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New Isenberg Course Gives Sophomores Professional Development Edge
October 17, 2014

A new course for Isenberg's 670 sophomores is giving them a competitive edge in job interviewing, networking, and skills for researching employers and industries. A year and a half in the making, the course, "Career and Professional Development," is equipping students with a roadmap for professional development success.

Isenberg in the News--October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014

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New Provost on Campus Values Marketing as an Administrator and Author
October 16, 2014

In a visit to Isenberg's Fundamentals of Marketing class, UMass Amherst Provost Katherine Newman discussed the importance of marketing in fostering the campus's competitiveness and reputation.

Isenberg Graduate Sees Finance as a Positive Force for Change
October 10, 2014

For Isenberg MBA graduate Michael Philipp '80, financial acumen is essential in marshaling business as a positive force change. During his two-day visit to Isenberg on September 30 and October 1st, the former Chairman and CEO of Credit Suisse Europe, Middle East, and Africa, described some of his current ventures to Isenberg students and faculty. Philipp was also at Isenberg to honor finance professor Hossein Kazemi, who recently succeeded Thomas Schneeweis as the school's Michael and Cheryl Philipp Professor of Finance.

Two Isenberg Faculty Members Honored at International Conference
October 6, 2014

Two Isenberg professors, Steven Floyd and William Wooldridge, were honored on September 21 by the Strategic Management Society at its annual conference in Madrid for their 25-year impact on research involving middle managers, strategy processes, and corporate strategic renewal.

Isenberg Professor Views Failures as Critical to Success
October 3, 2014

"Whenever you aspire to be creative-to stretch yourself and take risks-you're bound to have setbacks. In other words, you're going to fail to some degree as a prelude to success," observes Charles Manz, Isenberg's Nirenberg Professor of Leadership.

Isenberg Marketing Faculty Member and Students Bring Their Breast Cancer Message to Retailers
October 1, 2014

Cynthia Barstow, a faculty member in marketing at Isenberg, and the campus-based organization, Protect Our Breasts, are raising awareness among retailers and consumers about carcinogenic and other health dangers of everyday commercial chemicals.

Isenberg Seniors Place Second in Bose Case Competition
September 30, 2014

A team of Isenberg Operations and Information Management students has taken second place in the 2nd annual Bose Supply Chain College Case Competition. Bose challenged the students with a complex real-world business problem that focused on issues involving process, people, and technology.

Isenberg's Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Honored in Society's Annual Report
September 26, 2014

Isenberg's student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national society for accountants and other financial information professionals, recently received multiple national awards from the society.

Isenberg Professors Coordinate Workshop on Cybersecurity Risk Analysis for Enterprises
September 18, 2014

Three Isenberg professors and a professor at UMass Amherst's College of Engineering have organized of the workshop "Cybersecurity Risk Analysis for Enterprise Security" on September 19th at MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Isenberg in the News--September 16, 2014
September 16, 2014

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Operations Professor Wright Awarded NSF Grant
September 12, 2014

Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Isenberg School of Management, Ryan Wright, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation.

New Leadership Orientation Program for MBAs Culminates with Executive Panel and Networking Event
September 9, 2014

On August 26, Isenberg's first-year MBA class gained cutting-edge career insights and professional contacts at a combined panel discussion/networking event at the elegant UMass Club in Boston's financial district. The event was the culmination of the just-launched David C. O'Leary '81 MBA Leadership Orientation Program, which immerses incoming MBA students for three days in professional development activities before classes begin.

Two Isenberg Professors Honored with Endowed Faculty Positions
August 29, 2014

Hossein B. Kazemi, a professor of finance at Isenberg, and Christopher P. Agoglia, chair of Isenberg's Department of Accounting, have been named to endowed professorial positions. Kazemi is the new Michael and Cheryl Philipp Professor of Finance. Agoglia is the inaugural Richard Simpson Endowed Professor in accounting.

Isenberg Ph.D. Candidate Earns Prestigious FAA Grant
August 22, 2014

Heng Chen, a fourth-year doctoral candidate at Isenberg, has received a prestigious $10,000 Federal Aviation Administration Graduate Research Award. The national honor is awarded to ten recipients only, and fosters applied research that addresses airport and related aviation system issues.

Isenberg in the News--August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014

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Isenberg MBA Student Helps Hospital Improve Surgical Instrument Flow
July 24, 2014

"Process-flow initiatives to improve productivity and reduce waste play a growing role in hospitals and other healthcare organizations," observes recent Isenberg MBA graduate Brady Fish '14. The former Isenberg student speaks from first-hand experience. During his MBA practicum last spring at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Fish deployed a variety of operations management tools to improve the flow of surgical instruments and the productivity among staff throughout MGH's 58 operating rooms.

Isenberg in the News--July 11, 2014
July 11, 2014

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Isenberg Class Trip to South Africa Is Opportunity for Student Service
July 7, 2014

In a post-trip survey of their class visit in May to South Africa, 18 Isenberg students rated a service project as their top experience. When asked how to improve future overseas class trips, the students were decisive: "We want to do more service."

Isenberg Sport Management Program Earns Elite International Rankings
June 25, 2014

The Mark. H. McCormack Department of Sport Management's master's degree program has achieved elite status in Sport Business International magazine's 2014 Postgraduate Course Rankings. In the survey, released in the magazine's June edition, the Isenberg program ranked 2nd among all postgraduate programs in the United States for the third year in a row. It ranked 4th among all postgraduate programs worldwide.