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MUM Ranked #4 in Top Environmental Science Universities

EnvironmentalScience.org has released its first annual Top Environmental Science Schools rankings — and we are excited to announce that Maharishi University of Management has been ranked #4 on their list.

The rankings are based on published surveys, student data, and other school and career data collected through several sources, including The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

“Our school has one of the higher percentages of its students who want to make a career in sustainability. That reflects very positively...

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MUM’s David Lynch Film Program Announces New Director

Maharishi University of Management’s David Lynch Master’s in Film program has announced that John Raatz will be serving as Executive Director for the department. He will be working closely with David Lynch to bring an even more innovative experience to the program, which is now in its second year.

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Does Practice Make Perfect Or Are Some People More Creative Than Others?

Creativity may depend on greater brain integration, according to a new study published in Creativity Research Journal (26:2, 239-243) by Maharishi University brain researcher Fred Travis and University West quality management researcher Yvonne Lagrosen.

Scientists refer to brain integration as mind-brain development. People with high mind-brain development are alert, interested in learning new things and disposed to see the whole picture. They think in wide circles and are emotionally stable and unselfish.

“It’s a simple fact that some people stand out, and we’re trying to tease out why,” says...

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Maharishi University of Management Wins National Ethics Case Study Award

Tara Barker, from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), announced the Best Case Study for the 2014 Carl Menconi Ethics Competition went to a paper co-authored by Dr. Andrew Bargerstock and Ye Shi, faculty members in the Department of Business Administration at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa. The article about the case study will be published in the July issue of Strategic Finance, a monthly journal from IMA that focuses on professional practices in management accounting and finance.

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MUM MBA Teams Place Again in Top 10th Percentile of International Business Simulation

In March 2014, all three MBA teams from Maharishi University of Management finished in the Top 10th percentile of 179 MBA teams who participated in the Chicago-based Capsim Foundation Simulation, an international online integrated business decision-making learning resource. The 3 teams comprised 13 students from 8 countries: China, Ethiopia, Iran, Cambodia, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and US.

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Transcendental Meditation significantly reduces PTSD in African refugees within 10 days

African civilians in war-torn countries have experienced the threat of violence or death, and many have witnessed the abuse, torture, rape and even murder of loved ones. Many Congolese living in Ugandan refugee camps are suffering from severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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TM Reduces Teacher Stress and Burnout, New Research Shows

A new study published in The Permanente Journal (Vol. 18, No.1) on health showed the introduction of the Transcendental Meditation® technique substantially decreased teacher stress and burnout.

Research indicates that stress and burnout are pervasive problems among employees, with teachers being especially vulnerable to feeling frequent stress from their jobs. Burnout, a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and job dissatisfaction, has been found to contribute to lower teacher classroom performance and higher absenteeism and job turnover rates.

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