Happy Thanksgiving

The Graduate College of Management wishes you all a safe and happy holiday. We hope you have found many reasons to be grateful this year.


New specialization Business Intelligence

The Business Intelligence Specialization is a new online concentration in the College of Management. This concentration offers an alternative to MBA students who are seeking to gain a competitive edge in their work environment. This can be achieved by mastering comprehensive Business Intelligence functionality that can empower users to make effective, informed decisions based on solid data and analysis. As the other existing specializations, Business Intelligence concentration consists of four courses, three of which are required and are newly developed and one elective that can be selected from three existing courses.


To learn more about this great opportunity please join us for an information session given by the Graduate College of Management Information Systems Professor, Noushin Ashrafi.


We will be meeting on Wednesday October 26th from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the Deans Conference Room, McCormack 5th floor room number 619.

UMB on TV!

This Saturday, I hope you’ll tune in to WBZ-TV/TV 38 to watch University of Massachusetts Boston students and professors share their thoughts on what makes our school special.

We’re one of three colleges that will be featured on the show “What’s In Store” on October 1 at 11:30 p.m. The University of Massachusetts Boston will be the subject of the first segment of the half-hour program.

“What’s In Store” is a lifestyle show that highlights unique places, products, and services throughout New England.

Have a wonderful beginning of October weekend.

Clean Energy and Sustainability Certificate

The new Graduate Certificate in Clean Energy and Sustainability (CES) will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to play a more effective role in today’s society. The CES will help position yourself at the leading edge of the clean energy transformation that will enhance the region’s competitiveness and advance the goal of sustainability.

The Clean Energy & Sustainability Certificate is a collaboration of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness (SERC) at the College of Management, and the Dept. of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences (EEOS) at the College of Science and Mathematics.

Learn more by attending an information session presented by Professor Levy on Tuesday, October 4th from 5pm-6pm in the Dean’s Conference Room, McCormack Building 5th floor, room 619. Please rsvp to gradcm@umb.edu if you plan on attending.

Curriculum and Service Fee

Effective July 1, 2011, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees and President, as well as the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Chancellor’s Office have approved a Curriculum and Service fee for College of Management students.
As a student enrolled in a College of Management course during the Fall 2011 semester, you will notice this new fee on your bill.  This is the Curriculum and Service Fee for College of Management, totaling $400.00.  I would like to take this opportunity to explain the nature of this fee.
The UMass Boston College of Management business programs are in high demand because of our growing stature and impact. The Curriculum and Service Fee for College of Management students allows the college to respond to the expanding enrollment demand for our degree programs with the additional sections and services students need.
The fee will be used to add faculty lines; enhance program and student success advising, including programs to provide students with greater access to international exchange opportunities; support our accreditation requirements, access to software and tools that graduates will encounter in the work world, and the overall quality of the College’s programs.
We know our students want, and deserve, a top-notch education. The Curriculum and Service Fee enables us to continue to provide significant value at a relatively affordable cost. The fee will be incorporated into the budget for students receiving financial aid or other financial support and, therefore, reflected in student awards.
If you have additional questions about this fee, please feel free to talk with the College of Management Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Oscar Gutierrez, or Assistant Director for Graduate Programs, Tara Shea, both on the fifth floor of McCormack Hall.
Philip L. Quaglieri
College of Management

BETA GAMMA SIGMA – International Honor Society – Coming to the College of Management


In Fall 2011, the College of Management will induct its first class of students into Beta Gamma Sigma. Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

Membership requirements:

To be eligible for membership, the academic ranking of those being considered must place them:

  • in the upper 10 percent of the junior or senior class (or equivalent); or
  • upper 20 percent of the graduating master’s class

Membership benefits:

  • Lifetime recognition for outstanding academic achievement – include it on your résumé
  • Student Scholarship Program
  • CareerCentral: The BGS Career Resource Center
  • Student Leadership Forum
  • BGS International Exchange Magazine
  • Alumni Network – Alumni Chapter Program

Learn more by attending a Beta Gamma Sigma Information Session:

  • Monday, May 2nd, 3-4pm, M-1-409
  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 3:15-4:15pm, M-1-207
  • Wednesday, May 4th, 5-6pm, M-1-213
  • Thursday, May 5th, 5-6pm, M-1-207

Visit the Beta Gamma Sigma homepage – http://www.betagammasigma.org/aboutbgs.htm

MTO- Master’s Thesis Option

If you are interested in participating in an MTO, please join us this Wednesday at 5pm in the Dean’s Conference Room M-5-619 to learn more about the program and what it entails.

Walk in Office Hours

Please note the walk in hours are for the first 2 weeks of registration only

Walk in hours are for students that are only looking to speak to a Graduate Advisor for about 10 minutes. If you will need more time than that, please schedule an appointment, appointments can be scheduled by emailing gradcm@umb.edu

Advisors for the Graduate College of Management

Tara Norton

Arthur Goldsmith

Jeffrey Masse

Where and When

McCormack 5th floor, office # 613 and/or #616

Monday April 4th 2:30pm-4:30pm

Tuesday April 5th 3:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday April 6th 11:00am-1:00pm

Thursday April 7th 10:00am-12:00pm

Monday April 11th 12:30pm-2:00pm

Tuesday April 12th 4:30pm-6:00pm

Wednesday April 13th 11:00am-12:30pm

Thursday April 14th 10:00am-12:00pm

Registration Advising

For the first 2 weeks of Fall 2011 registration we will be holding some advising sessions

 Where and When

Dean’s Conference Room, McCormack 5th floor, office # 619

Tuesday April 5th beginning at 11am

Wednesday April 6th beginning at 5pm

Monday April 11th beginning at 4:30pm

Wednesday April 13th beginning at 3:30pm


Thanks to the hard work of University faculty, Bloomberg Terminal Training is now available to UMass Boston Graduate Business students.

What is a Bloomberg Terminal?

The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer system that enables financial professionals to access the Bloomberg Professional service through which users can monitor and analyze real-time financial market data movements and place trades. The system also provides news, price quotes, and messaging across its proprietary secure network.

Why should I care?

If you’re pursuing a degree in Finance, Bloomberg terminal is definitely a way to make yourself stand out from the pack when applying to jobs. Many firms like people who have displayed a clear knowledge of how financial systems work, and Bloomberg Terminal Certification can help you do so.


Stop by to check out the informative session hosted by the Graduate Business Association & Professor Chakraborty on March 3rd from 4-6pm in the Deans Conference Room, McCormack 5th floor, room # 619.