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Mary Beth Votava Receives Growth Wheel Certification

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North Dakota small business development center "your ideas-our expertise-your success"

MINOT, ND – The North Dakota Small Business Development Centers (ND SBDC) is proud to announce that Mary Beth Votava, has successfully completed the GrowthWheel program and is now officially recognized as a GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor and GrowthWheel Certified Partner. Since joining the ND SBDC in July of 2000, Mary Beth Votava has consistently […]

Annie with her family

Get to Know Annie Nistler, J.D./M.B.A. Graduate

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Annie with her family

Annie Nistler was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND and attended K-12 at Thompson Public School. She is the 3rd of 4 kids and a daughter to two proud UND alumni parents. “My freshman year started in 2016 with a major in business economics and a minor in sports business. I joined Alpha Chi […]

Chris with certification

Chris Erwin Receives Certified Business Advisor (CBA®) Certification

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Chris with certification

GRAND FORKS – North Dakota Small Business Development Centers (ND SBDC) is pleased to announce that Chris Erwin, a business advisor at the Fargo/Southeast Center, has earned the Certified Business Advisor (CBA®) designation from Kent State University. The CBA® is a nationally recognized credential that demonstrates a high level of proficiency in small business advising. […]

Winners with judges of Middleton business plan competition

2023 Middleton Business Plan Competition

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Winners with judges of Middleton business plan competition

April 26, 2023 – The Middleton Business Plan Competition was held on April 21 -22, 2023 on the University of North Dakota campus at Nistler Hall. Open to all UND students, ten teams entered the preliminary round to present their business plans to twelve local judges. Entrepreneurship Professor, Dr. Sanjay Goel with partners such as […]

Nistler Student Wins Team-Based International Policy Competition

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Anna Roaldson is a graduate student from Bismarck, ND. She will be graduating this May from the Accelerated Master of Public Administration program. Anna works as the Director of Unified Champion Schools for Special Olympics North Dakota and is also a Graduate Assistant for the Political Science and Public Administration Department. “Throughout my time at […]

Best Accredited Colleges 2023 Rankings

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Best Accredited Colleges 2023 as ranked The Nistler College of Business & Public Administration in the following areas: #10 Best Online Master’s in Public Administration Programs #12 Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Resources #17 Best Online Marketing Bachelor’s Degrees These rankings review data around financial aid awards, faculty, campus resources, and quality of education. To […]

Dr. Steve Light and Dr. Kathryn Rand named Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors

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Congratulations Dr. Steve Light and Dr. Kathryn Rand who were presented with UND’s highest academic honor being named Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors at the University of North Dakota! As co-founders and co-directors of UND’s Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law & Policy, the pair are considered the nation’s premier experts on American Indian […]

Team at Competition

A Look Inside at the Case Competiton Experience of this Senior

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Team at Competition

A Look Inside at the Case Competition Experience of Senior Bryce Ziemer Tell us about yourself! I am a senior from Corcoran, MN. I am a double major in Operations and Supply Chain and Marketing. I chose UND because I really liked the student body and the community, and I also liked the size of campus. […]

Supply Chain Students

Student Shares his Experience Attending a Supply Chain Case Competition

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Supply Chain Students

Hear About Michael Klimek’s Experience Attending the Collins Aerospace Supply Chain Case Competition as an Operations and Supply Chain Management Major Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Oakdale, MN. I am majoring in Operations and Supply Chain Management. I choose to attend UND because it felt like home when I toured, I was […]