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

Hello!

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/

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

 

NEW CPT FORM PROCEDURE

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:

Presidential Management Fellows Program: Applications Open until October 15

***This is an external opportunity. Questions should not be directed to the College of Management. For more information, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/381692100.***

This is a great Management Training / Entry level opportunity for Graduate / Law / PHD students.

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program seeks eligible individuals for selection as Finalists to obtain appointments as PMFs in the Federal Government. Presidential Management Fellows are assigned to work in a broad range of areas including public policy and administration, domestic and international issues, information technology, acquisition, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs.

This year, the PMF Program continues the STEM track pilot for those Finalists having specific advanced degrees in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). After the application closes, Semi-Finalists will be determined and invited to participate in an in-person assessment, which will be factored into selecting Finalists. Complete information about the PMF Program, PMF STEM track, eligibility and how to apply can be found under the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website at http://www.pmf.gov/

THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2014 only.

Questions should be directed to the PMF Program Office and not the FEB.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/381692100

REMINDER: Career Fair September 30

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

Be sure to view the flyer for full details:
Career Fair Student Flyer

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.

RESUME QUICK CHECKS

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

HOW TO REGISTER
Log onto My Career Online: https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/

For more information, please contact:
Deborah Federico
Career Services & Employment Relations Specialist, College of Management
617-287-5519 | deborah.federico@umb.edu | www.careers.umb.edu |www.linkedin.com/in/deborahfederico

Be sure to view the flyer for full details:
Career Fair Student Flyer

Open House: Focus on India: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:00pm – 6:00pm

PROGRAM: FOCUS ON INDIA: Global Industry & Competitive Analysis
January 2– 13, 2015
Noida, India

http://www.umb.edu/academics/caps/international/india

Recent research suggests that employers value intercultural skills as highly as formal qualifications in the workplace, according to new global research published by the British Council.1

Interested in spending your winter break studying global industry in India? Then 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.

OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
5:00pm – 6:00pm
McCormack Hall, 5th Floor, AF Conference Room

**Please RSVP to jennifer.goode@umb.edu if you plan to attend.

1              http://www.britishcouncil.org/organisation/publications/culture-work-intercultural-skills-workplace