Real-World Experiences

College of Business

The College of Business at Minnesota State Mankato is committed to creating opportunities for its students to develop their own big ideas and to use real-world thinking to make those ideas possible. Our curriculum is designed to include hands-on application of the most forward thinking content whenever possible. We've also created student clubs, activities and events to enhance your educational experience. Download our "Create Your Real World Experience Map" to help guide you in choosing the right opportunities. Download the Map

Student Organizations

The College of Business aims to have their students be connected and active in the University and around the community.

United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Experience

Gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of business by participating in the Integrated Business Experience. You'll take what you're learning in the classroom and apply it to running an actual business.

Business Innovation Experience

Tailored for upper-class students, BIE offers a dynamic curriculum focused on consulting and problem-solving with local businesses.

Big Ideas Challenge

The Big Ideas Challenge is a new venture competition that encourages and celebrates students' innovative business ideas.

Henze Ag Innovators Leadership Development Program

The Henze Ag Innovators program is a select group of Minnesota State University, Mankato students interested in exploring agribusiness and food careers as well as developing leadership skills. The program is both fall and spring semesters.

Student Engagement Fair

Curious about a club? Interested in a program? Learn more about all the real-world experiences you can take part in with the College of Business. 

Meet the Firms

Meet the Firms is a premier accounting career fair for students at Minnesota State University, Mankato. This event features public accounting firms, private industry companies, and government agencies that recruit students seeking professional careers in accounting.

Study Away and Abroad Opportunities

The College of Business recognizes the importance of the global marketplace and the benefits that can come from international experiences and encourages study away opportunities for all students!

Mav Fund

Be a part of the MSIF Management Team in charge of investing over $860,000 for the University Foundation.

Richard Schmitz Food Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

Creates scholarships and supports an annual lecture by food entrepreneurship experts. This includes executives within a broad range of food processing, retailing and wholesaling industries.

Graduation Speaker

One graduating College of Business student will be chosen to deliver a brief inspirational speech at the University commencement.

College of Business Student Executive Team

The Student Executive Team (SET) is a group of driven individuals who demonstrate a strong Maverick Mindset and help create COB events and networking opportunities for students to attend.

Business Learning Communities

Learning Communities are for students who have something in common and they take courses together on campus. Each group also has an upper-class peer mentor that helps the group learn about campus and provides support for you to be successful socially and academically.