College of Management Undergraduate Program Office


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Closing for Thanksgiving

The College of Management will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27th.  Walk-in Advising on Wednesday afternoon is cancelled.

The College of Management will be closed on Thursday, November 28th in observance of Thanksgiving because the University is closed. The University will reopen on Friday, November 29th for regular business, although classes are not in session. There will be modified walk-ins for the College of Management on Friday, November 29th from 11am-1pm.

The College of Management Tutoring Center will close at 4pm on Wednesday, November 27th and remain closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. The CM Tutoring Center will reopen on Monday, December 2nd for regular tutoring hours.

We wish all our students a Happy Thanksgiving and are thankful to have the opportunity to work with all of you.

 


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MAP Events for the week of 11/18

These are the MAP events for the week of November 11th 2013.

11/18/2013:

Developing Essential Networking Skills: Starts  at 3:00 PM in M-1-207. MAP Miles earned: 50.

Information Systems Audit and Control Association(ISACA): Starts at 4:00 PM in CC-3-3540. There is an event capacity. MAP Miles earned: 50.

11/19/2013:

The Dream Share Project: Starts at 2:00 PM in the Ryan Lounge (M-3-721). A response is required. MAP Miles earned: 75.

Business Finance and Accounting Basics: Starts 6:00 PM in Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. A response is required for this event. MAP Miles earned: 100.

11/20/2013:

Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Preparing for Exams: Starts at 10:00 AM in M-1-207. There is an event capacity for this event. MAP Miles earned: 50.

MA Clean Energy Internship Program Information Session: Starts at 3:30 PM in CC-2-2540. A response is required for this event. MAP Miles earned: 75.

11/21/2013:

SERC Internships Workshop: Starts at 3:00 PM in CC-2-University Dining Club. MAP Miles earned: 50.

 

For more information on MAP events go to https://cmweb.umb.edu/.

 

MAP tip of the week

Check in/out!  It’s your responsibility to let us know you’ve attended an event.  Make sure you’ve checked in and/or out of each to make sure we get the miles on your account!


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Merit Based Scholarships Due November 15, 2013

Consider applying to one of these scholarships if you meet the criteria! The deadline for both is Friday, November 15th.

The Bob and Jean O’Hara Sheridan Scholarship ($13,000 available) seeks full-time undergraduate students who meet the following criteria and submit an application to the Merit Scholarship Office by November 15:

·         Filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for AY2013-2014
·         Reside in any neighborhood in the City of Boston or Everett
·         Participates in co-curricular activities
 
The Peter and Jackie Berlandi Scholarship Fund ($15,000 available) seeks full time undergraduate students who:
·         Reside in and  graduated from a public or private high school in an urban community within the Metropolitan Boston area
·         Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher
·         Students who have federally determined financial need may be given preferred consideration.
 
Each scholarship requires an application and short essay. They do not require a letter of reference or unofficial transcript.
 
Students may contact Vanessa DiCarlo directly with any questions. The scholarship will be decided in January and applied to Spring tuition and fees.
 


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MAP Events for the Week of November 11th 2013

These are the MAP events for the week of November 11th 2013.

11/12/2013:

Successful Interview Skills: Starts at 11:00 AM in the CC-3540. MAP Miles Earned: 50

PRESENTATIONology: Starts at 2:00 PM in the CC-3-3545. MAP Miles Earned: 50

Disability Etiquette Discussion: Starts at 3:00 PM in the M-3-430. MAP Miles Earned: 50

Frost Ice Bar: The Story of Cool: Starts at 4:00 PM in the CC-3540. MAP Miles Earned: 50

11/14/2013:

Cover/Thank you Letter Workshop: Starts at 11:00 AM in the CC-3540. MAP Miles Earned: 50

Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Preparing for Exams: Starts at 3:00 PM in H-11-0011A. MAP Miles Earned: 50

Getting Started in Business: Starts at 6:00 PM at the Quincy Center for Innovation, 180 Old Colony Avenue, Suite 300, Quincy, MA MAP Miles Earned: 10

 

For more information on MAP events go to https://cmweb.umb.edu/.

 

MAP tip of the week

Reminder!  Keep your phone in your pocket!  Looking down at your phone looks like you’re disrespecting the speaker and you might miss out on important information.


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Which courses can I take Pass/Fail as a CM Student?

Just a few reminders as today, NOVEMBER 7th  is the last day to change a  course to pass/fail.  You can find the University Pass/Fail policy on the Registrar’s Web page, but also here on the CM Undergraduate Program page.  While University Policy will allow you to take up to one course pass/fail each semester, as a CM student you cannot take just any class pass/fail.

Courses a CM student CAN take Pass/Fail:
Areas of Knowledge Courses, specifically:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social Behavioral Science
  • World Language or World Culture
  • Non- Business Elective
  • Diversity
  • 200 level non-business
  • International Management Requirement – as long as it is not a MGT course used in your concentration

 

Courses CM students CANNOT take Pass/Fail:
Courses that are Major Requirements, specifcally

  • Non-Business Verbal Reasoning and Expression  (ENGL 101 & ENGL 102)
  • Non-Business Foundation Requirement (ECON 101, ECON 102 & MATH 134)
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement (BC230 & BC 290)
  • Business Foundation (MSIS 110, MSIS 111L, MSIS 212)
  • Management Core Requirement (AF 210, AF 211, AF 301, MGT 303, MGT 330, MGT 331, MGT 490, MKT 301, & MSIS 301)
  • Information Technology Core Requirement (IT 110, IT 114l, IT115L, IT 230L, IT 240, IT 244, IT 246, IT 285L, IT 425L, IT 485)
  • All Concentration Courses
  • All Track Courses
  • All Professional Elective Courses (in IT Major)

All major requirements MUST be taken for a letter grade to count for satisfaction of the requirement for graduation.

 

 


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New Courses in the Management and Marketing Concentrations

Students in the Management or Marketing concentrations should be aware of some new courses that will apply to the concentrations.  The degree audits are not fully updated yet, but the following courses will apply to concentrations, as noted below.  A student who has a concentration other than management or marketing and wishes to take one of these courses can still do so, and the course will count as a general elective.

MKT 465: Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing

Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing is a course that will prepare you for an entry level sales and marketing position in a startup initiative as well as prepare you to launch your own sales & marketing initiative in your own startup. Live role play scenarios with experienced sales and marketing entrepreneurs will prepare you for the multiple areas of responsibilities and interactions within a startup organization as well as outward facing prospect and customer responsibilities and interactions that are required in a startup. You will be exposed to the overall process and tools that drive a sales/marketing organization in a startup. Students will also be provided preparation assistance and giving priority consideration to the internships offered through UMass Boston’s Student Entrepreneurship Program (StEP).

SPRING 2014: Thursday 5:30-8:15PM  #6555         Instructor: David McFarlane
Pre-requisites = MKT 301, 30 credits and permission of instructor
This will count as en elective option in the Management concentration and in the Marketing concentration.

MGT 469: Entrepreneurship Practicum to Help Launch Your Own Startup

If you have a business/idea that you’re in the process of launching or want to launch, MGT 469 Entrepreneurship Practicum may be of interest to you. We will spend the semester test marketing your business description, unique value proposition, market definition, competition, product/service, business model, and legal structure. Experienced CEO, VP Sales/Marketing, VP Development, CFO, and Legal Counsel Entrepreneurs will guess lecture throughout the semester.

NOT OFFERED IN SPRING 2014 
Pre-requisites = 60 credits and permission of instructor
This will count as en elective option in the Management concentration and in the Marketing concentration.

MGT 481: Introduction to Environmental Management and Clean Energy

This course examines the rapidly growing field of environmental management in the context of climate change and corporate sustainability. We will assess the strategies pursued by business as it engages with the challenges and opportunities presented by various environmental issues, including resource scarcity, increasing demand for clean energy and energy efficiency, air and water pollution, hazardous waste, environmental reporting and disclosure, and working with environmental organizations and regulatory authorities. We will discuss the impact of regulatory, market, and voluntary approaches to addressing environmental concerns through improved organizational environmental performance. The course will introduce students to the relevant scientific, economic, and policy aspects of climate change and consider their physical, regulatory, and market impacts on business in various sectors. The students will have an opportunity to use this newly acquired knowledge by constructing an actionable environmental management plan for an individual business sector of their choice.

SPRING 2014: Monday 5:30-8:15PM  #3470          Instructor: Vesela Veleva
This will count as en elective option in the Management concentration.

 

 

 


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What the What? My class is full ALREADY?

Have you said or thought that this week? If so, you’re probably not alone. Every registration period one section or one course seems to fill up much faster than others. When that happens, there are a few things that we do to help students. First, when all the seats in the entire course are full, we ALWAYS encourage students to add to the waitlist. This helps us get a true sense of how many students want to take the course and it gives us a case for trying to add another section or increasing the enrollment limit in the current section.

Naturally, there are many logistical elements that go into this process that impact our ultimate success in being able to offer more seats of a certain course. First, we need a place to teach it – so we consult with the appropriate people to find a room that will work for the class. If we decide to just increase the size of the current section, we need to be sure the room assigned can handle it. We also need someone to teach and additional section of the course if we go that route – so we look through the ranks of full time instructors, adjuncts and others to find a qualified person. Then, we go through the process of getting the course posted on Wiser and thus available for student enrollment. This can whole process can be quite lengthy. When we’ve been able to confirm additional seats, we then send an email (through Wiser, to your UMB account) to all enrolled and waitlisted students to notify them of the new seats. When a new section is made available, anyone can swap into or add the new section. When additional seats are added to the existing section, students are moved off the waitlist in order. There is no really way to know how long all of this will take, so we appreciate patience with the process.

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are times when we cannot offer additional seats in a given term for a variety of reasons. When this happens, we look to add another section for the following term. You should also note that we only consider adding extra seats when an entire course is full – so if your first choice for MGT 330 is full, for example, but there are seats in other sections of the course, you should try to take one of those instead. We encourage students who are having scheduling difficulty to see an advisor as we can talk with individual students about specific options for staying on track for graduation and completing certain requirements.


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Internship Course Registration

If you are interested in taking the Internship Course in the spring semester (AF 480 s1, MGT 480, MKT 480 or MSIS 480), please read below for information about the registration process.

– You must have a newly obtained internship position for the spring 2014 semester to take this course.  Please consult with Career Services staff if you have need assistance obtaining a position.

– Once you have secured an internship, please complete this registration form, and provide your offer letter and position description.

– Bring the form and accompanying materials to the Office of Career Services and Internships (CC-1300) for their review.  A staff member will review the materials.  Their office will then send it to the College of Management Undergraduate Program Office so that your academic qualifications can be reviewed and you will be enrolled if you meet all pre-requisites.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for this process to be completed.  There are occasions where we need to contact employers for clarification on elements of the internship, which can take cause delays.  We know that it can also take some time for students to secure a position and get all of the necessary materials – but please note that the  last day to add this course for the spring semester is February 3, 2014.


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Can’t get into a CM course on Wiser? Use our ONLINE form

If you are a College of Management student and cannot add into a CM class on Wiser that you think you should be able to add to (meaning, you have met all of the pre-requisites), we have an online form to help. This allows advisors to look into the situation, and manually add you the course, if possible.

Please bear in mind that when you have a hold, are missing pre-requisites, have a time conflict with another course, or are already registered for the maximum allowable credits for the semester, completing this form will still not allow us to add you to the course.

This form is for College of Management courses and College of Management students, ONLY!

This form, and others that might be useful to you can be found under the Student Resources link on the CM website.


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IM with CM

Have a quick question for a CM advisor? Can’t make it into our walk-in hours for advising?

Try IM-ing with us on Skpye!  A CM advisor will be available from 9AM-5PM this week (November 4-8) to answer quick questions.  Our skpye name is: cmadvisor-umassboston

Please note that we may still refer you to see an advisor in person if your question is more complex than can be handled on IM.

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