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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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Student-driven ideas will be the focus at HackUMass at UMass Amherst’s Integrative Learning Center on April 11-12. More than 600 participants, including 70 companies and students from across the region, will take part in the event, which is the Pioneer Valley’s largest hackathon and is hosted by the Isenberg-based Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.
Isenberg undergraduate Rob Flanagan ’16 and his interdisciplinary team, FogKicker, won the top prize in the campus-wide Innovation Challenge on March 31. Other entrepreneurial teams also won prizes at the annual business plan competition.
An Isenberg faculty member and part-time MBA student are Massachusetts’ two appointees to the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. The volunteer group voices consumer concerns over IRS policies and issues.
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The second annual Women of Isenberg Conference took place on February 7. Coordinated by the student group Isenberg Women in Business, the day-long event attracted 210 members of the Isenberg community, including 42 alumnae, a dozen Isenberg faculty and staff members, and 150 students.
The Isenberg School of Management’s Online MBA program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked among the best online MBA programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate MBA Programs.
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