SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- After five years of planning and two years of construction, the renovation of Glass Hall on the Missouri State University campus is finally complete.
The business program at MSU is now the 35th largest in the U.S., and cost the university about $25 million to expand.
Students won’t be using traditional classrooms. Instead they’ll have different sales and advertising labs that are similar to the New York Stock Exchange.
Brett Dunn, the Executive Director of the Missouri State Foundation, says the project is a game changer for students.
“It’s not just enough to get a degree,” says Dunn. “We’re trying to get students jobs. And in the College of Business we’re having great success. But its where companies can come in and interview students,” he adds.
Dunn also says Glass Hall now offers an Executive Board Room on the 4th floor that community groups can rent out.