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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.
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.
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).
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