New Business Dean Ken Colwell: ‘We Stack Up’
September 5, 2023 — Since Ken Colwell, Ph.D., took the leadership reins as dean of the Monfort College of Business July 1, the veteran dean has been listening and learning while shaping his vision for the college of business and where he wants to take it.
Monfort College of Business Earns Re-Accreditation
July 31, 2023 — University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business (MCB) was recently reaccredited in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) programs, underscoring the college’s outstanding leadership, faculty, curriculum and students.
New Entrepreneurship Certificate Expands the World of Business to Nonbusiness Majors
June 21, 2023 — Entrepreneurship classes are not just for business students anymore. The University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business (MCB) is launching a new Entrepreneurship certificate in fall 2023 designed for all students with an interest in developing and managing their own business.
UNC Selects New Dean for Monfort College of Business
March 29, 2023 — The University of Northern Colorado announced the selection of Ken Colwell, Ph.D., as the next dean of the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business. He will begin his new role July 1, 2023.
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Builds the Future through Scholarship Support at UNC
February 8, 2023 — The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) was recently named one of seven Colorado universities that will receive $10,000 annually from 2023 to 2032 through the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority’s (CHFA) Building the Future scholarship fund.
UNC’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Helps Student Back Eco-Friendly Fashion in Thrifty Way
October 26, 2022 — Kennedy Dechant, a sophomore Environmental and Sustainability Studies major at the University of Northern Colorado, never imagined that she would one day be running her own business. Now the owner of the online thrift store, Eclecticism, her business began as a website she created for her web design class in high school.
UNC’s Accounting Department Moves to Top in State and Global Rankings
March 21, 2022 — The Accounting and Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department at the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business (MCB) has been ranked as the number one program in the world for experimental research in Accounting Information Systems (AIS). The top recognition, from among more than 630 universities measured, comes from the annual Brigham Young University Accounting rankings.
Finalists Announced for the 2022 Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge
February 16, 2022 — The Monfort College of Business (MCB) at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) has announced the finalists in both the Collegiate and Open Divisions for the 2022 Entrepreneurial Challenge. Each finalist will present their business concept to a panel of experts, get actionable advice on how to move their business ideas to the next level and compete for a share of $25,000 in prize money.
UNC Faculty Members Using Advanced Technology to Explore Consumer's Willingness to Spend Online
September 30, 2021 — It’s an easy habit to fall into. While watching TV or folding laundry, it’s almost second nature for many to pick up their phone, browse a retail site and before they know it, they’ve clicked ‘purchase’ multiple times. This became especially popular during the beginning of the pandemic when many were staying at home. Though online shopping is convenient, it can also be costly.
Business Students Place First in Daniels Fund Ethics Initiatives Collegiate Program Case Competition
April 29, 2021 — On Friday, April 16, four undergraduate students from the UNC Monfort College of Business earned first place honors at the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative’s ninth annual Collegiate Program Case Competition.
Finalists Announced for 2021 Entrepreneurial Challenge
February 11, 2021 — The Monfort College of Business at UNC has announced the finalists for the 2021 Entrepreneurial Challenge who will present their business concept to a panel of experts on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Monfort College of Business' Entrepreneurship Challenge Applications Open, Oct. 5
October 1, 2020 — Applications open Oct. 5 for the 2021 Open, Greeley and Collegiate Divisions of the University of Northern Colorado Monfort College of Business (MCB) Entrepreneurial Challenge.
Pivoting to Fulfill Needs: Inside a Weld Manufacturing Plant
May 8, 2020 — Packaging medical supplies has become the priority for UNC graduate and Mountain States Plastics owner Scot Gagnon as supplier’s race to meet healthcare demands. Gagnon and his global company in Johnstown routinely manufacture customized protective bags for the medical industry, but they are “swamped up to their eyeballs” as they package a steady stream of face shield bags and plastic sheeting for hospital gowns.
Riding the Rollercoaster
May 8, 2020 — As the stock market went through its acrobatic reactions to the Coronavirus, students in UNC’s SAFF Class took the volatile ride in stride – and gained real world experience in the midst of a financial crisis.
UNC Expert: Slowing Spread of Coronavirus Will Help Rebound Financial Markets
March 26, 2020 — The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is creating a different set of challenges for financial markets, and making future events incalculable, according to Joe French, a professor of Finance at UNC.
Students: How to Stay Sane and Grow Your Personal Brand on Social Media
March 24, 2020 — As the U.S. and other countries respond to the virus outbreak with recommendations for social distancing, and universities close their doors for the rest of the semester, Marketing Professor Denny McCorkle has some suggestions for how students can stay connected without getting drawn into the negative social media.
Monfort College of Business Awarded Five-Year, $1.25 Million Grant for Ethics Education
March 4, 2020 — The Daniels Fund recently awarded the Monfort College of Business at UNC a five-year grant totaling $1.25 million for ethics education at the university. This is the third, five-year grant that the college has received from the Daniels Fund since 2010.
Finalists Announced: Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge
February 14, 2020 — Four finalists from the Open Division have been selected to compete in the finals of the 11th annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge at UNC. A panel of experts with diverse backgrounds and skills evaluated the competitors’ business plans and presentations.
Semifinalists Announced for Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge
February 3, 2020 — Eight semifinalists have been announced for the 11th annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge at UNC. The semi-finalists represent healthcare, education, sports and other industries and will present their business concepts Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the UNC University Center.
UNC Names New Business Dean
January 8, 2020 — The University of Northern Colorado today announced that Dr. SherRhonda “Sher” Gibbs will become the next dean of the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business.
Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurship Challenge is Now Open
October 7, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge is accepting applications for its Open and Collegiate Divisions Competition.
Taking Care of Business: New Course Provides a Taste of the Business World to First Year Students
October 2, 2019 — There’s a new energy in Kepner Hall this fall – an energy faculty and staff in the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business attribute to an influx of freshman in the building. That’s because for the first time in many years, the Monfort College of Business is offering a first-year seminar in an effort to boost student success.
UNC Students Attend Marketing Conference in Boston
September 19, 2019 — Nine students from the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business were selected by their faculty to attend a recent marketing conference in Boston.
UNC Students Take Second at Regional Ad Competition
May 7, 2019 — A UNC advertising class placed second at the District 12 American Advertising Federation’s annual National Student Advertising Competition held at the University of Colorado Boulder on April 27.
Business Students Victorious at International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition
April 22, 2019 — Four students from the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business took first in two categories at the International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition held April 10-12 at Loyola Marymount University in California.
UNC Seniors Compete in International Business Competition
April 1, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business sent six seniors to the Solvay Business Games Competition held in Brussels, Belgium, in early March.
UNC Business Students Attend Renowned Retail Conference in New York City
March 7, 2019 — Eight students from UNC’s Monfort College of Business said they gained a better appreciation for the retail industry by participating in the student program of the 2019 National Retail Federation Conference in New York City.
UNC Class Startup Takes Third Place in State Competition
March 29, 2018 — A University of Northern Colorado student presentation of a startup business created as part of a Monfort College of Business class at the University of Northern Colorado resulted in a third- place finish in the 2018 University Startup Challenge on March 20 at the University of Denver.
Students Earn Dean's Citation for Excellence for Fall Semester
February 27, 2018 — Over 200 students earned the Dean's Citation for Academic Excellence in the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado for the 2017 spring semester. To qualify for the citation, business majors must attain a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the semester.
MCB to Launch Fully Online MBA Program
February 23, 2018 — The University of Northern Colorado has selected Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading comprehensive online service provider, to expand access to the Monfort College of Business’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program
UNC's Monfort College of Business Seeks Colorado-based Entrepreneurs
September 26, 2017 — The $50,000 competition is open to pre-launch or early stage, Colorado-based startup ventures. Applications are now available at mcb.unco.edu/e-challenge and will be accepted until Monday, Nov. 13.
Business Development Center, BizHub Relocate to UNC Campus
August 21, 2017 — The East Colorado Small Business Development Center and UNC BizHub Collaborative are excited to announce their move to their host institution at the University of Northern Colorado. Their offices are now located at UNC’s Monfort College of Business in room 0025 of Kepner Hall, 1800 17th St.
UNC Students Win Daniels Fund Ethics Contest For Second Straight Year
May 1, 2017 — For the second year in a row, a team of six University of Northern Colorado Monfort College of Business students won the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative 2017 Consortium Case Competition April 27-28 in Denver.
The Heart of Business
January 24, 2017 — Though she says, over and over, she isn’t a business person, Keiko Krahnke teaches ethics as an associate professor of management and business communications at UNC’s Monfort College of Business. It’s how she helps save the world.
Semifinalists announced for eighth annual E-Challenge
January 9, 2017 — Eleven semifinalists have been announced for the eighth annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge at the University of Northern Colorado. The Entrepreneurial Challenge is an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to obtain exposure and compete for $50,000 in prize money to help bring their innovative business ideas to fruition.