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Business
Students in Enactus and Kelce College of Business

Students in Enactus and Kelce College of Business

Hall of Fame

Lee Scott Jr., a 1971 business graduate, was inducted into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame this summer in a ceremony in Manhattan, Kansas, marking a first for PSU. Scott grew up in Baxter Springs, Kansas, as the son of a gas station owner. He went on to become the president and CEO of Walmart...

High marks

The faculty and staff in the Kelce College of Business have earned two prestigious rankings this spring: No. 2 for the Most Affordable Online MBA program by College Consensus. One of the Top 10 Best Business Programs by The Knowledge Review — a publication designed to help students, particularly international students, find colleges that best...
Global partners

Global partners

Kelce College of Business Dean Paul Grimes and Associate Professor Sang-Heui Lee spent time in Korea over the summer working on recruiting and a partnership with Woosong University’s relatively new SolBridge International School of Business. “We are working on finalizing a 2+2 program that ultimately will enable Korean students to navigate back and forth between...
Real-world projects a win-win

Real-world projects a win-win

Kelce College of Business students are playing a big role in the success of two new downtown businesses. Students in Mary Kay Wachter’s marketing course worked with Davey Froman, owner of Miners + Monroe, on a comprehensive marketing plan for the mercantile store. The students also presented tips on how the store could create and...

Reorg emphasizes collaborative business education enviornment

The administrative structure of the Kelce College of Business has been reorganized to do away with the traditional departmentalized concept. Plans for the new building incorporate architectural design elements that go hand in hand with the new organizational structure. Previously, faculty were divided into three departments responsible for more than one BBA major: accounting and...

Grimes inducted into Hall of Fame

Paul Grimes, dean of the Kelce College of Business, has been inducted into the Mississippi Council on Economic Education Hall of Fame. Grimes (’79 BS, ’80 MS) is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Mississippi State University, where he worked for 25 years before joining the faculty at PSU. His international economic education work includes projects...

Foundation’s $1 million pledge gives Kelce project momentum

A $1 million pledge by The Sunderland Foundation to the $18.5 million capital campaign to renovate and expand the building that houses the Kelce College of Business has given the project momentum. The Sunderland Foundation, started in 1945 by the president of the Ash Grove Cement Company in Overland Park, Kansas, has a long history...

Kelce College of Business earns accreditation

Kelce College of Business faculty, staff, and students are celebrating their recent accreditation by the AACSB — the premier accreditation source by businesses and employers. This marks the 20th anniversary of the KCOB earning its first accreditation — a milestone that is unique to other institutions in the region. “This is verification that we have...
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...