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Business
KCOB transformation moving forward

KCOB transformation moving forward

Architectural plans for the renovation of the Kelce College of Business are 90 percent complete. This spring, Lawrence-based architectural firm Clark Huesmann delivered plans that will transform the mid-20th Century facility into one that meets the needs of the 21st Century business student. “The process Clark Huessmann used to develop these plans was impressive,” said...
MBA students get hands-on experience

MBA students get hands-on experience

Kelce College of Business MBA students are putting business theory into practice thanks to the efforts of alumna Dr. Mindi Garner. Garner, a board-certified physician and 2017 Pitt State MBA graduate, is partnering with the KCOB to select students to manage the business operations of her recently acquired Merle Norman Cosmetics franchise retail store in...

New online MBA for business professionals

The Kelce College of Business is expanding the reach of one of its most popular programs thanks to a new agreement with online education service provider, Academic Partnerships. The new program will allow students to earn their MBA completely online in as little as 12 months. The structure differs from the university’s traditional MBA, in...
Enactus success makes a global impact

Enactus success makes a global impact

Pittsburg State’s Enactus team rode momentum of one of its most ambitious public service projects to an appearance at the Enactus national competition in Kansas City, Missouri. This year’s team developed partnerships with area schools to provide support for school children, helped the City of Pittsburg open an overnight homeless shelter to protect lives during...
Bank donates $300,000

Bank donates $300,000

A $300,000 pledge from Girard National Bank and its University Bank locations marked a milestone in the campaign to renovate and expand the Kelce College of Business.      A ceremonial check was presented last fall at Russ Hall, where some of the more than 30 PSU graduates and students who work at the bank...
Alumni inspire students

Alumni inspire students

Professors within the Kelce College of Business understand that sometimes, the best lessons aren’t found in a textbook. It’s why they consistently invite successful alumni back to campus to speak with students. “It’s important to allow students the opportunity to interact directly with those in the field,” said Lynn Murray, associate professor and chair of...
Dean shares economic expertise

Dean shares economic expertise

Paul Grimes, dean of Kelce College of Business, spent part of winter break in Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of an international effort by the Global Economic Education Alliance to develop financial literacy for poor and vulnerable youth. His group was training teachers how to teach those skills to those who desperately need it. “The idea...
Enactus gives back

Enactus gives back

Once again, Enactus is giving back. The student-run group at PSU stepped up to help Communities in Schools of Mid-America with a project to address needs at Pittsburg’s elementary schools, middle school, and high school. “It’s a great thing for everyone involved,” said Coordinator Alex McNay. “It gives the university students the opportunity to be...
High marks

High marks

When it comes to offering options to students also balancing work and families, Kelce College of Business was ranked among the best in the nation last year. Princeton Review ranked it at No. 3 on the list of Most Family Friendly Business Schools in the U.S and put the Kelce MBA program on the list...
Welcome to the future

Welcome to the future

These images give a glimpse of what the Kelce College of Business will look like upon completion of the college’s major renovation and expansion project. The “new” Kelce College of Business will feature an inviting facility that fosters students’ pursuit of active learning experiences, encourages students and faculty to collaborate, and promotes the engagement of...

Enactus project ranked best in U.S.

A project by Pittsburg State’s Enactus group was named best in the nation at this year’s Enactus United States National Exposition. The Pittsburg State Enactus Homeless Solutions project, which aims to raise money and awareness for the homeless population in Pittsburg, earned first place at national competition and earned the team a $7,500 grant. As...
Kelce, city partner on parking study

Kelce, city partner on parking study

Students in Pittsburg State’s MBA program are working with the City of Pittsburg to study parking needs in downtown Pittsburg. During the spring 2017 semester, undergraduate students in the Marketing Research course developed a survey for downtown merchants to assess parking concerns and needs. During the 2017 summer session, MBA students analyzed survey results and...