|Seeking MBA Graduates to Help Teach Online to South Africa |
|Since 2008, MUM has been cooperating with the Maharishi Invincibility Institute (MII) in Johannesburg, South Africa to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration to disadvantaged youth. MII teaches the first 86 credits of the BA program, and MUM completes the degree with 42 credits. |
MII now has 400 students, all of whom learn TM and get the TM-Sidhi program, so they form a coherence-creating group for South Africa. With the graduation of the first class in 2013 (see photo), the popularity of MII is rising. In 2014, MUM will have 110 students at MII taking online business courses for MUM credit to complete their degrees. However, all students are on full scholarship, and though MII is developing a call center that will employ some of the students, the Institute has to cover its operating costs from donations.
Therefore, we are looking for instructors who have an MBA degree who can co-teach MUM’s courses in the MII program along with a full-time MUM instructor either as volunteers or for a very basic level of compensation.
All online courses are taught by videoconference using a personal computer from wherever the professor is. Courses meet M-W-F for two hours in the morning (Fairfield time) for 2, 4 or 8 weeks. MUM has well-tested syllabi, lecture slides and course materials all set up to make the teaching process easy and enjoyable.
If you would like to help teach online business courses or online Forest Academy courses on SCI-related topics, please contact Scott Herriott by cell 641-208-0511 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Deep Green Business Symposium |
The 2nd Annual Deep Green Business Symposium sponsored by the MUM Business Department in July of 2013 was a smashing success. The Symposium highlighted the need for expanded awareness within individuals and communities in order to truly embed sustainability in our companies and our world. Speakers addressed how expanded awareness is being applied in business, in technology, and in leadership. See an overview of speakers and their topics, as well as speaker bios. The Symposium was live streamed by MUM.tv and may be viewed here, along with corresponding power point slides.
Here's a sample of just a few of the gems discussed:
- Hazel Henderson discussed how planetary awareness is driving the green transition;
- John Ikerd defined sustainable economics as the ability to meet the economic needs of the present without diminishing economic opportunities of the future;
- Michael Garvin discussed real possibilities for developing carbon free energy as the basis for global sustainability;
- Steve Fugate presented community-based alternative s for the affordable expansion of renewable energy, such as building a mega array of solar panels funded by many community members, who each invest a small amount to buy the solar panels that produce the energy for the community;
- Bob Pepper relayed how his company, Yava Technologies, has developed clean mining technologies to extract valuable minerals without polluting the environment, plus "profitable remediation" technologies to clean up the toxic "tailings" left by traditional mining processes--"turning waste into profits".
Leadership with the ability to expand awareness is needed to transform individual companies as well as whole countries.
|Bargerstock and Rao Publish Research Article in MAQ Journal |
|"Do Lean Implementation Inititiatives Have Adequate Accounting Support? The Debate of Duality"|
The Business Administration Department at Maharishi University of Management announces the publication of an article on an empirical study of accounting practices in lean manufacturing companies in the USA. MUM researchers collaborated with the Institute of Management Accountants
(IMA) on survey design and distribution. The article by Dr. Manjunath Rao and Dr. Andrew Bargerstock entitled, “Do Lean Implementation Initiatives Have Adequate Accounting Support - The Debate of Duality,” was published in the Summer 2013 issue of Management Accounting Quarterly
|Dr. Jane Schmidt-Wilk Receives Award |
The award was for Dr. Schmidt-Wilk's work as a peer reviewer for the journal. She evaluates papers submited to the journal and decides whether they merit publication. She has been on the editorial board for seven years and has served as a peer reviewer for two years.
The award was announced at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in August.
|MUM’s Ye Shi Named LEI's 2013 Lean Accounting Student of the Year |
|Maharishi University of Management PhD candidate, Ye Shi (Linlin), was awarded the 2013 Lean Enterprise Institute’s annual Excellence in Lean Accounting Student Award during their Lean Accounting Summit this month in Orlando, Florida. The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) is a non-profit educational association, which recognizes students who have been actively engaged in research, education, and the development of Lean Accounting and accounting for Lean.|
Andrew Bargerstock, PhD, CPA, director of MUM’s MBA programs
, had nominated Linlin for this award based on her accomplishments in lean accounting. "We are very happy that Lin Lin's accomplishments are recognized by one of the biggest names in Lean Accounting, James Huntzinger, in his role as the chair of the Student of the Year selection committee for Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) and the Lean Accounting Summit."
|MBA Teams Place 1st and 2nd in National Competition |
|By Ken Chawkin|
by Ken Chawkin
Maharishi University of Management MBA students rank among the top 10 in International CAPSIM Foundation Business Simulations. This 4th year, 4 of their 5 teams placed in the top 10, taking 1st and 2nd place.
How do MBA schools assess the success of their curricular outcomes? How do students know the school they select will properly prepare them to compete in the marketplace? These are burning questions in today’s high-priced education and uncertain economy.
Typically, MBA programs offer courses in a vast array of topics, from accounting to human resources, managing production to sales and customer service. Students absorb a lot of information, but do they learn how to integrate it all into the real world of executive decision-making?
Some schools have discovered that on-line business simulation competitions can provide a good capstone experience for measuring a program’s effectiveness and their students' performance.
One program testing such outcomes is the CAPSIM Foundation Business Simulation...
|Students Earn Top Honors at Mediation Tournament |
Students in Vicki Alexander Herriott's Mediation and Negotiation class took top honors in the mediation tournament in November 2013.
Two teams from MUM participated in the 12th Annual Peacemaker's Invitational Mediation Tournament at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, with Matt Rees winning the top mediator award in conference-style mediation and the team comprising Mr. Rees, Nicholas Coelho and Brando Piggue, came in second in the mediation category. The same team participated in the International Intercollegiate Meditation Tournament at Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. Their team qualified for the semifinals and finished 13th out of 40 teams. Mr. Coelho took 4th place in the Individual Mediator category out of 120 mediators.
"It is a great opportunity for our students to participate in...