It’s been said that innovation is anything, but business as usual. However, at Nebraska Business, our students start challenging themselves on day one. Encouraged to ask bold questions, be inclusive and look to the future, our students collaborate to find creative solutions to real-world problems in the classroom, within student organizations and through the many experiences offered at Nebraska.
This environment starts with our faculty and staff, who exemplify our Start Something spirit. In February, we launched two new online graduate certificates – in financial analytics and sales excellence. This brings our online graduate certificate programs to 10. Additionally, Lindsay Thomsen, assistant professor of practice in management and director of business development for the Center for Entrepreneurship, who joined the Center for Entrepreneurship this semester, hit the ground running to help students start a Franchise Club. The new group invited notable franchisers to come share their stories and are helping build momentum for the new franchising class offered in the fall.
Our newsletter stories this month also showcase some of our latest innovations at Nebraska Business:
- The student-led Husker Venture Fund awarded their first investment to a Nebraska Ph.D. student, Jackson Stansell, who launched Sentinel Fertigation. Started just a year ago, the HVF provides hands-on experience for the undergraduate students selected as members. Read about the Nebraska founder and Harvard graduate who received the first HVF investment.
- Junior Jake Bowman seized an opportunity to start the NIL Advisor program to assist student-athletes with Name, Image and Likeness compliance, brand development and more. Learn more about how the NIL Advisors help Huskers build a business around themselves.
- A Global Case Competition hosted by the International Business Program created the chance for students across the university to collaborate and help a multi-generational family business. Read what Hauff Sports and the students gained from the experience.
- Alum Jeannie North, '07, combined her business degree, design skills and love of dogs to create bold clothing for canines and their owners. Check out the story behind her bold brand, Ripley & Rue.
- Liying Wang, assistant professor of finance, sole-authored the study "Lifting the Veil: The Price Formation of Corporate Bond Offerings" published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Wang produced the first study to analyze the price-updating process associated with corporate bonds, an important source of capital for U.S. firms. Read more about her work, which provides useful reference for investors, issuers and regulators.
Thanks to all who donated during Glow Big Red: Huskers 24-Hours of Giving, Feb. 16-17. Your generosity makes it possible for us to provide these opportunities for students and host events like the sold-out Women Lead 2022 Conference, a collaboration with the College of Law, held March 4.
Together, we do big things. We are Nebraska Business.
Dean Kathy Farrell