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Abdul Sheikh Receives Outstanding Accounting Professional MBA Award

In May 2015, program director Andy Bargerstock presented the award for the most outstanding Accounting Professionals MBA graduate to Abdul Ghani Sheikh. This is not the first time Sheik has received an award while at MIU. In August 2011, he participated on the Baldwin Team, the first team at MIU to place first in the Capsim Foundation Simulation—an online business simulation.

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Alumna Wins Peace Award

Devanna De La Puente (B.A. in business, 2003) recently won the 2015 Marsh Award for Innovation in Peacemaking and Peacekeeping in recognition of her work in preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence in the context of disasters and conflict in the Asia-Pacific region.

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MBA Alumna Advances at Top Accounting Firm

Erin Liu had worked at two of the top international accounting firms, first Deloitte and then PricewaterhouseCoopers. After six years, she decided to take a break and apply to MIU to pursue a graduate degree.

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MBAs Finish in Upper Ten Percent of Global Business Simulation


An MBA group from Maharishi International University finished in the upper ten percent in the Foundation Simulation offered by CAPSIM, the nation’s largest provider of business games and simulations. The top placing MIU team, the Baldwin Group, consisted of four international students: Joshua Jacob Peniel (India), Akshay Ashok Nikam (India), Ala’a Nabeel Mahmoud Kiwan (Jordan), and Humphrey Ngoh Muwah (Cameroon).

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Journal Highlights Lean Management Implementation

An article summarizing a step-by-step project to improve lean processes at MIU was recently published by the peer-reviewed journal Quality Assurance for Higher Education.

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MUM College of Business Administration listed as 49th Best Value School in the USA

MIU’s College of Business Administration was named one of the top 50 “Best Value” bachelor’s degree programs in America. The ranking was determined by Best Value Schools, a company that “helps students find schools and degree programs that can provide the most available financial aid and assistance, the greatest support and service, the highest return on investment, and the best overall value.”

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Alumni Update Mahliyo Sattarova

Mahliyo Sattarova originally hails from Uzbekistan a “country [that] not many people know exists,”as she likes to joke. She came to Maharishi International University (MIU) to complete her Masters in Business Administration. Hearing that she settled into a position as a Loan Adjustor at Wells Fargo, I reached out to Mahliyo to see how her post-graduation life was going.

After completing her studies at MIU, Mahliyo moved to Los Angeles to seek out an administrative job. When asked about her transition from a small town to a large city, Mahliyo said...

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MUM College of Business Welcomes new MBA Class

The first class that all new MBA students at Maharishi International University take is the Science of Creative Intelligence (SCI). SCI consists of 33 lessons from Maharishi and lays a intellectual and experiential foundation for all other classes at MIU. The main objective of the course is to help students both understand and experience consciousness the “source of the thinking process,” and therefore as a profound basis for all understanding all academic disciplines.   In addition to discussions and videotapes on these principles, the new students are also taught how to practice the...

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Anil Maheshwari’s new book is #2 in Data Mining category on Amazon

Maharishi International University professor, Anil Maheshwari, currently holds the number two spot for best selling book in Amazon’s “data mining” category. Through lessons and real life case studies, his book, Data Analytics Made Accessible, provides an individual with the tools to glean useful information from data.

What is Data Analytics?

Anil explains that “Data Analytics is the art and science of analyzing large amounts of data from business to produce actionable intelligence, and communicating it effectively to decision makers to drive superior performance.”

Business and Data

“Business is the act of...

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Higher Order Thinking Enhanced By TM® program


Mohan Gurubatham, Maharishi International University Adjunct Professor, has received international acclaim for his higher order thinking model, which he calls an “active higher order thinking learning model enhanced by Transcendental Meditation for the far transfer of knowledge and skills.”

Higher Order Thinking

Higher order thinking with far transfer is the ability for a student to make sense of and use academic information outside of the classroom. Lower order thinking, on the other hand, is the merely the ability to recall facts. Educators have traditionally found that higher order thinking...

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