Heng Chen plans to use the prestigious Federal Aviation Administration Graduate Research Award to generate guidelines for the number and location of airplane metering points at airports and the tradeoffs involved in their alternative configurations.
Brady Fish '14 MBA completed his practicum last spring at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston where he 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.
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Students, Operations & Information Management, Experiential Learning, MBA, MBA, Corporate
Eighteen Isenberg students traveled to South Africa in the spring visited business and cultural venues in and around Johannesburg and Cape Town. They went behind the scenes at a leading marketing agency, a human resources firm, and the accounting firm, Deloitte. They toured a diamond mine, a winery, and a brewery. They also visited game reserves, Cape Town Soccer Stadium, and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison.
The Mark. H. McCormack Department of Sport Management's masters 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.
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Alumni, Events & Activities, Rankings, Sport Management, MBA, Masters, Sport Management
Three Isenberg marketing professors-Easwar Iyer, George Milne, and Elizabeth Miller-excelled as co-chairs of the American Marketing Association's annual Marketing and Public Policy Conference in Boston on June 5-7. The Conference, at the Omni Parker House, attracted over 200 participants, including attendees from academe, industry, and the policy world.
Hospitality & Tourism Management graduate Laurie Stroll '83 was recently honored with the department's highest alumni accolade, The Stephen E. Elmont Award, at a banquet in Boston. Stroll is president and owner of Newport Hospitality.
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Alumni, People at Isenberg, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Alumni, Events, Career, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Leadership
Robert "Bob" Epstein '67, CEO/President of Horizon Beverage Group reflects on his legacy of leadership at the family-owned business that he took from a small regional operation to New England's largest distributor of alcohol beverages.
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People at Isenberg, Profile, Alumni, Corporate, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism Management
On a raw, rainy day in late April, twenty-five Isenberg student organizers of Supercuts SoccerFest exhibited uncommon leadership and resilience when weather-related challenges threatened their painstakingly planned tournament and festival.
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Students, Experiential Learning, Sport Management, Student Organizations, Undergraduate, Events
Five 2014 honors graduates who completed the Isenberg Finance capstone course "International Macro-Finance and Financial Crises" have returned from Greece, where they met with the country's prime minister, Antonis Samaras (second from left in photo), and other senior-level officials.
CISDM Research Day brought many interesting speakers, including keynote Andrew Lo, Charles and Susan T. Harris Professor and Director of MIT's Laboratory for Financial Engineering, who made who spoke about how financial engineering can bring value to cancer research.
Isenberg's annual Scholarship Celebration on April 24 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke awarded more than $460,000 in privately funded scholarships and honors to 120 deserving students. The gathering of 300 students, parents, alumni, and faculty heard rousing remarks from Dean Fuller, Associate Undergraduate Dean Linda Shea, and Isenberg's Director of Development, Andrew Clendinneng.
Shelly Duncan '92, a partner in Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice, was principal honoree at Isenberg's Annual Accounting Banquet on April 17. Duncan received the department's Accounting Alumni Award, its alumnus of the year honor. A second alumnus, Jason Janoff '93, accepted an award for his commitment to diversity initiatives at Isenberg. Catherine Lowry '96, 01' MBA, a senior lecturer in the department, was honored with the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants' Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. And 60 students received scholarships and other accolades for academic excellence and community service.
The Douglas and Diana Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship will be the hub of a campus network of scholars, innovators and entrepreneurs, with a three-fold mission of supporting research, education and practice, all targeted at transforming ideas into business realities. The Berthiaumes' gift builds on the couple's extraordinary support for the university, which includes a previous gift of $5 million in support of Isenberg School initiatives.
When you strip away all the sports glamor, it's about education. That's what drives, me, emphasized Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive in his keynote address on April 16 as the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management's Executive in Residence. In his talk to the campus community, Slive described his role and philosophy as a change agent at the SEC. He also explored current issues in college athletics and his personal history, including his career path.
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If I had to do it all over again, I'd be glad to be in your shoes at this great university, remarked Isenberg accounting graduate Brian Croteau '94 to accounting students during his campus visit on April 8th. ʺConsidering the accounting profession's importance to capital markets and investors, you're going to have phenomenal opportunities for career growth,ʺ he observed. Croteau is Deputy Chief Accountant of at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Professional Practice Group in its Office of the Chief Accountant.
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Many academics study ideas and innovation, but few focus on generating ideas on an organization's "front lines," where much of the work gets done, observes Alan Robinson, a professor in Isenberg's Department of Operations and Information Management. In a well-conceived idea system, in fact, those front-line insights, should account for 80% of an organization's overall improvement, notes Robinson in his just-published book, The Idea-Driven Organization.
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