Bears Business Community

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This LLC, located in Hutchens House for the 2018-2019 academic year, is offered to first-year students with a declared major or interest in the field of business.  The Bears Business Community is located in Shannon House for the 2017-2018 academic year.

This LLC is located in Shannon House.

Are you the next entrepreneur, CEO, financial advisor, stock broker, advertising representative, or the like? The Bears Business Community is ideal for students interested in business and leadership opportunities.  Students have the opportunity to participate in social and education programs related to academics and personal growth and connect with professors outside of the classroom at community events. Through tours and service to local businesses, students in this community will gain an understanding of how local businesses can enrich community. Bears Business Community students will also be connected with internship and co-curricular opportunities using partnerships with the Career Center and faculty members.

Experiences include activities like:

  • Askinosie Chocolate Tour
  • Career Fair Preparation Info Session
  • COB Student Organization Program
  • Cyber-Security Program
  • Downtown YMCA Volunteer Event
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Faculty/Student Nerf Gun War
  • How to Study Away with the College of Business by Michelle Hulett
  • Professional Standards Workshop by Michelle Hulett

Partnerships and Support:

  • Partnerships for 15-16: Kate Haring, Michelle Hulett, Dr. Melody LaPreze


For more information about the Bears Business Community, please contact the Student Success Initiatives Office at 417-836-3234. To indicate interest in this LLC, please indicate it as one of your top five LLC preference on your 2016-2017 housing application. We look forward to you joining our community.

What are people saying about the BBC?

Stephanie Bryant“Our Bears Living Learning Community is a great way for freshmen to meet other business students and their future faculty and begin building strong relationships before even taking the first business class. It makes being in the business school seem like a much smaller world where you know the people around you.” – Dean Stephanie Bryant
Dana Frederick“Getting involved with the BBC LLC has been a wonderful experience. Being able to share this experience with our students and majors is priceless! – Dana Frederick, Management Instructor
Sarah Evans“The Bears Business Living Learning Community is an opportunity for students to work with business faculty outside of class. This interaction begins developing the network and support system necessary for a successful business career. Through these informal interactions, faculty help students identify connections between coursework and personal experiences outside of class. Understanding these connections and building this network early in a student's college career is a value and added benefit of being in the Bears Business LLC.” – Sarah Evans, Management Instructor

"Living on the Bears Business LLC Floor gave me the opportunity to focus on my future early in my college career. It helped me find out information about the business fraternities, how to create a professional resume, and helped me start my LinkedIn. Not only did it give me multiple resources, but it provided me with connections and helped me get close with other students who will be in my courses throughout the rest of my college years. Living on a LLC Floor was one of the best decisions I made coming into college.” - Daphne Meine, Shannon 3

"Living on an LLC is the perfect way to experience your first year of college. You get to know the people on your floor right away and the activities are a great way to become involved on campus and feel like you are a part of MSU. I loved living on the BBC floor!" - Katherine Keith, Shannon 3

For more information about the Bears Business Community, please contact the Student Success Initiatives Office at 417-836-3234. We look forward to you joining our community.