The Fisher MBA program pivots on global management challenges in sustainable business growth. Students choose one of the following three areas of specialization based on their career interests.
There is a lot of diversity on the MIIS campus. In this weeks' "The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds," Lauren Thompson (MBA/TLM '14) shares her experiences of having classes with other students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
In this 60 second snapshot of his experience at MIIS, translation and localization management student Joshua Potter talks about the benefits of having seasoned professionals as professors. One example of the immersive opportunities offered as part of the degree program he says, is a trip he and his classmates took to Yahoo Headquarters to participate in a discussion about the future of Netflix and their globalization and localization plan.
City of Monterey Mayor Chuck Della Sala has issued a letter of commendation to each member of the Golden State Theatre International Business Plan team. In his letter, Mayor Della Sala writes: “We have worked with a number of consultants over the years on a wide array of topics. The work your team provided rivaled, if not excelled, those professional consultants.”
On May 12, the Monterey Institute announced the establishment of a new Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL), which will bring three existing programs together under a single umbrella:
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“A supportive culture of innovation exists at MIIS,” says Professor Jeffrey Langholz of the International Environmental Policy program, who this weekend won the main prize of $50,000 and title of Innovator of the Year at the Monterey Bay Startup Challenge along with graduate student Maeve Murphy (MBA/MAIEP ’15). Their idea is called Water City and it helps make water conservation easy and profitable for the public.
Four Monterey Institute MBA students traveled to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January to compete in the final round of the international Business for a Better World competition, sponsored by Corporate Knights and the Schulich School of Business. The MIIS quartet beat out teams from 20 other universities around the world to reach the final three.
Growing up in hot and dry Austin, Texas gave Michael Murphy (MBA/MAIEP ’08) a deep-rooted understanding of the value of water as a resource and how stressed many of our water sources are. In true Monterey Institute fashion, Michael has made global and local water challenges the focus of a highly specialized career that also relies heavily on his skills in developing community connections.
As the Monterey Institute community looks forward to another great year we would like to share some of the highlights from 2013. We had a lot of good stories to pick from this year but have picked five that reflect the spirit of the year – high level campus visits, alumni engagement, exciting activities and amazing student achievements.
In January, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon honored the Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies with a visit: