SIU College of Business | 2018 College of Business News

Southern Illinois University



2018 News

March 05, 2018
Inaugural Black Business Expo Connects Students with Role Models - Franchesca Alejo
This was the first year for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Black Business Expo. With the aim of encouraging and bringing together black entrepreneurs, it served as a source of encouragement and reinforcement for students who are in the initial phases of developing as entrepreneurs. Students and local black business owners came together in an expo format to share their products and services.

March 02, 2018
Marketing U Helps Students with Professional Development - Franchesca Alejo
students listen to a presentation CoB’s marketing department put together the “Marketing U: Career Success Seminar” for the sixth year in a row. Originally an idea that came from the marketing department’s external advisory board, this event now provides business students of all majors with, yet another, opportunity to improve their networking, interviewing and professionalism skills. Students appreciated hearing from the seminar presenters who they found approachable and accessible.

March 01, 2018
AMA Wins RSO Fundraising Award for Polar Plunge - Franchesca Alejo
students stand ready to run into Thompson Lake The American Marketing Association wins the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics RSO fundraising award once again. Students and local residents gathered on the chilly morning of Feb. 17 to run in a donut dash and submerge themselves in cold water for a worthy cause. The AMA members support the cause by soliciting business sponsors and also gain practical event marketing experience.

February 14, 2018
Online MBA Program Earns National Recognition - Christi Mathis
student looking at her computer screen Our online MBA program is in the top 25 of the Poets and Quants Online MBA Ranking list and it is the top program in Illinois! Criteria used for this list was the quality of the incoming students, an assessment by graduates of the academic and extra-curricular MBA experience, and the career outcomes for graduates. This is the second time this year that the program has received recognition among all programs. Even with this notoriety, the completely online program is still finding ways to be innovative and relevant with the new Analytics for Managers concentration.

February 12, 2018
Trained SIU student volunteers prepare tax returns for free - Christi Mathis
photo of a tax form Beta Alpha Psi, an SIU accounting organization, is conducting their annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to assist fellow students and the Carbondale community with their tax returns. IRS trained students will be offering the free tax preparation on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon in the lower level of Rehn Hall.

January 25, 2018
Check out What’s Happening in Spring 2018 - Franchesca Alejo
Upcoming events We are kicking off 2018 with sheer awesomeness! The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Business Placement Center have planned beneficial, student-centered events for this new semester. Just a sample of them include a Black Business Expo to connect black community business owners with students, the “Empowher” Networking Lunch-In to expose students to successful female business leaders and the long-awaited Chicago Career Trip.

January 25, 2018
College of Business PHD Students Win Award for their Research - Christi Mathis
photo of Ramin Bagherzadeh and Jose Saavedra Torres College of Business at SIU marketing doctoral students Ramin Bagherzadeh and Jose Saavedra Torres won a national award for their research paper, "Need for more: Conspicuous consumption, social settings and materialism." Their work provided more insight into how our feelings about social status affect our purchasing decisions.

January 25, 2018
Professor Jaehoon Lee’s research finds poor service can have a carryover effect on evaluations of other dimensions in service - Franchesca Alejo
One of CoB’s own has received recognition from Science Daily, Medical Express, Health Medicine Network and more for their research! Professor Lee’s most recent research publication will impact how current and future marketing practitioners do what they do. Utilizing previous research and incorporating a shift in social classes in America, he conducted four studies that revealed one’s perceived social class has an impact on overall service delivery evaluations.

January 22, 2018
New online MBA Analytics Concentration Available this Spring! - Chicago Tribune
The Pontikes Center advisory board has been very productive and achieved a truly impressive accomplishment. After realizing the need for an academic program that addressed the growing data-driven demands of companies across numerous industries, they were able to approve both the new MBA Analytics concentration and the supporting coursework in less than one year. A remarkable feat in such a short period of time! Beginning this spring, MBA online students will be able to start the series of 4 classes that will equip them with understanding, processing and acting on data collected from technologically-based sources such as social media and transactions.

January 17, 2018
Business alumnus Lynn McPheeters donates to help future business Salukis succeed - Christi Mathis
A big thank you to CoB alumnus F. Lynn McPheeters who is helping SIU students achieve their dreams for years and years to come. Chief financial officer and vice president of Caterpillar, Inc., he has donated $1 million to establish a scholarship for SIU College of Business Students. The McPheeters Family Scholarship will allow the college to award $40,000 annually to deserving first-generation students, like he once was. Learn more about his story here

More News