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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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AMA Students take charge; help market TipWhip

Student members of the MBS chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) spent the spring semester promoting Tip Whip LLC, the Orono startup founded by University of Maine alumnus Spencer Wood ’13, ’15 (MS). Tip Whip is a tips-only, ride-sharing service that aims to save lives by reducing drinking and driving. More than 700 UMaine […]

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Lisa Liberatore presents on pricing to small-business management class

The success of a business depends in large part on pricing a product correctly, associate professor of entrepreneurship Jason Harkins told his small-business management class. “Pricing is your method of ensuring that your company makes money,” he said. “Setting a price on a product or service not only highlights the tangible values we hold about […]

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From Dugout to Boardroom

Running a business and managing a sports team take the same leadership qualities, UMaine head baseball coach Steve Trimper told students in MBS lecturer Clint Relyea’s organizational behavior class last fall. “A successful CEO can coach a sports team, and a successful coach can run a business,” Trimper said in his presentation “Drive for Greatness: […]

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MBS Students travel to California for international competition

Ten MBS students participated in one of the world’s most comprehensive collegiate business competitions — a semester-long, two-part challenge that culminated in Anaheim, California in April. The annual International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition requires students to run a simulated manufacturing company. Participants name their company and choose a product to sell for around $10. Throughout […]

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Second Annual International Trade Show

Business students invite community to International Trade Show   ORONO, Maine — Planning a trip to Norway, Fiji, Australia or Italy?  Eager to know more about the customs, food, languages and transportation? The Second Annual International Trade Show at the University of Maine is just the ticket to learn about these countries and 30 other […]

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