Betsy Ratchford

Instructor of Management Information Systems

UNIBusiness Webmaster




Education

M.B.A. University of Northern Iowa; B.A. (Management Information Systems) University of Northern Iowa.


Teaching Interests

Introduction to Information Systems; Business Application Development I; Data Visualization


Responsibilities

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ratchford is the webmaster for UNIBusiness. She is involved with various development projects that improve the reporting efficiency of the College in its AACSB accreditation efforts, increasing the visibility of faculty research to the public, and expanding database use within the College’s website. She is also the course coordinator for Introduction to Information Systems, a required course for business students.


Professional Accomplishments

Before coming to UNI, Betsy Ratchford was employed by Waterloo Industries as a network analyst. There she gained experience developing systems, assisting, training and orienting users, and troubleshooting hardware and software issues. Instructor Ratchford has also provided consulting services for Manatts Construction and BioScience Communications, among others. Prior to these positions, Instructor Ratchford was a test analyst for Accenture.


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Upcoming event: What if business stopped pandering to China?

Monday, December 9, 2019
7:00 PM
Curris Business Building #109 John Deere Auditorium

China has become increasingly assertive in forcing companies wishing to do business in China to conform to Chinese governmental demands. What if U.S. companies stopped pandering to China?

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