"I've been welcomed by Iowa State University alumni and business leaders across Iowa," Spalding said. "I am truly excited to be a Cyclone."
Business moves quickly, and so must Iowa State. The College of Business is launching several key initiatives this year:
- The college is hiring seven faculty for 2014-2015, plus another 2.25 in collaboration with other colleges. These hires, part of President Leath's High Impact Hires initiative, will help manage the enrollment growth (now over 3,900 students!) and gain expertise in strategically important areas like big data and real estate.
- The college is working on degree programs that meet the needs of the marketplace and working professionals. The college recently launched a new master of finance program, and is building toward master's programs in supply chain management and business analytics.
- Dean Spalding is excited to be a part of the Moving Students Forward initiative to raise funds for scholarships to ease the burden on Iowa State students. He's especially interested in creating more opportunities for business students to study abroad. This is fast becoming a necessity in today's global economy.
In early 2014, the College of Business will announce an exciting project to give students experience solving real-world business problems while serving Iowa companies. Stay tuned!
Did you know? This past March, a group of business students traced a product through Target's supply chain from a store in Iowa all the way back to the factory - in China!
|Target consolidation facility in Shenzhen, China.|