Located in University Suites

College of Business and Economics

We are a community. We study together, have fun together, volunteer together, and support each other through the twists and turns of the first-year college experience. We are business majors, so we visit businesses, bring in business executives, discuss business concepts, and work on projects with Boise State’s on-site Fortune 500 company, Aramark.

Why Should You Apply

Students say that the instant bond with dozens of like-minded students helps make their first year of college successful and fun. Parents like the high retention, GPA, and graduation rates.

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Community Events

STEM Ed Students Trust Fall

We volunteer for community nonprofits, visit local companies, take an early fall whitewater rafting retreat together, and work on our own on-floor social activities.

Curriculum

The course curriculum traditionally involves two levels of activities:

  1. Visits with local executives, either at their workplaces or in our class
  2. Projects to improve the profitability of the activities of Aramark, the Fortune 500 campus food vendor. These projects are student designed and led and can explore management, finance, marketing, HR, supply chain management, accounting, or any other aspect of their operations on campus.

Faculty

  • Dr. Eric Gooden

    Dr. Eric Gooden

    Faculty in Residence, Assistant Professor in College of Business and Economics

    Eric Sheldon Gooden was born and raised in Idaho. He graduated from Nampa High School in the spring of 1995. He later enrolled at Boise State University where he graduated summa cum laude while earning his bachelor in business administration with a major in accountancy in 2003. Gooden continued his education at Boise State where he earned his master of science in accountancy in the spring of 2004, and distinction as the outstanding graduate of the MSA program. Upon graduation, he worked as a staff auditor for KPMG LLP. In 2007, Gooden enrolled in the accounting doctoral program at Florida State University. There he focused on accounting research employing experimental-behavioral methodology. He earned his Ph.D. degree in accounting in the summer of 2012. Gooden has worked as an assistant professor in accounting at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a first generation college student, he credits the accounting faculty at Boise State as a source of strength, guidance, and support throughout his collegiate, professional and personal life. Gooden hopes to have a similar impact on students during his career at Boise State.

    Eric Sheldon Gooden was born and raised in Idaho. He graduated from Nampa High School in the spring of 1995. He later enrolled at Boise State University where he graduated summa cum laude while earning his bachelor in business administration with a major in accountancy in 2003. Gooden continued his education at Boise State where he earned his master of science in accountancy in the spring of 2004, and distinction as the outstanding graduate of the MSA program. Upon graduation, he worked as a staff auditor for KPMG LLP. In 2007, Gooden enrolled in the accounting doctoral program at Florida State University. There he focused on accounting research employing experimental-behavioral methodology. He earned his Ph.D. degree in accounting in the summer of 2012. Gooden has worked as an assistant professor in accounting at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a first generation college student, he credits the accounting faculty at Boise State as a source of strength, guidance, and support throughout his collegiate, professional and personal life. Gooden hopes to have a similar impact on students during his career at Boise State.