferring to CBA to Study Actuarial Science is the Perfect Fit for Derek Wallman

Jul 31 2012 11:00 AM | » Full Article
Derek Wallman transferred to UNL when he realized that the actuarial science program at the College of Business Administration was really his best option for long term happiness and success. He has begun taking classes this summer and is finding it to be the perfect fit.

Jacob Daberkow Reports His Adventures at Oxford Study Abroad Program

Jul 31 2012 11:00 AM | » Full Article Jacob Daberkow Reports His Adventures at Oxford Study Abroad Program
Jacob Daberkow, a senior business administration major at the UNL College of Business Administration, set out this summer on a once in a lifetime adventure with the CBA Oxford Study Abroad Program. Daberkow is currently in England blogging about his experiences abroad.

Big Ideas: Carlos Asarta

Jul 31 2012 11:00 AM | » Full Article
Carlos Asarta
Dr. Carlos Asarta, associate professor of practice in economics at CBA, came nearly halfway around the world to study and eventually teach at Nebraska. Now part of his major focus at CBA is to make sure other children have the same opportunities that he had through ground breaking research in the area of financial literacy.

Dr. William Walstad Presents Financial Literacy Findings

Jul 31 2012 11:00 AM | » Full Article Dr. William Walstad Presents Financial Literacy Findings
Dr. William Walstad presented research results on the effect of financial literacy on credit card use at the Financial Literacy and Education Summit held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. Walstad and colleague Dr. Sam Allgood studied how knowledge and perception shape people's financial behaviors.

Donde's Point: August 2012

Jul 31 2012 11:00 AM | » Full Article
There are so many great things happening at Nebraska in the College of Business that it is hard to know where to start.

Dr. Ravi Sohi Honored with Prestigious Louis W. Stern Award

May 8 2012 6:00 PM | » Full Article
The road to recognition in academic research is a long one. Yet the necessity of time makes it all the more meaningful to Dr. Ravi Sohi, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research at the UNL College of Business Administration, who recently was awarded the 2012 Louis W. Stern Award by the American Marketing Association.

UNL SIFE Team Named Champions of Their League in Regionals

May 8 2012 6:00 PM | » Full Article
UNL Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) were named Champions of their League while competing against other SIFE teams from across the country. The regionals were held in Chicago, and the UNL team will now go on to compete at the national tournament in Kansas City in May.

UNL MBA Program Leaps 22 Spots in U.S. News Rankings

May 8 2012 6:00 PM | » Full Article
The UNL College of Business Administration moved up 22 spots in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings for best "Part-Time MBA School". Dean Donde Plowman noted that the jump in rankings is significant considering the rankings are based on peer assessment by business school deans and directors.

CBA Advisory Board Recognizes Top Business Leaders at Luncheon

May 8 2012 6:00 PM | » Full Article
Richard Varner, James Pittenger, Smith Hayes Companies and Carl Mammel all were recognized at the 2012 UNL College of Business Administration Advisory Board Awards Luncheon. Kirk Kellner, President of the Advisory Board, was the emcee, while Dean Donde Plowman presented the awards.

Reinertson Brothers Continue Husker Tradition of Academic Success

May 8 2012 6:00 PM | » Full Article
Brothers Jordan and Josh Reinertson, who came to the College of Business Administration from Gibbon, Neb., were both awarded the distinction of Highest Honors for their academic achievements at the 2012 Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet. Overall, 84 CBA student-athletes were honored -- the most of any college.

Jiri Tresl Inspires Students and Teachers While Earning His Ph.D. in Finance

May 8 2012 6:00 PM | » Full Article
Jiri Tresl, a finance Ph.D. student at the College of Business Administration, has covered a lot of distance in his academic pursuits. Tresl has lived in three countries and attended a variety of schools, but perhaps nowhere has his academic success flourished as it has at Nebraska.

Donde's Point: May 2012

May 8 2012 6:00 PM | » Full Article
This has been a great academic year. I want to quickly share with you some of the many things that have happened.

Jocelyn Robertshaw Tackles New Adventures Back Home in Nebraska

May 8 2012 6:00 PM | » Full Article
Jocelyn Robertshaw has always tackled new adventures and projects whether she was ready or not. When she decided to move back to Nebraska and start a business, it was no surprise that she named her wedding store just that – Ready or Knot.

Big Potential: Emily Koopmann

Mar 2 2012 2:34 PM | » Full Article
Big Potential
Emily Koopmann came to the UNL College of Business Administration from a graduating class of 64 students in Raymond, Neb. She's accomplished much during her time at CBA including being named Homecoming Queen last fall. Now she's being featured in a UNL video spotlight.

New Business Minor to Serve Entire Campus

Feb 7 2012 4:33 PM | » Full Article
In the fall, a new improved undergraduate business minor will be available to all non-business students. The new minor curriculum has been designed to better suit the needs of students wanting to minor in business, with courses created specifically for them.

Students Excel at Business Strategy Simulation

Feb 7 2012 4:33 PM | » Full Article
Students at the UNL College of Business Administration are making a habit of competing and winning in an online business management simulation that includes over 3,500 students worldwide. The simulation, which challenges students to run an athletic shoe manufacturing business, is the key component to the Business Policies and Strategies capstone management course that integrates all facets of running a business.

Dean’s Presidents Council Created to Increase Student Opportunities

Feb 7 2012 4:33 PM | » Full Article
Dean Donde Plowman created a new Dean's Presidents Council to enhance the sense of community among students. The council, made up of presidents from each CBA student organization, is intended to increase opportunities for students to become active in the college. CBA currently has 17 student organizations and each were represented at the kickoff luncheon held in January. The presidents and their faculty advisors met with Plowman and other administrators to begin envisioning and planning for this new organization.

Donde's Point: February 2012

Feb 7 2012 4:33 PM | » Full Article
I am continually amazed by the enthusiasm of our alumni, students, faculty and friends as we continue to chart a new future for the UNL College of Business Administration. Everyone has embraced the challenge of competing with our new peers in the Big Ten Conference. Here are just a few highlights that underscore our mission of educating and shaping the next generation of business leaders while raising the visibility of CBA.

Career Services at CBA Help Shape Next Generation of Business Students

Feb 7 2012 4:33 PM | » Full Article
The College of Business Administration is continuing to expand value to students beyond the superior education they receive in the classroom. The new CBA Career Services office provides students a unique professional development center that specifically tailors career advice, resume writing, interviewing skills and other job related information to business students.

Big Potential: Misam Ali

Feb 7 2012 4:33 PM | » Full Article
Big Potential
Many prospective students know Misam Ali before they even visit the UNL College of Business Administration. Ali has shared her undergraduate opportunities in several UNL recruitment videos and soon she will also appear in the CollegeBound campaign for the University of Nebraska System.

Big Impact: Chuck Bates

Feb 7 2012 4:33 PM | » Full Article
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Steven “Chuck” Bates ’97 learned a lot on the move. A military brat, his family lived in Watertown, S.D. until his father was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue. When he was 10, his family relocated to Belgium, where Bates graduated from high school at the NATO base. Then he moved back to Nebraska to attend the UNL College of Business Administration.

Big Ideas: Colleen Jones

Feb 7 2012 4:33 PM | » Full Article
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Dr. Colleen Jones has seen more than 200 students participate in the Melvin W. Jones Scholars Learning Community since it began eight years ago. Under Jones’ leadership, the learning community was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Target Foundation, which donates 5 percent of its income weekly to schools and nonprofit organizations. The grant will provide student awards, scholarships and general program support.

College of Business Administration Increase Enrollment by 3.7 Percent

Oct 3 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article College of Business Administration Increase Enrollment by 3.7 Percent
Enrollment at the UNL College of Business Administration grew by 3.7 percent this fall. The
increase was the highest of any college at the university – the College of Engineering had a 2
percent increase.

Partnership Summit & Advisory Board Meeting to be Held October 7

Oct 3 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
The UNL College of Business Administration Partnership Summit and Advisory Board Meetings will be held Friday, October 7. Dr. Donde Ashmos Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean, has invited the more than 150 members of these boards and special guests to hear her deliver the State of the College Address, “Our First Year in the Big Ten” at 11a.m. in Steinhart Room at the Lied Center.

The advisory boards for CBA include: the overall College of Business Administration Advisory Board, Actuarial Science Advisory Board, Bureau of Business Research Advisory Board, Finance Advisory Board, Marketing Department Advisory Board, NE Council on Economic Education Executive Committee and School of Accountancy Advisory Board. Three newly formed boards will also meet and include: the Center for Entrepreneurship Board, the MBA Advisory Board and the Young Professional Advisory Board.

Big Potential: Julia Menez

Oct 3 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
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The UNL Actuarial Science program and the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management have both been recognized for outstanding student achievement. Senior Julia Menez is currently taking advantage of both areas of excellence by majoring in actuarial science while simultaneously participating in the Raikes School curriculum.

Big Ideas: Brandon Lockhart

Oct 3 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
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Dr. Brandon Lockhart, assistant professor of finance at the UNL College of Business Administration, has recently had his paper, “Shareholder Returns, Trade Credits, and Operating Constraints” recognized by the Financial Management Association (FMA) Conference as a semi-finalist for top corporate paper among those to be presented at the annual meeting in Denver during October 19-22, 2011. In addition, the FMA’s journal, Financial Management, accepted another of his papers, “Shareholder Returns from Supplying Trade Credit” for publication.

Big Impact: Ashlie Hadden

Oct 3 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
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Starting a retail business in downtown Lincoln is nothing new. What’s often missing is having the vision to utilize a business and marketing strategy to succeed. Ashlie Hadden, a marketing graduate from the UNL College of Business class of 2009, is hoping her foresight and planning will make all the difference in opening Embellish, a new downtown boutique at the corner of 13th and P Street.

Five New Faculty Join CBA

Oct 3 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
Five new faculty members joined the UNL College of Business Administration this fall. 

Donde's Point: October 2011

Oct 3 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
CBA is growing and changing in all sorts of exciting ways. Our enrollments are up this fall and we hope to continue that kind of growth. The Chancellor has established some aggressive growth goals for the campus and I hope CBA leads the way in the next few years.
 
Five new faculty joined us this fall, including Dr. Theresa Welbourne, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. She is bringing enormous leadership and energy to our college’s efforts around entrepreneurship and innovation.

2011-12 Faculty Promotions Announced by College of Business Administration

Sep 7 2011 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Sam Allgood, Dr. Fiona Nah and Dr. Geoffrey Friesen also received promotions at the UNL College of Business Administration this academic year. All three have played significant roles in advancing the strategic goals of the College.

Welbourne to Lead Research, Teaching for Entrepreneurs

Aug 22 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article Welbourne to Lead Research, Teaching for Entrepreneurs
Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne is the new director of the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration. An entrepreneur, author and professor, Welbourne is also the FirsTier Banks Distinguished Professor of Business.

Donde's Point

Jul 20 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
What an exciting year this has been.  I’ve now been Dean for one year and the time has flown by as so much has happened in the first year. The support I’ve received from the college and from the larger alumni and business communities has been overwhelming. 

A Year in Review

Jul 20 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Donde Plowman, James, Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, celebrated her first anniversary at UNL on July 1 – the same day UNL officially became a member of the Big Ten conference. The announcement to join the Big Ten happened between the time Plowman accepted the offer to join CBA and before she started her official first day. Since then, much of Plowman’s work has involved positioning the college to take full advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. The combined energy of a new dean and moving to the Big Ten has been noticed by faculty and students alike.

Irwin-Gish Joins Dean's Office

Jul 20 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article

To improve the UNL College of Business Administration’s core programs and attract the best students to Nebraska requires a creative marketing strategy that promotes the college’s strengths. Sheri Irwin-Gish was hired as CBA’s Executive Director of Communication and Marketing to do just that. Irwin-Gish’s main priority is developing and implementing a marketing plan for UNL in the Big Ten.

Ostergards Lead CBA Campaign

Jul 20 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
When Tonn '81 and Holly (Acklie) Ostergard '80 were asked to chair the UNL College of Business Administration Campaign for Nebraska, they immediately agreed due to their “collective affection” for CBA. Tonn is an accounting graduate and though Holly received her degree in elementary education, she took many courses in CBA. 

Advisory Board Honors Three Alumni and Tenaska

Jul 20 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
The 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration Advisory Board Annual Awards Luncheon was held this spring. Kirk Kellner, President of the College of Business Administration Advisory Board and Regional President of Wells Fargo Bank, was the emcee for the event and Dean of the College of Business Administration, Dr. Donde Plowman, presented the awards.

Business Learning Community Students Take Trip, Make Important Connections

Jul 20 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Business Learning Community students went on their annual trip in April, traveling to Milwaukee, Wisc., for three days. The group of 29 students visited the Penworthy Company, a kindergarten through fourth grade publishing company and the Harley Davidson headquarters.

Big Potential: Shannon Cummins

Jul 20 2011 7:59 AM | » Full Article
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Shannon Cummins, a marketing Ph.D. student at the UNL College of Business Administration, was recently awarded a 2011-12 Presidential Graduate Fellowship by the University of Nebraska. Cummins, who has been recognized for excellence in teaching and research, plans to use the award to assist her ongoing research which examines how board member ties between companies influence those firm’s marketing strategies and performance outcomes.

Big Impact: Colby Thomson

Jul 20 2011 7:59 AM | » Full Article
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When a fellow high school student handed Colby Thomson ’04 a packet about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, Thomson was intrigued. The program included a full scholarship, a unique combination of business and computer science with practical leadership skills, and close proximity to his girlfriend and sick grandmother who lived in Kansas City, Mo.

Big Ideas: Emre Unlu

Jul 20 2011 7:59 AM | » Full Article
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Dr. Emre Unlu, assistant professor of finance at UNL, has been building a reputation for excellence in corporate and international finance research. Unlu, who came to the U.S. about 12 years ago from Turkey after completing his undergraduate studies at Middle East Technical University, was awarded both the college’s Distance MBA Teaching Award and Best Paper Award in the spring.

First Meeting of the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Council

Jun 23 2011 9:54 AM | » Full Article

The new Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Council met for the first time in late April with CBA Dean Donde Plowman. The Advisory Council’s mission is to provide strategic planning for the center and to better engage the Nebraska business community. The Council is currently working to facilitate new strategies as UNL enters the Big Ten and will work with the NEC’s new director to ensure growth in this vital component of the college.