Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel had never held a baseball before meeting J.B. Bernstein, but after winning the top two slots in his “Million Dollar Arm” reality TV show, they were signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates and became the first Indians contracted to play professional sports in the United States. Bernstein’s cross-cultural experience turned his career around, led to his marriage, and gave him a new perspective on the things that matter. Today, he continues to advocate for the power of this kind of breakthrough insight, in work and in life, and recently came back to UMass to inspire Isenberg...Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel had never held a baseball before meeting J.B. Bernstein, but after winning the top two slots in his “Million Dollar Arm” reality TV show, they were signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates and became the first Indians contracted to play professional sports in the United States. Bernstein’s cross-cultural experience turned his career around, led to his marriage, and gave him a new perspective on the things that matter. Today, he continues to advocate for the power of this kind of breakthrough insight, in work and in life, and recently came back to UMass to inspire Isenberg’s next generation of graduates.
Robin Chase was featured pundit in the second edition of Driven, Isenberg’s series of conversations with business innovators at the UMass Club in downtown Boston. After chatting informally with attendees for 45 minutes, she joined WBUR radio journalist Asma Khalid on stage for a 50-minute discussion of Chase’s challenges as a transportation entrepreneur and of transportation’s increasingly disruptive future. Following the conversation, Chase fielded questions from her audience of more than 100 business practitioners and academics.
ElectroPure, a student team and developer of a water treatment/purification device for homes, schools, and other small-scale water systems, took first-place honors in the finals of the 2017 Innovation Challenge business plan competition on April 6th.
Dr. Mahmoud Hariri, a surgeon and former faculty member at the Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine, discussed harrowing wartime logistics and medical delivery challenges in Professor Nagurney's "Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare" course.
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This year's Accounting Alumnus of the Year is John McNamara ’81 ’82 M.S., Assurance Shareholder with Sullivan Bille, P.C. McNamara will be honored on April 20th at Isenberg's Annual Accounting Banquet at The Log Cabin in Holyoke.
"There are no final victories; the struggle for legitimacy [by black and other nonwhite athletes] continues,” insisted sport sociologist Harry Edwards during his keynote talk as this spring’s Mark H. McCormack Executive in Residence. During his two-day visit to Isenberg on March 23rd and 24th, Dr. Edwards, an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at UCal Berkeley, spoke in Sport Management classes and met with McCormack program students and faculty.
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A recent article in the leading industry trade journal SportsBusiness Journal by McCormack senior lecturer and internship director Tony Lachowetz underscores the value of experiential learning for sport management students.
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Finance professor Mila Getmansky Sherman and two coauthors have received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute’s premier honor—its 2016 Graham and Dodd Award for Excellence—for their journal article, “Interconnectedness of the CDS Market.”
Isenberg’s Full-time MBA program has soared eighteen places from 75th to 57th in U.S. News’ just-released annual ranking of MBA programs. Isenberg also moved up three places from 16th to 13th in U.S. News’ ranking of Part-time MBA programs.
Jeff Prost-Greene ’12 is one of two Isenberg alums honored this year in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of Social Entrepreneurs. Prost-Greene is one of three founders of Up Top Acres, which owns and operates roof-top "farms" in Washington, D.C.
In February, 350 students, alumni, faculty, and staff attended the fourth annual Women of Isenberg conference, which brings together women from all career levels to talk about their unique experiences and challenges as women in business.
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The Financial Times has ranked the Isenberg Online MBA program #1 nationally and #3 worldwide. That included Isenberg’s Online MBA ranking of 2nd in the world in a metric where recent graduates praised our online teaching and resources.
Isenberg is making a big, BIG, splash in Boston – and not just with our highly skilled and driven alumni. We are extremely proud to announce our first-ever, major Boston-area ad campaign. It’s about time we shout from the rooftops what you already know – that Isenberg is an iconic business school with top faculty, a talented student body, and alumni who are ready to take the business world by storm.
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For the second year running, Isenberg’s Online MBA has achieved elite status among the nation’s online MBA programs. According to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online MBA Programs,” the Isenberg Online MBA once again ranked 12th in a field of 221 programs.
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Professor Charles Schewe’s course, Tools for Professional Success, gives students the opportunity to explore real business challenges for different clients and propose solutions during a final presentation. Peter Warren '17, Liz Imbrogna '17 and Rachel Kirshtein '17 were assigned to Peter Pan Bus Lines. Their research targeted the Northeast's college student population along with opportunities for Peter Pan's charter services and general ridership.
Internships are critical, emphasized keynoter Kate Hogan ’05 at the third annual McCormack Future Leaders Conference on February 11. The UMass graduate was one of eight industry professionals who mentored fifty students during the daylong McCormack event.
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Professor Steve McKelvey is this year’s Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award honoree. Bestowed by the Sport & Law Recreation Association (SLRA), the award is widely viewed as the single highest honor focusing on the academic intersection of law and sport.
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The Chase Career Center's "Interview Ninja" workshop is one of seven in its Career Navigator Seminar Series that prepares students for job searching and interviews. Upcoming seminars will cover co-ops, advanced use of LinkedIn, professional branding, and more.
Demand for blood is down overall, which leaves blood suppliers in crisis. Operations professor Anna Nagurney says that tactics such as mergers and resource sharing between suppliers can improve efficiency and reduce waste in this delicate supply chain.
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