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  • 1. Business Reference Robert Perret, UI Library, January 2009
  • 2. Degrees that make cents
    • Accounting: A practical discipline which leads to a career in accountancy (Trees)
    • Finance: Putting money to work; stocks, bonds, etc.
    • Economics: An academic analysis of trends over time (Forest)
  • 3. Degrees that take charge
    • Management and Human Resources (White Collar)
    • Production/Operations Management (Blue Collar)
    • Information Systems (Technology)
  • 4. But wait! There’s More!
    • Marketing
  • 5. Graduate Programs
    • Master of Accountancy
    • Executive MBA (Sandpoint)
    • Master of Economics
  • 6. Integrated Business Curriculum
    • Two semester, 17 credit hour course taken junior year
    • Partner with real companies, meet with actual executives
    • Students work in cross discipline teams to gain a broad business perspective and learn teamwork/communication
  • 7. Other Programs
    • Vandal Innovation and Enterprise Works: Campus wide entrepreneurship initiative
    • Barker Bulls and Bears Trading Room: Real trading on accounts up to $50,000
  • 8. What do business students do?
    • Textbook work
    • Case Studies
    • Business Plans
  • 9. What can we do for them?
    • Census information
    • Demographic Information
    • Financial Reports
    • Entrepreneurship info
    • City and County Offices
    • Basic research help
  • 10. Building blocks
    • Ticker symbols – companies
      • finance.yahoo.com
    • NAICS codes – industries
      • Look up relevant company
      • Browse database (Note that S&P Market Insight uses its own proprietary system)
      • NAICS guide at Reference desk
  • 11. Business Source Premiere
    • Best for Industry Profiles
    • Best for Country Reports
    • Best for business articles
    • Okay for Company Profiles
    • Visual search confusing
  • 12. Lexis Nexus Business
    • Best for Company Reports
    • Patents and Trademarks
    • Recent Legal Cases
    • SEC Filings
  • 13. Source OECD
    • International stats
    • Use the At a Glance tab
    • Use Trendalyzer to create graphs
  • 14. STAT-USA
    • Finance information
    • Clearinghouse for U.S. Department of Commerce Bulletins
    • http://www.stat-usa.gov/
  • 15. Demographics
    • Lifestyle Market Analyst - Ref HF5415.33.U6L54
    • Consumer Behavior UI Online Resource
    • PRIZM - http://www.claritas.com/MyBestSegments/Default.jsp?ID=20
  • 16. Demographics con’t.
    • Census.gov
    • Idaho Statistical Abstract
    • Demographics USA
  • 17. Questions?
    • [email_address]
    • 5-6631