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Business Community

First-year students majoring in areas from the College of Business have a unique opportnity to participate in a learning community located on 4th and 5th floors in Sevrinson Hall. Students in this community combine their learning in and out of the classroom by earning points for their BUSN 189 course not only in the classroom, but through their involvement in residence hall events. 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."

“The Business Learning Community connects to the College of Business by having us all take the same BUS189 class together. We were able to bounce ideas off each other and work together to finish more difficulty assignments.”

- Matthew, Accounting

“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: 

  • Participation in a one credit course fall semeter  
  • Opportunity to participate in LAUNCH Program
  • Connect and network with faculty across the college
  • Meals with faculty, advisors, and adminstrators from the College of Business
  • Connections with local businesses
  • Slice of Advice  - Academic Advisor information session in the hall
  • Service-learning opportunities
  • Monthly social activities hosted within the community

How To Apply:
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
  • Marketing

Students wishing to participate in this community should mark the Business Community option on their residence hall application. Students are placed in the community on a first come, first serve basis. 


LAUNCH registration has closed as of July 20th. If you have any questions please call Carol Jergenson, Assistant Director for Residential Education  at  701.231.5603.


LAUNCH 2015 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 before the rush of students move in. You will also get to interact with peers in the Business Learning Community, take part in fun activities, and create lasting memories. This is two days packed full of events to LAUNCH you in the right direction!

Previous LAUNCH participants commented, “Making connections with people was what I was looking for. It made the transition easier to college life!” “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.”

To participate in LAUNCH 2015 you must be assigned to the Business Learning Community and complete the LAUNCH registration form. A cost of $30 will be applied to your student account for participation in this program. Mark your calendar for LAUNCH 2015 on August 20-22, 2015.

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7557 / Fax: (701) 231-7599
Campus address: Bison Court West 
Physical/delivery address: 1415 14th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5310 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Department of Residence Life

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:41:19 PM