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FHSU Foundation


Department of Management and Marketing It’s an exciting time to be involved with the Department of Management and Marketing. We are on the leading edge of the “Forward-thinking. World-ready.” tagline at Fort Hays State as we prepare students to tackle and conquer a continuously-changing and highly-interconnected business world. We offer majors and programs in Management, Marketing, Business Education, Corporate Communication, Training & Development, Human Resource Management, and Tourism & Hospitality Management. Minors and Certificate programs are also available in a variety of related fields including Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Business Law, Customer Service, and Operations Management. Students actively translate classroom knowledge into experience through internships, service-learning projects, study-abroad programs, business tours, and conferences. Departmental student groups (Marketing Management Association and Collegiate DECA) participate in active learning through regional and national business competitions, business tours, and local fundraising campaigns. At the International Collegiate DECA competition, FHSU students are competitive in numerous events and have held offices at the national level.

The history of Fort Hays State University is one of substantial growth, extraordinary individuals and ambitious goals. The future of what is yet to come looks even more exciting.

In December of 2013, your Fort Hays State University Foundation announced the Power of One scholarship campaign, with a goal of raising $8 million by December 31, 2014. Be the Power of One and donate today by visiting and typing “The Power of One” as your area of designation.

“Money raised with the Power of One scholarship campaign will flow to our students, who are constantly trying to juggle the demands of education and how they pay for it. Every dollar contributed will make a difference—every single dollar! Leading Fort Hays State has been the most challenging and rewarding work of my 47-year career, and I hope you’ll join me in stepping up to the plate to support our Power of One scholarship campaign.” —Dr. Edward H. Hammond FHSU President, 1987 - 2014

Department of Management and Marketing Funding Needs As Kansas adapts to new economic challenges, our department is changing, too. Increased student interests and needs in business areas such as entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability have created additional departmental needs to support both students and faculty. To support these ever-changing student needs, and to invest in unique opportunities, we ask our dedicated alumni and friends to help fund scholarships and programs. These investments will help students and future graduates to gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly complex business world.

Fort Hays State University Foundation The Fort Hays State University Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation designated by the state of Kansas to receive gifts on behalf of the university. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the Department of Management and Marketing and their current funding needs. As a donor, you play a role in ensuring the strong future of FHSU. There are many ways in which you can make a gift to the university, all of which can express your particular interests and have distinct tax advantages. Your interest in this program and consideration for funding are greatly appreciated.

Merit-Based and Needs-Based Scholarships $500 - $10,000 Tuition costs in Kansas are increasing. For the 2013-2014 academic year, undergraduate tuition and fees were $4,358 for a resident student taking 15 credit hours of on-campus classes per semester; and textbook cost for an academic year can total $1,000 or more. Student Support $500 – $10,000 The department supports a variety of opportunities to enhance students’ classroom experience and to help them network with organizations throughout the state, country, and world. Students travel to, and compete, in the International Career Development Conference for Collegiate DECA. They travel to local and regional businesses, and faculty members bring local business leaders to the classroom. Students study abroad and learn about business culture and practice around the world. Students develop and manage service projects and fundraising projects to enhance their skills in marketing, management, and professional communication. All of these activities enable students to leverage and enhance their classroom knowledge in a practical sense, while leaving a positive imprint on the FHSU community. Support for Faculty and Student Research $1,000 – $100,000 The College of Business and Leadership is in the process of seeking accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which will enhance the value and employability of our students. To meet the requirements set forth by AACSB, faculty members must maintain active research agendas and meet rigorous publication requirements. Undergraduates Research Experiences for students are also a priority at FHSU. Funding is needed for a variety of research-related activities for students and faculty. Faculty Professional Development $500 – $2,000 Another important accreditation requirement for AACSB is to maintain faculty members’ intellectual currency in their respective academic areas. By attending workshops, faculty internships with regional businesses, and other training seminars and activities, faculty members will stay current in their teaching areas, as well as develop new skills. Partially/Fully-Endowed Faculty Chair $250,000 – $3,000,000 To support the growing needs of the Department of Management and Marketing, we need to attract and retain high-quality faculty members. Additionally, the State of Kansas “Faculty of Distinction Program” matches the earnings from minimum endowments of at least $250,000 to supplement university funding.

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FHSU Department of Management & Marketing Funding Needs  

This document gives an overview of FHSU Department of Management & Marketing and its current funding needs.