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Northeastern launches Masters of Science in Innovation

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has launched a one-​​year, part-​​time grad­uate pro­gram aimed at teaching working pro­fes­sionals how to infuse inno­va­tion into the DNA of their organizations.

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Tax Breaks for Nonprofit Hospitals Called Into Question

Tax breaks for nonprofit hospitals called into question by Professor Gary Young, who says they are often quite profitable and cost the towns revenue.

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Retirement Accounts

Retirement accounts to get taper boosts, accoring to Professor Harlan Platt.

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Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Nightingale Apps

Tiffany Kelley, MS/MBA’08, recognized a need for better tools to help nurses and improve patient care. She set out to fix that problem and founded Nightingale Apps, a health information technology company offering mobile applications aimed at improving safety and increasing efficiency for nurses delivering direct patient care in hospital settings. She is now developing the venture’s initial product, Know My Patient. We asked Kelley to share her inspiration for her business and what she’s learned along the way.

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Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Pickasound

Entrepreneurship may be one of Northeastern student Toju Ometoruwa’s concentrations in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, but it was his passion and experience producing music that inspired him to found Pickasound, a cloud-​​based service that allows artists and musicians from across the globe to seamlessly collaborate and produce songs together. For the past two years, Ometoruwa, DMSB’16, has been building his business while working toward his undergraduate degree. Thanks to Northeastern’s co-​​op program, he was able to devote nine months to working on Pickasound full time and has already been successful in attracting outside investment. We asked Ometoruwa to describe his experience starting Pickasound.

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What's next in emerging markets?

Northeastern University recently convened a group of international business experts from universities worldwide to discuss new trends and research in emerging markets. The conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Emerging Markets in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

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Have your coffee and eat it too

Johnny Fayad, left, and Ali Kothari, both DMSB’17, have launched a Kickstarter campaign in support of their Coffeebar, a first-of-its-kind all-natural energy bar infused with a full cup of fair trade coffee. Photo by Mariah Tauger.

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How financial decisions are made

Jayant Kale, the new Philip R. McDonald Chair and a professor of finance in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, studies the many factors that contribute to the financial decisions businesses make. Photo by Brooks Canaday.

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On fire to hire

Alexander Kavourias, CIS’17, strode into the Curry Student Center Ballroom on Monday evening with an air of excitement, intent on finding a co-op job at a startup company.

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Global CSCMP Conference Report

Zoe Bergin, D'Amore-McKim School of Business undergraduate student, recounts her time at the Annual Global Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Conference.

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Flytenow flying high

Alan Guichard, L'14, and Matt Voska, E'17, founders the plane-sharing website Flytenow, were accepted into Y Combinator this summer, which allows them to work on growing their company and raise seed funding.

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Cultural immersion through marketing

A group of North­eastern stu­dents experiencing a marketing-​​focused Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in India, where they are devel­oping two mar­keting cam­paign pro­posals for a Mumbai adver­tising agency.

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3Qs: Food fight for the family business

Ted Clark, executive director of the Northeastern University Center for Family Business, discusses the public battle for control of Market Basket and the lessons other family-run businesses can learn from this situation.

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Take 5: Launching students into startup careers

Dan Gre­gory, co-​​director of the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Center for Entre­pre­neur­ship Edu­ca­tion and Nick Naraghi (DMSB'15), CEO of IDEA, Northeastern University's venture accelerator, spoke during a panel discussion at "Education Uncubed," a national conference focused on preparing students and alumni to launch their careers at fast-growing companies and startups.

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Five minutes to impress

Five min­utes. That’s how much time the hopeful entre­pre­neurs had to pitch their ideas to poten­tial investors. While this may seem stressful, the fledg­ling busi­nessmen and women—the pur­veyors of more than a dozen star­tups affil­i­ated with IDEA, Northeastern’s student-​​run Ven­ture Accel­er­ator.

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3Qs: Uber’s on the move

Joseph Giglio, senior aca­d­emic spe­cialist and exec­u­tive pro­fessor of gen­eral man­age­ment in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, dis­cusses Uber’s suc­cess and what it says about the out­look of urban trans­porta­tion in the future.

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The business of doing good

As part of the month-long field study program through the Social Enterprise Institute, founded in 2007 by Dennis Shaugh­nessy, an executive professor of innovationand entrepreneurship, students traveled to El Caño, a rural community in the Monte Plata region of the Dominican Republic. There the group surveyed some 20 impoverished women, gauging their interest in working for a sewing cooperative aimed at building sustainable economic growth.

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3Qs: Could Boston host the Olympics?

Rosanna Garcia, asso­ciate pro­fessor of mar­keting in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, has attended the past eight Summer Olympics. Here, she dis­cusses what it takes to host the inter­na­tional event and what it could mean for the city.

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