College of Business News

New Business Venture Competition was a success

The College of Business at Northern Michigan University held the 11th annual New Business Venture Competition on Thursday, March 29. More than 100 attendees gathered in the Forest Roberts Theatre to watch students compete for prizes based on their business plans and presentations. Brendan Jacques won first place in the overall competition and tied as the Trade Fair Presentation winner. Keef Edwards won second place overall and the Big Pitch for his 5-minute live business pitch. Nic Beaudreault won third place overall, Crowd Favorite, and tied with Brendan for the Trade Fair Presentation. The College of Business would like to congratulate all of the students who participated in the competition, and thank all of the judges, volunteers and community members for their support. 

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AACSB accreditation extendedAACSB logo

The College of Business at Northern Michigan University is pleased to announce that they have extended their accreditation in business through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB was founded in 1916 and accreditation through the association is a mark of the highest standards in business education. Only 799, or less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide, have achieved AACSB accreditation. NMU’s College of Business was initially accredited in 2002.

Re-accreditation is the result of years of work from the faculty and staff in the College of Business to ensure that academic programs and the college’s strategic plan meet accreditation standards. These standards require an institution to show excellence in many different areas relating to strategic management and innovation; students, faculty, and staff as active participants in the education process; learning and teaching; and professional engagement.

The College of Business would like to thank all the faculty, staff, and students involved in the re-accreditation process for their hard work and commitment to creating an excellent educational environment at Northern Michigan University.

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Celebration of Entrepreneurship and Business 2017keynote speaker Keith Glendon

The Celebration of Entrepreneurship was a great success in 2017. 170 attendees heard stories and lessons from area entrepreneurs, consultants, and business owners. The day featured half-hour workshop sessions, followed by the keynote address by Keith Glendon, who currently works as Global Program Director of Strategy and Business Development with IBM's security division. A mix of area high school and NMU students attended the conference. The day ended with lunch at the Wildcat Den.  Pictured at right: keynote speaker Keith Glendon. 











College of Business ranked in top 15 Risk Management & Insurance programs in the country



In April, The Online Accounting Degree Program ranked the top Bachelor of Insurance & Risk Management degree programs in the country. The College of Businesses is honored to be ranked as the 13th best school for Insurance & Risk Management based on our class size, dedication of a department, specializations, productivity, Gamma lota Sigma, actuarial excellence, and advanced program options. This success is due to our faculty, students and alumni!