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Business Reference Spring 2009

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Business Reference Spring 2009

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

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