2012 Business Administration Achievements
* Roger McHaney, professor of management, authored a new book on how businesses can use Web 2.0 applications and social media to inform, understand and connect with their customers. "Web 2.0 and Social Media for Business" provides a general understanding of using blogs, podcasts, live streaming, wikis, social buzz, social media, and more to enable businesses to rethink their approach and leverage new digital media's advantages. It is published by bookboon.com. December 2012
* The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship received the 2012 Emerging Center Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, a 200-member organization of university-based entrepreneurship centers. Award judges called the center, which is in the College of Business Administration, impressive and credited its leadership for accomplishing so much in such a short period of time. Founded in 2008, the center offers an entrepreneurship major and a minor, which are open to students in all colleges. October 2012
* The Sales Education Foundation is sold on K-State. For the first time, the foundation has named the university to its list of top universities for professional sales education. Kansas State University is the only school from Kansas on the 2012 list. The foundation promotes the profession of sales and its role as the driving force to the economy. Schools on the list offer foundation-approved programs in professional sales and are included in the 2012 Sales Education Foundation Annual. K-State's has offered a program in professional sales since 2010.
* Members of the Student Finance Association had the opportunity to meet and have lunch with billionaire business magnate Warren Buffett in Omaha. K-State was among the 48 schools selected for the honor. It's the fourth time the Student Finance Association has gotten to spend the day with Buffett. April 2012