After 17 years of exceptional leadership of the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, Professor Lisa Masteralexis has been appointed as Associate Dean for Administration in the Isenberg School of Management.
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Thirty students in the Isenberg course, Ubuntu & Business in South Africa, visited Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, and Soweto during a three-week class trip to South Africa in May. The students explored business and cultural venues and participated in several community service projects during their stay.
More than 300 alumni attended the third annual Isenberg Business Leadership Awards gathering on June 17. The event, at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, was proof positive of Isenberg’s increasingly influential footprint in Greater Boston and beyond.
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“One of the best things about UMass and Isenberg is the network of opportunity,” observes Operations Management major Davies DeCesare-Fousek ’16. That includes, he notes, Isenberg’s vibrant alumni network, which “is extremely impressive and has helped open many doors that I didn’t even know existed."
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Isenberg's Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship has received a gift of $400,000 from Ernst & Young and Isenberg alumni at the firm. In addition, an in-kind gift from EY has given Isenberg Gold Sponsor status in the firm's regional EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
Four Isenberg MBA graduates and one undergraduate alum are among the best and the brightest in this year's BusinessWest 40 Under Forty cohort. They and their fellow awardees will be honored for their impact on business and community at a gala networking event on June 18.
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Isenberg is one of the oldest accredited online MBA programs in the United States with nearly 1,300 enrolled students – about 100 who are active military or veteran. It is certified for the GI Bill and is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program.
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For a senior-year honors project, three students in finance explained retirement options to hundreds of UMass faculty and staff members. To help their audience make their far-reaching choices, the students created a user-friendly online decision tool.
Manhattan-based entrepreneur, realtor, and developer David Gaunt '70 MBA recalled the early years of his real estate career in New York City. The Isenberg graduate explained how he combined creative problem solving and persistence to gain traction in the market.
Online MBA student Mark Weisman, a physician, healthcare administrator, and entrepreneur, is deploying his MBA skills to drive innovation in his healthcare organization and to succeed as an entrepreneur in his family start-up, Define Bottle.
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On May 1, the Isenberg-based Massachusetts Small Business Development Center network and its clients earned nine New England-wide honors at the annual Massachusetts Awards Ceremony associated with National Small Business Week. The network's Berkshire Office received an award for excellence and innovation. Clients received eight honors, including Small Business Person of the Year.
Two days of Isenberg graduation events celebrated the achievements and grit of 1,230 graduating seniors, master’s, and Ph.D. recipients. Addresses by keynote speakers recounted students’ accomplishments at Isenberg and looked ahead to their promising careers and continued engagement with the school.
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Scores of Isenberg students were honored with substantial scholarship assistance at the annual Isenberg Scholarship Celebration, on April 21. The principal speakers—Vinnie Daboul ’87 and Marty Boyle ’15—praised Isenberg as an engine of opportunity and upward mobility. They urged alumni and students to support the school financially and through personal engagement.
“In my field, little things can lead to big things,” remarks forensic accounting specialist Lynda Schwartz ’86. A forensic accounting practitioner since the early 1990s, Lynda will teach a two-day colloquium on the subject on July 14-15 in Isenberg’s M.S. in Accounting (MSA) program.
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Hospitality & Tourism Management’s annual Awards Dinner, at the Boston Harbor Hotel, honored alumnus Robert McCarthy ’78, MGM Resorts Chairman James Murren, and HTM student Vimbai Moyo ’16. The event and its honorees celebrated the program’s values of personal resilience, continuous improvement, and hard work.
I worked for a manufacturing company called Rogers Corporation in Rogers, CT. I worked very closely with both to help write Design Walkthroughs, which illustrate the business processes. I collected sample transactions for various departments and tested for material misstatements and even fraud (extremely rare).
As part of Professor’s Oh’s HTM Leadership Academy course, over 20 students traveled to a Sodexo facility housed within Bose Headquarters to learn about leadership roles and life at the company from senior executives, including alumni from the HTM program. Student Renny Xu ’16 recounts the day.
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