The IACBE-accredited School of Business at Humboldt State University. The School also meets the quality standards of the Institute of Management Accountants’ Higher Education Endorsement Program. The business school is small in population and class size, allowing faculty to be accessible, to know each student personally, and to be involved in all educational experiences. The combination of a rigorous curriculum, excellent programs, and active learning opportunities develops innovative and ethical leaders. They have acquired effective communication, teamwork, critical thinking, analytical skills, and problem-solving skills.
Each business program offers emphases in entrepreneurship and sustainability to help diversify the learning perspectives. The Bachelors in Business Administration provides areas of concentration in Accounting, Marketing, Finance, New Venture Management, and Economics. The Masters in Business Administration degree can be completed in one year with evening courses and a strategic sustainability focus. There is also a minor in Business Administration with a track in Entrepreneurship.
Business students who need financial assistance can apply for numerous scholarships, including the Michael & Carol Fielding Business Scholarship, The School of Business Scholarship, the William F. “Bill” Jackson Business Scholarship, and the Clark Accounting Scholarship. Students can find scholarships for study abroad opportunities as well. To acquire a first-hand international business perspective and enhance their resume, Humboldt business students have access to a variety of travel abroad programs. They can study business studies in Spain, The Netherlands, Dublin, the Czech Republic, or France. They can also travel to Switzerland to study banking, social responsibility, and finance.
It is of high priority for the School of Business to provide a variety of active learning opportunities for every student throughout their entire college career. One great way to do this is by joining a business-specific student organization like the Accounting Club, Entrepreneurs Club, Business & Economics Club, and the Investment Club. The Internship Program fosters connections with companies that are both for-profit and nonprofit, to give students supervised hands-on work experience. Students also receive mentorship and sometimes payment while obtaining in-depth and in-person knowledge in areas like project management, marketing assessment, process evaluation, and event planning.
Other active learning events and activities include assisting those in need with filing taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Business students participate in the Future Four & More Business Competition, the Business Concept Contest, the Chung-Watson Lecture Series in Business Ethics, and the Accounting & Finance Career Night. Startup Weekend Humboldt is for entrepreneurs throughout the student body, faculty, and the local community. This weekend, students pitch business ideas, work as a team, and compete with others to create, develop, and walk through every startup business step. The most significant proponent of entrepreneurship at the SoB is the Institute for Entrepreneurship Education. This Institute provides education, small business consulting, a speaker series, and ‘Uternships’ for graduating seniors, where they complete a local business project.