10/28: Panel Discussion on Leadership, Healthcare and Policy




Join us Tuesday at 10am for a panel discussion with:

Felix G. Arroyo, Chief of Health and Human Services for the City of Boston
J. Keith Motley, UMass Boston Chancellor
Eric Schultz, President and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

This event will take place in Campus Center 3rd Floor Ballroom A. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
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Tuesday 10/28: How Leadership Can Build Your Career

“How Leadership Can Build Your Career”

The College of Management is proud to welcome


Vin Capozzi, Vice President at Harvard Pilgrim

to discuss his career in a leadership role for the #1 ranked private health insurance plan in America 10 years in a row by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. While he has been the Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service, Harvard Pilgrim has won 7 J.D. Power awards for Customer/Member Satisfaction.  Capozzi has over 29 years of experience in the New England health care marketplace and enjoys turning business challenges into successful outcomes.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 4:00 to 5:00PM

Ryan Lounge: M-3-721

Be the CEO of Your Career – Nov 4th

With Deborah Federico

Join us:
Tuesday, November 4th

Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3540

 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before age forty, and this number is projected to grow. Forrester Research predicts that today’s youngest workers will hold twelve to fifteen jobs in their lifetime. These statistics clearly point out that everyone these days needs to be thinking about managing their careers in order to take advantage of new and exciting career opportunities.

 In this workshop you will understand the critical importance of continuously keeping a pulse on your career and learn effective techniques and strategies to:

  • build and maintain your personal brand
  • leverage LinkedIn to boost your brand and grow your career prospects
  • network effectively both in person and online
  • tap into the hidden job market
  • understand proper career etiquette

RSVP for this event today: email gradcm@umb.edu to secure your seat! 

Deborah Federico graduated from the UMass Boston College of Management and went on to get an MBA from Boston College. She has over ten years of experience in career services in higher education and previously worked in the business world in marketing and market research roles. Deborah has presented hundreds of workshops on career-related topics and has most recently been published on LinkedIn where she has over 1,000 followers. Several of her articles have also been published on the Vault Career Intelligence website.

Registration Request Form, Degree Planners, Master Course List and More

Be sure to visit (and bookmark) the Student Resources page for CM Grad Students, where you will find helpful information and links for:

Find the answers to your questions on the CM Grad Student Resources page!


Registration Starts Soon! Here’s What You Need to Know


This is a reminder that registration for the spring 2015 semester begins on November 3. Not all students can register on November 3; registration dates are assigned according to how many credits you have. To view your specific enrollment appointment, log into WISER. You will see a box on the right side of the page that says “Enrollment Dates” – this will tell you your registration date.

Please also take a moment to review our current student resources page and current student FAQ.

Here are some other things you need to know:

  • If you receive an error message when trying to register for a class in WISER, fill out the Registration Request web form. This is especially common when you have waived the pre-requisite for a certain class (for example: trying to register for MBA AF 611, and waived MBA AF 610). You do not need to visit the office to be enrolled - simply complete the web form, and a member of our staff will verify that you meet the pre-requisites and enroll you within 24-48 hours. You will receive an email confirmation when your registration is processed.

    NOTE: You should also use the registration request form for any class that has an instructor permission or department consent code in WISER, including capstone classes.

  • Any and all holds on your account must be resolved in order to register for classes. Many offices on campus review accounts and place holds in the weeks leading up to registration. It is important that you actively check your WISER account, and resolve any holds that may appear. The College of Management cannot override holds, or remove holds that have been placed by other departments. Some common holds are:

    Emergency Contact Verification - Simply log into WISER to verify your emergency contact information, and the hold will come off instantly.
    Past Due Balance - Balances must be current in order for this hold to be removed. Payment should be made to the bursar’s office, and inquiries should also be directed to the bursar’s office.
    Immunization Hold - This hold is placed on your account if University Health Services requires some additional documentation from you. Inquiries should be directed to 617-287-5660 or immunizations@umb.edu.

  • Advising can be done by email or by appointment. We do not have walk-in advising. For email advising, please contact your advisor as follows:

    Last names A-M: Jeff Masse, Jeffrey.Masse@umb.edu
    Last names N-Z: Tara Norton, Tara.Norton@umb.edu

    To request an appointment, you can email the office at GradCM@umb.edu.

  • MBA Students: You can use the Master Course List to view functional area and specialization designations for your electives. Within the next couple of days, we will also post a customized list for spring 2015.

The spring 2015 is now available to view in WISER. Please take a few minutes to review the available course offerings and determine whether you will need any assistance with your spring semester registration.

Job Opportunities: The Women’s Institute

This is an external job opportunity. Questions should not be directed to the College of Management. Resumes and letters of interest should be sent to careers@wihed.org. Thank you! 

The Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development is hiring an Operations Associate and a Senior Development Manager. For more information about these opportunities including salary ranges and application instructions, visit http://www.wihed.org/about/careers/.

October is National? Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Cyber Threat Smackdown!
“Defending Your Digital Devices”
Cybersecurity is in the news every day, with stories like the recent celebrity
iCloud photo release, and breaches at Home Depot, JPMorgan and more.


October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the UMass Boston
Information Technology Office of Information Security is hosting an event to help you keep your data and devices secure.


An iPad will be raffled off, plus several other prizes!
Click Here to register for this free event
Next Wednesday October 22, 11:00 – 12:15
Campus Center 3rd floor ballroom

Cyber Threat Smackdown

———————————————————————————————————• Don’t take the bait! IT will never ask you for your password. Phishing emails attempt to deceive you into giving up your private information by leading you to fraudulent websites. Learn more at- http://www.umb.edu/it/getting_services/security/phishing/

If you have any problems, contact the IT Service Desk – (617) 287-5220 | ITServiceDesk@umb.edu



International Students: Please be advised that the College of Management process for CPT approvals has changed. All CPT signature requests should be submitted electronically using this web form.

Instead of bringing forms to the office on a walk-in basis, please fill out the web form to request a review of your paperwork and upload completed CPT forms. Once we receive the forms electronically, an advisor will review them and arrange an appointment for you to pick them up and be enrolled in the Practicum or Extended Practicum class.

When completing the form, you will be asked to select two time ranges during which you can come to the office to pick up your form and check in briefly with an advisor. We will then contact you via email to set up a specific appointment time.

You should submit the web form after your supervisor has provided you with an offer letter and job description, and has signed in the designated areas on the CPT paperwork.

More detailed instructions can be found on the web form and on our Student Resources page.

New Format for Spring: MBAMKT 692 – New Product Development

MBAMKT 692 (New Product Development) will be offered as a blended section this spring. This course counts for the marketing, internet marketing, and entrepreneurship specializations. A detailed course description is below. For more information about the course content, please feel free to contact the instructor at Paul.Delvy@umb.edu. Questions about enrollment should be directed to the Graduate Programs Office. 

Course Description

The New Product Development (MBAMKT 692) course outline has been constructed to facilitate both online and face to face teaching. Each session’s material is compartmentalized into subject matter that can be understood without constant reference to other modules in the course. Over the period of the semester, students will learn from each module and then integrate those learning’s to produce deliverables based on the composite of the material presented throughout the course.

This course examines the process of moving from the study of innovation into the execution of new product development in practice. The process is based on a multi-functional perspective of innovation, product development and sales. The course is coupled with a practical term-long, group project exercise that will help convert the course information into applied knowledge for the students. The course material covers topics from product concept through delivery, life cycle usage, and end-of-life. The course identifies business techniques, tools, methods, documents, metrics and frameworks used in the development of new products.

There are both individual and group assignments for the course. Individual assignments are focused on using student’s intuition and learning’s to form concepts for the group assignments. The group assignments are focused on integration of ideas, compromise, and synergy gained from working on small teams.

Course material is presented via prerecorded lectures posted to Blackboard. Lectures will be posted on the same day each week. Students can then view the lectures at a time that best suits their schedule. Each lecture is accompanied by .pdf notes of the presentations. There are three short written assignments and two group assignments over the semester. These assignments use frameworks explained in the course and are current industry methods found at World Class companies.

As a Blended course, there will be two on campus classes. Attendance is highly encouraged, however; for those students who cannot attend, lectures will be posted and notes will be published. The face-to-face classes give students a chance to meet others, form teams quickly and develop professional networks across different disciplines and industries that could be valuable to their careers.

Next Week 10/15: Open House for India Study Abroad Trip


Open House Wednesday, October 15
5pm-6pm, M-5-211 (AF Conference Room)

Focus on India: Global Industry & Competitive Analysis
January 2-13, 2015 - Noida, India


Interested in spending your winter break studying global industry in India? If so, join us for our Open House to learn how you can become a part of this wonderful opportunity and distinguish yourself among your peers!


Professor Bandopadhyaya will be available to tell you more about the program and answer any questions you may have.

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Career Fair Tomorrow: MassTLC

MassTLC is hosting a Networking & Career Fair on October 9th.  With some of the hottest companies in the area participating, this is a great opportunity for your students from all majors to learn about great companies and available jobs and internships.

The fair will be held on Thursday, October 9 from 5:45 – 8:15 pm at Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge.

Registration is free – but students must register to attend. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Participating companies include: