Excellence is a key attribute of The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. This quality of “being outstanding or extremely good” generally requires an attachment to some characteristic or activity to have any meaning. In the case of The College of Business, that excellence is instilled across the breadth of our academic programs in instruction, research and outreach. It continues as it describes our stakeholder including students, faculty, staff, supporters and alumni. This community of scholarship is constantly expanding and reflects a need for all those stakeholders to maintain awareness, vigilance and commitment so that excellence does not become fleeting. This publication is one way The College of Business and The College of Business Alumni Association work together to keep those stakeholders informed of why they can be justifiably proud of their College of Business and its distinction.
The quality of our academic programs is increasingly well known throughout the nation and world. With exchange partners in China, Germany, Poland and Mexico, the College has been expanding global awareness of our programs. Our Nevada Global Business Program allows our students to become College of Business and State of Nevada ambassadors as they study in Canada, the United Kingdom, New York, Singapore and Australia. Over 100 students participated last year. With a total enrollment of over 3,300 students in our undergraduate and graduate programs and over 700 students pursuing a business minor, those programs have an opportunity to continue to grow.
Across the State of Nevada, the Nevada Small Business Development Center continues a tradition of excellence in outreach to provide advice and assistance to business owners, or to those who want to be. Building on a practice of collaboration with other institutions the NSBDC and The College of Business are part of the economic development activities contributing to a robust and sustainable economy in the state.
Our outstanding faculty continue to make contributions across the breadth of our mission. There are a total of seventy six full time faculty and numerous staff and professionals who contribute to excellence in all things that are expected from a college of our size and stature. Their research is leading edge and represents our commitment to the role of knowledge creation as a foundation of the best business programs in the world. That foundation informs us as we work with our students with the goal of building a next generation of global leaders.
The articles in this publication are meant for sharing. Tell your friends and coworkers, and maybe some total strangers, about the great activities taking place in the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business. Share the excellence.
Gregory C. Mosier
Dean, The College of Business