In a new partnership with the J.League, Asia's premier professional soccer league, the McCormack Department of Sport Management will teach online courses in sport marketing and finance. "We aim to share the best in sport management practices in the U.S.," remarks McCormack professor Steve McKelvey.
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Four Isenberg finance professors who recently attended a showing of “The Big Short” applauded the movie for its accurate portrayal of the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis and for its clear explanation of complex financial concepts. In a discussion following the movie, several of the professors expressed approval for regulations that focus on interrelationships among different segments of the financial system.
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At Isenberg, we’re making business education work harder by defining the “made-to-measure” MBA. Dean Fuller and current student Alexandra Maider recently sat down with business education website Poets & Quants to talk about Isenberg’s unique approach.
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“People are critical resources for organizations. But compared with other 'assets,' people have opinions and emotions; they can walk out the door and never return. They can also withhold effort, be lazy or excel when they choose to. Yet, all companies need employees.” It is this dance between business and the people who fuel it that makes the field of Human Resource Management so intriguing to Prof. David Lepak, the internationally renowned scholar whom Isenberg has proposed for its Berthiaume Chair in Business Leadership at Isenberg.
The current expansion of the Massachusetts economy appears to be on firm footing, notes Isenberg economist and professor Robert Nakosteen. While the overall picture is positive, risks like the strong dollar and less than all-out consumer confidence somewhat cloud the picture.
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By completing a curriculum that includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and SAP (Systems, Applications and Products), Isenberg Operations and Information Management students join the business world with strategic, differentiating skills, says Cecilia Shea '83. The Isenberg alumna is Director of IT Services for the Americas with SABIC (Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Company.
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Continuous improvement in an organization's systems and performance go hand in glove with a company's people and culture. "If you can't work with people, you're sunk," insists Mike Chludzinski '92, a change agent with Royal Philips N.V.
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The campus-wide Innovation Challenge business plan competition's new seed pitch component is propelling student teams, through mentoring, workshops, and targeted financial seeding. “We introduced the new phase to elevate and accelerate the larger event’s already high level of competition," notes Isenberg professor William Wooldridge, executive director of Isenberg's Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, which coordinates the Challenge.
In a visit to WEBS, "America's Yarn Store," students in Marc Weinberger's class, Managerial Perspectives on Marketing Strategy," talked business strategy with owners Steve and Kathy Elkins. Founded by Steve's parents, Art '57 and Barbara Elkins, WEBS is the nation's largest retailer of knitting supplies and services.
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HTM’s annual NYC Reception on November 12th at the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel attracted an enthusiastic gathering of alumni, students, faculty, and industry leaders. Ashley Goodhue '08 was honored with alumni award for her work at her successful start-up Ashley G. Productions.
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Coordinated by Isenberg’s Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, the daylong event on November 17th at the Campus Center offered separate panels on global and local entrepreneurship. It featured a third panel that explored financing mechanisms for social entrepreneurs. And it offered a dynamic networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, and academics (including students).
An MBA faculty panel on gender challenges in the workplace and the sports industry recounted obstacles in mobility and biases in interpersonal relations. The panel also noted progress, including leveraging gender allies and advocates.
Recently retired director of USD swaps at J.P. Morgan Gary Cameron '89 explored financial cycles, trading tactics, and financial bubbles in a talk with Isenberg students. A derivatives trader throughout his career, he also examined the psychology and skill sets of successful traders.
In an address to the UMass Amherst campus, McCormack Executive-in-Residence Val Ackerman described her leadership challenges and successful start-up strategies for the WNMA and the rebirth of the Big East Conference. In 2016, the WNBA will enter its 20th year. With Ackerman at the helm, the Big East has secured a basketball-centric future.
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How is Nick Marchiselli ’16 approaching his job search for life after graduation? “I’m reaching out to my network. Those internships come with contacts and experiences that can get you places,” remarks the McCormack Sport Management major.
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We all know that social media profiles can do a lot of harm; we censor our Facebooks, protect our tweets, and privatize our Instagrams. But there’s one social media outlet that deserves publicity. It’s your LinkedIn profile and it needs some serious TLC.