College of Management Undergraduate Program Office


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Your Access to CM Summer and Fall courses begin on the same day!

Last year, the College of Management staggered access to summer courses for CM students, in a way the mirrors the staggered registration dates for Fall courses.  The is done in an effort to give students who are graduating sooner a first chance to get into required courses that they need this summer and stay on track for graduation.  You will see the details laid out on these charts.  This does not effect any CM student’s access to non-CM summer course registration – everyone can enroll in non-CM courses starting on April 4, provided all pre-requisites are met.


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HOLD on a minute!

Registration for the Fall 2016 semester starts on April 4 for students with 100+ credits (and continues to open for all students throughout April).

Before you can register, there are several things you should do, including meeting with an advisor and being sure all of your holds are removed. A hold is something that can prevent you from making changes to your registration or enrolling in classes for a future semester. There are several types of holds that might be on your account, including:

– Advising hold (you must meet with your advisor to have this removed)
– Bursar or Financial hold (see the Bursar’s Office about any billing issues that might have prompted this hold)
– Emergency Contact hold (you are the only person who can remove this! Just update your emergency contact information on Wiser each semester to lift this hold)
– Immunization hold (see Health Services about removing this type of hold)
– Library hold (please see the Library to learn more about why this hold might be on your record)
– Parking Ticket hold (see the Parking and Transportation Office about these)

To see if you have any holds, log on to Wiser, go to the Student Center page, and check the blue sidebar menu on the right. One box will say “Holds” and list any that you might have. Holds can go onto your account at any time, so you should check here periodically.

You are encouraged to remove these NOW, so that when your registration appointment arrives, you can enroll in fall 2016 classes with as few obstacles as possible.

 


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Your MAP Miles and MGT 490 Registration

As a student in the College of Management you are required to participate in the Management Achievement Program (MAP). Students in MAP must complete 80% of their required MAP miles before registering for MGT 490. You can view your earned MAP Miles by logging into SA Groups and can view a schedule of upcoming events there and here on the blog (MAP page or weekly posts).

It is important to note that we cannot save a spot in MGT 490 for someone planning to complete their MAP miles, or register anyone with fewer than 80% of their miles earned. Once all pre-requisites for MGT 490, including MAP Miles, are earned, you should be able to register yourself for MGT 490 on Wiser.

If you believe there is a discrepancy with your MAP miles (posted, or total number required) on SA Groups, please email MapCM@umb.edu


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The Google Games – Register now!

Hurry, there isn’t much time!

I am writing to you from the year 3016, where there has been a rift in the time-space continuum. The solution to this disaster seems to be at a fixed point in history at a particular location on planet Earth – Sunday, April 24 at the Google Cambridge Office (355 Main Street). It appears that the turning point in the battle for time occurred at a…game of some sort. A…Google game? No! THE Google Games!

In order to preserve the future, you must compete in the present – in a day of challenges against other students, testing your skills in coding, word association, trivia, and puzzles. Find four others of your relative time period and educational coordinates (or, to put it in your time period’s strange manner of speech, build a team of five freshman, sophomore, and/or junior students from your school – (computer science background strongly recommended), pick a team name and register here. Unfortunately due to increased interest and space constraints, seniors and grad students are not eligible this year – sorry about that! In addition to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, Google will also supply free food and refreshments to all participants and prizes to our top competitors.

The Google Games Cambridge

Date: Sunday, April 24th

Time: 10:00am to approximately 4:00pm

Location: 355 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142

Registration Form

Don’t run out of time! Remember to officially register by Monday, April 11. After the registration deadline, we will reach out to confirm team selection and provide more details. Not all registered teams will be selected due to space limitations.

FAQ

Q: Can we have fewer than five members on our team?
A:
We strongly recommend having the maximum number of members – any less and you’ll lose your competitive edge.

Q: Do you have to be a current student to participate?
A:
Yes, you must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior (first, second or third-year undergraduate student) currently enrolled at UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Brandeis, WPI, Williams, Franklin Olin, and UConn. Seniors and graduate students are not eligible to participate this year.

Q: Can we replace a member before the start of the event?
A:
Sure. Just let us know via googlegames@google.com. Be sure to include: the full name and email of the new team member, the full name of who is being replaced, your school name and your team name.

Q: Should our team wear costumes?
A:
Show your team’s spirit however you choose: costumes, uniforms, team dance, team flag or poster, cheer, fight song, etc. A prize will be awarded to the team with the most spirit.

Q: Will transportation be provided?
A:
No, students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from The Google Games.

Q: Will food be provided?
A:
We will provide lunch, snacks and drinks. If you have any dietary restrictions, please note this in the form and we will be sure to accommodate you.

Q: When will our team receive a confirmation about the Games?
A:
After the registration deadline, we will reach out to confirm team selection and provide more details. Not all registered teams will be selected due to space limitations.

Q: Do I need to bring my own laptop?
A:
It will give your team a competitive advantage to have all members work from their own laptop in the challenges. If you don’t have your own, see if you can borrow one from a friend.

Please direct all other questions to: googlegames@google.com


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Test Before the Rest

As you start to think about your schedule for the upcoming term, you should also be sure that you have completed all necessary placement exams.

If you plan to take a BC course (either BC 230 or BC 290), you will need to take the College of Management Writing Assessment (CMWA).

If you plan to take your first math course at UMB, or your first math course in over a year, you will need to take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam (MPE). This testing format can be done at home – or anywhere you have computer access – not just the UMB Testing Center. If you have not yet taken a placement exam, we’d encourage you to do so as soon as possible – and if you want to improve your score or further your understanding of certain math concepts, use the learning modules in ALEKS. This is great resource for students.

If you plan to take a foreign language course, you may also need to take a placement exam. It is wise to consult with the department offering the language to assess if you need a test, and which test to take, especially if you have any previous experience of any kind with the language. If you are specifically interested in the Spanish Placement exam, please visit this site.

The CMWA, MPE and Spanish placement exams are offered through the UMass Boston Testing Center.


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MAP Events for the Week of 3/27

Here are the MAP Events for the week of March 27, 2016.

Monday, March 28:

  • Introduction to Linked-In: 11:30 AM – 1 PM in H-UL-28 Green Lab (1 MAP Mile)
  • Fundamental Laws of Investing: 2-4 PM in M-3-430 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Financial Education Institute: 6-7 PM in W-2-107 (1 MAP Mile)

Tuesday, March 29:

  • Putting it all Together/Next Steps: 2:00 – 2:50 PM in M-2-116 (1 MAP Mile)

Wednesday, March 30:

  • Fundamental Laws of Investing: 2-4 PM in M-3-430 (1 MAP Mile)
  • On Campus Interview Prep: 2-3:30 PM in CC-2-2540 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Putting it all Together/Next Steps: 4-5 PM in W-2-200 (1 MAP Mile)

Thursday, March 31

  • MAP Event with Lamar Letts: 10-11 AM in CC-2-2545 (1 MAP Mile)
  • MAP Event with Lamar Letts: 2-3 PM in CC-2-2545 (1 MAP Mile)


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Apply for the Sam Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Submit an application by Thursday, March 24th to be considered for the Sam Wilson Memorial Scholarship. Students must complete an application online: https://umb.academicworks.com/opportunities?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=wilson&commit=Search. Up to $2,850 could be awarded to a College of Management student based on their academic performance and financial need.

We hope you will consider applying to this great scholarship opportunity by Thursday, March 24th.


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MAP Events for the Week of 3/20

Here are the MAP Events for the week of March 20, 2016.

Monday, March 21:

  • How to Follow-Up After the Career Fair: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CC-3-3545 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Fundamental Laws of Investing: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in M-3-430 (1 MAP Mile)
  • On-Campus Interview Prep: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM in CC-2-2540 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Leadership and Diversity with Alfreeda Goff: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in Clark Athletic Center Study Hall (1 MAP Mile)
  • DSP Presents: Paul Butler: Strategic Business Applied to Real Life: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (1 MAP Mile)

Tuesday, March 22:

  • How to Follow Up After the Career Fair: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in CC-3-3540 (1 MAP Mile)
  • BGS Presents: Time Management: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM in M-3-430 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Supply Chain Speaker Series – Roy Ananny: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in CC-3-3540 (1 MAP Mile)
  • DSP Presents: Opportunities at State Street: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM in CC-3-3540 (1 MAP Mile)

Wednesday, March 23:

  • BGS Presents: Group Dynamics: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in CC-3-3540 (1 MAP Mile)
  • CVP Career Academy Internship Program: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in CC-1-1313 (1 MAP Mile)
  • CVP Career Academy Internship Program: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in CC-1-1313 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Fundamental Laws of Investing: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in M-3-430 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Opportunities at State Street: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in CC-2-240 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Meet the Concentration: Leadership and Organization Change, International Management, and Entrepreneurship: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in CC-3-3545 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Meet the Concentration: Marketing: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in CC-3-3545 (1 MAP Mile)

Thursday, March 24:

  • Meet the Concentrations: Management Information Systems, Supply Chain and Service Management: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in CC-3-3540 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Meet the Concentrations: Accounting and Finance: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in CC-3-3540 (1 MAP Mile)
  •  DSP Presents: Internship and Career Opportunities at Enterprise: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in CC-300A Point Lounge (1 MAP Mile)

For more details and to RSVP to these events, please visit the MAP Student Portal at umb.edu/MAPportal


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MAP Events for the Week of 3/6

Here are the MAP Events for the week of March 3, 2016.

Monday, March 7:

  • Addressing Procrastination: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in CC-2-2545 (1 MAP Mile)
  • Eric Roberge (finance for millennials): 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in CC-2-2545 (1 MAP Mile)
  • BGS Presents: Goal Setting: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in CC-2-2545 (1 MAP Mile)

Tuesday, March 8:

  • New MAP System Drop-in: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in CC-UL-Testing Center (1 MAP Mile)
  • Internship Search Strategies: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in M-3-430 (1 MAP Mile)
  • BGS Presents: Group Dynamics: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in CC-2-2540 (1 MAP Mile)

Wednesday, March 9:

  • CAREER EXPO: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM in CC-3-Ballrooms (2 MAP Miles)
  • Supply Chain Speaker Series – John Healey: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in M-3-430 (1 MAP Mile)

Thursday, March 10:

  • How to Work for a Jerk: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in CC-3-3550C (1 MAP Mile)
  • How to Impress a Recruiter by Target: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in CC-300A Point Lounge (1 MAP Mile)


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Updated Walk in Hours 3/8/2016

The College of Management will be holding walk in hours on 3/8/2016 from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. The scheduled afternoon walk ins on Tuesday are canceled for this week.

Please note there will be no walk in hours or appointments available after Wednesday 3/9 through Friday 3/11. Please check back for walk in hours during Spring Break.

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