The Covid-19 economic crisis hit Massachusetts hard in 2020, with customers staying home, stores closing, and businesses having to lay off employees: At one point in July, the state had the highest unemployment rate in the country. At the same time, Isenberg students saw their work experience opportunities decline as hiring freezes and declines in the job market took hold.
U.S. Olympian Anita DeFrantz, the senior member of the Olympic Movement in the United States who has twice been elected vice president of the International Olympic Committee, will serve as the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management Executive-in-Residence at the Isenberg School of Management this fall.
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“Our faculty members are seriously invested in teaching this population—online students are a core focus at Isenberg, not an afterthought," says Traci Hess, associate dean of graduate programs. "That is what has made the program successful for 20 years, and will make it stand out as a leader in online education for many decades in the future.”
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The UMass Amherst chapter of the Smart Woman Securities organization, which focuses on women in the finance industry, put together an online curriculum for community public school students called “Making Cents of Finance.”
In the U.S. News & World Report rankings published this week, Isenberg has climbed into the top 30 of the nation’s premier public business school undergraduate programs, moving up four slots from 34th last year.
Lucy Diaz '01 became vice president of brand marketing for Tough Mudder in January, just as the company was coming out of a year of cancelled races and gearing up to restart events safely in the spring.
Senior Adam Syme has worked with with Holyoke Community College's Champions Mentorship Network to share his own knowledge and experience about transferring to UMass and Isenberg with a first-year student.
Two Isenberg Online MBA students, Brian R. Burnbaum, MD, and Amy Morton-Sogi, have been included in the fourth annual Online Best & Brightest MBAs list compiled by the online publication Poets & Quants.
In a recent webinar, Building a Customer Excellence Strategy: The Essentials, hosted by Ivy Exec, Dr. Melissa Baker from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst discussed the importance of managing the customer experience journey both in person and online, and current strategies for firms to improve the customer experience.
Isenberg’s Anna Nagurney has been getting calls from media outlets since it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic was leading to unusual supply chain shortages. Now that vaccines are being distributed, her knowledge of transportation logistics is making her a sought-after expert for national media outlets from NPR to the Wall Street Journal.
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In a year defined by the Covid-19 pandemic, Isenberg has moved the needle on innovation, strengthening career and professional development services, program flexibility, analytics curriculum, and improved virtual interactivity for graduate students.
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