First-year students with majors in the College of Business have a unique opportunity to participate in a learning community currently located in our high rise complex. Students have the opportunity to meet and network with fellow business students as well as with faculty and staff throughout the college. Students participating in this community gain experiences and insight into the business world, leadership skills, and networking.
"Incoming students should choose to participate in a Learning Community because it is a great way to meet others in your own field of study. This creates relationships that can help you in the future, either in college or possibly in your future profession." Kyle, Management
“My favorite thing about living in the Business Learning Community is having my floor mates in all my classes! I believe that incoming students should get involved in the learning communities because they are fun and help you make a lot of friends that will stick with you through your college years!” Amy, Management Information Systems
What’s Happening in the Business Community
- Course Participation: COMM 110: Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Spring, 3 credits)
- LAUNCH Program in August (see below)
- Connect and network with faculty across the college
- Connections with local businesses
- Academic Advisor information session in the hall
- Service-learning opportunities
- Monthly social activities hosted by peers in the community
Students in this community must be majoring in an area within the College of Business which includes: accounting, business administration, finance, management, management information systems or marketing. If you qualify, and there is still space in the community, you will receive an email invitation to participate. If you are interested in participating, you will need to complete the Business Learning Community Agreement. Please note that learning communities offer a limited number of spaces, so if you are invited and you would like to participate, please do not delay in returning your agreement.
Because Learning Community members live together in specific halls, if you are accepted, you will be notified and assigned a hall and room by Residence Life. If you do not get accepted, or you are not interested in the Learning Community, you will participate in the general student room self-selection process in March.
LAUNCH 2018 Program
The LAUNCH Program is a way for you to get an early start on your college experience. This program is designed for you to connect with faculty and staff in the College of Business; learn tools for being successful in your college experience; and become more comfortable with the NDSU campus. The two day program is packed full of sessions and events to LAUNCH you in the right direction! The dates are August 16-18, 2018.
Registration is open until Tuesday, July 10, 2018. A fee of $30 will be applied to each participant’s student account at the start of the semester. This program is limited to the first 30 students who register. Complete this registration form to secure your spot!
Students wishing to participate in the LAUNCH Program must be assigned to a space in the Business Learning Community prior to their registration form being submitted. Students may not participate in other early arrival programs during the same time as LAUNCH.
Some LAUNCH activities include: networking with peers, getting familiarized with campus, hands on activities specific to your college, supporting the NDSU community through service with move-in day, hearing from college administration, staff, and upper division students, social time, and more. Hear what previous LAUNCH participants have said about the program:
“It helped me feel ahead of the game, as far as connections with other people, knowing the campus, and knowing what facilities are available to us students.”
“I surprisingly liked being in the move-in crew; the upperclassmen who were at the building I was assigned to make it a really positive and fun experience.”
“I got to meet a small core group of friends, which made it a lot easier to make more later on. The LAUNCH program did exactly what it said it would do for me, which is give me a head start.”