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Congratulations to Mark Cowan on getting the 2023-2024 Distinguished Professor Award!

Mark Cowan, the esteemed director of the Master of Science in Accountancy-Taxation Programs and a revered professor in the Department of Accountancy at Boise State, has been making waves since joining in 2004. With a prolific publication record spanning diverse tax-related topics, including works cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and utilized by CPA firms globally, Cowan's impact is undeniable. His coordination of the JD/MSAT concurrent degree program in collaboration with the University of Idaho College of Law further solidifies his commitment to innovation in academia. Cheers to Cowan's continued success and contributions to the field!


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On to their next adventure! Congratulations to our Spring 2024 COBE Graduates! ๐ŸŽ“ โœจ


Join us in celebrating Rhys Cooper, named Boise State University's Top Ten Scholar for 2024. Rhys, your achievements fill us with immense pride. Congratulations on reaching this milestone and all the successes you've attained along the way.

Congratulations to 2024 Boise State University Top Ten Scholar Rhys Cooper!

Rhys, a Boise State University College of Business & Economics student from Morton, Illinois is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Quantitative emphasis. He plans to complete the Masters of Science in Economics program at Boise State University while working as a Graduate Assistant.

Rhys and his honored faculty Dr. Rafael Ribas (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics) will be celebrated at the Top Ten Scholars Award Ceremony on Thursday, May 2.

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Hey Bronco community! Itโ€™s time to see what our Career Track MBA students have been working on, since their capstone projects were introduced.

Although there are five teams, we are going to highlight two projects for this update. This first is from the BBBSWI team working alongside Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho. This team created a Social Media Video Series, showcasing Big-Little relationships and aiming to recruit male mentors. This team produced content that will be posted on the companyโ€™s social media pages (4 videos/month) over the next several months, as well as put together event planning materials for the client to use at a recruiting event this summer!

The second update is from team Vinovision working with Lost Sage Wines! This team has been working extensively on completing their key deliverables, specifically a fully functional finance tracking dashboard for their clientsโ€™ to use as the company grows, as well as a 4-phase marketing plan for social media.

As our semester comes to a close, we look forward to seeing all of the teamsโ€™ final presentations to their clients and major stakeholders. Be on the lookout for one last update from hashtag !

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Countdown to 2024 Spring Graduation! COBE Grads we want to celebrate you and all your accomplishments. Please send us your graduation photos


Research excellence Boise State University is changing the world and generating positive impact in business and society. Congratulations to Anne Hamby, an associate professor of marketing, chosen as an AACSB 2024 Influential Leader for her impactful research. There are more than 1,000 AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide with faculty eligible for this distinction so to be selected is a big deal.


On Thursday April 11th, Join COBE Career Services to learn how to leverage your LinkedIn. There will be free headshots at this event, professional attire is recommended.


The last company part of the is Lost Sage Wines s. Lost Sage Wines, renowned for its commitment to simplicity and authenticity, partners with the CTMBA Team to delve into the profitability prospects within the vibrant Southwest Idaho wine market by 2030.With expertise in financial analysis and market feasibility, the Team will provide invaluable insights and resources to guide Lost Sage Wines towards a financially sound future. With this new collaboration, we are excited to see whatโ€™s in store for Lost Sage Wines and this CTMBA team! Stay tuned for more updates along the way!


Assistant professor in the Department of Accountancy, Josh Filzen, published in Business Horizons.

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Introducing Idaho Wine Tours, the next client working alongside another one of the teams! Belonging to a family deeply rooted in Idaho for generations, Idaho Wine Tours (IWT) takes pride in showcasing the state's beauty and vibrant wine culture. Their spacious shuttle buses stand ready to host memorable private tours, ideal for any special occasion shared with loved ones. For the next few months the CTMBA team will be tasked with crafting a cutting-edge marketing plan and social media campaign to enhance customer engagement and elevate brand awareness for IWT and its visionary owner, Aiyana Moore. The team will delve deep into social media analytics, website optimization, and brand coherence to ensure a seamless customer experience for all customers.

Stay tuned as this team embarks on an exhilarating journey with Idaho Wine Tours!


Get ready to connect with entrepreneurs, Scott and Carmen Moscrip, on March 27, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. in Skaggs Hall of Learning (Room 1301) MBEB! Whether you're a student, faculty member, or part of the community, here's your chance to dive into the world of entrepreneurship and get all your burning questions answered!


Join us to hear Scott and Carmen Moscrip at the Entrepreneur Connect Speaker Series. Scott is the visionary behind -- the online load board that revolutionized the trucking industry! ๐Ÿš›โœจ

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 27th, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in Skaggs Hall of Learning (Room 1301) MBEB. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to gain insights, learn and ask questions about entrepreneurship!

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Assistant professor in the Department of Finance, Kyle Allen, published in Finance Research Letters.


The next client apart of is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho works to clear the path to a childโ€™s biggest possible future. BBBSSI does this by making meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles").

Our Career Track team will be helping recruit new male volunteer mentors into the BBBSSWI program, focusing on highlighting the profound connections between male Bigs and Littles. They aim to address the pressing need for more mentors to support boys in the program.

To do this they will be crafting video footage of compelling stories to showcase the value of program participation in addition to organizing a recruitment event in collaboration with a BBBSSWI sponsor, and providing strategic insights through theoretical deliverables.

Stay tuned for more updates on this adventure with BBBSSI as well as our other teams!


Enjoy your spring break Broncos! See you back on campus on March 25th!


๐Ÿด Paid Internships for Summer 2024 - Bronco Corps Student Applications Now Open

Looking for a paid internship this summer? Interested in supporting Idaho small businesses / nonprofits and building professional experience? Consider applying to Bronco Corps!

Open to all active Boise State students, with a graduation of Aug 2024 or later. Positions pay $15 per hour, for ~10-20 hours per week, running May - Aug.

View available internships and apply soon!



Professional Sales Team takes first place in Regional Competition! ๐Ÿ†

Eli Hasson, Donavan Benko, Jadon Gramata, and Baz Urban (left to right in photo) competed in the team role-play competition and clinched first place at the Pacific Northwest Sales Competition on February 16 and 17. The event was hosted by Oregon State University and Pacific Office Automation.

Read more about the competition:

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Thank you to all who joined us at the sales career fair last week! Special thanks to the incredible employers who were there to support our students' career aspirations.

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Unlock your potential with Boise State MBA! ๐Ÿ’ผ Dive into real-world business scenarios from day one. ๐Ÿ’ก Our Design Thinking course kickstarts your journey towards a growth mindset and innovative leadership.

Professor Jones' group collaborated with Mike's Organic Curry Love, diving deep into real-world challenges and opportunities. ๐Ÿ’ก Owners Mike Buechi & Laurie Sebestyen shared invaluable insights, enriching the student experience.

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Celebrating International Women's Day with the incredible journey of Andrea Dorantes, who conquered the highest peaks on all seven continents! Her story is a testament to the strength and determination of women everywhere.


Thank you for making this year's Bronco Giving day truly amazing! Your generous donations helped raise money that will go to supporting student scholarships and career services. Broncos supporting Broncos - the ultimate gift!


The next client we would like to introduce is Predatours, a premier safari tour company based in Nairobi, Kenya, offering bespoke experiences like no other! With a focus on personalized planning, environmental stewardship, and education, Predatours takes you on an authentic journey behind the scenes of Africa's wilderness and local culture.

Now, Predatours is teaming up with a CTMBA team to expand its horizons! The mission? To help this company establish a U.S. operations branch, target marketing their exceptional safari tours!

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Ready to amplify your impact? Join us in supporting the COBE Student Hardship Fund during this 36-hour campaign! Every donation helps unlock an additional $5,000 pledged by our COBE Alumni Chapter.

Broncos supporting Broncos during tough times โ€“ it's the ultimate gift! ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ’™

Discover more about Bronco Giving Day and contribute to the incredible work happening at COBE. Click the link below to make a difference. Let's spread the joy of giving!

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Unlocking futures, one scholarship at a time! ๐ŸŽ“ Join us on Bronco Giving Day to make a meaningful difference in students' lives. Your generosity opens doors to education, empowerment, and endless possibilities. Let's come together to support dreams and shape brighter tomorrows.

Click the link below to learn more about Bronco Giving Day and support the amazing work happening at COBE. Happy giving! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’™


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