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A Study in Business Culture

Students in MBS lecturer Clint Relyea’s Introduction to International Business class spent the spring semester researching how commerce is conducted in other countries and showcased their knowledge at the second annual International Trade Show. Teams of students were assigned a country and tasked with researching the economy, imports and exports, tax structure, marketing practices and […]

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Worldwide Studies: MBS Students Go Abroad

Undergraduates travel to Russia Students learned firsthand about doing business in Russia when they visited the country in the spring as part of an MBS international entrepreneurship class. Led by John Mahon, an MBS management professor; and Andrei Strukov, an MBS cooperating faculty member, director of the UMaine Faculty Development Center, and a native of […]

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Sipping Success: Keane’s Logical Sip merges business and baked goods

Combining her MBS training with her love for baking, recent graduate Alison Keane has opened Logical Sip, a cafe and bakery featuring natural and healthy foods, in Brewer, Maine. Keane, who graduated with an MBA in May, says she always planned on opening her own business, but didn’t anticipate it happening this quickly. “I figured […]

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Prof. Agrrawal inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

MBS associate professor of finance Pank Agrrawal has been inducted into the UMaine chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. The nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines in higher education, Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at UMaine by 10 seniors to recognize outstanding students, faculty and staff. […]

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Ramat Oyetunji ’01, ’05 MBA leads investment strategies workshop at UMaine

University of Maine alumna, financial adviser and author Ramat Oyetunji ’01, ’05 MBA returned to campus in March to present a workshop on retirement plans and investment strategies. Founder and CEO of The FI Woman, a registered investment advising firm, Oyetunji has a mission to make financial and investment advice affordable and accessible. She says […]

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Rawan Albutairi ’10 is Financial Analyst at Saudi Aramco

Six years after graduating from MBS, Rawan Albutairi ’10 is a leading financial analyst at Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil and gas company, as well as an activist who co-founded many social, educational and economic initiatives that she hopes will make a difference in her home country of Saudi Arabia. “Saudi Aramco, where I […]

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Jonathan Pratt ’86 is head of Life Solutions Group

MBS alumnus Jonathan Pratt ’86 is founder, chairman and CEO of Life Solutions Group, a Danvers, Massachusetts firm he created in 2010 to help business owners, executives and employees build and preserve wealth. Pratt, his leadership team and staff of more than 250 advisers and specialists have provided services to more than 5,000 clients from […]

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MBS students work with Alumni Association, Career Center to connect

Last semester, students in Nory Jones’ management information systems classes used LinkedIn to connect with MBS alumni as part of a collaboration with the University of Maine Alumni Association and Career Center. The project aimed to provide students the opportunity to work with a proxy customer relationship management (CRM) system while networking with alumni. “My […]

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Cinematic endeavors: Junior is CEO of Navadise Media

When MBS student Casey Nava ’17 isn’t in class, he is busy running Navadise Media, the innovative cinematography company he co-founded in 2014. “Our goal is to create unforgettable and distinctive videos and media content to help businesses enhance their web presence and generate sales,” says Nava, a marketing and management major from Waterboro, Maine, […]

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