Past and present MBA students walked off with many of the top prizes in Clemson University’s 5th Annual Pitch Smackdown competition, sponsored by the College of Business’ Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Business ideas pitched by the entrepreneurs with Clemson MBA connections ranged from a hardware and software start-up that tracks agricultural operations […]
A team of Clemson University students finished second in an eight-team field of MBA students who were challenged with solving a cybersecurity issue for a pharmaceutical company. The recently held competition at North Carolina State University was part of NCSU’s Grand Business Challenge and included an international field of MBA students. Clemson University MBA corporate […]
Having closed an estimated 12,000 business and real estate transactions in his career, Judson Jahn knows a thing, or two, about negotiations. So, when the transaction attorney and senior lecturer in the College of Business proposed an international negotiations workshop for Clemson University MBA students, it quickly became a done deal. “By utilizing technology, this […]
Business leaders Ben and Cheri Phyfer are forever impacting Clemson University students with a $2.5 million gift to support the College of Business and student scholarships. With this transformational gift, the Phyfers become the third – and youngest – Cornerstone Partner for Academics at Clemson University.
The mission of one of Clemson University’s newest MBA degree programs is to arm business leaders with the ability to analyze data that will help drive their strategic decision making. In the case of Shane Smith, chief financial officer of Palmetto Industrial Services of Columbia, S.C., it was mission accomplished. Smith was one of 25 […]
DPR Construction didn’t have to look far and wide for a project manager for its work site overlooking historic Bowman Field on the campus of Clemson University. Justin Tetor ’11 MBA was first in line and “wasn’t going to take no for an answer” for the general contractor’s construction of the new College of Business […]
Steven Owens isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty, but he’d rather not. An August graduate of Clemson University’s MBAe program, Owens isn’t unlike the millions of do-it-yourselfers, and professionals, who drain and change motor oil in vehicles. What separates the Gaffney, S.C., entrepreneur from the masses is the specialty tool he has designed that […]
Lauren McCarter saw an innovative opportunity for her young outsourcing employee solution company and seized on it. That foresight earned the Clemson University MBAe student first place in the graduate program’s annual Innovation at Work competition. As a provider of staffing, security and janitorial services to primarily the automotive and textile industries, McCarter Services, like […]
Judges in the 6th Annual Clemson University MBAe EnterPrize competition rewarded Virgil Platt’s vision for a business start-up that will sell fashionable, military-approved glasses to service men and women. As winner of the shark tank-like competition, Platt of Fayetteville, N.C., won $15,000, which he will use to purchase inventory for his business, Armed Eyewear. Platt […]
Harold Hughes is building a community of support for aspiring entrepreneurs in the Upstate through his latest start-up, Brickyard. The Clemson University economics undergraduate ’08 and MBA ’14 wants entrepreneurs in the Greenville area to have a workspace that provides a full suite of resources, something he feels many start-ups are in need of today. […]
Identifying a marketplace need and meeting it can make for a successful business venture. The three winners of Clemson University’s sixth annual MBAe EnterPrize competition believe their startups are destined for success in satisfying the needs of military personnel, landowners/hunters and a generation on the move.
This Tiger's Clemson journey began while she was a graduate student. Today, she uses what she's learned to connect, empower and inspire Clemson MBA students. Her inspiration comes from the positive impacts her students make in their communities.
The Clemson University MBA Student Association’s inaugural fundraiser in April that benefited an ALS clinic in Greenville was a roaring success. “One Main Roar” drew more than 100 attendees and raised $14,000 for the Greenville Health System’s ALS Clinic, according to Lisa Milas, MBA student and president of the student association. “We not only exceeded […]
Gail DePriest’s contributions to working professionals who are continuing their education has earned the senior lecturer in Clemson’s MBA program university-wide recognition. DePriest, who also serves as director of Executive Leadership & Corporate Relations with the graduate business program, is the recipient of the Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award for Outstanding Service to Off-Campus, Distance […]
Finding 21st century solutions to an aging workforce is an issue confronting businesses everywhere. One Upstate company found answers at the Clemson University Center for Corporate Learning and will be sharing their story at one of the center’s “C-Suite Sessions” on June 5, 8-10:30 a.m., at Greenville ONE, 1 N. Main St., Greenville. “Like many […]