Apply for the Francis and Marie Anderson Scholarship


Made possible by a generous gift from Mark Anderson, this scholarship will provide up to $1,000 towards tuition and fees for a student from the Greater Boston Area. Preference will be given to residents of the City of Boston. The scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester for academic year 2015/2016.



The ideal scholarship winner would:



  • be an undergraduate sophomore or junior student in the College of Management
  • have a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA and have an Accounting or Finance concentration at UMass Boston.
  • have strong ties to Greater Boston Area, preferably a graduate from a Boston Public School or received a GED.
  • must have US Citizenship.
  • demonstrate financial need and must have a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with UMass Boston.




*Applicants should address describe how they meet these criteria in their application essay.*

If you meet the above criteria, please consider applying to this scholarship!


DEADLINE: April 10, 2015

Please submit the Anderson Application to the College of Management in M-5-610, or email to by the deadline.

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How does a Young Entrepreneur and a Small Company Change the UK Trading Exchange?

entrepreneurship center

How does a Young Entrepreneur and a Small Company Change the UK Trading Exchange?

Tony Weeresinghe
Chairman and CEO

Wednesday, April 1
Campus Center, third floor, room 3540

Tony aims to share how millennials have the opportunity to take on the big firms with innovation and wealth creation through the connected economy. He will share his experience with FinTech innovation and its role in changing how people, especially millennials, manage their personal finances and engage with the stock market. He will convey his opinions by sharing how Millennium IT, a small FinTech company in Sri Lanka, built the fastest trading system in the world and helped the London Stock Exchange Group, operator of Europe’s oldest independent bourse, move to be the 3rd largest global exchange in three short years, and why he chose to move from LSE to build Ustocktrade. The goal is to share how FinTech innovation has the ability to change and is changing the landscape of the traditional finance sector.

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On March 30, the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will bring a national spotlight to our university. President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden will be among the dignitaries attending, requiring us to close the campus as the Secret Service implements its security measures. This communication is intended to help clarify what it will mean for UMass Boston to be closed for this event.

Normal campus operations will be conducted during the weekend before the dedication. However, the campus will close at 7pm on Sunday, March 29.  It will remain closed through the day on Monday, March 30.   No one without prior security clearance will be allowed on campus during the closure period.  The campus will reopen on Tuesday, March 31 at 7am, when normal operations will resume.

The closure will be unlike those for weather events or holidays. Instead, there will be very strict limits on who may enter the campus. This restriction is required by external law-enforcement officials, who will be working with our own Department of Public Safety officers to sweep and secure the campus.

Specific Issues:

Access to Campus Parking Lots, Outdoor Spaces, and Buildings
There will be no access to campus locations, with very few exceptions for selected critical employees who have been required to submit background-check forms. All access points will be guarded by multiple levels of law enforcement. Portions of the Harbor Walk will be closed.

On Sunday night, there will be no overnight parking in any campus parking lot, including the Bayside lot, or in the Campus Center garage. On Monday, March 30, any cars not registered to approved staff will be towed from campus lots.

There will be no shuttle bus service from the MBTA or the Bayside lot to the campus on March 30. MBTA buses #8 and #16 also will not be coming to the campus during that day.

Building Sweeps
Campus buildings will be swept and secured.

Off-campus Operations
Operations will continue as scheduled at off-campus locations such as the Nantucket Field Station, the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development’s downtown office, The Early Learning Center and CAPS off-campus facilities at 150 Mt. Vernon Street and elsewhere.  Online courses will also continue as scheduled.

Spreading the Word
If you are aware of anyone who might wish to visit the campus on March 30, please inform that person that there will be no access to the campus.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Customer Service at 617.287.4000 or



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Modified Walk-Ins Today

Today, Monday, March 23, 2015, walk-in advising hours will be from 2:00-3:00 only.  We apologize for the short notice for this schedule change, and an inconvenience this may cause.  Remember, if you have earned 60+ credits, you can still call our office at 617.287.7760 to make an advising appointment with your academic advisor.  Students with fewer than 60 credits can contact the University Advising Center to schedule an appointment with their advisor by calling 617.287.5500.

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MAP Events Week of March 23rd 2015, reminder, check the MAP portal for updates!

Title Miles Date Start time End time Location
Fundamental Laws of Investing 50 3/23/2015 12:00 PM 2pm W-1-31
Meet the Accounting and Finance Concentrations 50 3/23/2015 1:00 PM 2pm CC-3-3540
Meet the Leadership & Organizational Change and International Management Concentrations–Are you still curious what you should declare as your concentration? Interested in Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources or International Trade? Then check out this event! Please note, this event is for students who have NOT declared their concentration yet. (Or for those interested in switching or adding a second concentration only.) 50 3/23/2015 3:00 PM 4pm CC-3-3540
Meet the Marketing Concentration–Interested in Sales, or working in an advertising firm? Then the Marketing Concentration is for you! Come to this event to find out more about the concentration, and how you can match your interests to the concentration that works best for you! Please note, this event is for students who have NOT declared their concentration yet. (Or for those interested in switching or adding a second concentration only.) 50 3/23/2015 4:00 PM 5pm CC-3-3540
Financial Education Institute – Financial Drawbacks 50 3/23/2015 6:00 PM 7pm CC-2-2540
Meet the Management Science and Information Systems (MSIS) Concentration 50 3/24/2015 3:00 PM 4pm CC-3-3540
Meet the Supply Chain and Service Management (SCSM) Concentration 50 3/24/2015 4:00 PM 5pm CC-3-3540
Fundamental Laws of Investing 50 3/25/2015 12:00 PM 2pm W-1-31
On campus interview prep Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at 50 3/25/2015 2:00 PM 3pm CC-2-2545
Cover/Thank you Letter Workshop– The primary purpose of your cover letter, when combined with your resume, is to get an interview. The second purpose is to communicate “the intangibles” not readily apparent from the factual content of your resume. It should be written in a tone that is direct, unassuming, and conveys enthusiasm. In addition, an overview will be given about following up after a job interview with a thank you letter. Come and learn the basics and how to tailor your cover and thank you letter. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at Check out “resource library” in My Career Online, presentations are located here for your reference. 50 3/25/2015 3:00 PM 4pm M-3-430
Internship Search Strategies– What’s your strategy for searching for internships? Do you have a plan, understand which online sites are recommended, and have you created internships alerts yet? If you’re not maximizing some of the latest tools out there then come to this workshop and learn how to search for jobs effectively. Also, learn how the Office of Career Services can assist you in your career path. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at Check out “resource library” in My Career Online, presentations are located here for your reference. 50 3/26/2015 10:00 AM 11am TBD
Introduction to LinkedIn – Have you heard about LinkedIn but are not really sure how to use it? Maybe you’ve created a quick profile there but haven’t done much else. If this describes you, then you should attend this informative workshop. With 225 million users currently on LinkedIn and it being recruiters’ top source for finding candidates, it’s critical for your career success that you establish a strong LinkedIn profile and learn how to use it effectively in order to increase your job prospects and establish your professional brand. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at Check out “resource library” in My Career Online, presentations are located here for your reference. 50 3/26/2015 3:00 PM 4pm Purple Lab H-UL-42
MSBDC Getting Started in Business – RSVP: FREE This popular workshop provides a complete overview of business start-up and plan- ning considerations. Topics include business plan preparation, marketing, financing, and additional resources. Time: 6:00-8:00pm (Check-in registration will begin at 5:30pm). Location: Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, in the Com- monwealth Salon. Co-sponsor: Kirstein Business Library. 100 3/26/2015 6:00 PM 8pm Central Library, Copley Square

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Sign up to take the CMWA!

The College of Management Writing Assessment (CMWA) is the placement exam used to place students in either BC 230 or BC 290. If you have completed 30 credits or more and finished ENGL 102, you should take the CMWA now! The CMWA will be available throughout the next few months to help student place into BC 230 and BC 290 before Summer and Fall classes begin, but the earlier you take the CMWA, the sooner you will be able to enroll in BC 230 or BC 290.

If you need to access the sign-ups for the CMWA, and don’t already see it in your Blackboard LEARN account, please fill out the CMWA Registration Form. Once you have completed the CMWA Registration Form, in about a week you will be given access to the CMWA page in Blackboard LEARN, where you can select your preferred test date for the CMWA. Students must RSVP online for a CMWA exam by using the CMWA Sign-up sheets in Blackboard LEARN in order to take the exam.

Questions about the CMWA? See the College of Management Writing Assessment Blog Page or contact the College of Management at 617-287-7760.

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Advising Hours for Spring Break and Beyond

We have just updated our Walk-In Hours page for spring break, the week after break, and the registration period.  Please be aware that we will have limited advising hours over spring break.

Each advisor still has some advising appointments available so that you can have your advising hold lifted for fall registration.  Call the office at 617.287.7760 to schedule an appointment now.

Best wishes for a safe and relaxing spring break!


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Great Experience, and opportunity to build your network! Check it out!

CSC Event Invitation

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We just had an event get added to the MAP Calendar for tomorrow (Wednesday, March 11th) at 5pm!  Join us!

Career Services Focus Groups- Interested in having a voice in the way the Office of Career Services and Internships operates? Then join this session!

Sign up in advance at

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CM Graduation Quick Checks Happening This Week!

Spring 2015 GQC

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