Wednesday, March 30, 2016

MTSU Jones College, Rutherford Cable Groom Young Female Leaders

Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU is partnering with Rutherford Cable women’s professional leadership organization to help groom the next generation of female leaders. http://www.mtsunews.com/inaugural-athena-forum-2016/

MTSU alumna and local United Way CEO Meagan Flippin talks to a small group of MTSU Jones College of Business students at the inaugural Rutherford ATHENA Leadership Forum held March 18 at the MT Center at MTSU. Hosted by Rutherford Cable and the Jones College, the forum connected select women students with Rutherford Cable professionals for networking and leadership training. (MTSU photos by J. Intintoli)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

BEST Career Fair a Success

Jones College students networked with potential future employers at the Business Exchange for Student Talent Career Fair on campus last week.
http://www.mtsunews.com/best-career-fair-folo-2016/

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Global Commerce: Foreign Direct Investment

“Tennessee has been remarkably successful in attracting foreign investment in recent years. It is a real plus given how slow economic growth has been not only nationally but globally,” said Steven Livingston, the “Global Commerce” editor and BERC fellow who has produced the quarterly report since the late 1990s. [http://news-from-mtsu.blogspot.com/2016/03/377-mtsu-study-foreign-investment.html]

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New Jones College Executive Education Center

Jones College is proud to present its new Executive Education Center! Don't miss the ribbon cutting and open house for the Andrew Woodfin Miller Sr. Education Center, 503 East Bell Street, on Monday, March 14, at 10 a.m.

New BERC Housing Report Published

Tennessee home prices up, market improves in Q4 of 2015. 
http://www.mtsunews.com/berc-housing-4q-2015/

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tennessee Business Barometer

Tennessee Business Barometer: Anxiety growing in new year preview imageThe statewide Tennessee Business Barometer index declined significantly to 146 from 243 in October 2015. The quarterly index is a collaboration between Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry to capture the mood and outlook of business leaders through online surveys. http://www.mtsunews.com/tn-business-barometer-jan2016/

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Global Commerce: Tennessee Trade Before and After the 2008 Crisis

Dr. Steven Livingston examines Tennessee trade before and after the global economic crisis of 2008. 
Global Commerce: http://capone.mtsu.edu/berc/globalcommerce.html


MTSU Business Plan Competition 2016

The Wright Travel Chair in Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, open to all current MTSU students and alumni, is the year's main Entrepreneurship event through Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. Prominent early-stage company investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders from the middle Tennessee area will judge the presentations by the final student teams.

It is designed to help students and alumni in launching new business ventures, including for-profit businesses, not-for-profit businesses, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. Participants enhance their MTSU learning experience, gain feedback on ideas, develop networks, and expose their ideas to potential investors.

  • 1st Place Prize - $7,500
  • 2nd Place Prize - $5,000

For more detailed information about the competition, visit the Wright Travel Chair of Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition page.


To speak with the coordinator, contact Dr. William C. McDowell, Wright Travel Chair of Entrepreneurship, at william.mcdowell@mtsu.edu.


Jones College Magazine Spring 2016

The new issue of Jones College magazine Enterprise MT features Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland and some of our MBA alumni.
http://issuu.com/mtsuberc/docs/enterprisemtspring2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Women's Real Estate Group Awards Scholarships

Three grateful MTSU students in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business recently received a financial boost to their educational aspirations from the Women in Commercial Real Estate Nashville chapter.
[http://www.mtsunews.com/wcre-scholarships-2015/]

The Women in Commercial Real Estate Nashville chapter visited the MTSU campus in October to award scholarships to three female students in the real estate program within the Jones College of Business. Pictured from left are Dr. David Urban, dean of the Jones College; Rhonda Thomas, president of WCRE Nashville; MTSU real estate students Marcela Arredondo of Franklin, Tenn., Keysha Honey of Murfreesboro and Jessica Vega of Franklin; Clarice McPherson, MTSU alumna and WRCE Legacy Award winner; and Dr. Philip Seagraves, assistant professor in the MTSU Department of Economics and Finance. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)
The Women in Commercial Real Estate Nashville chapter visited the MTSU campus in October to award scholarships to three female students in the real estate program within the Jones College of Business. Pictured from left are Dr. David Urban, dean of the Jones College; Rhonda Thomas, president of WCRE Nashville; MTSU real estate students Marcela Arredondo of Franklin, Tennessee, Keysha Honey of Murfreesboro and Jessica Vega of Franklin; Clarice McPherson, MTSU alumna and WRCE Legacy Award winner; and Dr. Philip Seagraves, assistant professor in the MTSU Department of Economics and Finance. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

Jones College Recognizes 4 with Business Awards

Jones College of Business recently honored four business people with awards in recognition of their contribution to business and industry. [more at ttp://www.mtsunews.com/?s=jones+college+business+awards]

Fall Faculty Award Winners

MTSU’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business recently honored top faculty members with its Fall Faculty Awards. [read more at http://www.mtsunews.com/?s=fall+faculty]

Jones College Alumni Honored at Homecoming

Col. Jeff Bonner
Col. Jeff Bonner
Distinguished Alumni Award
Col. Jeffery Bonner, Class of 1982, Bachelor’s in Business Administration 
Bonner’s career and service to both the military and the MTSU ROTC program are impressive. Attending MTSU on a full Army ROTC scholarship, he was the cadet commander and Distinguished Military Graduate as a senior, recipient of the Lt. George W. Burkheart Scholarship and received the prestigious George C. Marshall Award.
He earned numerous awards — including the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star — in a distinguished military career in active duty and reserve capacities. He finished his tenure rated as the best commander within each two-star commander’s span of responsibility. In 1998, he returned to MTSU as an assistant professor of military science, joining a core group of fellow alumni to rebuild the ROTC program. They succeeded in elevating the program to No. 1 in the nation.
Now a corporation owner, Bonner works with major hydrocarbon organizations to increase the effectiveness of their global corporate social responsibility programs in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria and Kurdistan.
Richard Key
Richard Key
Service to the University
Richard Key, Class of 1962, Business 
Key has devoted himself to serving MTSU in various capacities through the years. After retiring from Aladdin Industries, he has continued to serve the university in multiple volunteer capacities. He has served as president of the MTSU Alumni Association and serves on the Past Presidents Council.
A member of the Golden Raiders Society, Key has been a Blue Raider Athletic Association member since 1984 and is a member of both the 1911 and Walnut Grove giving societies. He also has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business.
In 2014, Key established the Charlene Key and Jan Key Endowed Fund for Excellence, named after his late wife and their daughter, in the Jones College. His love and passion for MTSU is exemplified by his long MTSU career, his financial commitment to the future of the university and his continued involvement and input in university boards and organizations.

Business Competition a Learning Experience

MTSU’s second Strategic Management Case Competition saw 205 students participating for eight weeks for $1,800 in prize money and an eye-catching entry for their resumes. Only 35 students (nine class-champion teams) made it to the Dec. 5 final round, where Goodwill judged them on the quality of their research, recommendations, and presentations. [more at http://www.mtsunews.com/?s=goodwill]
MTSU students Lindsey Ryner, left, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Lucas Tidwell of Nolensville, Tennessee, and Emily Benavides of Franklin, Tennessee, are the winners of MTSU’s second Strategic Management Case Competition recently held through the Jones College of Business. The trio developed a proposal for Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee to attract more millennials to its brand. (Photo courtesy of Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee)

Book: Economic Impact or Contribution

BERC director Murat Arik's book Economic Impact or Contribution: Essays on Business and Community Relations has been published by Lexington Books and is available at: http://goo.gl/jdcEF3

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

CIS Major Receives Hawkins Scholarship

Emily Young, a freshman from Whitwell, Tennessee, majoring in computer information systems, is the first recipient of the Hawkins Endowed Scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University. [Read more http://www.mtsunews.com/young-hawkins-scholarship/]

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jones College Recognizes 4 with Business Awards

Jones College of Business recently honored four business people with awards in recognition of their contribution to business and industry. Read more at MTSU News here:
http://www.mtsunews.com/jones-college-awards-2015/

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jones College Interviews and Tour

Learn all about Jones College initiatives and new graduate programs, and tour the new financial analysis center! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2sYhpaWA80

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Research: Tennessee's Chemical Exports

In 2014, chemical exports valued at $4.4 billion were shipped out of Tennessee. See Dr. Steven Livingston's research in Global Commerce. http://capone.mtsu.edu/berc/globalcommerce.html