Charley Ruegger speaks seven languages and recently completed his Master's in Business Administration (MBA) at the Monterey Institute.
The strong language component that was part of his education here was a huge draw for Charley but he was also attracted to the emphasis placed on working with teams of people from different backgrounds and nationalities on a variety of class projects.
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.
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:
“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.
Danielle Razo is pursuing a master's degree in business administration (MBA) at the Monterey Institute.
In this 60 second snapshot of her experience at MIIS, she talks about how the MBA program at MIIS is unique program that allows students to define who they want to be and what they want to learn. It's a small program, so students are able to talk to their professors about things they're studying and passions they have outside the context of that class, which, according to Danielle, "gives you the ability to ramp up and get experiences very quickly."
Last fall, Professors Robert Rogowsky and Li Juan Zhang designed an immersive learning course to give Monterey Institute students the opportunity to experience first hand the real-world issues, impacts and policy implications of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ).
"The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds" features a different student each week from a range of degree programs offered at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In these short videos, the students elaborate on topics such as why they chose to come to MIIS, what has surprised them about the Monterey Institute, what kinds of cool things they've been involved in—both on and off campus, and more.
This week is Amy Kessler, a graduate student pursuing a degree in pursuing a joint MBA and MA in International Environmental Policy.
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.