Two years ago, Red Sox General Manager and Isenberg Sport Management graduate Ben Cherington ’97 M.S. defied extremely long odds with strategic moves that helped bring the team from the cellar to a World Series championship. Now, following an injury-plagued season, he is positioning the team through adept acquisitions and negotiations for a similar ascent.
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On December 4, the campus welcomed the family of the late Gene Isenberg '50, '00H, including his wife Ronnie, their daughter Diane and husband David and their three children Dylan, Carolyn, and Stefan. A tribute was held to honor Gene and Ronnie's leadership and generosity at UMass Amherst and Isenberg.
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Reinventing IBM. Now over 100 years old, IBM continues to reinvent itself by embracing change. "How do you stay relevant?" asked Hanny. "It takes really tough decisions. You have to get rid of things." At the same time, IBM has broadened its skills base through acquisitions and alliances. One thing though has remained constant at the firm: "Everyone is focused on customer success. We have a real culture here."
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After being interviewed by BusinessWeek at the annual Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference, first-year full-time MBA student (and former Navy lieutenant Corey Hodges spoke to us further about what it's like to be a LGBT person in the world of business.
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During a two-day visit to Isenberg in October, MBA alumnus Michael Philipp '80, the former Chairman and CEO of Credit Suisse Europe, Middle East, and Africa, described some of his current ventures students and faculty. In his presentations, Philipp described the activities of his merchant bank, Ambata, where as chairman and managing partner he helps capitalize and bring best practices to projects in developing nations.
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The newly launched David C. O'Leary '81 MBA Leadership Orientation Program immersed Isenberg's first-year MBA students for three days in professional development activities before classes began, including a panel discussion/networking event at the elegant UMass Club in Boston's financial district
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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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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Rescue Collar, an Isenberg team led by first-year full-time MBA candidate David Waymouth, has won first-place honors in UMass Amherst's annual Innovation Challenge business plan competition. Rescue Collar emerged the winner against four other finalists at a formal presentation and awards dinner on April 7th. At the ceremony, Waymouth received a first-place prize of $25,000 and an invitation to participate with fast-track status in the vaunted MassChallenge business plan competition.
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Isenberg's part-time MBA program is ranked among the best part-time MBA programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Business Programs, which was released March 10. The Isenberg part-time MBA was ranked 16th overall, 9th among public universities out of 212 schools ranked by the publication.
Each spring, for their capstone MBA Practicum, teams of second-year students in Isenberg's Full-time MBA Program apply their skill sets in semester-long consulting projects on behalf of business and nonprofit clients. In this spring's practicum, students will conduct extensive research, deploy creative problem solving, and generate extensive reports for high-profile corporations, local businesses, and nonprofit organizations. For an example of the high-value research generated through the practicum, read below about an MBA team's findings last spring on the local meat industry in Western Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley.
On a two-day visit to Isenberg in September, David Fubini '76 (Marketing) and David O'Leary '81 MBA offered strategic advice to the school's MBA program. Fubini, a Director with McKinsey & Company, and O'Leary, former Chief Administrative Officer with State Street Corporation, met with MBA faculty, administrators, and students.