S’mores Event Friday February 10


We hope you’re drooling already!  The s’mores event will be held at 5:30 pm on Del Monte Beach by Surfside Apartments at 151 Surf Way.  Rides are available from Samson at 5:15 pm.

S’mores materials will be provided by the MBA Student Association.  Feel free to bring beverages to share.  Hope to see you there!

McKinsey & Co. Director to speak at next Happy Hour Speaker Series November 11th

Please join us for the next Happy Hour Speaker Series with Lenny Mendonca, director of McKinsey & Company (see bio below) on Friday November 11th from 4-5pm in MG100. Afterwards, we will head over to the MIIS Happy Hour.

Lenny Mendonca is a director (senior partner) in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company, where he leads the firm’s knowledge development.

Lenny is on the Shareholders’ Council of McKinsey (its board of directors) and oversees the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm’s communications (including McKinsey Quarterly). He has helped dozens of corporate, government, and not-for-profit clients solve their most difficult management challenges.

 Lenny has led several McKinsey research efforts. He has written and spoken extensively on globalization, corporate social responsibility, economic development, regulation, education, energy policy, health care, financial services, and corporate strategy.

Lenny is the chairman emeritus of the Bay Area Council and is chairman of the Economic Institute of the Bay Area. He also serves on the board of the New America Foundation, Common Cause, and the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium; he is a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the board of ChildrenNow and the California Business for Educational Excellence Foundation.

He received his M.B.A. and certificate in public management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an A.B., magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard College.

Lenny lives with his wife and two daughters on the Half Moon Bay coast, south of San Francisco, where he is the founder and owner of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. 

Introducing the Whitepaper Competition Series

The Fisher International MBA program is one of the world’s most unique. To highlight the diversity in ideology we accept as the norm within our hallowed halls, we present to you our new whitepaper competition series. Here is the first topic:

If you were to write a letter to the central bank of your home country (or a country you have lived in), what would it say? What questions would you ask? How have your professional, educational, and cultural experiences yielded valuable insights that you’d like to share? Would your voice be better used to encourage the status quo or demand change?

We look forward to hearing your thoughts in a short essay no longer than 700 words. Let us know if you would like to participate by Friday, October 28th. Email your essay to miis.mba@gmail.com by midnight Friday, November 4th.

Entries will be judged by MBA faculty, and the author of the entry selected as the best will receive the MontBlanc pen that Alex Becker uses every day in class. Just kidding. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Montrio Bistro, voted Best New Restaurant of the Year, 1995 by Esquire Magazine!

Top entries will be posted on the MBA Student Association Blog (with the author’s permission, of course), and we will announce winning entries in mid-November.

Join the New Fisher MBA LinkedIn Group

The MBA Student Association has recently created a new group on LinkedIn, the MIIS Fisher MBA Program Student-Alumni Partnership. The group will serve as a platform for continuing the promotion of a strong dialogue between current MBA students and MBA alumni for topical business discussions, job searches, and upcoming Fisher MBA events. We look forward to welcoming you to the group!

Silicon Valley Fisher MBA Alumni Event

The Monterey Institute MBA Student Association


Mrinal (MBA ’01) and Natanya (MBA ’01) Desai

 cordially invite you to:

  Fisher International MBA Program Meet-and-Greet


Silicon Valley

 Saturday, October 15, 2011

4:00 pm -6:00 pm

 The Desai Family Residence

Los Gatos, CA

Join us for a social gathering of Fisher MBA leadership, alumni and current students. To RSVP by October 12th, please refer to the link in the invitation sent to your Monterey Institute email account.

Contact Alex Becker at abecker@miis.edu with questions.