A key tenet of Clemson University’s MBA program is empowering students to experience and solve real-world business problems while earning their advanced degrees. The concept of ‘fixing the plane while it’s in flight’ is put into practice throughout the MBA curriculum. Working professionals in the program are applying their classroom knowledge to solve business problems […]
A convergence of entrepreneurial minds will occur March 8 at the Watt Family Innovation Center for more than two hours of relationship building, idea sharing and collaboration. “Clemson Convergence: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Science and Technology” is open to students, faculty, staff and students who are researching, teaching or living entrepreneurship at the university. The free event […]
Susan Moorhead Zimmerman got hooked on a feeling about the lifestyle of South Carolina’s island beaches at an early age. Today, the entrepreneur and mother of two is taking those fond memories to market as a brand that will appeal to beach lovers like herself. Zimmerman is the CEO of Bohicket Road, an emerging company […]
In an effort toward growing the stature of its rapidly expanding master’s programs, Clemson University’s College of Business is establishing a Professional Graduate Business Faculty designation for faculty interested in helping build tomorrow’s business leaders. “As our professional graduate programs have grown in Greenville, the demand for faculty is also increasing,” said Greg Pickett, director […]
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 […]
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 […]