Idaho State University’s College of Business is AACSB-accredited and has created excellent foundational and relevant business degree programs. It fosters an environment of integrity, compassion, collaboration, quality instruction, respect, and empathy. Not only is the focus the faculty and staff on professionally developing students to find great success in any venture, but they also work hard to impact the development of the economy in the surrounding area and the state of Idaho significantly.
The Bachelors in Business Administration degree offers majors in Business Informatics, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Health Care Administration, and Marketing. Those interested in a double major in either Marketing, Finance, Economics, or Management, can accomplish this with no extra cost through the unique Flexible BBA program. For graduate students, there is a Masters in Business Administration, Accountancy, Taxation, and Idaho’s first Masters in Healthcare Administration. The MBA provides emphasis options in Informatics, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Healthcare Administration, Operations Management, or Marketing.
Through the numerous business college and university scholarships, discounted tuition for out-of-state students, the tuition lock program, and Graduate Assistantships, students find tremendous financial assistance. There is an excellent opportunity for students to join one of the University’s partner institutions and study abroad to discover a different culture and gain priceless international influence and insight into a global business. Business students benefit from partner schools in places like China, India, Liberia, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay.
Business students have the advantage of living in Dyer Hall, designated only for business students, where they can live life together, study, work on projects, and hang out. The life of a student encompasses more than just what they learn in the classroom. They should participate in student-led organizations to build friendships and knowledge and network with professionals. Business-specific groups include Alpha Kappa Psi, the Association for Computing Machinery, Beta Alpha Psi, Economics Club, Finance Association, Graduate Association of Business Students, Marketing Association, and the Association of Healthcare Administrators.
A variety of experiential learning opportunities exist for undergraduate and graduate students. They can help prepare income tax for free for families in financial crisis. They can monitor and manage a real stock portfolio through the DA Davidson Investment Fund. For honor students, there is a course where they can collaboratively research and write a book about business, and even get it published. The CoB’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development hosts the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge. In this challenge, similar to “Shark Tank,” teams pitch a new business plan idea to a panel to win cash prizes. Graduate students can participate in the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition, in-depth projects involving consultations with Idaho companies in the Bengal Solutions Program, and even help create safety protocols regarding threats in governmental cybersecurity through the NIATEC.
An online degree provides an accessible, flexible, and affordable way to earn a degree. The CoB offers an online Associates in Business and an online Masters in Business Administration degree.