A paper written by professor Albert Assaf is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Thea Sinclair Award for Journal Article Excellence. The award recognizes the previous year’s (2015) top paper published in the influential journal, Tourism Economics.
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“What are the true opportunities for cross-pollination in a world sports community? What skills and network will you need?” asked sports agent/marketing innovator J.B. Bernstein ’91 in Professor Todd Crosset’s graduate course, Social Historical Foundations of Sport. The UMass grad is best known for creating The Million Dollar Arm contest in India, which generated the first two athletes from India to sign professional sports contracts in North America.
Isenberg students gained valuable insights and sharpened their analytical and presentation skills on September 30th at the school’s first Annual Isenberg Ethics Competition. The five-hour event featured an inspiring keynote speaker, workshops that explored ethical issues and case competition skills, and the competition itself. In the latter, five teams—each with two Isenberg students—squared off to dissect ethical decision points at a banking company.
At his Michelin-starred Restaurant Marc Forgione, Isenberg HTM grad Chris Blumlo '99 insists that "every point during the customers stay be positive." Blumlo's m.o. calls for attentiveness to customers, business diligence, and improvisation in response to unforeseen challenges.
Four high-ranking executives shared career insights and advice at the UMass Club in Boston with Isenberg's entering first-year MBA class. The executive panel was part of the David C. O'Leary MBA Leadership Orientation, which immerses students in workshops and team exercises devoted to professional development skills.
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On September 16, Isenberg alumni, students, faculty, and staff celebrated ground breaking for the school’s $62 million Business Innovation Hub. When the Business Innovation Hub does open in January of 2019, the futuristic building complex will add 70,000 square-feet of classrooms, labs, and student-focused spaces.
A relationship-builder, innovative educator, and internationally renowned researcher, Professor Muzzo Uysal brings experience, acumen, and energy to his new role as chair of the Hospitality & Tourism Management department.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Professor Muzaffer "Muzzo" Uysal is joining our faculty as the new Chair of our Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) program. The hands-down choice of our search committee, Professor Uysal brings many career highlights that underscore his leadership in the hospitality and tourism field. He is a relationship-builder with both industry and academe, a dedicated and innovative educator, and an internationally renowned hospitality researcher.
Pam Batalis (MS 1992) has been honored by SportsBusiness Journal as one of 35 women across the sports industry for its annual Game Changers Award. Since 2011, Game Changers recognizes women in the industry who have broad, deep and varied responsibilities and who are contributing to the success of the industry in multiple ways. Batalis and the other award winners will be featured in the Sept. 12 issue of SportsBusiness Journal, and celebrated on Sept. 15, in New York at the annual Game Changers: Women in Sports Business conference.
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Three decades ago, Isenberg accounting graduate Larry Mestel ’84 took a quantum business leap. It was 1989, and Mestel was Arthur Young’s (a Big Six accounting firm) point man for its client, Polygram Records, during its acquisition of Island Records. Toward the end of negotiations, Mestel received a phone call from Island’s top business officer, Mel Kline.
Samalid M. Hogan has been appointed director of the western regional office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network. Hogan brings a broad range of experience to the new post, including 12 years in economic development and project management. Most recently, she was the consulting project manager for the Holyoke Innovation District on behalf of the MassTech Collaborative and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Previously, she was the senior project manager and brownfields coordinator at the City of Springfield’s Office of Planning and Economic Development.
Undergraduate Online student Paul Francisco, owner and president of an electrical construction company in northeast Ohio, talks about how completing his degree through the online program is perfect for the demands of his job and his family.
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Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network clients and counselors were honored at the U.S. Small Business Administration's annual Massachusetts Awards Ceremony in May. Isenberg has been headquarters to the MSBDC Network since 1980.
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management has been ranked as the #4 graduate-level sport management program in the world by Sports Business International. The department also received the global #1 ranking as Course Leaders Choice
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During the spring semester, Operations Management professor Alan Robinson took a group of MBA students on a trip to learn about the operations at two large and very different companies - endoscope manufacturer Karl Storz and wholesaler/distributing company C & S Wholesale Grocers.
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Ten Isenberg students joined forces with 18 UMass engineering students and faculty from the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship to make their mark in the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual Collegiate Wind Competition.