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Vietnam MBA Program

In 1994, Boise State University formed a partnership with the National Economics University in Vietnam hoping for the school to begin its own market-oriented MBA program. To accomplish this, Boise State exported some of its College of Business faculty members … (Read More) Vietnam MBA Program


Beginning in 1972, KAID was the Idaho branch of the Public Broadcasting Corporation. In close connection with the Boise State University Communications Department, KAID was granted a license by the FCC with the intention of finally giving Idaho its own … (Read More) KAID

College of Social Science and Public Affairs (1984-2015)

In 1984, the School of Social Sciences and Public Affairs (SSPA) was established when the State Board of Education designated the social sciences and public affairs as an emphasis at Boise State. SSPA officially started in Fall 1986, and the … (Read More) College of Social Science and Public Affairs (1984-2015)

College of Arts and Sciences

Boise State University’s largest academic division,┬áthe College of Arts and Science (COAS), encompasses a broad range of “liberal arts education and research.” Foundation Some of the educational programs within COAS formed the very first curricula at Boise Junior College. Of … (Read More) College of Arts and Sciences

College of Education

The Boise State University College of Education “meaningfully engages with communities through innovative teacher preparation and education research.” History When BJC began in 1932, education was one of nine courses for the academic year, but only as a preparatory certificate … (Read More) College of Education

College of Business

The College of Business and Economics (COBE) addresses “important business and societal issues by being effective, innovative and risk-tolerant.” COBE is based in the Micron Business and Economics Building. Early Years Business education started in 1939 when BJC became a … (Read More) College of Business