What better way for students to learn the ropes of business than to immerse them in its real-world issues. That’s the thinking behind a pilot class being taught this fall by Clemson University’s MBA program, which has students researching company issues and making recommendations on how to solve problems and enhance outcomes. “The early returns […]
Though more than a generation apart, Chuck Paterno and Jake Pickett see eye to eye on the potential for Probitas AAC to generate some green, beyond the start-up’s eco-friendly construction material. The Bennettsville, S.C., company, which Paterno, 60, launched on the eve of the economic downturn, is in the business of making and distributing a […]
Business has no boundaries, so it makes sense for future practitioners to venture beyond their comfort zones and learn the customs, cultures and behaviors that exist beyond our borders.
Communicating the old-fashioned way has become passé. Whether it be emails, texting, or a post on our social media channels, word-of-mouth communication seems to have taken a back seat to the immediacy and ease of a keyboard and screen. Clemson University’s MBA program has recognized this shift in how we interact and is helping students […]
Richie Parker can’t shake your hand, but that won’t stop him from endearing himself to you the minute you meet. When you get to know him, and see the things he’s accomplished in his young life, you can’t imagine him being any other way.
Brian Stearns and Cory Bridges forged a friendship and launched a business while studying how to start one in Clemson University’s MBAe program. Today, the pair, and their start-up, RingoFire, appear to be on a fast track to delivering digital marketing solutions to small businesses in the Upstate, and beyond. “We actually received emails from […]
When Danay Radovic emigrated from Cuba at the age of 10, her family arrived in the U.S. with pocket change, knew little English, but had plenty of hope. Today, the soon-to-be MBAe graduate of Clemson University is turning that hope into opportunity. Radovic’s presentation on her employment recruiting software recently won a shark tank-like competition […]
If necessity is the mother of invention, then John Tarala’s start-up may be just the medicine hospitals need to remedy one of their administrative headaches. Tarala’s start-up, Simpliphy, was borne out of a need he identified while working as a financial analyst at an Upstate hospital after receiving his MBA at Clemson University in 2008. […]
Whether it’s turning around a distressed retail property or innovating a manufacturing process, working professionals continue to reap rewards from Clemson University’s part-time MBAe program. Graduating students in the Masters of Business Administration in entrepreneurship and innovation program showcased their business accomplishments in recent “Innovation at Work” presentations at Greenville ONE. “Innovation at Work is […]
Heshan Sun’s expertise in information systems hardly qualifies him as an architect or builder, but there are some in Clemson University’s MBA program who consider him just that. Sun, an associate professor in management information systems, and an accomplished information systems researcher, has been named the MBA Professor of the Year for his roles in […]
To no one’s surprise, the MBA Student Association has been very businesslike in its approach to growing participation in the organization, and it’s been noticed. Recently, Student Affairs named the MBASA the most improved graduate student association on campus. That accomplishment was a result of a group of students executing on a strategic plan that […]
Jessica Cokins ’06 sees light at the end of the tunnel, and it isn’t a train. The wife, mother of two, full-time employee and part-time student is nearing the end of a 2 ½ year journey of multi-tasking, candle-light studies, late dinners and an occasional date night with her husband. The Charleston native’s reward is […]
Larry Blackwell has left an indelible mark on the upstate as a business leader and mentor to entrepreneurs who have fueled the regional economy as leaders of their own ventures. For his many accomplishments, Blackwell ’71 has been named the recipient of Clemson University’s 2017 Innovative Spirit Award. The recognition is bestowed by the Arthur […]
Tomorrow’s business leaders can zero in on their specialized career interests through Clemson University’s suite of Master of Business Administration programs. A newly enhanced corporate (MBAc) program joins those in entrepreneurship & innovation (MBAe) and business analytics (MBAba), all designed to advance learning for 21st century business professionals. “Clemson’s Corporate MBA Program is a first-class […]
Being surrounded by scores of entrepreneurial minds, Austin Sanderson ’10 caught the bug while providing IT support for the MBA program. The Clemson University economics graduate and CCIT support employee has followed some of his MBAe student customers on the innovation path. Sanderson’s bug isn’t computer-virus related, but it is of the technology genus. Like […]