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Benjamin Hall Monday, September 17, 2018 - 8:54am Categories: Uncategorized

Been on a plane lately?

Last month, Mintel Academic released it's 2018 - Airlines in the US Report. 

According to Mintel, "The surging price of [airline] fuel is impacting profit margins and encouraging airlines to raise fares."

Although there are currently over 5000 airlines with ICAO codes, there are just four domestic airlines which control roughly 72% of the U.S. market for air travel. American Airlines, now the world's largest airline, says that its fuel is "about 25% more expensive compared with the prior year, an increase that has added $412 million to its costs...

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Benjamin Hall Monday, September 10, 2018 - 8:54am Categories: Uncategorized
Big Data

The emergence and rise of the internet and adaptive technologies have dramatically changed the environment in which businesses and consumers coexist. This year’s undergraduate initiatives at the Broad College will largely revolve around supporting initiatives which prepare students for the new digital economy.

“By 2020, the number of devices connected to the internet could surpass 50 billion. That’s seven devices for every human."– Bertelsmann Foundation

“In 2015, worldwide 12 zetabytes of data was created globally. The number is forecast to reach 163 zetabytes in 2025.”–...

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Morgan Hanks Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:03am Categories:

William C. Gast was a compassionate businessman who believed in bringing the high ideals he lived by to the family-run business he managed for more than 40 years. A leader in the southwestern Michigan business community, Mr. Gast led his company to prosperity by following the simple tenets of life's most basic rule - treat others as you might hope to be treated.

Mr. Gast was a student at Michigan State University when, in 1925, his father called him home to help oversee the family's growing manufacturing business. Mr. Gast would eventually see the company through 40 years of...

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Laura Leavitt Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 5:12pm Categories: Database Trials

Get ahead now so you don’t fall behind later! MSUFCU has created an app Financial 4.0 that will help you with your financial journey. The app features financial calculators, budget trackers, and the opportunity to chat with an expert. Check out the website and download the app today!

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about credit reports!

Laura Leavitt Monday, August 10, 2015 - 2:34pm Categories: Database Trials

With the success of recent podcasts such as NPR’s Serial, it appears this medium has finally hit its stride and is finally delivering on its earlier promise. People are increasingly listening to podcasts and they can also be valuable as an educational tool. With their rising popularity, there is a podcast for everyone’s taste. Business Insider recently released an article titled “17 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter.” This list includes Ira Glass’ wildly popular “This American Life”, “Freakanomics Radio”, based on the New York Times Bestselling book Freakanomics, and “WTF” a podcast...

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Breezy Silver Monday, July 13, 2015 - 1:22pm Categories: Database Trials, Database Updates

We have access to BCC Research until 9/30/15. BCC Research is a market research database that has reports in the industrial, pharmaceutical, and technological fields.

Laura Leavitt Friday, June 26, 2015 - 7:31pm Categories: Library News

Summertime is a great time to catch up on the sleep you missed during the school year, relax by the pool, or swim in the Great Lakes. Many students forget that summer is also a great time to devote to your professional development. Spending time on professional development doesn’t have to be all resume reviewing and reading stagnant articles. In fact, the Business Library has put together a list of summer reads just for you! Check out our list here and come into the Business Library to check one of these books out from our display case. The Business Library also has a collection of popular...

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Emily Treptow Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 2:40pm Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library will be offering events to help you get through finals!

Therapy dogs will be available for stress relief. These trained, certified therapy dogs give students an opportunity to “paws” for a fun break!

When: Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 from 1-3pm

Where: Room 13 in the Business Library

We will also be hosting a Night of A Thousand Donuts on Monday, May 4 at 8pm. Get excited for tasty treats and coffee.

The Main Library will also be providing events to help you survive finals!

Questions? Contact Laura Leavitt.

Emily Treptow Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 5:53pm Categories: Library News

All MSU students are invited to attend the Money Smart Week Financial Resource Fair, designed specifically for college students!

When: April 23, 2015 from 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: Room 300 Human Ecology

Speak to financial professionals about Student Loan Repayment, Credit and Debt Management.

Participate in the Geocache for College Cash competition for a chance to win a statewide scholarship and other prizes, including a football signed by Mark Dantonio!



Snacks will be provided. No pre-registration necessary!

Questions? Email Emily...

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Emily Treptow Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 5:57pm Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library is now on YouTube. Subscribe to our channel for videos on business concepts, accessing databases and using library databases for research. Thanks to the hard work of Terence O'Neil, additional videos will be added to the current company research series in the coming year.

Questions? Suggestions? Ask a Business Librarian.

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