“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.
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Over the summer, A. J. Beach ’16, who had just earned his MBA and completed his student fellowship with the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, chose to further pursue his entrepreneurial interests. Sensing a high-yield opportunity, he wrote a proposal that has generated funding and six Fellowship practicums for Isenberg MBA students on behalf of UMass Amherst’s Applied Life Sciences (IALS) Center. Beginning this fall, the students are deploying their business skills to bring new life sciences technologies to market.
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.
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Isenberg economist and Professor of Operations and Information Management Robert Nakosteen discussed the implications of Britain’s Brexit vote on a morning-after interview with WBUR in Boston. Professor Nakosteen addressed the Brexit’s likely impact on financial markets, including pension funds. He also reflected on its influence on Massachusetts’ trade relations with Europe and the costs and benefits of a stronger dollar.
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.