Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Global Commerce Newsletter 

In the new Global Commerce newsletter from the Business and Economic Research Center, Dr. Steven Livingston examines trends and changes in Tennessee's county-level export activity. Mexico became the first country other than Canada to import more than $1 billion in Tennessee products in one quarter. [more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Take a Stand and Stop Bullying

Jackie Gilbert's undergraduate EXL management students are presenting on topics of bullying (cyber bullying, corporate bullying, and stalking) to student groups on November 28 in the BAS State Farm room beginning at 6 p.m. Although the event was originally scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m., because there are only three groups it will more likely last one and one-half hours.

[Management and Marketing]

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tennessee Housing Market 

The Business and Economic Research Center has posted its 3rd Quarter 2012 Tennessee housing newsletter. Housing and manufacturing are leading Tennessee's economy. Single-family home construction is rising but from very low levels. Home sales are gaining in 2 of the 3 largest metro markets. Price stability has reached 6 of the 10 metro areas. [full report]

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jump-Start Your Career with the BAT on 11/30

Bloomberg is coming to campus on Friday, November 30, to run a career assessment for students who may be thinking about a future in business or finance. The Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT) is an opportunity to further your professional development. All students and majors are welcome, provided you have an interest in connecting to firms looking for great individuals. 

The goal of the BAT is to match student strengths with employer needs, so you do not need to be an expert in all sections of the test. Bloomberg has relationships with over 20,000 global companies that are actively using the test score data to fill full-time and internship opportunities.  
To register for the upcoming session:
What:  Bloomberg Assessment (screens students for careers in finance, economics, or business) 
When: Friday, November 30, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Cost: free for undergraduate and graduate students

Click link to register: 
November 30 at 9 a.m. -
November 30 at 1 p.m. - 

The BAT consists of 11 sections measuring finance aptitude and career skills with topics ranging from economics, analytical reasoning, and math to investment management and verbal skills. The BAT assesses your strengths and weaknesses for a career in business or finance. After you take it, your scores are anonymously entered in the Bloomberg Talent Search, used by employers to source top talent. All results are anonymous, and you maintain control over which employers can see your information.  

The BAT can also be leveraged to enhance your resume and social media profiles. Highlighting your participation in the BAT may help to differentiate you from thousands of other candidates by demonstrating and reinforcing your abilities in front of  employers.
Take the assessment that connects you with over 20,000 global employers. 
The Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT) is a free, standardized, three-hour exam designed to assess an individual's aptitude and knowledge relevant to opportunities within business and finance. Every BAT test taker is anonymously entered into the Bloomberg Talent Search Database, which is available to more than 20,000 top firms and allows employers to contact a test taker for an internship, entry-level, or graduate-level position. The test consists of 155 multiple-choice questions and 11 total sections (50% finance aptitude, 50% general aptitude and career skills.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Economics Speaker

The Department of Economics and Finance will host speaker and economist Douglas W. Allen on November 9, 2012, at 7 p.m. in COE 160 (College of Education building) on the MTSU campus.

Professor Allen will give a lecture titled "The Industrial Revolution: What Happened to Dueling, Aristocrats, Indentured Servants, and the Town Watch?" It will be about an hour long, with 15 minutes afterward for questions.

Douglas W. Allen is Burnaby Mountain Professor in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University.

For more information: