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School of Business Expands Entreprenuership-Focused Programs, Opportunities

Dec. 20, 2021 School of Business

Emporia State University continues to place an emphasis on high-impact learning opportunities with the launch of the Bobbi and Steve Sauder Center for Entrepreneurial Development and the relaunch of the student-led advertising collective, Studio E. These come after the recent addition of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship, a new program within the School of Business for students interested in entrepreneurship.



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ESU Student Places First at National Competition

Aug. 4, 2021 School of Business

An Emporia State student took first place in national competition, with four other ESU students picking up top 10 finishes during the 2021 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference.


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ESU Student Places in Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge

June 1, 2021 School of Business

An Emporia State business administration student took third place in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge recently. Kendra Kratzberg, a senior from New Strawn, earned $1,000 for her idea “ShowUP.”



New Entrepreneurship Major in Business Complements Other Majors

March 19, 2021 School of Business

A new program in Emporia State’s School of Business will help students in all majors with entrepreneurial goals. The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship prepares students with the mindset, skills and resources to launch a business in their area of interest.


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ESU Students Compete in International Entrepreneurial Competition

Dec. 16, 2020 School of Business

A team of four students from Kansas, China and Slovakia will move on to regional competition in the international Hult Prize competition. The team took first place in the OnCampus Hult competition at Emporia State University last month.


Cecil O’Brate, Walter Beech Inducted Into Kansas Business Hall of Fame

Oct. 19, 2020 School of Business

Cecil O’Brate and the late Walter Beech have been announced as the 2020 Kansas Business Hall of Fame inductees. This marks the 32nd year of inductions into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame, located at Emporia State University in the School of Business’ Cremer Hall.


ESU Students Place Well at National PBL Event

Aug. 14, 2020 School of Business

Emporia State students brought home top 10 finishes from competitions at the national Phi Beta Lambda virtual leadership event held in late June. Originally set for June 24 through 27 in Salt Lake City, the COVID-19 pandemic moved the event to a one-day virtual experience.


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New Chair in Business Brings Depth of Experience

July 16, 2020 School of Business

A professor with a wide breadth of experience beyond accounting is the new chair of the Accounting, Information Systems, and Finance Department in the School of Business at Emporia State University. Dr. Mary Teal assumes the role Monday, July 20.