Business Launch Competition

Business Launch Competition at UMass Boston!
– Competition starts March 1st
– Presentations and Awards May 11th
– Winners chosen by how much progress made in 2 months
– You choose how to track your growth!
– All UMass Boston students eligible to apply
– Experienced Entrepreneurs available to Mentor Startups

Get More Information – Apply and Register NOW!
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Other Universities have Business “Plan” Competitions.
At UMass Boston, we have Business “Launch” Competitions.
StEP into the Future and Launch YOUR New Enterprise.

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Welcome back returning students we hope you were able to relax over the winter break. A big welcome to our new Spring 2011 class, we hope that you will have a great experience here at UMass Boston.

A few changes occurred over the winter break. Associate Dean Michael Novak has retired and Oscar Gutierrez has taken over that role. Arthur Goldsmith is now the Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate College of Management. He may be reach via email

Tom Patria, Career Service Specialist resigned from his position. Until we find a replacement for the College of Management, you may visit the UMB Career Services website for information and set up an appointment

Tara Shea will continue as Assistant Director but in a few weeks you will see her name changed to Tara Norton, we will update when the change takes place officially.

If you need assistance please email either Tara or Arthur Goldsmith to make an appointment.

Tara will host registration workshops for the Fall 2011 semester in March and April, dates and times TBD.

The Rise of Hollywood East


The Rise of Hollywood East: Evaluating the Growing Film and Television Industry in Massachusetts  
Professor of Pacey Foster
Department of Marketing and Management at UMass Boston
(Response Required)
Tuesday, November 16th

UMass ranked 56th in global Top 200

From the desk of President Jack M. Wilson

  Dear Friends,

I am writing to share the wonderful news that the University of Massachusetts was rated as one of the best universities in the world – the only New England public university to be so honored – in the Times of London’s 2010 World University Rankings.

UMass ranked 56th in the global Top 200, a truly remarkable achievement when one considers that in addition to being the only New England public university to make what the Times of London describes as its “gold-standard” list, UMass:

  • Ranks fourth in Massachusetts (behind Harvard, MIT and Tufts), and sixth in New England (after Harvard, MIT, Yale, Tufts and Brown)
  • Is the 14th highest-rated American public university and is the 33rd highest-rated American institution public or private

In announcing this year’s World University Rankings, Times Higher Education editor Ann Mroz said: “We would like to congratulate the University of Massachusetts for its performance in this year’s rigorous rankings. Being ranked 56 in the world top 200 is an impressive achievement. The top 200 universities in the world represent only a tiny fraction of world higher education and any institution that makes it into this table is truly world class.”

The World University Rankings, considered the premier global higher-education ranking project, rates universities in five broad categories:

  • Teaching – the learning environment
  • Research – volume, income and reputation
  • Citations – research influence
  • International mix – staff and students
  • Industry income – innovation

When we look at these criteria, we can see why UMass fared so well, given the excellence we see in the classroom every day, as well as the research and innovation accomplishments of our outstanding faculty, which attracts nearly $500 million in research funding annually and in Fiscal Year 2009 generated $73 million in intellectual property income, placing us in the Top 10 nationally in that vital category.

The University of Massachusetts is a truly great University, and we are delighted to be recognized in such dramatic fashion. This ranking is a testament to the hard work of our outstanding faculty and to the efforts of students who come to us with impressive credentials and talents … and graduate prepared to change the world.

I want to thank the Chancellors for their unstinting efforts and superb leadership, and the members of the Board of Trustees, who take time away from their personal and professional lives to provide us with wisdom, guidance, support and encouragement.

Through its education, research and service efforts, the University of Massachusetts shapes our future and touches every corner of the state. UMass educates the people who will build and lead Massachusetts and produces research that drives the state’s innovation economy. These are the efforts that are being recognized by this international accolade.

Make no mistake about it, this is a very impressive achievement. The 2010 World University Rankings are based on a preliminary review of thousands of universities worldwide and a “full evaluation” of 400 top candidate institutions. When it was all said and done, the University of Massachusetts earned an enviable ranking on this “gold-standard” list.

We see this ranking as a confirmation of what happens on our campuses every day and of what we know to be true … and as inspiration for us to aim higher and achieve more.

We are determined to shine a light on this world-class ranking because we think it is a message that the public needs to hear. I would welcome your assistance in spreading this important message.

Thank you.


Jack M. Wilson

Registration Request Form

For the summer and fall we will continue to use the registration request forms. Students can download the form on our website (link below). It is a word document and students are to fill out the form (please note that the WISER # is different from the Course # ie: course number is MBA AF 620 whereas the WISER # would be 1418)


Trying out a new way to keep GradCM students updated

I am starting this blog to help keep Graduate College of Management students updated about what is happening in the College. I will post events, schedules, news and happenings around the University.

I also want to receive feedback from students on what you’d like to hear about. 

I intend to blog at least 1 time per week, so subscribe and check back frequently for udpates.