The College of Business and Economics at Boise State University inspires relevance, respect, and responsibility in the students, faculty, and staff. They provide an innovative, creative, supportive, comfortable, stimulating, and accessible educational environment that allows students to reach their full potential and achieve success. Students and faculty are encouraged to collaborate and engage with each other and with the local and global business community and uphold the “inclusive excellence strategy” that drives the College of Business and Economics. It has also held the AACSB accreditation since 1979.
In 1934 the college carried six courses in business and has grown to now having more than 185 business courses and many undergraduate and graduate programs. Housed in the Micron Business and Economics Building, the college has many helpful resources throughout the facility, including a real-time learning lab, a financial trading room with Bloomberg terminals, a top-notch lecture hall that seats 250 people, and an imagination lab.
Undergraduate students can pursue a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accountancy, Business Economics, Finance, Information Technology Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship Management, International Business, and Marketing. Graduate students can pursue a Masters in Accountancy, Accountancy-Taxation, Economics, and Business Administration. The Career Track MBA is the fast track option and can be completed full time in a year. The Professional MBA is a part-time night class program for professionals who work during the day. The Executive MBA is part-time and for executives looking to further their career. Financial aid can come in many forms, and the COBE provides many different types of scholarships to deserving students, including accountancy scholarships, economics scholarships, and management scholarships.
Organizations such as Beta Gamma Sigma, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Business Professionals of America, Economics Association, Financial Management Association, International Business Organization, MBA Student Association, Net Impact, Nonprofit Student Organization, and WOW(Women of the Workplace) help students connect with and serve peers, the community, and business professionals. First-year business students can live together through the Living Learning Community.
The COBE has their very own Career Services that provides assistance with resumes, cover letters, internships, jobs, connecting with employers, interview preparation, and career coaching. Alumni and students have the opportunity to engage through the Ask Me Anything panels and the Take a Bronco to Lunch events. More resources for students include computer labs, team rooms, writing guidance, problem-solving models, and assessment rubrics. In serving the community, the COBE provides the Idaho Small Business Development Center which offers free business consulting. The Center also houses the Funding Accelerator to help entrepreneurs find money, TechHelp which helps companies save money and grow their business, and the CAES Technical Assistance Program that utilizes the university’s research to assist Idaho companies in their economic growth.
To best serve students who cannot attend classes on campus, the COBE has provided a Bachelor in Business Administration in Management, a Master of Accountancy, and an MBA program entirely online.