Take a Class, Get a Job

Students typically enroll in classes at the Monterey Institute hoping to gain knowledge and training that will help them in their future careers. They don’t necessarily expect to have a particular class lead directly to landing their first post-graduation job.

Business Plan Competition Workshop Featured on KION

A Tuesday night workshop at the Monterey Institute earned local TV coverage.for a competition designed to give Central Coast entrepreneurs a boost. The third of three workshops at MIIS (and the last of 10 throughout the area) offered entrepreneurs tips for competing effectively in the 2010 Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition.

Professor Jinhuei Dai: Designing a New Language Learning Model

Professor Jinhuei Dai is a pioneer of innovative teaching and learning strategies. She advocates a "sustainable model" for teaching the Chinese language to policy students from a wide range of language levels and academic interests. By emphasizing individualization, the personal experience of learning, Professor Dai's students cultivate their language abilities.


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MIIS Alumnus in Haiti Interviewed on BBC Radio

Michael Goble (MBA ’90), one of the four Monterey Institute alumni known to be working on relief efforts in Haiti, was interviewed by BBC Radio over the weekend about the situation there. An employee of the United Nations’ Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Goble is currently serving as an administrator at the Port-au-Prince airport’s makeshift morgue.

Institute Dean Quoted Widely on Google and China

Yuwei Shi, dean of the Institute’s Graduate School of International Policy and Management, was quoted today in a Reuters story regarding Google’s recent threat to pull out of China.

Andrew Silberman: Building an International Business in Tokyo

Andrew Silberman is President of the Tokyo based AMT Group, a management training organization he founded in 1992, and a graduate of the Monterey Institute's Fisher International MBA program. In this interview, Andrew offers advice to current MBA students about the skills necessary to live and work in Japan.


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Joshua Rhodes: 10 Questions for a Businessman in Tokyo

Joshua Rhodes, management consultant for AMT Group in Tokyo, discusses the skills necessary for a successful career in one of the world's most competitive markets.


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MIIS Business Professor Quoted on Fox News

A recent Fox News story regarding the unique marketing strategy of San Francisco-based cell phone service provider CREDO featured expert commentary from Professor Fredric Kropp of the Institute’s Graduate School of International Policy & Management. CREDO is a small wireless corporation whose marketing strategy includes expressly political pitches designed to appeal to liberal-leaning consumers.

Institute Leaders Present at Nov. 19 Beijing Conference

Monterey Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy and Graduate School of International Policy and Management Dean Yuwei Shi will be featured presenters at “WTO & China: Beijing International Forum,” a conference sponsored by the World Trade Organization’s Beijing office on November 19.

Fisher International MBA Again Ranked Among World’s Best Business Programs

The Fisher International MBA Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies has again been recognized as a leader in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA program. The 2009-2010 edition of the Aspen Institute’s biennial Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey ranked the Fisher Program number 38 on its list of the top 100 business programs.