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Jamestown, North Dakota, USA

Meidinger Center for Excellence in Business

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Jamestown College AtriumAbout the Center

Jamestown College established the Meidinger Center for Excellence in Business in the fall of 2000. The Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics serves as the institutional home for the center, which is composed of the department and several ongoing programmatic, faculty, and co-curricular initiatives that are designed to promote continuing excellence in business education. The center advances academic quality in business education by integrating both educational inputs and processes that are designed to generate high-quality student outcomes.


The Meidinger Center for Excellence in Business fosters a comprehensive world-view in each of our students through an interdisciplinary integration of the liberal arts and business studies. Based on this foundation, it is our mission to pursue excellence in business education and to prepare students for successful professional careers, graduate studies, and a lifetime of learning, service, and personal growth.

IACBE-Accredited Programs

The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with Concentrations in Accounting, Business Communication, Financial Planning, General Management, Global Business, and Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Science

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Successful Outcomes

The center’s programs of study are extremely strong and produce several excellent student outcomes, including:

  • Graduating seniors in business who regularly score as high as the 98th percentile nationally on the ETS Major Field Test in Business
  • Accounting graduates who are at the top of the list of those who are best prepared for the workplace according to employers surveyed by the North Dakota Society of CPAs
  • Students who regularly place in the top three in academic business competitions at both state and national Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conferences
  • A 96 percent career placement rate of business and accounting students in degree-related positions within six months of graduation

Career Placements

Alumni from the center’s programs have built careers in hundreds of leading companies and organizations around the country. Prominent companies and organizations that have employed the center’s graduates include:

  • 3M
  • Fuji USA
  • American Express Financial
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Boeing
  • Microsoft Business Solutions
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Unisys Corporation
  • United Airlines
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Plus Many More!

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