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Accounting Department
Computer Management & Information Systems
Economics & Finance
Management & Marketing
Masters of Business Administration
Masters of Marketing Research

Beta Gamma Sigma
Entrepreneurship Center
International Program
International Trade Center
Abraham E. Rutman Fund
Small Business Development Center

Accounting Department

The degree program in Accountancy prepares students for entry into a professional career in accounting in either the private or public sector. The program is designed to provide students with an educational foundation upon which they can grow professionally in the practice and study of accounting as they progress throughout their careers.

A world-class accounting department must continually enrich its programs to maintain and improve on that status. It is only with the generous support from alumni and friends that the Department can continue to provide students with extraordinary learning opportunities. Last year, annual giving support allowed the Accounting Department:

  • to recognize outstanding accounting majors for their academic accomplishments and their leadership;
  • to provide accounting students the opportunities to attend professional meetings in the St. Louis area as well as the National Beta Alpha Psi Student Conference; and
  • to host the St. Louis area's only accounting career program targeting minority high school students.

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Computer Management & Information Systems Department (CMIS)

Information systems and information technology jobs are on the rise, and the School of Business is assisting in meeting the needs of the market.

Annual support from alumni and friends makes a tremendous impact on what the Department can accomplish each year. This year, the CMIS Department:

  • introduced SAP R/3 into two courses: CMIS 342 Information Systems for Business and CMIS 515 Information Systems Theory;
  • introduced a new Project Management Concentration for MS in CMIS and MBA programs;
  • saw a 100% increase in the number of internships completed by undergraduate CMIS students for the Fall-to-Summer period 2006/2007 from 2005/2006;
  • had students score well above the national average on the Major Field Test in Business and the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) exam;
  • had two faculty members receive outstanding recognition: Dr. Bijoy Bordoloi received a Fulbright Scholarship to India for 2007/2008 and Dr. Susan Yager, department chair, received a Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellowship for summer 2007.

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Economics & Finance Department

The nationally recognized faculty of the SIUE Economics & Finance Department maintains the proud tradition that combines academic excellence with active scholarship. This combination provides students with the modern tools necessary to succeed. From business to government to academics, the success of our alumni is a testimony to the faculty's dedication to student achievement both during and beyond their time at SIUE.

The dedication and support from alumni and friends allows the Department to maintain this tradition. Based on your support, the Department has accomplished much over the past year, including:

  • three new faculty members joined the Department adding enthusiasm to the classroom and new ideas to our research agendas;
  • excellent research records among faculty through publishing, obtaining research grants, and serving on editorial boards of academic journals;
  • the opportunity for economics and finance students to attend local and national professional meetings and seminars;
  • recognizing outstanding economics and finance students for their achievements through scholarships and awards; and
  • Dr. Rik Hafer, chair of the Department, being recognized as Distinguished Research Professor for his research in economics and finance.

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Management & Marketing Department

The Management & Marketing Department courses contribute to the main degree programs in the School. Also, the Master of Marketing Research (MMR) degree is housed within the Department.

Private support from alumni and friends has allowed the Department to offer many opportunities to students, faculty, and staff. For instance, annual giving dollars supported:

  • the Society for Human Resources Management's (SHRM) attendance at meetings with the local Human Resources Management Association;
  • the sponsorship of campus meetings by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO);
  • the American Marketing Association's (AMA) participation at the National Intercollegiate Conference of the American Marketing Association, where they received the "Outstanding Chapter Planning Award;"
  • faculty attendance at conferences that related to enhancing teaching effectiveness;
  • the purchase of specialized software for faculty for specific research projects.

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School of Business Programs

Beta Gamma Sigma Development Fund

Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Scholastic Business Honor Society, is the second oldest scholastic honorary in the United States. The organization recognizes the outstanding scholastic achievements of Business majors. Only Schools and Colleges of Business that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) may house Beta Gamma Sigma chapters. At SIUE, invitations to join are issued to juniors in good standing with grade point averages (GPA) of at least 3.80 and seniors with GPA's of at least 3.65. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is a lifetime honor. Gifts to Beta Gamma Sigma are used to sponsor the annual recognition program and induction ceremony in the spring.

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School of Business International Program

The School of Business International Program provides enriching opportunities for students to learn about global business practices in locations such as China, Hungary, England, France, and Germany. Each year, SIUE School of Business students enroll in one- to two-week travel study courses or semester-long study abroad at one of our partner institutions. Your financial contributions fund travel awards to cover a portion of air fare for deserving School of Business students who could not otherwise participate in international study. Click here to view the School of Business International Program website for more information.

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International Trade Center

The International Trade Center is one of six trade centers located throughout the State of Illinois. The SIUE International Trade Center serves businesses in the 47 southernmost counties by providing: individualized, free export consultation to Illinois businesses; international market analysis to identify the most advantageous trading opportunities; identification of foreign buyers, agents and/or distributors through trade leads; seminars on international business strategies, export procedures, distribution practices, and methods of payment, as well as the latest exporting trends; export finance assistance in coordination with EX-IM Bank and SBA's Export Working Capital Program; access to extensive export trade reference material and the International Trade Data Bank. Click here to visit the International Trade Center website to learn more about how you can support the work of the Center.

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Master of Business Administration Program

The SIUE MBA prepares managers for critical decision-making roles in modern global organizations. Program alumni hold top management positions in regional and global firms, demonstrating the continuing career impact of their SIUE MBA.

With its hallmarks of quality, value, and AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, the SIUE MBA has been named among the top 290 MBA programs in the world in each of the last three years by the Princeton Review.

Gifts to the SIUE MBA assure continued competitiveness and quality improvements in curriculum, instruction, and student opportunities for learning. Continuous innovation in program course delivery, nationally-renowned speakers, and the ability to give students first-hand knowledge of global issues by conducting MBA courses in international centers of commerce are made possible by generous contributions of friends and alumni.

Click here to visit the MBA website and to learn more about this top-rated program.

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Master of Marketing Research Program

Marketing research, in the 21 st century, is a growing, challenging, and exciting field. SIUE's innovative graduate program in marketing research is designed to meet business' need for skilled marketing research professionals. Our Master of Marketing Research (MMR) Program is one of the few specialized programs in the nation that combines practical knowledge with intensive academic training resulting in excellent employment (with a near 100% placement record) and career opportunities with leading research agencies and corporations. SIUE's MMR program is a rigorous, high-quality, and business practice driven program. Admission is very selective and highly competitive. We welcome your interest in our program. Click here to visit the MMR website and to learn more about how you can support this degree program.

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Abraham E. Rutman Forum Fund

The Abraham E. Rutman Fund was established by Drs. Gilbert Rutman and Valerie Meyer to honor Dr. Rutman's father. The fund is used to promote a closer relationship between the regional business community and the SIUE School of Business. Interaction is fostered through events such as lectures and dinners. In 2006, Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes, Inc., and editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, was a featured speaker at an SIUE Arts & Issues Series sponsored through proceeds from the Abraham E. Rutman Endowed Fund. Additional funds are sought to increase the corpus of the endowment in order to continue and to expand these opportunities.

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Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts nearly 50 seminars and workshops throughout the year that address topics important to all business owners. The SBDC also provides one-to-one counseling services to new and existing businesses at no charge. It reviews business plans and discusses financing options, bank loans, SBA and state-backed loan programs, marketing, management, and other topics of concern to business clients. For companies that require specialized attention, the SBDC can act as a referral source for a variety of specialized professionals and consultants. Areas of expertise include business plan development, cash flow analysis, marketing plan development, database searches for financing sources, mailing lists, and more. SBDC clients can visit the resource room containing computer programs, video tapes, and reference materials on a variety of business topics. Click here to visit the SBDC website and to learn more about how you can support this Center.

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