Impact MBA alum Katelynn Martinez

Impact MBA alum helps launch first-of-its-kind reforestation company in Northern Colorado

Katelynn Martinez’s career has been propelled by a simple — but ambitious — goal: to help humans coexist with the environment in a mutually beneficial balance. She helped launch Colorado's first reforestation company, OneCanopy, a privately funded conservation nursery that grows native trees and shrubs for reforestation in the Rocky Mountain region. Within five years, the Loveland-based social enterprise aims to grow three million seedling trees per year, aiding in the reforestation of 10,000 acres annually in the Rocky Mountain region.

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College of Business named a 'transforming' institution in 2023 Positive Impact Rating

Positive Impact Rating for Business Schools - 2023 Level 4: Transforming School

We're proud to announce that for the second year in a row, the Positive Impact Rating recognized us as a Level 4 "transforming" institution, the second-highest possible rating. The Positive Impact Rating is the only rating that uses student feedback to assess a school's ability to energize, educate and engage its community. This recognition is a direct reflection of our commitment to the College's Business for a Better World vision.

The rating assesses schools from Level 1 (beginning) to Level 5 (pioneering). Level 4 is given to "schools with a positive impact culture, embedded in governance and systems, with visible results and progress in many impact dimensions." Only seven U.S. schools received a Level 4 rating, and no U.S. schools were rated at Level 5.

Alumni Making a Difference

College of Business alum Matt Ritter

Subaru VP: Company culture, benefits are key to a fulfilling career

In the years since Matt Ritter graduated from the College of Business, he's worked his way up to become Subaru of America's vice president of the eastern region. He's also learned a lot about the importance of company culture and benefits.

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College of Business alum Natasha Lloyd

Impact MBA alum looks to sink inherent biases in aquatic safety

For many parents, swim lessons are an afterschool activity, another hobby akin to Girl Scout meetings and basketball practices. For No More Under program director Natasha Lloyd, a 2020 Impact MBA alum, they’re a matter of social justice.

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2023 Accounting Awards and Recognition winners

Two alumni inducted into the CSU Department of Accounting Hall of Fame

Two alumni were inducted into the Department of Accounting’s Hall of Fame in May. Congrats to Jeff Hansen (’84), finance director for the city of Golden, and Butch Shoup (’80), owner of V2 CPAs LLC.

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Research Insights for a Better World

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Restaurant menu labels could help fight climate change, new research says

Should restaurants use menu labels that provide customers with information about the carbon footprint generated by the food they eat? While these labels successfully influence consumers’ choices, they can also have unintended consequences, according to new research from the College of Business.

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Would you be happier if you worked for yourself? Here are 4 things to know

Would you be happier if you worked for yourself? It depends. One CSU business professor studied whether entrepreneurs are happier than the 90% of Americans with more traditional jobs. Here's what he found out.

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Research suggests diners tip more generously when cash goes straight to servers

If you knew your tip would go to the whole restaurant, would you tip more or less? New research from the College of Business shows that customers are more hesitant to tip graciously if they know it’s not going solely to the servers.

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World-Class Programming

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New sustainability certificate! Discover new ways to center people, planet and profit

Social and sustainable business expertise is essential for all professionals who want to help their organizations thrive while making the world a better place.

With our newest graduate certificate, the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business, you’ll learn about emerging trends in green business, develop an understanding of the role of business in addressing sustainability and social issues and discover ways to integrate economic, social and environmental goals into your work and business strategies. 

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Gain essential skills in management, marketing, finance and more

Whether you're on a management career path within your organization or you own a business, our Graduate Certificate in Business Management will teach you the essential business and analytical techniques you need to achieve success.

In addition to establishing fundamental business knowledge, this certificate will develop your skills in strategy and planning, decision methods in business, effective leadership, and corporate decision making. The College's graduate certificates can be taken as standalone credentials or applied toward an MBA.

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Featured Event

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Cybersecurity Forum

Learn from business professionals and public agency leaders about the importance of cybersecurity and protecting your organization from potential online threats at this year’s Cybersecurity Form on Tues, June 27 from 9 am - 3:30 pm. Hosted by the College of Business’ Department of Computer Information Systems and the CSU Cybersecurity Center, the free event provides individuals with the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully respond to cyber attacks. 

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