Fall 2019 Course Highlight: MSIS 632 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics

The course provides an overview of relevant topics in healthcare information technology and assumes students have little knowledge about healthcare, information technology, and the affiliation between the two.

Students will gain a foundational understanding of various concepts in HIT and will have an opportunity to debate the appropriateness and feasibility of new HIT development capacities.

MSIS 632 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics is an online course, view the syllabus: MSIS 632 Intro to HI

Career Advising with Bill Farrick, Thursdays til 6:00 pm this Spring

Bill Farrick, Career Specialist for the College of Management is available till 6:00 pm every Thursday.
He will start Thursday, February 7th.  His office location in McCormack Hall is the 5th floor, Room 614. He is available for resume, cover letter review as well as job search techniques, mock interviews and career change options.

Please call the front desk of Career Services at 617-287-5519 to make an appointment with him. His email is William.farrick@umb.edu

Supply Chain Certification Program at UMass Boston: CERTIFIED SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL (CSCP)

Supply Chain Certification Program at UMass Boston: CERTIFIED SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL (CSCP)

An intensive, seven session CSCP exam preparation course
APICS Boston Chapter & College of Management at UMASS Boston
Co-sponsor a Certified Supply Chain Professional Program

Time: Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Start Date: Saturday February 9
Location: UMASS Boston Campus

Are you willing to get certified?
The CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and skills for developing more streamlined operations. Since its launch in 2006, more than 24,000 professionals in 100 countries have earned the CSCP designation.

UMASS Boston Students receive a discount of $700
More detailed information and Registration:

For other questions, please contact Dr. FoadMahdavi: foad.mahdavi@umb.edu

APICS Certification Course-Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM please contact Dr. FoadMahdavi: foad.mahdavi@umb.edu

Course Highlight MBAMS 652 Lean and Six Sigma


 Lean and Six Sigma course

Course Description (Unique Course for Practice)


The goal of this course is to train and engage students through hands-on experience to enhance their skills in performing process improvements and cost-reduction initiatives for real business challenges. The tools, techniques, and philosophies in this course have been used worldwide by best-in-class companies to improve their bottom lines, make them more competitive, and dramatically improve their responsiveness to customers. The aim is not to teach the theory that students may see in courses such as operations management, but rather to emphasize the use of these techniques in manufacturing and service industry.


The course includes small projects, case studies, and training videos from US factories, along with effective problem-solving methodologies, modern quality thinking, process flow analysis, and data analysis techniques to solve real problems in any business.


The materials, techniques, and cases will enhance students’ knowledge and skills to the level of a Six Sigma Green Belt and a Lean Certificate. The course is based on hands-on experience through cases and projects, with the structure of an applied workshop. Students who pass the course with an excellent grade will be strong candidates to join teams for problem solving, operations and process improvement, and Lean and Six Sigma initiatives.


Learning Objectives

  • Introduce the concepts and techniques of Six Sigma, Lean, process improvement, and cost?reduction initiatives in supply chain and business operations (service / manufacturing)
  • Illustrate management science techniques for problem solving in production and service systems
  • Train in how to apply process improvement techniques in a practical manner and solve business challenges

“Where Can Green Belt Certification Take You?

U.S.-based Six Sigma Green Belts can earn an average annual salary of $93,558. -QP Salary Survey 2016*”

The New England Venture Summit – December 11th -12th

Opportunity to Volunteer and attend The New England Venture Summit

This exclusive venture capital summit will bring together over 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, Private Investors, Investment bankers and CEOs of cutting edge companies, will feature an impressive line-up of more than 120 VCs on interactive panels; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators and high-level networking opportunities.

To join us as a volunteer, please fill out the form Click Here

The “Featured Company” Coaching Session on December 11th is an intimate gathering of VCs and companies selected to present. The session features VCs on a panel discussion followed by presentations from the featured companies with the VCs providing feedback. The session will then be followed by a cocktail reception which you are welcome to join us for.

The full day Venture Summit is on the 12th.

Students are able to gain free admission and in turn help out for part of the day and enjoy the summit for the other part.

The volunteer time slots are:

Tuesday, December 11th
9:00am – 5:30pm (the reception follows)

Wednesday, December 12th
6:30am – 5:30pm

Here is a link to the program website for full details:

VC funds confirmed to speak:

Kyle Adkins, Principal, Savano Capital Partners | Karine Agajanian, Analyst, Anzu Ventures | Sanjay Aggarwal, Venture Partner, F-Prime Capital Partners | Magdi Amin, Investment Partner, Omidyar Network | Peter Arkell, Investor, Norwest Venture Partners | Ibraheem Badejo, Sr. Director, Johnson & Johnson Innovation | Sunny Bai, Associate, CRCM Ventures | Janet Bannister, Partner, Real Ventures | Peter Bastien, Partner, Next47 | Alex Beletsky, Investor, Sidecar Angels | Woody Benson, Venture Partner, Launch Capital | Joshua Berg, Investment Manager, GM Ventures | Victor Bian, Associate, Intellectual Ventures | Laura Bock, Investor, QED Investors | Nabil Borhanu, Managing Partner, Graphene Ventures | Will Borthwick, Senior Associate, Bold Capital Partners | Eric Breese, Managing Director, Evonik Venture Capital | Maxx Bricklin, Founding Principal, Bold Capital Partners | Dan Burstein, Managing Partner, Millennium Technology Value Partners | Jason Cahill, Founder & Managing Director, McCune Capital | Neil Callahan, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Pilot Growth Equity | Sara Chamberlain, Managing Director, Energy Foundry | Raymond Chang, Managing Director, NXT Ventures | Christopher Chu, Managing Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund | Meghan Cross Breeden, Managing Partner, Red Bear Angels | David Cruikshank, Partner, ARCH Venture Partners | Sophia Dardashti, Associate, WorldQuant Ventures | Ekaterina Dorozhkina, Managing Partner, Starta Ventures | Miriam Eaves, Venture Partner, BP Ventures | Kathryn Meng Elmes, Investment Associate, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center | Alison Ernst, Senior Manager of Investments, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center | Teresa Esser, Managing Director, Silicon Pastures | Michael Fanfant, Investor, Runa Capital | David Feldman, Analyst, Indicator Ventures | Mark G. Fields, Partner, Alsop Louie Partners | Shawn Flynn, Investment Director, Bay Angels | Prashant Fonseka, Principal, Tuesday Capital | Haley Fradkin, Investment Associate, Plum Alley | Kyle Fugere, Head of Ventures, dunnhumby Ventures | Matt Gatto, Partner, Insight Venture Partners | Joy Ghosh, Investor, Bain Capital Ventures | Stephen Gilfus, Founder, Blackboard Inc. | Jamil Goheer, Managing Partner & Cofounder, CoVenture | Ben Gorman, Associate, F-Prime Capital Partners | Edward Greer, Corporate Technology Scout, Dow Ventures | Jacob E. Grose, Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital | Zain Gulamali, Investor, Amazon Alexa Fund | Marina Hadjipateras, Co-Founder & General Partner, Trail Mix Ventures | Hunter Hartwell, Principal, Forte Ventures | Laurence Hayward, Founding Partner, Independence Equity | Nathaniel Henshaw, Managing Director, CEI Ventures | Lindsay Hyde, Venture Partner, Moderne Ventures | Oren Isacoff, Principal, Longitude Capital | Nicolas Jacques-Bouchard, Principal, Panache Ventures | Jamie James, Managing Partner, GreenSoil Building Innovation Fund | Noel Jee, Investor, Illumina Ventures | Lacey Johnson, Principal, Green D Ventures | Ajay Kamat, Managing Director, Pear Ventures | Alex Kaufman, Investment Associate, JetBlue Technology Ventures | Patrick Kenealy, Managing Director, Ridge Ventures | Jack Kerrigan, Managing Director, Razor’s Edge Ventures | Jonathan Kerstein, Associate, Red Sea Ventures | Nyla Koncurat, Managing Partner, Karlani Capital | Daniel Kwak, Investor, Point72 Ventures | Vivek Ladsariya, Partner, SineWave Ventures | Donna Lecky, Managing Director, Health Venture Capital | Linus Liang, Senior Associate, Signia Venture Partners | Bion Ludwig, Associate, Savano Capital Partners | Kyle Lui, Principal, DCM Ventures | Tamim Abdul Majid, Principal, OCA Ventures | Coppelia Marincovic, Investment Manager, Solvay Ventures | Tom Mastrobuoni, Chief Financial Officer, Tyson Ventures | Hiroki Matsuda, Investor, Sozo Ventures | Derek Mazur, Senior Associate, Sante Ventures | David Miller, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures | Julia Moore, Partner, Breakout Ventures | Kirsten Morbeck, Managing Director, SpringRock Ventures | Amit Mulgaonkar, Investor, Mithril Capital Management | Sheila Narayan, Managing Director, Golden Seeds | David Nault, General Partner, Luge Capital | Sara M. Nayeem, Partner, New Enterprise Associates | Brian Panoff, Senior Principal, Shell Ventures | Sumay Parikh, Principal, Quake Capital | Daniel Povitsky, Vice President, Sinai Ventures | Vinny Pujji, Investor, Insight Venture Partners | Venu Raghavan, Vice President, Wasson Enterprise | Gopal Rajaraman, Investment Principal , Motorola Solutions Venture Capital | Wanda Reindorf, Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures | Brendan Rempel, Associate, OpenView Venture Partners | Martin Ringlein, Venture Partner, NextGen Venture Partners | Praveen Sahay, Managing Director, WAVE Equity Partners | Louis Schick, Founding Partner, NewWorld Capital Group | Chris Seitz, Associate, Excel Venture Management | Connie Sheng, Founding Managing Partner, Nautilus Venture Partners | Alex Shtarkman, Associate, Revolution | John Simon, Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures | Sidarth Singh, Investor, Stripes Group | Emily Snyder, Associate, Borealis Ventures | Siri Srinivas, Associate, Draper Associates | Luisa Sucre, Associate, Revolution | Lyndsey Toeppen, Vice President, Sandbox Insurtech Ventures | Tibor Toth, Managing Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center | Laurel Touby, Partner, Supernode Ventures | Chisom Uche, Associate, SixThirty | Alexander Urban, Principal, Shell Ventures | Claude Vachet, Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management | Maria Velissaris, Investor, Pipeline Angels | George Voren, Associate, Flagship Pioneering | Anthony Walsh, Principal, BioInnovation Capital | John Wei, Sr. Investment Manager, SABIC Ventures | Jamie M. Weston, Managing Director, Spring Mountain Capital | Christopher J. Whalen, Managing Director, New Technology Ventures | Thomas Whiteaker, Partner, Propel Venture Partners | Jillian Williams, Investor, Anthemis Group | Troy Williams, Managing Director, University Ventures | Lu Zhang, Founder & Managing Partner, Fusion Fund | Sanjay Zimmermann, Associate, White Star Capital and many more.

To join us as a volunteer, please fill out the form Click Here

The “Featured Company” Coaching Session on December 11th is an intimate gathering of VCs and companies selected to present. The session features VCs on a panel discussion followed by presentations from the featured companies with the VCs providing feedback. The session will then be followed by a cocktail reception which you are welcome to join us for.

The full day Venture Summit is on the 12th.

Students are able to gain free admission and in turn help out for part of the day and enjoy the summit for the other part.

The volunteer time slots are:

Tuesday, December 11th
9:00am – 5:30pm (the reception follows)

Wednesday, December 12th
6:30am – 5:30pm

Here is a link to the program website for full details:

UMass Boston Networking Event – Th Dec 6th 6pm-8pm

students looking at watch - UMass Boston Networking event Th Dec 6th









Looking for Spring/Summer Internships, Full/Part time opportunities? Then engage in this event and connect with employers and alumni seeking our talented and diverse UMass Boston students. Proper professional dress required!

REGISTER: Beacon Careers Online (BCO) ? Company Events ? UMass Boston Networking Event

EMPLOYERS: (sample list for full list review event, more employers being added daily)

–   Ernst & Young

–   Fed Reserve Bank Boston

–   Fidelity Investments

–   Loomis Sayles

–   State Street


–   Boston Medical Center

–   Boston Children’s Hospital

–   Mass Life Sciences

–   Mass Clean Energy Center

–   Triumvirate Environmental

–   Edward M Kennedy Institute

–   Governor’s Office


–   Sherwin Williams

–   Venture Development Center

PREPARE: Take advantage of Career Services upcoming workshops, resume quick checks and Walk-ins/Appointments. Do RESEARCH on the companies attending.

RESUME QUICK CHECKS: (print and bring with you) to Campus Center, 1st Floor, Terrace area

·         Wednesday, November 28th from 11:00am-1:00pm (CC-1-Terrace area)

·         Monday, December 3rd from 11:00am-1:00pm (CC-1-Terrace area)

·         Wednesday, December 5th from 11:00am-1:00pm (CC-1-Terrace area)

·         Thursday, December 6th from 11am-1pm (CC-1-Terrace area) Guest Employer: City Year

PREP WORKSHOPS: (register in BCO)

·         Putting it all together – Internship/jobs, Networking and your Next Steps – Wed, 11/28, 3:30-4:30pm, ISC-1-1400

·         How to Prepare for the Networking Event – Mon, 12/3, 2:00pm-3:00pm, ISC-1-1400

·         How to Prepare for the Networking Event – Wed, 12/5, 12:30pm-1:30pm, M-3-617

Prepare by doing research on companies and getting your documents ready. All resume, cover letter, internship, networking & interviewing resources are located in the Document Library of our Beacon Careers Online (BCO) jobs database. Call our front desk (617) 287-5519 to inquire about our walk-ins or to schedule an appointment.

Office of Career Services and Internships | Campus Center, 1st floor, 1300 | 617.287.5519

www.careers.umb.edu | Beacon Careers Online | careers@umb.edu

Healthy Living, Community Impact & the Environment

Healthy Living, Community Impact and the Environment

A Discussion with Jeff Bellows, Vice President Corporate Citizenship & Public Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

University Hall, 4th floor, Room 4110

Join us to learn:

  • How communities can help foster health living
  • How Blue Cross integrates social responsibility & sustainability into business strategy
  • About a work culture that promotes healthy lifestyles enabling employees to
  • do their best work

Jeff leads the corporate citizenship and public affairs teams at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), helping to enhance the company’s reputation through strategic community investments, focused volunteerism, environmental sustainability activities and effective outreach to community organizations, business and elected officials. He is responsible for strategically linking corporate social responsibility, public affairs activities and community investments to the overall business strategy of the company, highlighting BCBSMA’s commitment to corporate citizenship and grassroots initiatives in Massachusetts.

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Boston College      and a master’s in political communications from Emerson College.

Vineyard Vines Experience & Values Leading to its Success

Business Intelligence and Supply Chain Management

The Vineyard Vines Experience and Values Leading to its Success


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

University Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 3370


Vineyard Vines is excited to share its success story during the past 20 hears.  The Vineyard Vines team will address how the company values lead to a successful journey that its just the beginning of a wonderful future in the retail world.  Attend this information session to learn how to be a successful leader in the retail industry, and know about career opportunities for you at Vineyard Vines.



Boston City Hall Insider career networking event on Thursday, November 8th

From the Office of Career Services:

Dear Student,

Representatives from Boston City Hall will be at the UMass Boston Campus on Thursday, November 8, from 3:00-5:00 PM in CC-3-3545 and they are interested in meeting you! You do not need to stay for the entire event but can attend as much of this event as your schedule allows. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about Boston city government, explore career opportunities, and network with City Hall Staff as follows:

• Intergovernmental Relations
• Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement
• Office of Data + Accountability, Boston Public Schools
• Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement
• Office of Returning Citizens
• Environment, Energy, + Open Space Cabinet
• Boston Public Health Commission
• Streets (Public Works and Transportation)
• Boston Planning + Development Agency
• Research, Boston Police Department
• Mayor’s Office of Resiliency + Racial Equity
• Office of Recovery Services
• Citywide Analytics Team, Dept. of Innovation + Technology
• Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
• Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development
• Economic Mobility Lab, Policy Cabinet
• Small Business Development, Economic Development Cabinet
• Early Learning, Boston Public Schools
• Administration + Finance Cabinet


15 min – Welcome
15 min – Overview of City Hall Government Structure, branches, and function of the Mayor’s Office
60 min – Open House Format: Speed talk with city hall staff who can talk about their careers/what they do how they got to city hall
15 min. – Close + Thank you

Several UMass Boston students had the opportunity to go to City Hall on October 4th to meet with representatives there, but this is your opportunity to meet with them right here on the UMass Boston campus. Here is an article about that visit: https://www.umb.edu/news/detail/umass_boston_students_become_boston_city_hall_insiders_for_a_day.

This event is open to all majors, undergraduate and graduate, as well as international students. Boston City Hall Insider Flyer.

Spring 2019 Course Highlight: MBAMGT 680 Management of Health Organizations

MBAMGT 680 Management of Health Organizations

Professor Arthur Bowes

Thursday 5:30pm-8:15pm

University Hall- Y0-4190

Applies to meet MBA elective, specialization in Healthcare Management & Nonprofit Management

Applies to Healthcare Management Graduate Certificate requirement



– The Principles of Management and Contemporary Leadership Theories and how they apply to managing complex and changing Health Care Organizations. 

– Present and future challenges facing today and tomorrow’s Health Care Leader along with tools and techniques to adapt to these changes and challenges. 

– How to integrate clinical care programs into the strategic goals and plan of a Health Care Organization 

– How to identify and utilize your professional strengths and develop the skills to be an effective Health Organization Leader


– Analyzing current Health Care management cases and provide detailed analysis and problem solving techniques to understand management, stakeholder and environmental challenges that face Health Organizations. 

– Will work in interdisciplinary teams to identify and recommend solutions to challenging Health Care Management situations and challenges.


Enhance their professional development and personal leadership portfolio to enhance their value to their Health Organization

For more information contact Professor Arthur Bowes at arthur.bowes@umb.edu



Career Service Advising Thursdays 4:30pm – 6:00pm


Career Service Specialist Bill Farrick will begin holding extended career service advising Thursday evenings from 4:30pm-6:00pm for our College of Management graduate students.

Contact the Office of Career Services to make an appointment.
Career Services

Be sure to bring a hard copy of your resume and cover letter for review and if you are interested in applying for a specific position bring a copy of the position description as well.