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febrruary, 2011

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Professional mba comes to hendricks county this fall

MBA in PlainfieldA new MBA program in Plainfield from Indiana State University will start accepting applications later this month for its inaugural class this fall.

The Professional MBA program gives working professionals the ability to balance the demands of a full-time job, a family and other responsibilities while pursuing a graduate degree. Classes will meet weekly for 10-week terms, with three terms in a year. The program, which is tailored to professionals with at least five years of business experience, will take two years for students to complete.

"We believe that the in-class experience is something that can't be underestimated, the learning experience associated with being face-to-face with a professor and the robust learning experience that goes on by having interaction with other rising professionals that are in the same classes…. all of that experience is very important for an advanced business degree," said Jeff Harper, director of graduate and executive programs and professor in the Scott College of Business at ISU.

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Trustees endorse scott college of business project

Scott College of BusinessIndiana State University's Scott College of Business is another step closer to having a new home following action Friday by the university's Board of Trustees.

The board authorized the university administration to seek state approval to sell $9 million in student fee bonds to help finance the $19 million renovation of the former Terre Haute Federal Building. The remaining $10 million cost of the project is being financed by private gifts.

"We're just excited to get the remodel of the Federal Building moving forward," President Daniel Bradley said.

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join us for scott college of business networking reception

Networking ReceptionThe Scott College of Business invites you to join us for our second annual business social and networking event in Indianapolis March 23. Right now, the location is still being confirmed, but we wanted to let you know of the date so you can mark your calendars and plan to attend.

The event is open to Scott College of Business alumni, friends and industry partners as well as future partners. It gives attendees a chance to reconnect with old friends and network with business contacts throughout the Circle City and beyond.

There is no charge for this event, however we are currently seeking sponsorships as well as the donation of items for our basket raffle. Please consider supporting this cause. Proceeds from the basket raffle will go to support vital student professional development activities for our business students.

You can find more information about this event on our website at and also register to attend or sponsor us online. We hope to see you March 23!

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two indiana state professors receive research grants

Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State UniversityNetworks Financial Institute (NFI) at Indiana State University has awarded two professors in the university's Scott College of Business $30,000 each for their research projects.

NFI awarded the grants to Lakshmi Balasubramanyan, assistant professor of finance, and Aruna Chandra, professor of management at ISU. Both professors are working on separate projects currently underway.

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student-athlete juggles basketball, business studies

Cooley2.jpgThe lights of Hulman Center. The sound of basketballs hitting the wooden floor. The swish of the basketball net as yet another free throw is made by senior women's basketball player Kelsie Cooley.

For this student-athlete, juggling basketball practices and games with classes and homework has been difficult, but she has excelled at both, managing to earn a 4.0 grade point average in her time at Indiana State University.

"It is just because I kept my priorities, kept perspective," Cooley said. "I am here to play basketball and to get an education. Whatever falls in there falls below those two things."

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students use new sales lab to reinforce what they learn

Sales and Negotiations Lab

Students toiling in a new laboratory at Indiana State work to improve their chemistry - though it isn't quite an exact science.

In the new Sales and Negotiations Laboratory in ISU's Scott College of Business, students practice sales calls and negotiation sessions to hone their skills and develop what they've learned in class.

Jon Hawes, a professor of marketing and director of the Sales and Negotiation Center, created the lab to help sales students. In his classes, students read and discuss the material they are learning and then watch someone engage in a selling technique before they practice it themselves in the lab.

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plan to join us on the links for annual irm golf outing

Students in Indiana State University’s insurance and risk management program will host the 14th annual Octoberfest Golf Outing Sept. 30 at the Country Club of Terre Haute. Please mark your calendar now for our largest Scott College of Business fundraiser.

Proceeds from the event go to support valuable professional development opportunities for our insurance and risk management students through the IRM program and Gamma Iota Sigma, but you don’t have to be in the insurance industry to play or support this great cause!

2011 Golf Outing Online Registration Form   

2011 Golf Outing Registration Form  Download the free Acrobat Reader 
(print, complete and mail)

2011 Sponsorship Opportunities  Download the free Acrobat Reader 

Please contact us – Andrew Graman (industry relations student organizer) or Maria Greninger -- by calling the Golf Hotline at (812) 237-8876 or if you are interested in participating in or sponsoring our 2011 outing!

scott college of business jackets, stamps on sale

Scott College of Business jackets

Get your very own Scott College of Business jacket or Collector’s Edition Stamps depicting the college’s new home in downtown Terre Haute also are for sale through the dean’s office.

Both items are in stock and make great gifts for graduates, alumni, parents and friends!

Stamps are $15 for a sheet of 20 stamps and are suitable for framing (for the serious collector).

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Scott College of Business stamps
Scott College of Business stamps





upcoming events


·       Feb. 9 -- ISU Career Fair

·       Feb. 11 - G.O.L.D. Awards celebration

·       Feb. 19-20 -- Gongaware Scholar Recruitment Weekend

·       Feb. 25 - Recruiter Networking Day  PDF

·       March 7-11 – ISU Spring Break (no classes)

·       March 16 – Networks Financial Institute Insurance Reform Summit

·       March 23 - Indianapolis Networking Reception

·       April 4 – Ethics Conference


Business students not already participating in the Networks Professional Development program are chosen to participate in one of two Executive Dining Experiences each school year.

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Indiana State University officially dedicated the naming of the Scott College of Business Sept. 17, 2010.

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