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In the spring of 2011, RSA, the Security Division of EMC, suffered a hostile nation-state intrusion into their data systems. In order to help deal with the aftermath of this attack, RSA hired Eddie Schwartz as their first chief information security officer. Schwartz, who now also serves as the vice [...]
Mason's Online EMBA Ranked 59th by Rosa Vivanco -- Jan 15th 2013
Realizing the increased demand for online education from today's business leaders, the School of Business launched the online Executive MBA program in January 2012. The program offers executives and working professionals the same accredited and world-class business education with first-rate faculty, [...]
The Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 (beginning with the U.S. sub-prime mortgage crisis in 2007) hit Mexico the hardest of any country in Latin America. This was the fourth major crisis confronting Mexico in the past 30 years, offering a unique opportunity for research. As the only country in the [...]
Management Prof Invited to Share Expertise by Jeniffer Anzaldi -- Jan 9th 2013
George Mason University School of Business associate professor of management, Catherine Cramton, was one of three featured overseas academic experts invited to the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth for an October 5 researcher-practitioner exchange concerning best practices for effective [...]
As you're walking through the supermarket, loading up your cart with groceries for the week, have you everstopped to think about why you buy that brand of milk or that flavor of cereal? In most cases, you're probably not even aware of the variety of factors that go into your decision-making processes [...]
Students Win $20,000 in Business Plan Competition by Rosa Vivanco -- Dec 10th 2012
When the School of Business inaugurated its business plan competition five years ago, the first-place prize was $500. In 2010, the prize money was raised to $1,000. This year, the first-place winner received a $10,000 cash prize and in-kind services worth $10,000, thanks to the new Student Venture Fund [...]
Capitalizing on Innovation by Michael Neibauer -- Dec 7th 2012
Jim Wolfe, management executive and George Mason University entrepreneur-in-residence, got his charge directly from former school President Alan Merten: Commercialize the intellectual property of a faculty member. Build a business. Develop a new revenue stream for Virginia's largest four-year university [...]
Molding Young Entrepreneurs by Rosa Vivanco -- Nov 27th 2012
Perhaps one of the most notable young entrepreneurs of our time is Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook. Zuckerberg has gained much fame, wealth, and success and has been named one of the most influential people of the world by Time magazine, all this by the age of 28. This wonderful success [...]
In an era run by technology, we have become more and more accustomed to communicating with others via text, email, or Skype. Technology has also been steadily creeping into classrooms and in many ways improving education. Many higher education institutions now not only offer online courses, but entire [...]