Second-year MBA candidate Alexa Rozelle talks about the analytical skills that she's gained through the program that will help her transition into corporate and commercial real estate after graduation.
In a new partnership with the J.League, Asia's premier professional soccer league, the McCormack Department of Sport Management will teach online courses in sport marketing and finance. "We aim to share the best in sport management practices in the U.S.," remarks McCormack professor Steve McKelvey.
Faculty, Masters, Sport Management, Undergraduate, Isenberg News (+)
Faculty, Masters, Sport Management, Undergraduate, Isenberg News, Sport Management
Four Isenberg finance professors who recently attended a showing of “The Big Short” applauded the movie for its accurate portrayal of the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis and for its clear explanation of complex financial concepts. In a discussion following the movie, several of the professors expressed approval for regulations that focus on interrelationships among different segments of the financial system.
Accounting, Alumni, Doctoral, Driven, Faculty (+)
Accounting, Alumni, Doctoral, Driven, Faculty, Finance, Masters, MBA, MBA Online, Undergraduate, People at Isenberg, Faculty, Finance
At Isenberg, we’re making business education work harder by defining the “made-to-measure” MBA. Dean Fuller and current student Alexandra Maider recently sat down with business education website Poets & Quants to talk about Isenberg’s unique approach.
Driven, Leadership, Masters, MBA, MBA Online (+)
Driven, Leadership, Masters, MBA, MBA Online, Students, Isenberg News
“People are critical resources for organizations. But compared with other 'assets,' people have opinions and emotions; they can walk out the door and never return. They can also withhold effort, be lazy or excel when they choose to. Yet, all companies need employees.” It is this dance between business and the people who fuel it that makes the field of Human Resource Management so intriguing to Prof. David Lepak, the internationally renowned scholar whom Isenberg has proposed for its Berthiaume Chair in Business Leadership at Isenberg.
The current expansion of the Massachusetts economy appears to be on firm footing, notes Isenberg economist and professor Robert Nakosteen. While the overall picture is positive, risks like the strong dollar and less than all-out consumer confidence somewhat cloud the picture.
Doctoral, Faculty, Finance, Masters, MBA (+)
Doctoral, Faculty, Finance, Masters, MBA, Operations & Information Management, Undergraduate, Research
By completing a curriculum that includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and SAP (Systems, Applications and Products), Isenberg Operations and Information Management students join the business world with strategic, differentiating skills, says Cecilia Shea '83. The Isenberg alumna is Director of IT Services for the Americas with SABIC (Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Company.
Alumni, Alumni Profiles, Corporate, MBA, Operations & Information Management (+)
Alumni, Alumni Profiles, Corporate, MBA, Operations & Information Management, Profile, Undergraduate, Alumni, Operations & Information Management
The campus-wide Innovation Challenge business plan competition's new seed pitch component is propelling student teams, through mentoring, workshops, and targeted financial seeding. “We introduced the new phase to elevate and accelerate the larger event’s already high level of competition," notes Isenberg professor William Wooldridge, executive director of Isenberg's Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, which coordinates the Challenge.
An MBA faculty panel on gender challenges in the workplace and the sports industry recounted obstacles in mobility and biases in interpersonal relations. The panel also noted progress, including leveraging gender allies and advocates.
Recently retired director of USD swaps at J.P. Morgan Gary Cameron '89 explored financial cycles, trading tactics, and financial bubbles in a talk with Isenberg students. A derivatives trader throughout his career, he also examined the psychology and skill sets of successful traders.
In an address to the UMass Amherst campus, McCormack Executive-in-Residence Val Ackerman described her leadership challenges and successful start-up strategies for the WNMA and the rebirth of the Big East Conference. In 2016, the WNBA will enter its 20th year. With Ackerman at the helm, the Big East has secured a basketball-centric future.
Events, Exec in Residence - Sport Mgmt, Masters, Speakers, Sport Management (+)
Events, Exec in Residence - Sport Mgmt, Masters, Speakers, Sport Management, Undergraduate, Events & Activities, Sport Management
John F. Smith Professor of Operations Management Anna Nagurney was one of 34 top academics invited by Amazon to attend its first faculty conference devoted to supply chain optimization. During her visit, she attended a variety of "ops talks" by Amazon cognoscenti. She got a first hand look at the company's operations at a sprawling fulfillment center and introduced Isenberg to Amazon officials and visiting scholars.
Corporate, Doctoral, Faculty, MBA, Operations & Information Management (+)
Corporate, Doctoral, Faculty, MBA, Operations & Information Management, Undergraduate, People at Isenberg
In a visit to Isenberg, Pat Whelan '80, described an innovative career in big-picture real estate, including 25+ years of executive management with investments and operations in large public and private and companies. Whelan's current market involves preowned rental homes. He's also been a top executive with an apartment REIT, a real estate media and technology firm, and a company with extensive recreational, residential, and golf community assets.
Isenberg PhD Director George Milne and information management professor Ryan Wright explored current issues in consumer privacy and internet security in a presentation to MBA students. Both called for renewed consumer and employee education and empowerment.
Doctoral, Faculty, Marketing, Masters, MBA (+)
Doctoral, Faculty, Marketing, Masters, MBA, Operations & Information Management, Research
Finance grad John McMullen '81 has placed retirement on hold to serve as CFO of one of America's iconic companies, Eastman Kodak. McMullen is working with the the company's technology developer to leverage its still robust technology prowess. He is also responsible for corporate development, controlling costs, procurement, and Kodak's substantial real estate portfolio.
During her day-long visit to Isenberg, HTM graduate Victoria Vega ’88, a division vice president with the food and dining management firm Unidine, explored human resources and food management issues, in the classroom. In a schoolwide presentation, she shared insights in and personal stories devoted to crisis management.
Alumni, Corporate, Department News, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Leadership (+)
Finance professor Mila Getmansky Sherman and two colleagues have garnered considerable media attention for their broad survey of the hedge fund industry. The study, which contends that hedge fund earnings have been overstated, nevertheless offers a strong endorsement of their enduring value to the financial system.
From August 31-September 2, Isenberg's first-year class of Full-time MBA students participated in the second annual David C. O'Leary MBA Orientation Program. During the three-day "bootcamp," the students honed professional development skills, including networking, resume writing, improvising, interviewing, and making elevator pitches. The program's culminating event was a panel of senior-level executives, moderated by David O'Leary, who shared insights and advice with the students.
A two-day simulation workshop attracted Online MBA students to Isenberg from as far away as Idaho, Ohio, and Virginia. The students squared off in five teams with decision-making authority for real-time simulations of a company's product sourcing, scheduling, and pricing decisions.
Corporate, Faculty, Masters, MBA, MBA Online (+)
Corporate, Faculty, Masters, MBA, MBA Online, MBA Online, Students, Experiential Learning, Faculty, MBA