Thursday July 1, 2010
Changing the World
After 11 months in 5 cities studying abroad Webster's Global MBA Class of 2010 will graduate in Vienna, Austria this month. Krystle Gomez is one of our students who has lived and learned in the international business capitols of Geneva, Switzlerland; Leiden, The Netherlands; Vienna, Austria; Chengdu, China and Bangkok, Thailand. She is now ready to use her experience to change the world. Meet Krystle here.
Tapulous Acquired by Disney
According to reports out today Disney will soon be the owner of the iPhone app developer Tapulous. Tapulous CEO Bart Decrem, who spoke at Webster a few months ago, hatched the company's hit franchise Tap Tap Revenge right here at Webster while meeting with designers at the University's Emerson Library. "The funny thing is in a way our company Tapulous was born here," Decrem said. "It was here we mapped out our plan on how we were going to launch and out of that came Tap Tap Revenge." Watch Decrem's address here.
Webster on Hollywood's Red Carpet
No we didn't win an Oscar but Webster's presentation at the ACBSP 2010 Annual Conference in Los Angeles last weekend did win a number of accolades from our peers. Our subject was the key to our success as the Walker School of Business & Technology shared with other educators from around the world how to harness the technology of Twitter to connect to their students. Read "Enhancing Student Learning Through Twitter" here.
Immersion isn't only for our Global MBA students. At the Walker School of Business & Technology we have students from all around the world who travel here to the U.S. to immerse themselves in all things American. This summer 13 of our MBA students from China are doing more than studying promotional management, management accounting and international finance in the U.S. They are absorbing our diverse culture, business practices and approach to the global marketplace before returning to classes at Webster's China campuses this fall. For more on Webster China, click here.