Dear MCB Faculty, Staff and Students,
I'm excited to welcome everyone to 2022-2023 school year. We have made several changes since last year. The Advising Center and the Student Success Center has combined with a new advisor, professional experience coordinator, student success coordinator, and retention & outreach coordinator. Please stop by and visit the Advising/Student Success Center and find out about all the events that will be happening this year.
We also have the following new faculty joining MCB, Min Cao (Accounting), Robin Tang (CIS), Maurice Harris (Management), Lorena Garcia-Ramon (Marketing), and Nari Yoon (Marketing). I welcome you to get to know the returning and new faculty this year.
Dr. Keiko Krahnke
Interim Dean, MCB
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Allen McConnell Distinguished Chair in Accounting
The University of Northern Colorado's Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business recently named Jake Rose, Ph.D. the Allen McConnell Distinguished Professor of Accounting.
Thanks to the incredible commitment and generosity of MCB alumni and donors, the Allen McConnell Distinguished Chair in Accounting recently ;surpassed funding of $1 million. The Allen McConnell Distinguished Chair in Accounting was established in 2009 in recognition of former UNC professor Allen McConnell and provides critical resources to aid in attracting and retaining outstanding accounting faculty for MCB students. These efforts were led by MCB alumni Cheryl Wenzinger ’72, Tim Bradley ’80, Debbie Lett Misegadis ‘78, Greg Anton ’87, Lee Wilkerson ‘80 and several committed alumni to honor Professor McConnell and the impact he made on their educational experience and lives.
“As the #1 ranked researcher in experimental accounting, Professor Rose brings a valuable combination of top-rated research, extensive engagement with industry and excellence in teaching to the Monfort College of Business. His experience and expertise elevate the stature of MCB and will benefit the students in the classroom. Rose is a perfect fit for the Allen McConnell Distinguished Chair, we could not have found a more perfect candidate to perpetuate the legacy of Allen McConnell.”
– Sher Gibbs, Ph.D. Dean, Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business
California Native and Transfer Student Finds Direction, Independence and Endless Opportunities
Maybe it was the influence of her mother’s accounting background and the frequent talks they’d have about finances when she was growing up, or the natural instincts she began honing as a little girl when her favorite playtime activity was “selling things.” Whatever the case, by the time she hit middle school, that make-believe pre-teen entrepreneurial spirit blossomed into making money.
MCB's Accounting Information Systems program has been ranked as the number one program in the world among 630 universities measured
The Accounting and Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department at the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business (MCB) has been ranked as the number one program in the world for experimental research in Accounting Information Systems (AIS).
Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business Announces Two New Chairs
Jake Rose, Ph.D. has been announced as the Allen McConnell Distinguished Chair and the Chair of Accounting while Joseph French, Ph.D. was named the first Garth Allen Distinguished Chair in Finance.
MCB Graduate honored at Black Excellence Awards
Fall 2021 Monfort College of Business graduate Emmy Scott was honored for outstanding academic achievement at Marcus Garvey Cultural Center’s Black Excellence Awards. The Management major was honored on December 3rd, 2021 for her excellent academic record during her time at MCB.
UNC Faculty Members Using Advanced Technology to Explore Consumer's Willingness to Spend Online
Assistant Professor of Marketing Daniel Brannon, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor of Software Engineering & CIS Moe Manshad, Ph.D. are exploring how consumers can hinder overspending online, even if just by a little, through a 3-D printed vibration motor controller attached to a phone.
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UNC Recognized as College of Distinction
UNC recently received several recognitions for its commitment to engaged, hands-on education by Colleges of Distinction.
In addition to being honored as a College of Distinction for its high-impact approach to education, UNC received special recognition for its business and nursing programs, and for its specialized student support services in career development and equity and inclusion.
The Cost of Outsourcing
Professor of Management Isaac Wanasika, Ph.D., takes a close look at the cost of outsourcing — from basic manufacturing to high tech — then gives his students the chance to dive deeply into long-term implications.
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Business Students Place First in Daniels Fund Ethics Initiatives Collegiate Program Case Competition
On Friday, April 16, four undergraduate students from the University of Northern Colorado’s (UNC) Monfort College of Business earned first place honors at the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative’s ninth annual Collegiate Program Case Competition. This is the fourth time a team from UNC has placed in the event, winning first place in 2016 and 2017 and third place in 2015.
Students who represented UNC in the undergraduate track during the competition were: Jamal Blassingale, Business Administration, emphasis in Marketing; Halaki Gionet, Business Administration, emphasis in Marketing and Finance; Davis Johnson, Business Administration, emphasis in Management, and Theater Arts; and Emmy Scott, Business Administration, emphasis in Management, and Environmental and Sustainability Studies.
Summer BAMG 456 Class Competes & Earn Distinctions in GLO-BUS Competition
GLO-BUS is an online business strategy simulation that pits groups of students against other students worldwide. The objective is to craft and execute a competitive strategy for their business that results in a respected brand image, keeping the company in contention for global market leadership, and having high financial performance.
How Supply Chains are Being Impacted by Coronavirus
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has uncovered numerous flaws in supply chains, according to Mike Loughrin, an adjunct professor in the online Master of Business Administration program at the University of Northern Colorado and CEO of Transformance Advisors, a consulting and education company for businesses.
UNC Expert: Slowing Spread of Coronavirus Will Help Rebound Financial Markets
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is creating a different set of challenges for financial markets, and making future events incalculable, according to Joe French, a professor of Finance at the University of Northern Colorado.
Students: How to Stay Sane and Grow Your Personal Brand on Social Media
As of mid-March 2020, it’s hard to log in to social media without seeing a gamut of COVID-19 posts. As the United States and other countries respond to the virus outbreak with recommendations for social distancing, and universities close their on-campus doors for the rest of the semester, how can students stay connected without getting drawn into the negative social media?
Professional Attire Closet Opens its Doors
Do you have an interview, class presentation, a networking opportunity, or any type of event you find yourself in need of professional attire coming up? UNC has a new Professional Attire Closet located in Kepner Hall. It is free to use and available to UNC students.
Financial Education Center
UNC's million-dollar Financial Education Center serves diverse needs for financial literacy within the Monfort College of Business and the university community. Students gain hands-on experience in the trading room and share knowledge with faculty and peers in the FEC's technology labs and social spaces. High-tech classrooms, conference space and student collaboration rooms are available to students, reflecting UNC's continued commitment to small-group, student-focused learning.