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Prospectus – Fall 2011

Prospectus Fall 2011 • Soft Skills, Hard Experience: The Challenge of a Business Major


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Further Reading

The feature stories in this issue reference a suite of stories published by The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Below are links to these stories.

The New York Times: The Default Major: Skating Through B-School


The Chronicle of Higher Education: Business Educators Struggle to Put Students to Work


These two stories are identical but some supporting photos, graphs, and sidebars are different in each publication.


Supporting stories:


Message from the Dean

  • Democracy ‘Defaults’ to the Business Major 

Meet the New President

  • Dr. Steven Leath Named Iowa State’s Next President 

The Challenge of a Business Major

  • 1: Skating On Thin Ice 
  • 2: Tough Enough 
  • 3: What Do Employers Want? 
  • 4: Learning the Power of a Polished Presentation 

A Chat With The Mayor

  • Interview with Fred Hoiberg 


  • College of Business Graduate Program Ranked Among ‘Least Expensive’ 
  • Student Investment Group Launched 
  • Alumni News: College Honors Accomplished Alumni 
  • Faculty and Staff News
  • New Faculty Hires 


  • Melissa Phillips: After the Campaign 
  • Annual Support for the College of Business 

From the Desk of our Founding Dean

  • Dean Charles Handy 

College Administration & DAC

  • Administration & Dean’s Advisory Council Members 

Passing the Torch

  • The College in Transition 


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