College of Business

Stephanie Bryant
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The dean of Missouri State University’s College of Business will depart in December after six and half years on the job.

Stephanie Bryant has accepted the role of executive vice president and chief accreditation officer for the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

“I will dearly miss the students, faculty, athletes and coaches, MSU leadership team, friends, and community of Springfield,” Bryant said in a statement Monday. “My years as a Bear will always have a special place in my heart.

It’s tough for an author to get published by one of the Big Five publishers, but Ozarks native Nancy Allen has done it.

Allen, who practiced law in Missouri for 15 years, is not only the author of the Ozarks Mystery Series published by HarperCollins, but she’s also teaming up with best-selling author James Patterson on a new book.

The job search has certainly changed over the past couple of decades. What once was a success tactic may now be seen as out of step and disqualifying. Vickie Hicks, corporate relations specialist for the College of Business at Missouri State University, says the College of Business is proud of its reputation and the quality of students they produce. To make them more market ready, Hicks says they require all students to attend a workshop before attending the business career fair, which she has grown from 130 to 180 employers during her tenure.

Everybody wants financial freedom and to live comfortably, but it’s a daunting task. Dr. James Philpot, associate professor of finance at Missouri State University, explains what he means by getting your finances in order.

As a certified financial planner, Philpot recommends individuals begin planning for retirement, long-term care and estate planning immediately – or rather, yesterday. As salary increases or as markets change, it’s good to reevaluate the plans.

When you die, will your survivors know your immediate wishes? They will if you have completed some basic financial estate planning. Dr. James Philpot, associate professor of finance at Missouri State University, first explains what the term means.

While making sure these plans are in place is incredibly important, Philpot urges listeners to not only complete them, but to communicate openly about them to all those involved.

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