This market research and resource website has been developed for you, the decision-makerĀ at Minnesota State University, Mankato, who is responsible for developing new programs and courses.

While there is no crystal ball to tell the future, you can still make sound departmental growth decisions based on information that is available already. Use the resources on this website to help answer questions such as:

  • What data should I be reviewing to help me determine program or course viability?
  • What is my competition?
  • Do my ideas for growth match economic workforce and community needs?
  • Who do I contact with questions about funding a new program, course, etc.?

These questions and more can be answered by using the research links and strategic planning tools located within this website.