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Alumni Newsletter December 2018

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December 2018

“Your education is an investment unlike a car, house, or stock…you cannot sell it. 
So, you are explicitly linked to this institution and therefore, responsible for that brand.” -GMAC 2017

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Featured Scholarship Recipient – MS Supply Chain Management Students Kevin Garity, Samantha Nguyen, Jeremiah Pfaff and Morgan Foldesi



The Container and Intermodal Institute (CII) awarded scholarships to students in the Master of Science in Supply Chain (MSSCM) program, at the annual CONNIE award ceremony held early this fall semester. This year four MSSCM students received scholarships: Kevin Garity, Operations Coordinator at Hamburg Sud; Samantha Nguyen, Safety Coordinator at Pacific 9 Lines; Jeremiah Pfaff, Inventory and Planning Specialist at Yamaha Corporation of America; and Morgan Foldesi, Purchasing Manager at C2O Pure Coconut Water.

MSSCM Students at Connie Awards

Where are they Now? –  Olivia Sather, MBA/MFA - Director of Marketing, Richard and Karen Carpenter Performng Arts Center

Olivia Sather MBA Alum

“Working in the arts is about more than being an artist in the traditional sense. The arts industry needs managers with knowledge of marketing, finance, human resources, and information systems. Whether you want to start your own theater company or work for a large cultural institution, if you are passionate about theater, dance, music or performance you can work for the industry using the business skills that the CSULB Theatre Management program provides.”

Fourth Annual Alumni Networking Mixer

Alumni Mixer Collage

The CSULB Graduate Programs in Business would like to thank the Alumni, Students and Faculty that attended the Fourth Annual Alumni Mixer and helped make it a great success! We would also like to thank 2018-Honored Alumna, Sharon Eshett Class of ‘92, for graciously agreeing to host this year’s Mixer. The evening started with remarks from Dean Solt highlighting the importance of campus wide Beach 2030 initiative. Event Pictures.

Bloomberg Professional Systems

Bloomberg Professional System

On Friday, October 26, the College of Business hosted a grand opening for the new Open Access Lab and Bloomberg terminals. COB was able to fund a total of 12 Bloomberg Terminals, 10 of the terminals will be available to all students and two terminals will be available for COB faculty to enhance the Bloomberg learning experience in the classroom.

Professor Peter Ammermann explained the importance of Bloomberg terminals for our MS Finance program, “To augment the educational experience that our students receive through classroom lectures, students in the MS Finance program will have access to the Bloomberg Professional System. The Bloomberg system is the pre-eminent resource for news, data, and analytical tools in the financial world, and CSULB has made a substantial commitment to ensure that this resource is available to all of our students and is incorporated into their coursework. As a result, our students are able to gain real-world experience and access to the same information and analysis as market professionals, better preparing them to enter and be productive members of the investment management community.”

Students in our MS Finance program, launching Fall 2019, will have access to this new and valuable resource. Learn more about our MS Finance program.  


New Programs Launching Fall of 2019!

Graduate Programs in Business CSULB

As of October 1, the Graduate Business Programs Office is accepting applications for four new Masters Degrees. Our MS Finance is a one-year program, designed to prepare individuals to sit for the CFA examinations. The MS Marketing program focuses on marketing analytics, including marketing tools, marketing research and forecasting. The MS Information Systems will enable students to develop an advanced understanding of IS systems management, IT applications, business intelligence and cyber security. Finally, the long awaited Online MBA will allow students to earn their MBA without leaving their home. This program will prepare students for leadership roles in today’s technology-driven business world. We are very excited about the upcoming new programs and the opportunities they will provide for our students.  

Spring 2018 Innovation Challenge Winners

Innovation Challenge Winners

After placing first in the University’s 2018 Innovation Challenge, Artemus Labs plans to launch “Python” a more comfortable and breathable liner for prosthetics. The Innovation Challenge encourages students to develop innovative ideas and cultivate the skills required to make these ideas a reality. The Long Beach Press-Telegram provides an update on the progress the student group has made since winning the competition in April of 2018… Full Article.

If you are interested in participating as a mentor for the 2019 Innovation Challenge, please e-mail for more information on how to get involved.