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Economic and Business Engagement Center

The Economic and Business Engagement Center fosters business, community, and workforce development and facilitiates the process of innovation in order to enhance the regional economy and supports the transfer of institutional knowledge and resources derived from within the University to the external environment to create new, high-value jobs, positive economic and social benefits, and advance entrepreneurship.

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Robert A. Dempster Hall

Dempster Hall houses the departments and most courses for the college, providing you with access to current technologies and learning environments. The building is rich with experiential learning labs: presentation labs, sales lab, focus group research lab, multiple computer labs including the cybersecurity instructional lab, supported with a private cloud infrastructure. Coming this fall: Cyber Range, an educational virtual computing platform enabling students and researchers to access computational resources in a myriad of configurations of educational, experimental and counteraction structures. All of this is designed to prepare you for the professional business world.

  • A learning environment that is 100 percent wireless
  • 11 general classrooms all digitally connected to the world
  • 400-seat multimedia auditorium
  • An interactive TV classroom designed broadcast instruction to Regional campuses, simultaneous with on-campus instruction.
  • Three large fully networked computer labs for business students with 44-60 workstations each
  • An open computer lab with 45 stations
  • A student presentation lab for developing professional quality presentation materials
  • An executive conference room
  • Conference rooms, business program suites, faculty offices, qualitative marketing research room with observation areas
  • Large common areas available for students to gather to discuss group projects, study sessions or just to relax between classes
  • A spacious, inviting atrium that is a favorite gathering place for students when it is not being used for various functions
  • A student cafe with tables, vending machines for refreshing breaks

Contact

(573) 651-2819
dyaskewich@semo.edu
Dempster 231

Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
One University Plaza, MS 5845
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701