Student organization posing in front of Curris Business Building
Aug 30, 2022

4 reasons why you should join a student organization right now

Student organizations can be one of the keys to a successful college career. The UNI College of Business offers more than 20 organizations to help you grow personally and professionally, including leadership and major-specific clubs.

 


Is a Business Degree Worth It?
Aug 24, 2022

Is a Business Degree Worth It?

If you’re a high schooler who’s been mulling over your future plans, you may have heard mixed information when you’ve asked “Is a business degree worth it?” While the cost of tuition can look intimidating, there’s so much more than the short-term expense to consider. If you’re selecting the right major at the right school, your degree will more than pay for itself over time. Here’s a guide to help you understand the true value of a business degree.


Picture of student considering the top jobs in business
Feb 17, 2022

Fastest-Growing Business Jobs

Majoring in business will open the door for many potential career opportunities! Rather than some majors that pigeonhole you into one very specific career, business gives you a lot of flexibility. This makes it a fantastic option if you don’t know exactly what kind of job you’d like to have, but you still have a general idea. With the best business jobs, you can expect high wages, great job security, and plenty of daily mental stimulation.


Shahina Amin
Jan 24, 2022

Shahina Amin honored by Board of Regents for excellence

Shahina Amin, Lawrence Jepson Professor of International Economics at the UNI College of Business, was the recipient of the Board of Regents’ Faculty Excellence Award this fall, which recognizes those who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers.


George Graham Rice
Jun 17, 2021

SCAMMER OF A CENTURY AGO PIONEERED TACTICS USED TODAY

George Graham Rice? Never heard of him. Who is he? A century ago, though, he was a famous flamboyant scammer, a pied-piper of stock manipulation.

While incarcerated for the third or fourth time, he wrote a series of periodical articles that eventually coalesced into a book. As with other scammers, Rice was brazen, even boastful about his felonious escapades. He wryly entitled his book My Adventures with Your Money.


Closed Sign
May 06, 2021

Good-bye, mom and pop restaurants and shops

Most of my readers are familiar with small towns in Iowa that have longstanding family-owned businesses, such as family eateries. Grandparents, parents, and children may own and work in these restaurants. They often have loyal employees that are “part of the family.” These owners may be unable to afford to pay their workers much more than $10 per hour, to say nothing of the proposed $15 per hour minimum wage.


Dictionary Billionaire
Apr 30, 2021

All hail the billionaire

After months of dreary experimentation in her basement, Dr. von Frankenstein, PhD, has concocted an effective antidote and vaccine for a deadly virus sweeping the United States. She files and receives a patent for her discovery.


Piggy Bank
Apr 30, 2021

New ways to milk customers

There’s a new way marketers are getting young people to fork over their money. The new tactic revolves around consumers making four payments of one-quarter the retail price of an item (Amanda Mull, “Jeans Now, Pay Later,” Atlantic, January/February 2021, 18-20). This is just the old come-on--“Buy now, pay later”—in a new guise.


Money in Wallet
Apr 22, 2021

What does it mean to live the good life?

By anyone’s estimation, the recently deceased Vernon Jordan was a “mover and shaker.” A commentary on his life referred to him as, “a civil-rights leader, Washington insider, Wise Man, power broker, deal maker, rainmaker, Wall Street banker and, as an interviewer put it a few years ago in the Financial Times, ‘the most connected man in America (Peggy Noonan, “America Loses a Wise Man,” Wall Street Journal, March 6-7, 2021, A13).’” Whew!


Sharnae Lamar
Apr 07, 2021

Sharnae Lamar brings her talents overseas

Understanding personal finance is a luxury where Sharnae Lamar (Finance and Economics, ’16) grew up. On the east side of Des Moines, Lamar says there aren’t many people who know how to manage money, invest, grow income — so when she had the opportunity to go to college, business was of interest.


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