Missouri State University’s College of Business is a vibrant learning community composed of students eager to begin their business career or take the next trajectory step in the corporate world. The dynamic COB, accredited by the AACSB, is situated in the recently renovated $5.4 million Glass Hall. When its doors opened in 2017, Glass Hall changed the way students would study business. Glass Hall makes experiential learning a key component of the business program, with features such as state-of-the-art finance and trading simulation labs, entrepreneurship and sales labs, and an advertising agency lab.
Seventeen undergraduate degrees and five master’s degrees are currently offered. Undergraduate students can access these degrees through the School of Accountancy, and the Departments of Finance and General Business, Management and Information Technology, and Marketing, and in collaboration with the Departments of Merchandising and Fashion Design, and Technology and Construction Management. Graduate students can advance their education with a Master’s of Business Administration, or a master’s degree in Accountancy, Cybersecurity, Health Administration, or Project Management.
There are also meeting spaces for student organizations. Over 25 business-related organizations are offered on campus, so students are sure to find at least one that sparks their interest. At the undergraduate level, students work with businesses on consulting projects such as creating training programs for new employees in Human Resource Development, or conducting product testing and compiling statistical data for their Marketing Research course. Graduate students are also given ample opportunities to hone in on their real-world skills through consulting projects, including creating strategic sales and projected growth plans and conducting financial analysis.
Students can also be assigned a local corporate mentor. Through this mentorship program, students engage in monthly interactions at events on campus and in the community for one school year. However, many of these mentorships last far beyond the year by turning into internships or future employment. Students are also able to leave a resume on file with the Career Center, conveniently located in Glass Hall, for businesses seeking interns or to fill permanent positions.
MSU aims to make higher education affordable for all students. Undergraduate and graduate business students receive approximately $200,000 in scholarships annually. Financial aid is also available for COB students who wish to participate in the study away program. Graduate students who are interested in completing the Graduate assistantship/teaching assistantship China program will work as a graduate assistant for two semesters at MSU and then complete semester-long teacher assistantship in China. In exchange for their assistantship work, students recieve a tuition waiver, free housing in China, as well as airfare coverage. Earning a business degree from MSU is a wise investment in your future.
Degrees can be earned 100% online at Missouri State, where they are taught by the same faculty and include the same curriculum as on-campus learning. The College of Business offers an undergraduate degree in Finance and General Business. It also offers an MBA. A wide range of certificate programs are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.