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As part of our mission the College of Business serves the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, and public service. One of our goals is to provide leadership, service, and expertise for public policy, economic, social, educational, and community development, with a focus on New Mexico.

Programs & Centers

Arrowhead Center

At the Arrowhead Center, NMSU students and faculty work to promote economic development through teaching, research and service. More than 160 students take part in more than 100 real-world projects a year. The Arrowhead Center is the economic and business development leader for NMSU, helping to create an environment for small businesses to grow and thrive. Related program: NMSU Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center (M-TEC).

Bureau of Business Research and Services (BBRS)

The Bureau of Business Research and Services provides support to the college’s faculty and staff in their research efforts.

Business Advisory Council (BAC)

The Business Advisory Council is a proactive organization dedicated to helping the College of Business at NMSU become a premier choice school for undergraduate and graduate business education among students and employers by 2012. Contact: Anthony Casaus.

Center for Economics and Personal Finance Education (CEPFE)

The CEPFE is dedicated to the role of promoting and encouraging economic, financial, and entrepreneurship literacy in the New Mexico K-12 student body population by training teachers, and curriculum development and distribution in these three areas. Contact: Dr. Benjamin Widner.

Center for Public Utilities (CPU)

A branch of the College of Business at New Mexico State University since 1978, the CPU provides educational and outreach services directed towards the needs of professionals employed at federal and state commissions, utility companies and other stake holders in the electricity, natural gas distribution or interstate pipeline, telecommunications and water industries. Contact: Dr. Gegax.

Consumer Behavior Lab

The Consumer Behavior Lab in the College of Business is an interdisciplinary resource for studying human behavior and decision-making. The laboratory allows researchers to test current theories in business and economics and provide an empirical basis for the development of new theories. The facilities resources and computer lab enables several different types of quantitative and qualitative research experiments including focus groups, experiments and surveys. Contact: Dr. Niculescu or Dr. Payne.

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative

The College of Business has been awarded $1.25 million over the next five years to develop a principle-based ethics program. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative is a partnership with eight business schools at colleges and universities in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The program reflects Bill Daniels’ values and goals, and drives the strengthening of principle-based ethics throughout these business schools, instilling a high standard of ethics in our young people. Its primary objective is the active engagement of students in principle-based ethics. Instruction is related to the real world, applicable to business, and relevant to the changing global environment. Other objectives of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative include involvement of the business community, outreach to other educational institutions, and outreach to non-business disciplines on campus.Contact: Dr. Huhmann.

Domenici Institute

The Domenici Institute is a living, nonpartisan institute in which issues of importance to the state, region and nation can be fully examined. It provides a vehicle for input and recommendations to government on issues of importance to the state of New Mexico and the nation. Sound science would be the guiding force by which recommendations for public policy would be made. Employing an anticipatory and proactive approach, the focus of the institute provides a foundation from which practical recommendations can be made to impact society. Contact: Sara Patricolo, Program Manager.

Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) Project

GLOBE is a multi-phase, multi-method research project in which investigators around the world examine the inter-relationships between societal culture, organizational culture, and organizational leadership. Approximately 170 social scientists and management scholars from 61 cultures/countries representing all major regions throughout the world are engaged in this long-term series of cross-cultural leadership studies. Contact: Dr. Peter Dorfman.

Insurance and Financial Services Center (IFSC)

The Insurance and Financial Services Center in the College of Business is dedicated to supporting students, faculty and industry in the pursuit of knowledge as it relates to the field of insurance. IFSC facilitates interaction between students and industry primarily through scholarships and internship programs. The center also promotes research on issues relevant to the insurance industry in the mountain states region. Please contact the Finance Department for more information.

Small Business Assistance

Each year, through “service-learning” projects, NMSU students and faculty work collaboratively with government, chamber of commerce, education, and grassroots organizations that support small business. NMSU also has a Memorandum of Understanding with Lyon III to provide the Socio-Economic Approach to Management (SEAM) method for small business consultation. An application form for assistance is provided on the Small Business Assistance webpage. Contact: Dr. David Boje

State Data Center

The State Data Center at NMSU is a depository for data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is part of a distributional network established at the time of the 1980 decennial Census and designed to improve public access to census statistical products. The Center responds to data requests from state and local government agencies, planners, researchers, business people, representatives of not-for-profit organizations and the general public. Contact: Assoc. Dean Brook.

Student-Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)

Our Student-Managed Investment Fund gives students a unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of stock valuation and get hands-on experience in the trading world. Students in Finance 435 and 535 classes study the market using financial tools to determine a stock’s true value, develop real strategies and make investment selections for the $80,000 Wetherbe Fund, donated by Business College alumnus James C. Wetherbe. Contact: Dr. Ken Martin.

Western States School of Banking (WSSB)

NMSU takes pride in a valuable partnership with the WSSB, providing a home for professional bankers to train in commercial credit, legal issues, marketing and other topics. Contact: Dr. L. Ellis.

Published: July 30, 2008 Updated: February 11, 2014 Permalink