ACCOUNTING, FINANCE & BUSINESS CAREER FAIR Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM—6:00 PM

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM—6:00 PM

Be sure to view the flyer for full details:
Career Fair Student Flyer 9-7-14

Campus Center Ballroom, Third Floor
UMass Boston’s Office of Career Services and Internships, with the College of Management, is hosting our annual fall career fair, and we would like to invite you to attend. This is a great opportunity for you to meet and network with recruiters from some of the top firms in the Boston area as well as learn about professional internship and job opportunities.

9/09, Developing a Professional Resume, 3:00 pm, W-02-0198
9/16, How to Prepare for the Career Fair, 11:00 am, M-1-617
9/22, How to Prepare for the Career Fair, 1:30 pm, CC-2-2545
9/24, Developing a Professional Resume, 3:00 pm, M-3-430

When’s the last time you had your resume reviewed by a Career Services staff member? If it’s been a while, we recommend that you stop by one of our Resume Quick Checks” to have your resume reviewed by a Career Specialist. Resume Quick Checks will be held:
? Tuesday, September 23, 11:00-1:00, Campus Center, 1st Floor Terrace
? Thursday, September 25, 11:00-1:00, Campus Center, 1st Floor Terrace
? Monday, September 29, 1:00-3:00, McCormack Building, 2nd Floor

Log onto My Career Online:

For more information, please contact:
Deborah Federico
Career Services & Employment Relations Specialist, College of Management
617-287-5519 | | |

Be sure to view the flyer for full details:
Career Fair Student Flyer 9-7-14



Focus on India: Global Industry & Competitive Analysis

Focus on India: Global Industry & Competitive Analysis

Noida, India January 2-13, 2015

Complete details: 
IndiaFact Sheet Wntr15

The Program
The program, also in collaboration with the Multinational
Business Academy of Noida, India, will consist of two preparatory
classes in Boston followed by classes in India. Time spent
in India will be divided among lectures, discussion, and company
visits, with some student presentations. Students will also
participate in various cultural activities and visit historical sites
in Delhi and its vicinity, such as the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra
and the Pink City of Jaipur.
This course examines techniques of industry and competitive
analysis and ways of applying these techniques to gain a better
understanding of industry trends and company strategies in sectors
of significant importance to the regional economy. Students
will visit leading companies, such as Dell India, and LG Industries,
as well as governmental agencies and private hospitals.

Experiences will include:
• Visits to the Taj Mahal and the Pink City of Jaipur
•Various site visits to prominent businesses and
face-to-face meetings with industry leaders

Courses and Credit
Participants register for one 3-credit course:
• MBAMGT685 Global Industry & Competitive Analysis
• MBAMGT696 Independent Study


Who Can Apply?
This course is open to all University of Massachusetts
Boston MBA students. Undergraduate students and
individuals from other colleges and universities are also
welcome to apply, but must first receive permission from
Professor Bandopadhyaya.

Program Fee
MBAMGT 685 $1,150 (3 credits)
MBAMGT 696 $735 (3 credits, optional).
The above fee is based on a minimum enrollment of 10 participants
(a surcharge will apply for a group less than 10 participants).
An additional $1,395 will cover all meals, ground transportation,
field-trips and lodging. Students pay this fee directly to the travel

To Apply
The application deadline is October 17, 2014.
Applications received after this date will be considered on a
space-available basis. Please note: a valid passport is required
for travel to India.
Applications may be downloaded at:
A $250 deposit is due with your application.

For More Information
For program information, please contact:
Jennifer Goode-Sollis
W-01-003, 617.287.6995

For further academic information, please contact:

Arindam Bandopadhyaya, PhD
M-05-616, 617.287.7854

Complete details: 
IndiaFact Sheet Wntr15

Procedure to Apply for December Graduation

We would like to inform you of the deadline for applying to graduate. This applies to December 2014 graduates only. Students graduating in spring/summer 2015 will apply next year. If you anticipate completing all degree requirements by December 31, 2014, the deadline to turn in your degree application to the Registrar’s Office is October 31, 2014.

Procedure to apply for graduation:

Graduation Applications should be delivered directly to the registrar’s office, NOT to the College of Management. You do not need any signatures on the form before bringing it to the registrar’s office.The degree application is available online for you to print out.  You can find the applications at that if you are completing a second degree, there is a separate form called “College of Management Second Degree Application”.

You need to fill out the degree application completely, sign and date it.  The registrar’s office will NOT accept a degree application which has written across it “see attached”, and has a transcript attached.

After the October 31 deadline, your Degree Application will be reviewed by our office and we will be notifying students as soon as possible about any issues. We will not be able to provide status updates prior to the October 31 deadline.

Please be aware that you must be in good academic, administrative and financial standing in order to receive your degree. Outstanding obligations may prevent your degree from being awarded on the date you request.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office.

December graduates will be invited to walk in the 2015 Commencement ceremony.

GA MGT/MKT position 3 deadline to apply 9.11.14

This position has recently been vacated and must be filled as soon as possible. The deadline to apply for this assistantship is Thursday, September 11. 

Please note this position includes a tuition waiver and biweekly stipend, this position does not include a partial operations fee waiver.

Job Description

This GA will help in research with bibliometric and empirical support and in teaching with the development of various digital course materials.   IMPORTANT: Please indicate in your cover letter how you match the following qualifications/skills.


Qualifications and skills:

1.       Prepare data for statistical analysis.

·         Collecting data from public or private sources

·         Recoding the data in preparation for statistical analysis

·         Scripting and programming


2.       Create databasees of citation materials ranging from scholarly articles to government reports to web pages

·         Should have the ability to use current bibliometric methods and tools

·         Should work closely with the Library staff


3.       Assist in creating supplementary teaching material, such as videos and interactive assignments.

·         Deep familiarity with Learning Management platforms

·         Scripting and programming

Graduate Assistantship Opportunity: MGT & MKT 2 – Deadline Thursday, 9/11

This position has recently been vacated and must be filled as soon as possible. The deadline to apply for this assistantship is Thursday, September 11

GA for Management & Marketing - Position ­­­2

The GA will mainly help with literature review, data analysis, editing of manuscript. In addition, occasional teaching assistant will be needed (e.g., grading)

Qualifications & Skills:
•             Strong intellectual curiosity
•             Strong writing skills
•             Highly responsible and dependable (e.g., be able to meet deadlines)
•             Attention to details
•             Experience with Internet and literature research
•             Familiar with Excel (SPSS or related analytical skills are an asset)

Requirements to Apply:
Must be in good academic standing, with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher in current program. If no current G.P.A. is available, a minimum GMAT score of 550 is required.

How to Apply
Please send an email to, subject heading GA for MGT & MKT Position ­­­2 with the following:
Resume & Cover letter
Copy of Unofficial transcripts

Graduate Writing Center – tutoring available

Please email any questions about the Graduate Writing Center to Click here to view the GWC website and FAQ. 

The purpose of the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is to provide one-to-one conferences to students who are willing to make a commitment to work with a professional consultant over several weeks. Students who are in the process of completing graduate coursework at UMass Boston, and who wish to develop their paper writing process, graduate-level research skills, and/or understanding of the general expectations associated with graduate study, should consider signing up for conferences. Generally, a student meets with his/her consultant for weekly one-hour appointments.

Additionally, GWC consultants, when invited by faculty, visit graduate courses which focus on the writing process to provide writing workshops.

The GWC is staffed by professional tutors/faculty who are certified by the CRLA International Tutor Certification Program.

The GWC Wiki ( provides access to the GWC resources that students and tutors use during their tutorials and workshops. It also serves as a portal to the other on (and off) campus resources that are most frequently relied on during tutorials.

For information about how to apply and the GWC’s policies, please view our FAQ. Please e-mail the GWC with any questions that the FAQ does not address.

Biogen Idec Fellowship 2014-2015

SERC – Biogen Idec Fellowship 2014-2015

The Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness at UMass Boston in partnership with Biogen Idec is pleased to announce the Biogen Idec-SERC Fellowship in Clean Energy and Sustainability for academic year 2014-2015. The fellowship will create an opportunity for an outstanding graduate student to conduct applied research in collaboration with a professor in the area of clean energy and sustainability and thus gain practical experience and improve their knowledge and skills.

The fellowship is similar to the Graduate Assistant fellowships. The student will receive a stipend to do research during the academic year (two semesters). S/he is expected to work 4.5 hours/week on the research project and submit a final report/case study for publication on the SERC website by May 31, 2015.

The topic of the research will be determined jointly by SERC and Biogen Idec to assure a match of interests and capabilities. Potential topics for research include (but are not limited to):

  • Sustainability Design Guidelines – outline energy efficiency criteria for new equipment for use in laboratories;
  • Procurement Guidelines – outline minimum environmental performance expectations for companies selling to Biogen Idec commodity environmental products over a certain $$ threshold;
  • Energy Management System – identify and bridge gaps in Biogen Idec Energy Management System (EnMS) versus ISO 50001.

The fellowship is open to any UMass Boston College of Management graduate student with GPA over 3.0. Preferences will be given to students taking the environmental management/clean energy and sustainability specialization or members of relevant organizations, such as Net Impact, Enactus, and the UMB Sustainability Club.

How to Apply and Selection Process
Students interested in applying for the Biogen Idec – SERC Fellowship should send their resume and a brief cover letter to by Sept. 15, 2014. A committee comprised of SERC faculty and Biogen Idec will review all applications and notify the selected student by October 1, 2014. The fellowship will then take place from October 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015.

For questions and more information please contact:
Vesela Veleva, Co-Director SERC, at
David Levy, Director SERC, at

REMINDER: Add/Drop Deadlines

Welcome back!

This is a reminder that the add/drop deadline is 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 9. No changes to schedules can be made after this date. To drop/swap a class without academic penalties, you must do so by September 9.

Please also be aware that many students will need to submit a registration request form to be enrolled, particularly if you have waived a class that is a pre-requisite to another class (example: waived MBA AF 610 and looking to enroll in MBA AF 611). Because these requests are processed manually, they MUST be submitted by the end of the business day on September 9 in order to avoid any issues. Please submit all registration request forms no later than 4:00pm on September 9. 

Although September 9 is the add/drop deadline, please finalize your schedule as soon as possible. We do not recommend waiting until the add/drop deadline to make changes or seek advising.

As a reminder, students with the last names A-M can have advising questions answered by emailing and students with the last names N-Z can have advising questions answered by emailing

If you prefer in-person advising: we do not have walk-in advising, but are able to schedule appointments quickly. Appointment requests (and other general questions) can be sent to All unscheduled walk-in inquiries should come to our welcome desk at McCormack Hall, 5th Floor, Room 427.

Thank you, and enjoy the first week of classes!

REMINDER: Start Dates and Deadlines for CAPS courses

Hello, and welcome back!

Please be reminded that the start dates and add/drop/change deadlines for CAPS (continuing ed) classes are different than those for regularly scheduled (“Regular Academic Session”) classes. The start date for CAPS courses is Monday, September 8. For the complete list of CAPS add/drop/change deadlines, click here.

How do I know if I’m in a CAPS/continuing ed class?
Most on-campus classes are not run through CAPS. Many of our online offerings are CAPS classes. In any case, the best way to determine this for a specific class is to view the course information in the course catalog. When you click the link that says “more info” it will specify whether it is a continuing education section, or a regular academic session. Please see the screenshot below for an example:

CAPS sectionsIf you have any questions about this, please email us at

Thank you!



Malware Analysis Course Offered This Fall

Malware analysis is big business, and attacks can cost a company dearly. When malware breaches your defenses, you need to act quickly to cure current infections and prevent future ones from occurring.  Malware Analysis is a part of a computer forensics arsenal and an inherent part of the response to cybercrime.

For those who want to stay ahead of the latest malware, Malware Analysis [ IT 421 - graduate credit awarded] will teach you the tools [software, procedures] and techniques used by professional analysts. With this course as your guide, you’ll be able to safely analyze, debug, and disassemble any malicious software that comes your way.

Meeting Time: Monday, 5:30pm-8:15pm
Instructor: Jean-Pierre Kuilboer
Pre-Requisite: MBAMS 640
Functional Area/Specialization: Information Systems

Thursday: Free startup dinner event: Localytics

Please direct all inquiries about this event to 


Hello all,

To further connect summer interns and new grads to Boston’s vibrant ecosystem, we wanted to make you aware of a (free) startup dinner at Localytics this Thursday, August 7th. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Henry Cipolla (Founder & CTO) and Adam Buggia (Director of Engineering), enjoy a great meal in their new office (sponsored by Localytics) and learn more about the inner workings of one of Boston’s hottest companies.

When: Thursday, August 7, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Where: Localytics (101 Arch Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110)

Apply: Here

It’s a terrific opportunity to connect & network with the company’s leadership, hear about their entrepreneurial journey to date, and learn more about how they continue to rapidly grow their team. If you’re in the Boston area this summer and are interested in taking advantage of it, you can register here.

Edel Freitas
Program Manager
Venture Development Center
UMass Boston