Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Enactus Students Help Local Shelter

With funds from a Coca-Cola grant, the Jones College student group Enactus has supplied the Way of Hope Women’s Resource Center with a computer, software, printer, phone system, and retooling of its website. [article]

From L to R, Brad Blomgren, founder and executive director of the Way of Hope; 
MTSU student Eric Wedgworth; Kimberly Bean, director of the Women’s Resource 
Center and program director; and MTSU student Brittany Page. 

CIS Accelerated Degree Program

Computer Information Systems Chair Charles Apigian recently hosted an information session on the new CIS Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's program (ABM).

Nathan Neely was the first student to enroll
in the new CIS ABM.
CIS Chair Charles Apigian
explains the accelerated degree program.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Nonprofit and Social Innovation Student Summit

The Nonprofit and Social Innovation Student Summit was a great success. Hosts were Jones College and the College of Liberal Arts with Management and Marketing, Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, and Speech and Theatre (Organizational Communication) departments.
Meagan Flippin, CEO of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, spoke to MTSU students Friday, April 4, about nonprofit leadership during an opening session at the inaugural Nonprofit & Social Innovation Student Summit at MTSU. (MTSU photos by J. Intintoli)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

RutherfordCABLE Hosts Dean Urban

RutherfordCABLE will feature David J. Urban, dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, at its upcoming breakfast meeting Tuesday, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Stones River Country Club. [DNJ article]

Nonprofit & Social Innovation Student Summit

MTSU students looking to turn their passions into careers are invited to the Nonprofit & Social Innovation Student Summit scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Business and Aerospace Building. The summit is free for MTSU students, with 
the first 125 students to register receiving a complimentary lunch. Students may register at

The event is being hosted by the Jones College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts in partnership with the departments of Management and Marketing, Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, and Speech and Theatre (Organizational Communication).

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BEST Career Fair a Success

About 150 students visited with 40 prospective employers at the Management and Marketing BEST Career Fair, many looking to hire for positions in management, marketing and sales in an improving economy. [more]

Roger Kovalchik and Andrea Morrow, to his left, of the Hershey Co. meet with MTSU students to answer questions about career possibilities during the BEST Career Fair Monday inside the Student Union. (MTSU photo by Darby Campbell)

New M.S. in Management

As the local job market improves and the region continues to attract good-paying jobs, Jones College hopes its new master’s degree in management will become increasingly attractive to those workforce professionals seeking a boost up the career ladder. [more]

From left, Dr. David Urban, dean of the Jones College of Business, Dan Morrell, director of the Master of Science in Management program, and Dr. Jill Austin, chair of the Management and Marketing Department, talk to graduate student Samantha Montagno during the recent kickoff reception for the M.S. in Management program held at the Business and Aerospace Building. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

Dean Urban on WGNS

MTSU faculty and staff shared their expertise with listeners of WGNS radio during the March 17 “Action Line” program.

Dr. David Urban, dean of Jones College of Business, discussed the latest happenings, including an emphasis on professional development skills, in the college as he approaches his first year on the job.

You can listen to a podcast of the show here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Best for Vets

Jones College of Business is one of 64 schools in the country on the 2014 Military Times list of best business schools for vets.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Reuben Kyle Interviewed on Buchanan Book

“MTSU On the Record” features Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Reuben Kyle, retired professor of economics, discussing his book about the family history of Nobel Prize winner and MTSU alumnus Dr. James M. Buchanan.

The program airs from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 16, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ).

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Global Commerce: Foreign Investment into Tennessee 

The latest state exporting research from the Business and Economic Research Center reveals: 2013 foreign investment into Tennessee was higher than for 2008-10 combined, and state exports exceeded $8 billion for the second consecutive quarter. Read more in the new issue of Global Commerce: Tennessee and the International Economy

Monday, February 24, 2014

Consumer Survey Shows Confidence Up

Middle Tennessee consumers are more optimistic about the economy in early 2014, according to a survey conducted by the Jones College of Business Office of Consumer Research at MTSU. “More positive consumer outlook measures can signal an increased willingness to spend among consumers, which can further add to any growth in the economy,” said Tim Graeff, director. “Local consumers appear to be increasingly optimistic about continued improvements in the economy.” [ more at ]

Friday, January 31, 2014

Career Opportunity with UBS

UBS, a global financial services firm, is recruiting for their 18-month rotational Graduate Training Program. This on-the-job training is designed to develop management and professional skills. Upon completion of the program, UBS will work with employees to find the most suitable role for the employee and the organization. Although UBS is a financial services firm, this offer is not targeted to finance students; UBS is anxious to recruit students from all business disciplines.

Basic requirements: Candidates must have completed or expect to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree or MBA degree between December 2013 and May 2014 and carry a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.

Visit to research the company and potential career opportunities. Interested students should forward resumes to Laura Buckner, Interviews will be conducted early in February.

Student Business Organizations

Get a head start on your career by joining one of the Jones College student chapters of professional business organizations. [

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tennessee Housing Market 3rd Quarter 2013 

"On balance, the housing market in Tennessee improved during the third quarter of 2013 but at a slower pace than in previous quarters...." Read more in Tennessee Housing Market published by the Jones College Business and Economic Research Center.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

"Coachepreneur" Speaks on Campus

MTSU alumnus Micheal Burt, self-titled "coachepreneur," told students that in order to get ahead in the job market they would have to “look different and run faster." The author of Zebras & Cheetahs: Look Different and Stay Agile to Survive the Business Jungle, Burt spoke on campus during Global Entrepreneurship Week. [article] (Photo by MTSU Photographic Services)

Jones College Calendar

A new calendar of events on the Jennings A. Jones College of Business website details when and where things are happening throughout the college. [calendar]

Study Shows Consumer Confidence Falls

Jones College's Office of Consumer Research found that consumer confidence fell in Dec. from a two-year high in Sept. [article]

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Student Business Idea Competition

Congratulations to the top three winners of MTSU’s first Student Business Idea Competition, shown here accepting cash prizes for their proposals. [article]

Left to right: John Mullane, Management and Marketing; Ralph Williams, Management and Marketing; sophomore Theresa Daniels, third place; David Urban, dean of Jones College of Business; senior Wes Compton, first place; senior Ryan Egly, second place; and  Patrick Geho, executive director of  Tennessee Small Business Development Center. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)