Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dean Urban on Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Page

In response to a Wall Street Journal commentary on banning laptops in the classroom, Dean Urban writes that faculty should ask instead: “What can I do to improve learning in my classroom? . . . If you give students enough to do . . . they won’t have time for their laptops and smart phones."
http://www.wsj.com/articles/oblivious-to-everyone-but-totally-connected-1468613873

Jones College Maintains Double AACSB Accreditation

Jones College has maintained its business and accounting accreditations from AACSB International. Only 183 institutions—less than 1.5 percent of all collegiate business programs in the world—have double accreditation for business and accounting from AACSB.

Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 MTSU Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to May graduate and Business Plan Competition winner Hunter Marlowe for his Jambourine invention! Wright Travel Chair of Entrepreneurship sponsored the competition, giving a big boost to student entrepreneurship with cash prizes: http://bit.ly/27hMPgp‪#‎entrepreneurship‬

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Latest Business Barometer Shows Pessimism Stabilizing

The Tennessee Business Barometer index remained stable in April. The quarterly index is a collaboration between the Jones College Office of Consumer Research (Tim Graeff, director) and Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry. http://www.dnj.com/story/money/business/2016/04/22/latest-business-barometer-shows-pessimism-stabilizing/83393204/

State Insurance Chief Applauds Newest Gamma Iota Sigma Members

Commissioner McPeak of the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance was guest speaker for the recent Gamma Iota Sigma induction ceremony.
http://www.mtsunews.com/mcpeak-gis-induction-sp2016/

Graduating Student Veterans Praise Stole Ceremony, MTSU Experience

Jones College senior and veteran Theresa Huntley describes the stole ceremony honoring our graduating veteran students.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxlTql4geUw&feature=youtu.be

Obituary for Dr. Harold "Hal" Wilson

It is with deepest sympathy that we announce the passing of Dr. Harold Wilson, who taught in the Department of Accounting for many years and was respected by his students and faculty throughout the college. 
http://www.williamsonmemorial.com/book-of-memories/2473391/Wilson-Dr-Harold-22Hal22-Owen/obituary.php

BERC: Shortage of STEM Workers Costing Tennessee Jobs

A new study says Tennessee has a severe shortage of workers qualified to fill high-tech jobs, a problem that could cost the state billions of dollars in lost business.
http://wmot.org/post/study-shortage-stem-workers-costing-tennessee-jobs#stream/0

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]