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BUILDING Years College of Business and Economics


Dean’s Message

We have been building our new building and a whole lot more.

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When I became dean of the College of Business and Economics in 2008, my number one goal was to build a great new building for our students, faculty and staff. The building is done and it is truly impressive. The attention and recognition associated with this building have been amazing, but so many other things have happened along the way. We’ve launched new degree programs, created new centers of excellence, we’ve built an even stronger faculty and we’ve expanded and enhanced great relationships with students and the business community. That’s what this book is about. There is a bit about the building, sure; but more importantly you will read about the activities of our academic departments and our centers, about faculty accomplishments, and student and alumni spotlights. You will see that we’ve been busy – busy building the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. I hope that you enjoy this update on the building years and that you will stay in touch with COBE. We are building something great and we want you to be a part of it. Go Broncos!

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We dedicate The Building Years to the memory of Steve Appleton, our student and our friend. His devotion to COBE made the Micron Business and Economics Building a reality.

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Our mission is to provide a high-quality learning environment with a faculty and staff dedicated to delivering innovative academic programs, conducting meaningful research and supporting regional economic development.

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Contents

Our vision is to be among the most respected business schools in the West, known for high-quality graduates, research impact, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity.

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The Building Steve Appleton Tribute Departments and Centers COBE Timeline

Student Awards Alumni News


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The Building

Micron Business and Economics Building

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After countless planning meetings, 275,000 construction work hours and $20.3 million donated, we have a new home.

In 1970 when the old business building was opened, student enrollment in business programs was under 1,500. By 2007 COBE enrollment had grown to nearly 3,000 students. Some faculty and two of our centers were housed elsewhere. We needed a new home. Micron kicked off the fundraising with the lead gift of $12.5 million. More than half the $35 million cost was funded by donations from over 1,000 alumni, friends and businesses. The remaining funding came from student facility fees. The building project is a true partnership between alumni, the business community and students. With funding secured and plans in hand, construction on the Micron Business

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and Economics Building began in November 2010. Twenty-one months later, we moved into a fabulous new building. The building on the corner of University Drive and Capitol Boulevard is a fourstory, 118,890-square-foot building designed to emphasize student learning, encourage innovative research and enhance community collaboration. It has state-of-the art classrooms, a magnificent 250-seat lecture hall, student commons with food service, unique student work spaces, a financial technology classroom, financial trading room, productive spaces for research and faculty collaboration and a vibrant courtyard. During the building years, over 500 COBE students have graduated annually. The building now serves 3,100 undergraduate and 300 graduate students and 75 faculty with room to grow.


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Technology in the Building

WIDESCREEN, DUAL PROJECTORS IN 13 CLASSROOMS – ­Instructors can show a slide presentation on one side and supplemental materials such as videos, assessments of student understanding or a real-time discussion forum on the other. 65" TOUCH PANEL LCD DISPLAYS IN FIVE CONFERENCE ROOMS – ­Shared documents can be viewed, edited and updated during a meeting, and video can be streamed. THREE 65" DISPLAYS IN THE TRADING ROOM – S­ tudents are exposed to state-of-the-art systems such as Bloomberg stations that allow them to analyze and interact with real-time financial market data. ADVANCED TEACHING LECTERNS – Every room has digital media switching, controllable from the lectern computer and a wall panel, a first for Boise State. Instructors can connect almost any computer, iPad, Android device, or phone to one or both of the classroom projectors and the room audio system. LECTURE CAPTURE – T­ en classrooms and the Skaggs Hall of Learning are equipped for lecture capture. Students don’t have to miss a lecture because of illness or work commitments. This provides students another way to review for exams and gives international /ESL students a way to review materials where spoken material went by too fast for them to understand on first hearing. We use the Mediasite system which is used by the majority of the top 25 U.S. business schools. It adds valuable features such as real-time streaming, OCR recognition of text on slides for searching content and support of almost any smart mobile device such as Android phones and iPads. We also have a Mediasite lecture capture portable remote unit to stream-cast and record events anywhere on or off campus, such as interviews with executives at their place of business. Mediasite is used to stream COBE Speaker Series events to overflow classrooms when the auditorium is full. 40" LCD DISPLAY IN 25 TEAM ROOMS – ­COBE emphasizes collaborative work and group projects. Team rooms support that emphasis with technology that allows students to connect their laptop computer to the large screen displays and work jointly on their group projects. Two teams rooms have advanced technology to allow students record classroom presentations as practice, create video materials for multimedia assignments and otherwise use advanced technologies.

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Behind the Red Bricks Our Building Is Green

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This building has been designed to an energy use standard that is nearly 50% better than current energy code requirements. Some of our green features are:

Geothermal Hot Water Heating and Snow Melt The building is heated with 165°F water delivered from the City of Boise’s geothermal hot water system. By using this natural resource we eliminate over 90% of natural gas use. The heat in the water not used for heating the building is used to melt snow on the main entrances and courtyard.

Frictionless Water Cooled Chiller Magnetic bearing technology in compressors eliminates the friction of a traditional chiller, increasing the overall efficiency of the cooling system and eliminating noise.

Green Roof

On the wings of the building, 5,120 sq. feet have a green roof system. Hearty native ground cover grows in trays with 6" 18

of soil. The green roof reduces the load of storm-water into the drainage system and reduces the amount of energy needed for heating and cooling. The living roof requires little water, is mowed once a year in the fall and is dormant in the winter.

Building Automation Controls

All the heating, ventilating and cooling systems and lighting in the building are controlled and monitored by a building automation system. The system resets temperatures during unoccupied and standby modes, adjusts the central heating and cooling plant for maximum efficiency, and utilizes an adaptive learning function based upon weather patterns for optimal startup of the building. Other green features like super-insulated walls, window glazing, low-flow plumbing fixtures and more are described on an interactive touchscreen on the first floor at the northeast entrance. The display also shows real-time and historical energy use. On this display, you can also find out your own carbon footprint.


Building construction webcam photos

Construction began November 2010 and finished 21 months and 270,000 work-hours later.

720 tons of demolition material recycled

190 tons of concrete reinforcement

950 tons of structural steel

150 tons of metal stud framing

1,900 tons of site and building architectural precast concrete

400 tons of sandstone 330,000 bricks 84 miles of electrical wire 74 miles of communication cabling

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Steve Appleton

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Steve was such a great supporter of the College of Business and Economics, not only financially, but also with his time. He loved to come to campus to speak with students and faculty and was an inspiration to us all.

“I was lucky to have had Steve in class in 1979 and even then he stood out as one of those students who loved to learn and wanted to know as much about the subject as possible. Steve carried his love of learning throughout his business career at Micron. For example, in the early ’90s when he was doing business in Japan, he hired a tutor and learned to speak Japanese so he could be more effective in negotiation with Japanese partners and customers.

As CEO of Micron Technology, Steve championed the Boise State University cause through the Micron Foundation. Evidence of this is the Micron Foundation’s gift of $12.5 million which made the new Micron Business and Economics Building a reality. Steve will be missed by those of us in the College of Business and Economics for many reasons, but I will miss his friendship most of all.” – Patrick Shannon, Dean, College of Business and Economics


What is said about Steve:

such a great man

led by example rolled up his sleeves and helped us work

tennis star a fanatical overachiever can-do spirit

hard worker

generous TRUE GRIT big heart

most focused person

He lived well

gave 110%

passion for his alma mater

Steve was awarded an honorary doctorate from Boise State University in 2007.

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The Building Years at a glance A timeline of significant COBE events starts on the bottom of page 30 and continues throughout the book.

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The COBE Student Services Center is usually the first contact a student has with the college. Our office does all academic advising for freshmen, sophomores and transfer students. The past few years have been a time of change and improvement in COBE Student Services. We have started offering a variety of workshops three times a semester. Two of our most popular workshops are “What is an internship and how do I get one” and “The top five interview questions.” We also have been very involved in the college’s Student Enrichment Week, which is a week of activities involving students and a mix of successful COBE alumni and business leaders from the Boise community.

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Student Services professionals participate in the new-student orientations to share key points about COBE and to provide information for incoming students. We have recently implemented an individualized class scheduling system that helps each new student develop an appropriate class schedule based on their placement scores and transfer credits. This system has saved students the frustration of trying to choose their classes for their first semester. This has worked so well that other colleges on campus have adopted this model and it is being considered for all first-year students university-wide. students have applied and are pending or fully admitted to COBE. Also in fall of 2011, the university implemented mandatory advising for all first-time Boise State students. We offer group advising sessions in one-hour blocks for a two-week period, making it easy and convenient for students to attend. These advising sessions gets students started in the right direction for a successful college experience. In fall of 2011, COBE implemented an admission process for students taking upper division courses. To qualify, students must have completed or be in the process of completing ten courses deemed essential for students in business, and have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. The Student Services Center created the online application and processes all applications that are submitted. Since implementation, approximately 2,000 25


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Department of Accountancy Denise English, Chair

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Building our program with accreditation, strong community bonds and student-centric tools.

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During the building years, the Department of Accountancy was very busy with strategic and curriculum endeavors. We connected with accounting professionals in the Treasure Valley through our advisory council, Beta Alpha Psi events and our student mentoring program. Our advisory council is composed of 23 accounting professionals, many of whom are Boise State accountancy alumni. The council provides invaluable advice to the faculty regarding curriculum, student placement and issues facing the profession.

AACSB Re-accreditation

The department was re-accredited in fall 2011 by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction shared by only 170 accounting programs. The peer review team visited in October 2011 and affirmed our accreditation after reading our 50-page application and meeting with our faculty, students and supporting professionals.


Mentoring Program

IRS Tax Workshop

In conjunction with the Idaho Nonprofit Center, the department planned and hosted the IRS Tax Workshop for Small and Medium-Sized 501(c)(3) Organizations on September 27, 2012. The workshop is only offered at selected colleges and universities. The workshop was extremely well received. Over 100 CPAs, attorneys, business managers and nonprofit professionals attended the workshop at Boise State.

We started a mentoring program to help students learn about accounting careers and grow their networks. The program runs each academic year wherein approximately 50 undergraduate and graduate accountancy students are assigned to mentors in approximately twelve different organizations based on their interest. Participating organizations in 2012-2013 include:

Concurrent JD/MSAT Program

In 2010 we joined forces with the University of Idaho College of Law to offer a concurrent juris doctor/master of science in accountancy, taxation program. Under this new program, students earn the JD degree and the MSAT in three or three and a half years rather than the usual four years.

See Graduate Programs (page 38) for information about our masters in science accountancy (MSA) and MSA, taxation (MSAT) programs.

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Mark Cowan

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Mark Cowan, Professor of Accountancy, received the 2011 Boise State University Foundation Scholars Award for Teaching. The selection committee highlighted several of his accomplishments by noting, “He clearly cares that students leave the classroom with the knowledge to succeed in their careers and in life; he strikes a balance between theory and applied knowledge, integrating experiential learning with a solid foundation in the underlying structure of his discipline; and, in the true spirit of a teacher-scholar, he inspires students’ commitment to continued learning by linking discovery, exploration, and understanding.”

Faculty Phenom Paul Bahnson was awarded the Lybrand medal for an outstanding Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) article titled “Top Ten Reasons to Change the Conceptual Framework.” At the time, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) were working on revisions of both U.S. GAAP and the international frameworks. Paul also received the 2009 Lawler Award for best article published in the Journal of Accountancy during 2008 for his article “A New Day for Business Combinations,” which discusses the conceptual foundation for FASB Statement 141(R) and explains the significant changes created by the revised standard. Paul was one of four professors listed in Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in 2011. The annual list comprises thought-leaders and change-makers in the profession.

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Accountancy Alumni Spotlights Kirk G. Smith

BBA Accountancy 1978 Kirk Smith was awarded the Silver Medallion in December 2012, Boise State’s highest recognition of service to the university. Smith is founder of SSI Foods, a leading supplier of food products to top, quick service restaurant chains in the country. In 1998, Smith started S&S Foods of Los Angeles, a joint venture partnership with J.R. Simplot Company. In 2003 he merged his two companies with partners from Texas to form CTI Foods. Smith was president and CEO of this company until his recent retirement; he remains a member of the board of directors.

In 2010, Smith received the Boise State Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award for his industry leadership. He is a past member of the COBE Advisory Council and has served on two COBE dean search committees, the Boise State Foundation board and the Destination Distinction Campaign steering committee. Kirk and his wife, Marsha, have given generously. They have funded a marketing professorship and were early donors to the Micron Business and Economics Building, where a 60-seat case room is named for the couple. Their most recent commitment will support COBE students.

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Josh Filzen

BBA 2004, MSA 2005 After a journey marked with many accomplishments, Josh Filzen now is an assistant professor at Michigan Technological University. As an undergraduate, Filzen obtained his first exposure to public accounting as an intern for Eide Bailly. At the same time, he began considering a career as a professor. He continued his education at Boise State through the MSA program and received

his first teaching experience as a graduate assistant by tutoring undergraduate accounting students. After completing the MSA program, Filzen began working as an accountant at Moss Adams in Spokane, Wash. He left to become a PhD student at the University of Oregon and, in May 2011, successfully defended his dissertation. Afterward, he started his academic career at Michigan Tech.

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We have become an important resource for entrepreneurship education and development on campus and in the community.

Launched in 2009 as an organizing structure for entrepreneurship-related programs, classes and activities, the Center has become an important resource for entrepreneurship education and development on campus and in the community. The mission for the Center is to develop, facilitate and encourage entrepreneurship through academic programs, research and community outreach. The building years were a time of growth and activity for the Center. Entrepreneurship Day in Idaho is an annual event organized by the Center. Open to the campus and public, Entrepreneurship Day offers how-to workshops for current and future entrepreneurs on topics such as marketing, funding, franchising and intellectual property. Notable entrepreneurs are featured as speakers. For example, Ward Parkinson,

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co-founder of Micron, spoke in 2011 and provided insights to the early days of the tech giant, while Steve Hodges, Idaho Technology Council Hall of Fame inductee, in 2012 told us of his challenges and successes as a serial entrepreneur. Helping students develop the skills and experience to launch their own businesses played an important role during the building years. Students presented their ideas to local entrepreneurs for feedback and improvement during business plan presentations. Many went on to participate in business plan competitions across the U. S. and Canada. Many students received national recognition for the business plan presentations. Not only did the experience allow them to fine tune their communication skills and business understanding, but also provided networking opportunities. The Center for Entrepreneurship partnered with the university’s Division of Research and Economic Development (Office of University and Industry Ventures) to open “The Kitchen” on the corner of University and Capitol, just south of the Micron Business and Economics Building. The Kitchen is purposefully designed to bring together students and faculty from across campus, along with community partners, to develop problembased solutions that can be commercialized as new businesses. The space also is used by Boise area groups involved in the creation of new businesses.

2007 COBE receives $70,000 from 2007 Fiesta Bowl proceeds for the design thinking project.

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Department of Economics Geoffry Black, Chair

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One measure of the success of the economics department is that the number of economics majors has doubled over the past five years.

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The Department of Economics has seen lots of exciting progress that we anticipate will continue into the future. One measure of our success is that the number of economics majors has doubled over the past five years. Some of the reasons for this growth include excellent teaching, applied learning opportunities and increasing student involvement in research.

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An indication of the great teaching on the part of the economics faculty is the recent awarding of the 25th annual Golden Apple Teaching Awards in which our faculty won all three awards given to COBE faculty. Engaged faculty with a willingness to be innovative, as evidenced by the introduction of Stanford Univer-

sity’s Competitive Strategy game into some our classes, is an important reason. An equally important part of effective teaching is student involvement with applied learning and research. Since the inception of the Boise State University Undergraduate Research Conference competition, economics majors have had the most submissions – and the most winning entries – of any major in COBE. One of our students, accompanied by an economics faculty member, took her in-class research project to the National Economics Insiders Symposium, winning third place in a competition among the best universities in the nation.


Faculty and student engagement with projects important to our state and region have been increasing. Some of these, in which student involvement has been, key include: • Studies

for Southwest Idaho planning offices on future trends in population, housing and employment. • Economic importance of facilities from Boise’s Century Link Arena to the Idaho National Laboratory. • Evaluation of the effectiveness of early childhood education in Idaho. • Fiscal and economic effects of renewable energy development in Idaho.

Research projects with a national scope include the effects of Political Action Committee contributions on the financial services and health care industries; the global market potential for small modular nuclear reactors and the impacts of a domestic industry for their manufacturing and deployment; and an evaluation of seat belt effectiveness in the U.S. These projects not only benefited students by involving them in cutting-edge research, they also contributed nearly $300,000 in funding to the university. In addition to these projects, several economics faculty participated in the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Program in Idaho. This five-year, $15 million award focuses on building research capacity at Idaho’s public universities related to Water Resources in a Changing Climate.

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The funding supports a new faculty member in resource economics and several graduate and undergraduate research assistants and postdoctoral researchers. Several research projects analyzing economic issues relating to land and water use in Idaho have been under way for the past four years as part of the EPSCoR program and faculty involved in this project are leveraging the program’s investment to win additional funding to examine issues critical to Idaho such as agricultural practices, changing water availability and use, and ecosystem provision. With its emphasis on excellence in the classroom, active student engagement, and relevant, cutting-edge research, the Department of Economics is well positioned to continue to make vital contributions to the university and its students, the College of Business and Economics, and the state.

Economics Alumni Spotlight George M. Fenton BA Economics 2012

George M. Fenton from Post Falls, Idaho, graduated from Boise State in Spring 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. Included among his many achievements are recipient of the Thelma and Dean Brown Honors Scholarship, an award-winning member of the Boise State debate team,

one of the Top Ten Scholars from Boise State in 2012 and his selection as the student speaker at the university’s graduation ceremony. He also served as an economics intern for Bradley Wiskirchen, a Director of a Federal Reserve Bank. Upon graduation, Fenton became the second Boise State economics graduate accepted as a research assistant with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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The Centre sparks “aha moments” for people and organizations by being a catalyst for creative collaboration in the Treasure Valley.

The Centre for Creativity and Innovation generates creative collaboration and “aha moments” for people and organizations in Boise and beyond. To do this, the Centre focuses on research, community engagement and bringing new concepts to the classroom. The Centre has just received support from Boise Inc. for several of its activities, ranging from the CCI Press to a workshop series to facilitation of…(not what you think) gangs!

CCI Press will disseminate knowledge, through books and beyond, that will help spark insight for leaders and others. The first is called the Business Aha! Tips (or BAT) series – short, snappy, interactive books on topics from creativity to ethics.

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2008 July – Patrick Shannon is selected as Dean of the College of Business and Economics.


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Beyond Your Field: How Creative Leaders Out Innovate to Out Perform. One of the The Centre works with several organiauthors of this book is Boise State’s footzations from different sectors that are or ball coach, Chris Petersen. All books from want to be high-performing and highly CCI Press are available on Amazon.com. creative and learn from each other. The original Gang includes the arts (Trey “ Wise Bey ond Your Field is a McIntyre Project, Idaho Shakespeare demonst breakthr rates that Design Thinking ough wor there is m comfort k that uch to le zone and Festival), education/sports (the Boise arn by st look in of busine eppithinking g design ng out of r exampl ss and di CCIfoinitiated es of crea our sciplines State Football Program), government shared th tivity in al . I’m glad e lesson projects l ty forThorganizations inpes e Gang to s.” ok the ri (The Ada County Sheriff’s Office) and sk and the region as well as in the business (Healthwise, WhiteCloud, and Former Ut—ahRANDY HALES, PRESIDEN classroom, at theT ANundergradYoung En D CEO, ZA trepreneu GG INC. r of the Ye Drake Cooper). Several of its members ar, Salt La ke City,This uate and graduate levels. Utah “Boise St ate Unive have given talks or interviewsconationally rsity’s Co aching ve ach Pete to unstructured st, but no approach ho ld s his card t here, as (e.g., NASA and USA Today) puabout The ts the ‘m s close to he lets yo ad scient byhis u inside started ist’ problem to work on solving, to see ho w he self impr Gang. The message of The Gang’s value ov em en IDEO and the Stanford Det.” for leaders and organizations has sparked — JEFF CA sign School, isvEnow S, TALKavailable 93.1 FM SH OW HOST KTIK “The demand for more. So the Centre formed Ticket,” Boise, Id for students and managers aho The Posse, The Hard Rock Miners, The alike with faculty members Wranglers and the Sidewinders (we DO facilitating the process. live in Idaho, after all). Lessons from The Gang appear in a CCI Press book, Wise B E YO N D YO U R F IE LD

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The College of Business and Economics Master of Business Administration program offerings have grown considerably since starting its first MBA program in the early 1970s. While the new Micron Business and Economics Building was being designed and built, we were hard at work creating new and redesigning our current master’s programs to better meet the needs of the business community and our diverse student population.

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In 2006, we launched an Executive MBA program for experienced executives – the first of its kind in the state of Idaho.

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In the fall of 2012, two new MBA programs debuted with the opening of the new building – a full-time MBA program (Career Start MBA) and a parttime MBA program (Professional MBA). COBE continues to listen and adapt to the dynamic business needs of organizations and students throughout Idaho while designing the format, curriculum and outcomes of all the programs.


Executive MBA (EMBA)

Professional MBA

Career Start MBA

This one-of-a-kind Executive MBA curriculum integrates business disciplines throughout the entire program rather than being taught in topic-specific courses. This integration helps students better understand the complex relationships between accounting, finance, operations and more while still receiving the necessary fundamentals. This program receives excellent reviews, offers the best value in our region and features one of the most robust executive lecturer programs in the country. Executives are able to apply tomorrow what they learn today to make big impacts on their companies and careers

(see EMBA Alumni Spotlight on the next page).

The Professional MBA program meets the needs of our local working population – individuals wishing to create career options. This part-time night program emphasizes the skills individuals need to enhance their career path after several years in the work force. This unique program emphasizes the ability to evaluate opportunities and commercialize those with merit using university or INLdeveloped intellectual property as project material during the course of the program.

Another first-of-its-kind program, the Career Start MBA is designed for nonbusiness majors with little to no work experience. This full-time day program seeks out hard-working students who are looking for an opportunity to prove themselves. Career Start MBA students will complete a summer internship and work on real projects, graduating with experience on their resumes and business knowledge that employers value. Each cohort accommodates 53 students with classes starting each fall. We seek to admit students with diverse backgrounds and one thing in common – they all have something exceptional about them.

Program highlights:

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Program highlights:

This is a part-time night program for working professionals looking to create career options.

Students need 2+ years of professional experience.

This is a program for seasoned executives.

Students need 6+ years of management experience.

The focus is on the development of flexible, innovative leaders, vision and business skills.

Graduate in 2 academic years, meet just a few days each month.

The focus is on commercializing ideas, project management, teamwork and business modeling.

Graduate in 3 academic years of night school on the regular 16-week semester.

This is a full-time day program for recent graduates looking to start their career. It is designed for non-business majors. Students need no work experience, but are screened for high potential. The focus is on real world experience, teamwork, business skills and project management.

Graduate in 2 academic years of day classes in a cohort, lockstep program.

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Graduate Programs MSA and MSA/Taxation

Programs Prepare Students to be CPA Professionals

Students achieving the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation establish themselves as highly credible financial experts in the world of business. Our Masters in Science Accountancy (MSA) and MSA, Taxation (MSAT) programs provide students the academic background to pass the uniform CPA exam and become licensed. The MSA/T programs allow students to select from a menu of courses in accounting that meet their education needs and interests. Courses recently added to the curriculum were international taxation and international financial reporting. Placement of our MSA/T graduates in public accounting firms regionally and nationally was excellent.

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MSAT Alumni Spotlight Jared Musick

After Jared Musick’s graduation in December 2011 with a second undergraduate degree in accountancy and master of science in accountancy, he was selected for a one-year internship at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Conn. The program is exceedingly competitive – only a handful of interns are chosen each year from a large pool of nominees submitted by accounting programs from many of the leading U.S. business schools.

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Accountancy faculty member Paul Bahnson nominated Jared and said, “I am elated that Jared made it through the daunting selection process. It speaks volumes about Jared. He is an impressive individual.” Jared recently completed his FASB internship and is now a staff accountant with KPMG in Dallas, Texas. We are very proud of Jared!

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EMBA Alumni Spotlight

Russ Barron

The only graduate from the public sector in the inaugural Executive MBA class of 2008, Russ Barron is applying what he learned from his classroom experiences to his work as an administrator for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

“I believe that a lot of what works in the business world also can work for government,” he says. “When it comes to taxpayer money, efficiency and maximum productivity really matter.” He changed processes in the state welfare division, adapting lean manufacturing practices into an office setting. While his employees carry some of the heaviest caseloads in the country as a result of an ailing economy, their performance and

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efficiency are among the best. They garnered Idaho more than $3 million in federal incentive money earlier this year, reducing the necessary state funds to administer programs. Barron’s department has become a model for other state government agencies and for other states. In addition to Barron, other Boise State Executive MBA alumni report vast savings or significant additional revenue for their companies. Boise State designed this program to promote strategic or integrated thinking among our graduates and future business leaders. A consortium of local companies helped design the curriculum, which also emphasizes an integrated teaching method and includes personal coaching.


Net Impact Jenny Schenk 2012 President

Miro Barac 2011 President

Eric Bergset 2010 President

Net Impact is a graduate student organization that inspires, educates and equips individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Net Impact Boise State is an affiliate of the San Francisco-based Net Impact, an international organization with over 280 chapters consisting of 20,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional individuals. Net Impact Boise State helps COBE graduate students use their skills to positively impact their surroundings, turn beliefs into action, and enlarge their professional network with other

like-minded individuals. Founded in 2010, Net Impact Boise State won the university’s Outstanding New Student Organization that year. Net Impact Boise State hosts six events each year where students can network and learn from local business leaders who excel in sustainability, corporate responsibility, and ethics.

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COBE Students have a Positive Impact on Boise Community Examples of what COBE students and faculty are doing in the Boise community. By Halleh McCullough.

“The students were really fabulous,” said Scott. Students in Dusty Bodie’s Volunteer Management course had the opportunity

to complete a service-learning project for the Idaho Foodbank. Cathe Scott, Community Engagement Coordinator for Idaho Foodbank, shared her thoughts, “The students were really fabulous. We would never have gotten everything done without them.” The students were charged with creating a training manual for Idaho Foodbank’s volunteers. “They did the most amazing job. We were really impressed with what was accomplished in such a short period of time,” Scott said.

Not only did the students deliver a remarkable product, The Volunteer How-To Handbook, they went above and beyond, producing such items as warehouse tour maps, information cards, points of interest cue cards, a PowerPoint training manual and signs. According to Scott, even current volunteers learned something new from the information the students put together. Scott also benefited from a second service-learning project. A student from Bodie’s Advanced Management Topics: Managing in the Nonprofit Sector designed a Food Drive Tool Kit. The

student created posters, brochures and all collateral materials to be distributed to area businesses so they could run a successful food drive independently. Scott noted that the student did an amazing job in creating the materials. This allows the Idaho Foodbank to share the materials with businesses wishing to operate their own food drives. Scott was pleased with the outcomes and commented, “It was definitely a win-win situation from my perspective.” Scott encourages all of her professional colleagues to engage in the Boise State service-learning programs. 39


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The Idaho Council on Economic Education has been co-hosted by Boise State’s College of Business and Economics and the College of Education since 1973. The Council provides training and materials in economics and finance for the state’s 119 school districts. Tens of thousands of Idaho students and their teachers have received lesson plans, manuals, classroom kits and practical training through the Idaho Council.

The International Economic Summit – Idaho’s Proprietary Economic Education Program The International Economic Summit program has grown in fifteen years from a single high school classroom simulation on international trade into a highly effective and motivational learning experience on globalization, international economics and the free enterprise system. This program has reached approximately 112,000 students across the United States and it now is being implemented in China as well. The mission of the Summit program is to help build a new generation of students, citizens and leaders who have the financial and economic knowledge as well as the skills and passion to compete and prosper in the world’s highly competitive global economy.

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A recent study funded by the U. S. Department of Education and the National Council for Economic Education revealed that 34 percent of students can pass a national exam on economics before the Summit program. After the Summit, program, 74 percent pass the exam.

During the building years: • 20,000 high school students have participated in the International Economic Summit. • 10,000 elementary, middle and high school students have participated in the Stock Market Game. • 1,000 teachers have attended our economics training courses. • The International Economic Summit program was introduced in China, Massachusetts,

Mississippi, Tennessee, California, Utah, Arizona, Washington and other states.

• 3,000 community volunteers from banks, companies and universities have contributed 18,000

hours of service to schools and students in economic and financial education.

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2009 December – Over 1000 donors helped raise $5 million to meet the Micron Match for the new building.

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Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management Phil Fry, Chair

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Key IT-SCM faculty and staff worked on the technology pieces, processes and physical design for the new building.

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During the building years key IT-SCM faculty and staff worked with architects, contractors, and administration assisting with technology pieces and processes, and physical design details for the new building. We made the transition of technology to the new building practically seamless, all the while continuing to focus on students, teaching, curriculum design, local business interaction and preparing our graduates for leadership positions.

The Information Technology Management major is growing! After several years of experiencing declining enrollments of IT majors, a nationwide phenomenon, our student numbers for fall are up 27 percent over our low in 2008. We also are attracting more female students, with 16.7 percent of our total majors this year. Second-degree students also are increasing as we welcome home many of our veterans, or current workers come back to enhance their skills. We continue to evaluate and revise our curriculum to meet changing business and technology needs, and this year added a mobile development elective that has proven to be very popular.


Supply Chain Management The department’s faculty contributes to the supply chain management field through research that addresses important issues such as: • “How do project champions advance environmental initiatives in their companies?” • “How do companies efficiently manage a high number of purchases in an increasingly

complex business environment?” • “What impact can logistics decisions have on the sustainability of supply chain firms?” The department is globally recognized for the quality and impact of the work of our faculty. For example, the Journal of Supply Chain Management – the leading journal in the field – named Regis Terpend runner up for its 2011 Outstanding Paper Award; Tom Gattiker won this award in 2008. The highly prestigious Journal of Operations Management named Gattiker to its associate editor board in 2010, it appointed Terpend to its editorial review board in 2012, and it named Jim Kroes as its “Best Reviewer” in 2009. In 2013, we will begin offering our Master of Operational Excellence in partnership with the Kaizen Institute. During this one-year executive program, students from all over the world will be on campus for four one-week sessions, plus a study trip to Japan.

In addition to master’s and undergraduate classes in operations, process improvement, procurement and modeling, we recently have begun offering courses in logistics and in sustainable supply chains. Dean Pat Shannon, David Groebner, Emeriti and department chair Phil Fry’s textbook on business statistics has been adopted by business schools worldwide and now is out in its ninth edition. While many college graduates struggle to find employment in today’s economy, demand for SCM majors outstrips supply. Companies including Micron, St. Luke’s, Heinz, PKG, Plexus, Coldwater Creek and Ada County have recently snapped up our graduates. Our internship program for undergraduates includes organizations such as Micron, NYK Logistics and Boise Inc.

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James Kroes joined COBE in fall 2011 as an assistant professor. He teaches the supply chain and operations management overview course for all business majors and a newly developed course that focuses on distribution and warehousing within supply chains. Kroes’ research interests include projects examining sustainable supply chain management; the relationship between working capital management and supply chain policies; and manufacturing outsourcing. Kroes has authored a number of papers and conference presentations and is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Decision Sciences Institute, the Production and Operations Management Society and the Institute for Supply Management. Prior to coming to Boise State, Kroes was assistant professor in supply chain management at the University of Rhode Island, where he earned the Outstanding New Teacher Award in 2010. He earned his doctorate and master’s degrees at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Christopher “Kit” Scott joined COBE as an assistant professor of information technology management in fall 2011. Scott teaches systems planning and analysis, and project management. He completed his doctorate in information systems at Washington State University in 2008 and worked at Lamar University before coming to Boise State. Scott’s research focuses on human computer interaction (HCI). Within the HCI domain, he examines individuals’ perceptions, attitudes and psychological factors and how those characteristics influence an individual’s technology adoption and use. Scott also performs research on communication processes and the influence of media on communication effectiveness. His research has appeared in journals such as Communications of the AIS, The DATABASE for Information Systems and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.


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BBA Supply Chain Management 2007 (summa cum laude), MPA 2010 Courtney Kirchner is the director of Governance and Regulatory Review at St. Luke’s Health System. Her responsibilities include implementation of governance best practices throughout the healthcare system, development and coordination of the St. Luke’s Fellowship Program and establishment of organizational core competencies based upon Baldrige Quality Award criteria to meet changing industry demands. Reflecting

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BBA Information Technology Management 2011 Matthew Bickett is an associate consultant in the Application Development department for Microsoft. Bickett works on a consulting team that helps Enterprise customers deploy Microsoft’s products (Windows 7, Active Directory, Exchange, Server, Sharepoint, Lync, among others) and comprises people with development and infrastructure backgrounds. He feels his ITM program helped him become well suited to his new position.

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The International Business (IB) Program strives to provide the highest value preparation to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, enabling them to compete successfully in the global economy. IB implements an integrated, multi-dimensional strategy, ensuring our graduates gain the international exposure necessary for success in future business endeavors. Every year, our students interview approximately 150 companies. The results help direct the strategy and content of our program and guide our mission. In the 2012 assessment, we learned: • When

hiring, 80 percent would give preference to a person with expertise in the IB field. • 57 percent of those companies do not (yet!) have an employee dedicated to IB functions. • 70 percent of companies saw a need within their organization to have one or more employees trained in IB procedures.


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Trading Up in Emerging Frontiers

Our Foundation: Preparing Global Citizens

The new International Trade Certificate (ITC) Program provides the opportunity for graduate students, small business owners and local professionals to gain a strong background in international business principles and trade practices. Certificate holders increase their employability and the program also prepares students for the national NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) exam – a benchmark for professionals in the international trade field. Participants of the November 2012 ITC Soft Launch included business professionals, Boise State faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate students (pictured below).

High contact advising and mentoring have become key characteristics of our IB program. Beyond requiring students to meet and work with the director and an IB peer advisor, three additional opportunities offer guidance and support: Executive Mentorship Program – The International Business Programs currently hosts three mentors, among them Kent Ernest, retired VP of International Sales and Marketing for the J.R. Simplot Company. In weekly discussions, IB mentors share their experiences with a select group of IB students.

Mile with My Majors – IB seniors discuss their career plans with program director Black while walking a mile on the Boise Greenbelt. International Business Organization, (IBO), a historically strong student group on campus, has grown in size and mission. In the past few years IBO students have secured funding to bring speakers to campus and organized international learning trips. In fall of 2012, IBO traveled to Seattle, Wash., and Vancouver, BC where students visited – among others – the sites of Boeing, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Philips and Hanjin Shipping Company.

Change is inevitable and our ability to influence and adapt to new business practices and rules is what will distinguish us both as businesspeople and a nation.

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Breaking New Ground with Study Abroad, International Internships and Global Partnerships

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During the past few years through Study Abroad at Boise State, over sixty IB majors traveled, inter alia, to Heidelberg, Germany; Bilboa, Spain; Lyon, France; Bangkok, Thailand and more. Here are a few voices from abroad:

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Internships prepare students for success in the globally-competitive job market. IB majors have completed over seventy internships with various multinational and governmental agencies over the past few years. Export Excellence. Since 2010 the IB program has been the exclusive provider of interns to Idaho’s Export Excellence Program. Export Excellence matches Idaho companies interested in exporting to a new foreign market with an IB major and Idaho District Export Council coach. These working groups develop a customized export plan, which includes assessments of various markets and risk mitigation strategies. Heidelberg Project. In collaboration with The Business School of Applied Science University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the Idaho Small Business Development Center, the International Business Program offers Idaho companies the

ability to investigate market opportunities in Germany and Europe. Since 2005, student teams, with oversight from professors at both universities, conduct field research for Idaho companies on potential markets and other specific queries from the firms. These firms receive a customized marketing study, analysis, and plan for exporting products or services to Europe or Germany. International Internship examples: Hitachi Global in Tokyo, Japan Makemysolutions Oy in Lapua, Finland, Anboto in Bilbao, Spain U.S. Commercial Service Offices of Mexico City, Mexico and Zagreb, Croatia Idaho Department of Commerce in Taipei, Taiwan and Guadalajara, Mexico


The IB program’s global partnerships create learning experiences and business opportunities for our students and partner firms. Global Partners. In October 2011, Meredith Black led the national delegation of Global Scholars to Taipei, Taiwan, for the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. As a member of the delegation, she visited various governmental agencies of Taiwan in the areas of national security, foreign affairs, cross-strait relations, international trade and economic affairs, education, health care, as well as met Taiwan political party leadership and policy-making scholars

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during a related seminar. Since then, the IB program has been committed to hosting MBA students from the International Trade Institute of Taiwan every spring and increasing research initiatives on Taiwan and its unique trading relationship with Idaho. CUIBE. In 2009, IB gained full membership in the Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), a selective group of IB programs (many ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top 20 IB programs in the U.S.). The primary objectives of CUIBE are to provide members with an opportunity to

benchmark their program against other member schools and to facilitate the sharing of best practices in International Business education. IB hosted CUIBE’s Annual Spring

Conference “Trading Up in the Great Exchange: Educating for a Global Economy” in February 2013. This conference focused on increasing the effectiveness of IB education. The event featured prominent Idaho figures, including Idaho Lt. Governor Brad Little, Idaho Department of Commerce Director Jeff Sayer, Micron Technology CEO Mark Durcan, and the J.R. Simplot Company CEO Bill Whitacre.

International Business Alumni Spotlight Vera Zdravkova

Foreign Service Officer specializing in economic affairs.

Vera Zdravkova completed a number of domestic and international internships while earning her degree. These experiences have taken her to Mexico, Taiwan, and Rwanda. Since graduating, she has been accepted to the Masters of International Business Program at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She was also recently offered a position with the U.S. Department of State and plans to pursue a career as a

“I transferred to Boise State from the Vienna Economics University in Austria and was elated to discover the practical approach of the international business classes. I was especially impressed by the level of faculty accessibility and excited by the number of internship opportunities.”

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Katie Sewell, Director Jim Hogge, Former Director

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The Idaho Small Business Development Center (Idaho SBDC) offers confidential business consulting and training to help small businesses succeed. Idaho SBDC clients consistently outperform their peers.

The purpose of the Idaho SBDC is to encourage and assist the development and growth of small businesses by leveraging funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration with higher education resources. Nationally, and in Idaho, over 80 percent of new jobs are being created by the small business sector. The Idaho SBDC is a statewide network of business consultants and trainers that operates from the state’s colleges and universities. Boise State’s College of Business and Economics serves as the State Office with administrative responsibility for directing the type and quality of services.

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• Combined recorded SBDC impact for 25 years: • 27,700 clients with no-cost, tailored, confidential consulting • 75,000 attendees at high-impact trainings

In 2010, the SBDC celebrated 25 years of helping Idaho’s entrepreneurs. Since 1986, the Idaho SBDC has helped businesses succeed. Examples of that success have been recognized nationally – in 2011 Mason Fuller was the Nation Young Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2012 Rekluse Motor Sports was the National Exporter of the Year.

• 8,225 jobs created • $801 million in sales increases • $61 million in additional state and federal tax revenue • $564 million in capital infusion • A return to the economy of

$4 every $1 invested in the program

The Idaho SBDC is now co-located with the College of Business and Economics, which significantly enhances the visibility and credibility with the business community. The building is a great environment to provide our coaching and consulting and being able to easily interact with the faculty and students daily is a big plus. This will continue to increase the assistance to entrepreneurs and enhance our students’ learning through real-world business experience.

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over 500 clients by providing free business plans, compensation and employee handbooks and assisting businesses through the Idaho Small Business Development Center and other organizations.

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Academic Highlights Professors Jim Wanek and Dusty Bodie included virtual, avatar-based software from Vertical Learning Curve in their team-taught online MBA human resource management and organizational behavior course during the fall 2011 semester. This was the first entirely online course to be offered in the Professional MBA program. Their innovative course was mentioned in an article in U.S. News & World Report August 15, 2012.

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The department participated in the development of a new required course for all incoming COBE freshman called Business for the New Generation, which was introduced in fall 2012. This exciting new course features readings from Bloomberg Business Week, clicker technology to survey students, a Micron Technology live case, and numerous guest speakers and is designed to give our beginning students an understanding of how the various business functions are integrated and an overview of many of the issues facing modern businesses.

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The COBE capstone course, GENBUS 450 Business Policies is designed around live business cases that connect graduating students with local business managers and entrepreneurs. Combining traditional strategy-based concepts and frameworks, team-based projects are used to integrate business knowledge and practices from all the functional business areas. The course culminates in team presentations of strategy analysis and recommendations to business clients, together with a written report of findings and conclusions.

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J.R. Simplot Café on the first floor

of the Micron Business and Economics Building gives students hands-on experience operating a small business by taking a general business class. In the months leading up to the café’s opening, students in the COBE Residential College worked alongside campus food service managers to create the menu, write a charter for

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BBA, Human Resource Management 2010 James Pendergrass was very active as president of the Human Resource Association while he was a student at Boise State. Through his leadership, Boise State hosted the Human Resource Games, a Jeopardy-style competition among schools from California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. Since graduation, he has been active with the Human Resource Association of Treasure Valley as its Community Affairs Co-Chair. He

has helped organize a community outreach question-andanswer session with Sustainable Futures, a nonprofit organization in Boise. He also helped organize a booth at the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for veterans. He has worked as a workforce development specialist at Transform Solar.


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In 2008, in addition to the new building initiative, Dean Shannon stepped up the college’s level of community engagement.

“The College of Business and Economics is a key driver of Idaho’s economic growth,” said Dean Patrick Shannon. “With the creation of the Business Research and Economic Development (BRED) center, the community has a single contact within COBE to help find appropriate assistance on virtually any business issue. This center provides a clear entry point for civic leaders, businesses and economic development

entities to access, utilize and gain from the college’s wealth of resources.” BRED enables clients to efficiently

identify third-party, creative and viable options to address business, organizational and policy challenges.

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living calculator as well as a host of papers, articles and presentations developed by the center. The center is frequently sought by the media throughout Idaho for presentations on economics and business development. BRED orchestrated the “Boise State on Business” series for Idaho Statesman’s Business Insider and appears monthly on KTVB’s “It’s Your Business.” BRED has mobilized MBA students through its MBA consultancy program,

Forums and Publications  Lectures  Workshops  Electronic and Print Circulations

completing projects as diverse as agricultural nutrition, metal fabrication, medical services, motorcycle retailing and flood control. The center also coordinates internships for MBA students.

BRED stands ready to help clients engage

students through classroom projects and create ties to faculty research. BRED has completed a number of grants that have dealt with tax and policy, market research, transportation and specific business issues.

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The Boise State Technology and Entrepreneurial Center or TECenter, is Idaho’s leading business accelerator.

The TECenter’s 38,000-square-foot facility, located in Nampa, houses innovative and scalable businesses in all stages of development. The TECenter Acceleration Process ensures continual improvement and growth for startup companies. The TECenter has worked with more than 100 startup resident entrepreneurs who, since 2008, have generated $37 million in sales, more than $12 million in invested capital and created 295 jobs; many have graduated from the program and grown to see great success.

The Boise State Technology and Entrepreneurial Center or TECenter, is Idaho’s leading business accelerator. In 2012 the TECenter welcomed Denise Dunlap as executive director. Dunlap brings a strong background with more than 20 years of business experience in the Treasure Valley, a majority of that time in managerial and executive roles. She served as a principal and managing member of Loon Creek Capital Group, a business consultant with Areté Advisers and the President/CEO of The Network Group.

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In 2011 the TECenter was awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Agency (EDA) to continue creating jobs in the Treasure Valley. The grant funded the addition of 11,000 square feet of new office space for acceleration companies. The funds also were used to renovate the existing office and light industrial space to house many entrepreneurs to come.

2012 June – COBE Speaker Series Presented by KeyBank is created, eight speakers planned for the academic year.

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The Building Years have been an interesting time in our department. The events surrounding the financial crisis have provided numerous opportunities for application and discussion in our financial institutions and investments-related courses, including risk management and ethical and regulatory issues that have been prominent in the news.

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Academic Highlights

Scott Roark, our newest finance professor, is using his real estate background to create a new undergraduate class covering real estate finance topics. He also is exploring possible graduate course offerings in real estate. With our move to the new building in 2012, finance students now have access to a wealth of technological tools and databases that provide hands-on experience in a variety of financial management applications. (See bulleted items at far right.)

Our innovative marketing program has continued to add specialized courses that have generated strong student interest. An example is the special topics sports marketing course first taught in 2012. Guest speakers and outside participants include key executives from local professional sports teams. The students spend a semester partnered with various Boise State club sport programs. They conceptualize and implement marketing strategies aimed at increasing awareness and participation for these lesser known sports on campus.


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Dykman Financial Trading Room has nine Bloomberg terminals, allowing students to use the same data, research, analytics and news that industry professionals employ. Students can demonstrate proficiency with the tools by completing the Bloomberg certification process. • Students also can access a full array of Morningstar products for stock and mutual fund research. • The department now partners with Bloomberg in offering the Bloomberg Assessment Test – a hybrid finance and general career skills exam where subscribing employers located around the world can access student scores in eleven individual subject areas. Student Highlights • As a result of generous donations from KeyBank and HP, the 56-seat KeyBank Financial Classroom Recently, our finance students successfully is equipped with computers at each student station. For the first time professors and students can simultaneously work together on Excel-based applications, greatly enhancing their ability to model applied their knowledge in regional and real-world financial problems in the classroom. national competitions. During 2012, a team of four finance majors won their regional CFA Institute Research Challenge, which included six schools from Idaho and Ohio, and participated in the national competition in New York City. The students assumed the role of research analyst by conducting a valuation and financial performance analysis of Boise Inc. and presented their findings before a panel of CFA judges. Eight students managing the Student Managed Investments Fund earned the highest portfolio return among a group of 20 schools in the Northwest for 2012. The D.A. Davidson-sponsored program provides schools $50,000 in investment funds annually, and the schools share in the profits to fund scholarships and other opportunities for future students.

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Faculty Highlights

Dwayne Barney

Doug Lincoln

Jason MacDonald

• Dwayne Barney honored as COBE Advisory Council Teacher of

the Year, co-authored a book called Capital Is Money. • Shikhar Sarin named Associate Editor of the Journal of Product Innovation Management. • Trina Sego named Associate Editor of the Journal of Advertising. • Jason MacDonald named COBE Advisory Council Teacher of the Year. 2011-2014 Gary McCain awarded the John Elorriaga Professorship. 2009 Dwayne Barney honored as Alpha Kappa Psi Professor of the Year. 2008-2011 Harry White awarded the John Elorriaga Professorship. 2008 Shikhar Sarin named Kirk and Marsha Smith Professor of the Year. 2005-2008 Doug Lincoln awarded the John Elorriaga Professorship.

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alma mater by guest lecturing for several classes in his free time. He hopes to become an adjunct professor helping to further develop the thriving business program. Brad says, “There is no better university in the northwest than Boise State. My personal development in the four years I was at the College of Business and Economics provided me with the necessary skill set to be successful right out of the program. By having an accredited business college in the heart of a city and community, the number of opportunities for students is unmatched.”


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Marketing Alumni Spotlight Sara Bahnson BA Marketing 2011

During her undergraduate career at Boise State University, Sara worked in advertising account management at Oliver Russell in Boise, supporting clients such as Hewlett-Packard and Symantec. Following graduation in 2008, she leveraged her experience with high tech companies to become an account manager at Balihoo, a Boise-based marketing automation software company. Sara is currently a PhD candidate in marketing at the University of Oregon and plans to pursue a career in academia.

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TechHelp has been Idaho’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center and its Manufacturing Extension Partnership center since 1996.

TechHelp provides consulting assistance and training to manufacturers, food and dairy processors and inventors across Idaho to help them to grow revenues, increase productivity and performance, and strengthen global competitiveness. Headquartered at Boise State, we deploy university staff, faculty and student resources in partnership with Idaho State University and the University of Idaho to act as catalysts for strengthening American manufacturing – accelerating innovation and driving economic growth and job creation.

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During the building years we restructured our team around three manufacturingfocused initiatives. Our Growth and Innovation team delivers innovation, market and engineering consulting to accelerate company growth while reducing risk. Our Food and Dairy Processing team delivers food safety, quality and processing expertise to Idaho’s food and dairy processors. And our E3 (EconomyEnergy-Environment) team helps Idaho companies make products more efficiently, profitably and sustainable with less energy and environmental impact.

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Since 2008, Idaho manufacturers have reported more than $268 million in economic impact and over 2,000 jobs created and retained as a direct result of TechHelp projects. Our team-based network of experienced staff and proven partners develop trusted and lasting relationships with Idaho company leadership and leaders in surrounding communities. TechHelp consultants have a reputation for developing and delivering innovative processes, products and services that enable Idaho’s medium, small and rural companies to drive down costs and increase profitable growth through self-sustaining, manufacturing best practices.

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Supporting COBE Through Financial Investments As you look through this publication I think you will agree that the building years have been an impressive time for the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. The new Micron Business and Economics Building is the most visible sign of change and an impressive accomplishment. This stateof-the-art facility will foster the highest levels of teaching and learning, and our research and outreach with the business community will spur economic growth for our state and our region for years to come. On behalf of everyone at Boise State University and COBE, we thank each and every individual, company and foundation who contributed to the building. We are honored by the investment you made in COBE’s future and give you our assurance that we will leverage it to the fullest going forward. At the dedication of the new building Dean Patrick Shannon said, “What happens inside this building will prove the private investments worthwhile.� Now, as we look to what is possible with our new facility, we must turn our attention to raising private funds for other critical areas. Scholarship Support: Boise State is committed to balancing the need for student access and affordability with the goal of providing a quality educational experience. The College of Business and Economics is committed to raising private scholarship funds to attract and retain the best students regardless of their financial circumstance. Faculty Support: Quality education does not happen without strong faculty. It is challenging to compete with our better-funded peers in other states who seek to hire the same high quality faculty. Private support to enhance faculty compensation and research support is critical to attracting and retaining high quality professors. Center and Program Support: Experiential learning in real world settings as well as interaction between businesses and our faculty enhance learning, research and economic development in our state and region. Private funding is needed for our centers and programs to ensure the centers of excellence operate at the highest level and that our programs continue to be stateof-the-art. Dean Shannon and I look forward to working with alumni and friends interested in funding scholarships, faculty and program excellence. With your private investments we can ensure that our students are prepared for the world they face upon graduation and that COBE adds to the critical mission of growing our economy. Sincerely,

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To be among those selected as a COBE Outstanding Graduate is an exceptional honor. These students have been selected by department chairs with input from faculty and staff because of their excellent contribution to their major, outstanding academic achievements and leadership qualities.

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Badr Altamimy - Intl Bus Grant Band - MSAT Drew Bisterfeldt - Info Tech Mgmt Heike Brown - SCM Beth Brune - GB Mgmt Nikolina Dragicevic - HR Mgmt Nicholas Duncan - Entrep Mgmt George Fenton - Econ Thomas Golden - Acct Matthew Henderson - Finan Dustin Klein - Mktg Pete Roberts - MBA Eric Schuler - Econ Glenda Smith - MSA

Monica Anders - MBA Humberto Arechiga - Finan Athena Barkdull - Intl Bus Debra Bonkoski - Econ Andre Dixon - Info Tech Mgmt Dominique Elliott - Acct James Hess - Mktg Kathy Hurley - MSAT Skylar Jett - Intl Bus Casey Jordan - SCM Jenny Josephson - MSA Robbie Richards - GB Mgmt Ryan Warburton - HR Mgmt Chase Wolfe - Entrep Mgmt


Kara Ashbaugh - GB Mgmt Heather Beaman - ITM James Bird - Acct Kristin Chewning-Bierle - MBA Christ Gonzales - Intl Bus Kija Dawn Grant - Econ Quentin Howard - MSAT Michael Lampers - SCM Chris Mason - Finan Martha Payne - MSA Michelle Scott - Mktg Tim Smith - Entrep Mgmt Megan Stradley - HR Mgmt

Denise Buske - HR Mgmt Amanda Clausen - MSAT Jon Daley - MBA Jake Davis - Entrep Mgmt Jason Davis - SCM Johanna Farrel - Intl Bus Maria Shimel - GB Mgmt Daniel Simenc - Econ Jennifer Stemple - Mktg Erin Taylor - ITM Steve Wargo - Acct Melissa Ann Warwick - Finan Jeff Woods - MSA Mark Woychick - MBA

Isaac Barrett - CIS Sarah Birchfield - Intl Bus Kari Clark - Finan Dan Coleman - MSAT Aaron Dreiling - Entrep Mgmt Michael Gibbons - Econ Michael Johnston - MSA Courtney Kirchner - Ops Mgmt Christine Lemen - Acct Cory Sanford - HR Mgmt Nicholas Schlekeway - GB Mgmt Christian Weaver - MBA Robin Zimmerman - Mktg

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Chosen by faculty, a COBE Signature Student has a strong knowledge of and an intense interest in business and/ or economics, effective communication skills, a passion for learning, problem-solving aptitude, strong leadership abilities and ethical behavior personally and professionally.

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William L. Baker - GB Mgmt Veronica Baldrica - Mgmt Megan Blanchard - Mktg Heike Brown - SCM Dale Bowen - Acct Kari Cook - Acct Kimberlee Corey - SCM Nikolina Dragicevic - Mgmt Zoeann Greenfield - GB Mgmt Alexandria Johnson - Mktg Nicole Katsuki - Finan Kay Leigh Knapp - GB Mgmt Stacey Malek - Mktg Gregory Puccetti - Finan Michael Seven - Acct Jennifer Shelby - Econ Steven Thai - ITM Brett Thompson - GB Mgmt Amber Vanderschans - Acct Alex Yeggy - Acct Kiley Zanecki - Intl Bus

Athena Barkdull - Intl Bus Susan Bogdanski - ITM Debra Bonkoski - Econ Amanda Burnett - GB Mgmt Jack Dalton - Acct/Finan Donminique Elliott - Finan Kelsey French - Acct Nathanael Goode - Acct James Hess - Mktg Heather Holloway - Acct Dawn Jones - GB Mgmt Kara Lemons- Acct/Finan Ellis Nanney - GB Mgmt Keith Nyeki - HRM/Mktg James Percy - Finan Robert Richards - Mktg Ryan Warburton - GB Mgmt Vera Zdravkova - Intl Bus

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Spotlight students are chosen four times a year, one from every department or program, for their exemplary academic achievements and contributions to their department, the college and the university.

Anis Abduqodirova - GB Mgmt Roman Agafonov - SCM Chelsee Apple - Mktg Melody Armstrong - GB Mgmt William Baker - GB Mgmt Michael Bergloff - Econ Jacob Blaylock - ITM Zachary Bolduc - MBA Anjanette Call - Acct Coree Carver - Mktg Erasmo Castro Torres - GB Mgmt Joseph Clark - Finan Spencer Cobia - MSAT Kari Cook - Acct Kayla Cuvelier - HR Mgmt Dagen Downard - HR Mgmt Toni Galloway - Entrep Mgmt Matthew Henderson - Finan Rachel Holt - Intl Bus John Hunter - SCM Chaz Johnson - Finan Christopher Juchau - MBA

Nicole Katsuki - Acct Victoria Kazimir - Econ Brandon Kelly - Entrep Mgmt Karris Kimball - MSAT Dustin Klein - Mktg Sanja Lazic - Acct Alexandra Lee - Finan Christopher Lynch - HR Mgmt Stacey Malek - Mktg Ryan McMillen - Entrep Mgmt Geoffrey Moore - Intl Bus Ben Mueller - MSA Amelia Null - MBA Jennifer Parke - ITM Ashley Pignataro - HR Mgmt Leonardo Raya - Intl Bus Ariel Rogers - SCM Jesse Rosenthal - Econ Kindra Schell - Entrep Mgmt Dawn Schmidt - ITM Ashley Sindlinger - MSAT Nicholas Stobbe - MBA Joseph Tamasonis - Econ Steven Thai - ITM Burton Williams - SCM Kiley Zanecki - Intl Bus


Landon Barnes - Entrep Mgmt Mark Boekhout - MSA Susan Bogdanski - ITM Snjezana Borak - Intl Bus Beth Brune - GB Mgmt Amanda Burnett - Mktg Matthew Campbell - MBA Steve Canty - Econ Jack Dalton - Acct/Finan Joseph Danes - Finan Joseph Danes - Entrep Mgmt Adham Davlatov - Finan Andre Dixon - ITM Joseph Dorey - SCM Mallory Douraghi - Intl Bus Nikolina Dragicevic - HR Mgmt Joshua Duin - MBA Jeremy Evans - MBA George Fenton - Econ Lauren Garrett - Econ Noah Geier - MBA Kori Gibbs - Acct/Finan Thomas Golden - Acct Michiel Juch - SCM Ryan Loveday - GB Mgmt Jared Musick - MSAT Shandra Naegle - Mktg Alexis Owen - MSA Kylie Redkey - Intl Bus Robert Richards - Mgmt Robert Richards - Mktg Eric Schuler - Acct Eric Schuler - Econ James Simpson - ITM Cornelia Sprung - Mktg Tyson Weekes - MSA Alex Yeggy - Acct Janae Young - Finan Vera Zdravkova - Intl Bus

David Barry - Econ Nick Bicandi - MBA Kristin Bierle - MBA Debra Bonkoski - Econ Kristina Churikova - MSAT Brian Clark - Mgmt Cody Corbridge - MSA Jeremy Cork - Acct Jacob Darrington - Acct/Finan Shannon Davidson - Mktg Charlotte Dhose - Mgmt Hilary Dovey - Intl Bus Dominique Elliott - Acct Christopher Forrey - MSAT Amanda Gibson - Econ Amanda Gibson - Intl Bus Amanda Hatley - SCM Matthew Henderson - ITM Bianca Jochimsen - Mktg Maria Luisa Julian - Intl Bus Chelsey Kent - HR Mgmt Kara Lemons - Finan Chiaki Mesenbrink - SCM Ivan Nanney - GB Mgmt Colby Norton - ITM Kazuma Osugi - Econ Katie Paulson - Mktg Gabriel Quintero - Intl Bus Colin Redifer - Finan Jane Reed - MBA Glenda Smith - Acct Cornelia Sprung - Mktg Timothy Taylor - MSAT John Townsend - MBA Jill Young - Finan

David Andrews - Mktg Deanna Berry - MSA James Bird - Acct Julie Bunker - Acct Lorna Bushong - Finan Jon Daley - MBA Eric Dalling - ITM Sonia D’Angelo - ITM Jorie Duncan - Acct Sheila Fredericksen - MBA Amanda Gibson - Finan Kija Hanson - Econ Heather Hiatt - ITM Emil Huseynov - Econ Skylar Ann Jett - Intl Bus Christina King - MBA Michael Lampers - SCM Monte Moore - Acct Andy Morris - Econ Duong “Sunny” Nguyen - Mktg Justin James Oldenburg - Intl Bus Shawn Phillips - Intl Bus Ethan Poulsen - MSAT Kate Redden - GB Mgmt David Rush - MBA Dan Simenc - Econ Jason Smart - Mgmt and Intl Bus Meghan Sorensen - Mgmt Cornelia Sprung - Mktg Jennifer Stemple - Mktg Jarrod Stevens - Acct/Finan Melissa Warwick - Finan Angela Zirschky - GB Mgmt

Amy Aldrich - Finan Jody Elizondo - Acct Aaron Green - HR Mgmt Kyler James - Econ Clara Mitchell - Mktg Wyatt Parke - Intl Bus Erin Taylor - ITM Katen Whitaker - MBA

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Career Start MBA full-time program Professional MBA part-time program Online MBA Executive MBA Executive Master of Business Operational Excellence Master of Accountancy (MSA) Master of Accountancy-Tax (MSAT) Concurrent JD And MSAT

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