The COBE Vibe!

Student after student tell us they chose Boise State University College of Business and Economics (COBE) “because of the vibe.”  Often within the first few minutes of a visit to the Boise State campus, students feel the vibe and say, “This is where I want to be!”

What is the vibe?

Perhaps the vibe is the cutting edge nature and value of degree programs offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Perhaps the vibe is the sense of campuswide pride in studying at a university recognized nationally for its innovation.

Visit COBE and come feel our vibe.

Steve Appleton statue in the ICCU Plaza

What a building! It feels great to study in the beautiful Micron Business and Economics Building which has become a Boise landmark. Designed to foster student and faculty interaction, collaboration, and creativity, the vibe is comfortable and friendly. It will be your home away from home. Walking into the ICCU Plaza you are greeted by a statue of Steve Appleton extending a welcoming hand. Steve is memorialized in bronze by internationally recognized sculptor and Boise State’s Professor of the Practice Benjamin Victor. Steve was CEO of Micron (1994-2012) and a COBE alumnus. Steve championed the Micron’s lead gift to the building.

Amazing faculty! We have energetic, student-oriented and nationally recognized faculty. Our faculty vibe brings alumni back to visit, year after year.

students from Beta Alpha Psi, Alpha Kappa Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Alpha Psi – top left, Alpha Kappa Psi – top right, Beta Gamma Sigma – bottom

Student organizations! You can’t miss the award-winning business student organizations vibe. You will see them in the halls, at numerous events on and of campus and performing community service. They’ll help you build friendships, add professional skills and create networks. The College of Business and Economics is a place where life-long friendships are forged among classmates.

Advising and Career Services! Nowhere is the we-care-about-you vibe more prominent than at COBE Advising Services and COBE Career Services. Dedicated full-time academic advisors are here just for you. And, our college-level Career Services brings in employers from near and far to hire COBE students.

The great outdoors! Campus is located on the Greenbelt, adjacent to the beautiful Boise River, within 45 minutes of the Bogus Basin Ski Area and next to a happening, vibrant downtown within easy walking distance.


The Blue! A stadium full of students and alumni cheering for the nationally recognized Bronco football team on the Blue Turf is hands-down one of the best school-spirit vibes in the nation!

Check out our students’ vibe