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view of the business building on Boise State campus looking toward State Capitol building in Boise

In 1932 Boise Junior College catalog consisted of 33 mimeographed pages and included six courses in business. Today, the College of Business and Economics has more than 188 courses for 16 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs. And, we are growing. See COBE numbers here.

Why You Should Major in Business and Economics

The College of Business and Economics (COBE) at Boise State University prepares its students to shape the world of tomorrow. While you earn a COBE degree, you will gain world-class business skills and competencies, and develop your teamwork, innovation and problem-solving abilities. At COBE, you will learn to conduct critical analysis, communicate effectively, formulate action plans, and have the opportunity to solve business and economics grand challenges. COBE alumni are known to have fulfilling careers as well as the skills and opportunities to improve lives and make positive change in the world.

Explore the College of Business and Economics Viewbook.

See undergraduate degrees by departments.

See COBE graduate programs.

A Place to Learn

We are housed in the Micron Business and Economics Building (MBEB) on the corner of Capitol Blvd. and University Drive, the northwest gateway to Boise State University. Learn about the touchscreen digital displays throughout the building and how to find your way in MBEB.

Take a virtual tour of the Micron Business and Economics Building.

High-quality Learning Environment and Features:

  • A real-time learning lab which Keith Harvey in Financial Trading Room using Bloomberg touchscreenencourages students to develop new educational initiatives and establish a center of expertise on enterprise workflows.
  • A financial trading room with nine individually licensed Bloomberg terminals, allowing students to use the data, research, analytics and news that industry professionals employ.
  • A state-of-the-art, 250 seat lecture hall which serves as a magnet for attracting educational opportunities to COBE for lectures and speeches by distinguished leaders from academia, business and government.
  • students clapping and laughing during team building exercise in the Imagination Lab roomAn Imagination Lab that provides an open, flexible arrangement and team breakout rooms called Anti-Complacency Room, Reverse Thinking Room and the Aha Room to spark new ways of thinking and doing.
  • Read about 10 donor-supported spaces that make the Micron Business and Economics Building special.

A Way to Learn

We inspire our students and colleagues to achieve their full potential by creating and sharing relevant knowledge, skills and experiences for the benefit of local and global communities.

  • Business for the New Generation course helps students see the big picture in business and how different disciplines fit together. Utilizing Bloomberg BusinessWeek, live case studies, real-time technology and guest lecturers, this course helps first-year learners choose majors and picture their future professional careers in order to make informed choices during their academic careers.
  • Innovative MBA programs designed to address the different needs of business graduate students. Boise State now offers four different MBA programs: Career Track for recent graduates from any discipline, Professional (part-time) MBA for professionals with 2+years of business experience, Online MBA and an Executive MBA for seasoned executives.
  • We are the only university in the Treasure Valley with AACSB International accreditation.
  • Our entrepreneurial environment and close ties with our region’s business center provide a vibrant laboratory to teach, research, consult and make an impact.
  • Our certificate/minor +Business programs for non-business majors provides essential business education to the next generation of nurses, gallery managers, construction supervisors, high school principals, etc.
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