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Collection Development Policy Statement: Business

Purpose or Scope of Collection

Curricular/Research/Programmatic needs:

The primary purpose of the collection is to supply the literature and data resources needed to support the teaching, service, and research needs of the faculty and students of the College of Business (COB), The School of Hospitality Business, and School of Human Resources and Labor Relations (SHRLR). It also supports faculty and students in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences.

The COB supports the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Hospitality Business. Undergraduate majors include Accounting, Finance, General Business Administration-Prelaw, General Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Hospitality. The College also offers masters and PhD level degrees in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology Management, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Operations and Engineering Management, and Supply Chain Management. There are also MBA Full-time, Executive, and Weekend programs. Hospitality has its own masters degrees including Foodservice Management, Hospitality Management, Business Administration, and Hospitality Business. There is also a specialization available from undergraduate degree to PhD in Information Technology Management provided in conjunction with the College of Engineering and College of Communication Arts.

In addition, the collection supports the business-related needs of faculty and students throughout the campus in any department where a business-related course is offered or other departments interested in the employment relationship or the workplace. Finally, the Business Library is a resource for local business people, State of Michigan employees, practitioners representing both management and labor, and community users.

The enrollment statistics for the COB average over 6,000 undergraduates 1,200 undergraduate students. The faculty number over 130.

The COB is a recognized leader in Supply-chain management and Logistics. The School of Hospitality Business is consistently ranked among the top three nationwide. Production/Operations Management and Accounting are also highly ranked. SHRLR is often recognized as one of the best graduate programs of its kind in the U.S.

The COB has special units and programs including Global Iniitiatives, International Business, and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). CIBER is a federally funded program that promotes international trade and global competitiveness, by supporting scholarly activities in international business. The focus on international has been increasing. The College also has a special relationship, which includes the sharing of classes and resources with the Department of Economics in the College of Social Science.

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