Professor Mangaliso Remembers Nelson Mandela
December 9, 2013
Isenberg management professor Mzamo Mangaliso assesses Nelson Mandela's legacy on PBS News Hour.
Isenberg Students Shine in Elevator Pitch Competition
December 4, 2013
Three Isenberg students were on winning teams in the UMass Innovation Challenge Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch Competition on December 3rd. In the competition, which asks interdisciplinary student teams to concisely "pitch" their preliminary business plans to a panel of business-practitioner judges, eight winning teams vied for $10,000 in seed money.
Isenberg Faculty Members Excel in TEDx Professor Speaker Showcase
November 27, 2013
Three Isenberg professors-Anna Nagurney, Cynthia Barstow, and Ryan Wright-were among eight innovative speakers at the student-organized TEDx UMass Amherst Professor Speaker Showcase at Isenberg on November 26.
Isenberg in the News--November 25
November 25, 2013
Recent Isenberg news in the print & electronic media
Ahmed Ghoniem, an assistant professor of Operations and Information Management at Isenberg, is leading a three-year project that is creating infrastructure and logistics planning models for the 2022 FIFA World Cup (soccer) tournament in Qatar. Funded by the state-run Qatar Foundation, Ghoniem is focusing on Qatar's transportation and lodging systems.
Graduates Know the Value of an Isenberg Accounting Degree
November 18, 2013
In their visit to Isenberg's Introduction to Accounting class on November 5th, three Isenberg accounting graduates--Jeff Sallet '93, Jason Janoff '93, and Tony Jordan '95--made persuasive, colorful cases for accounting as a career and as a passport to other careers.
Isenberg in the News--November 13
November 13, 2013
Recent Isenberg news in the print and electronic media
Rep. Neal Explores Economic Policy Making with Isenberg Finance Students
November 13, 2013
In an Isenberg finance class, Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal discussed tax policies, the federal deficit, investment incentives for business, and other economic policy topics.
Two finance professors gained valuable new insights after recent stints at two federal regulatory agencies in Washington, D.C. Mila Getmansky Sherman spent six months at the Securities & Exchange Commission; Nikunj Kapadia spent much of a year at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research. Both expanded their skill sets and gained new perspectives, including an overarching appreciation of the financial system.
On a two-day visit to Isenberg, David Fubini '76 (Marketing) and David O'Leary '81 MBA explored strategic options for the School's MBA program with its students, administrators, and faculty. Fubini and O'Leary also shared career and business insights with hundreds of undergraduates in the Dean's professional development seminar for first-year Isenberg students.
Full-time MBA Graduates Inspire New Referral Opportunity
November 7, 2013
In 2010, Dayna Morton '10 MBA, a full-time MBA student nearing graduation, urged her friend, Colleen Cauley '12 MBA, to join the program. Both proved exceptional students at Isenberg, and the inspiration for a new arrangement that waives the Full-time MBA application fee for candidates recommended by Full-time MBA graduates.
We will waive your referred candidate's $75 application fee.
Monster.com Founder Energizes Isenberg Entrepreneurs
November 6, 2013
"A part of my life-long learning has been to be disruptive," confessed Monster.com founder and serial entrepreneur Jeff Taylor '01 at a gathering of entrepreneurs at the UMass Club in Boston. The event was sponsored by Isenberg's Center for Entrepreneurship and its Mentors and Ventures Program.
Isenberg Hospitality Students Excel at Industry Scholarship Banquet
November 5, 2013
On October 21, eight Isenberg Hospitality students received the lion's share of scholarships at an annual awards dinner at the Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg hosted by the New England Club Managers Association (NECMA).
In an hour-long lecture on October 29 to the Isenberg and campus community, Mark H. McCormack Executive in Residence Bob Kain lavished praise on two personal heroes, Mark H. McCormack and Billie Jean King. Kain also traced the evolution of his former firm, IMG, and the sport management industry.
Isenberg Accounting Students Excel in Case Competition
October 24, 2013
Isenberg student accounting teams excelled in the first round of PricewaterhouseCoopers' 2013 Accounting Case Competition. The first-place Isenberg team, Challenge Inc., is eligible for potential consideration as a finalist in the competition.
Isenberg in the News--October 22, 2013
October 22, 2013
Recent Isenberg News in the Print and Electronic Media
In her campus-wide lecture, University of Toronto Rotman School Associate Dean of Business Research Anita McGahan emphasized that business education offered a kit of analytical tools that were transferable to societal problems and the creation of social value. But, she said, they shouldn't be deployed in "clip-on" charitable and sustainability issues. Instead, "they have to get to the core of what we do."
Marketing Students Help Propel Rising Artist's Career
October 17, 2013
Students in Isenberg's Fundamentals of Marketing course help propel rising artist's career.
Isenberg in the News--October 3-11
October 15, 2013
Recent news about Isenberg that has appeared in the print and electronic media
Isenberg-based INFORMS Student Chapter Wins National Award
October 11, 2013
The Isenberg-based UMass Amherst chapter of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) was honored with a Student Chapter Annual Award at the professional society's annual meetings on October 6-9 in Minneapolis.