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Uplifting Society Through Business: Interview with MBA Graduate Momone Maley

Summer in Iowa is marked by the roar of the cicadas and the skyrocketing stalks of corn. At Maharishi International University, it is a time when we are not only preparing for the arrival of our new students but also reflecting back on our recent graduates. One beautiful sunny day, I had the chance to interview this year’s outstanding MBA student award recipient, Momone Maley. Upon arriving at our meeting Momone gifted me a small bouquet of freshly picked lemon balm and chamomile. “Just hang it upside down and in...

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Business professor, Anil Maheshwari, talks about life at MUM

Data analytics expert and former employee of IBM explains why he chose to teach at Maharishi International University. Click play to hear Anil Maheshwari‘s experience at MIU.

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MIU Alumna Brings Business Approach to Teaching TM

Mariam Daudi came to the US at the age of five with her family as a refugee of war from Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan war. After living in Pakistan for two years they received asylum in the US and moved to Kansas City, Kansas. Two years later they settled down in Upland, a suburb of Los Angeles, where Mariam’s father worked as a small business owner.

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MUM Lean Six Sigma Case Study Published

An article summarizing a step-by-step lean process improvement project at Maharishi International University (MIU) entitled, “Case Study: Application of DMAIC to Academic Assessment in Higher Education,” will be published by the peer reviewed journal, Quality Assurance for Higher Education in August 2015 (Vol. 7, No. 2).

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Hosting the former Japanese Prime Minister at MUM’s 2015 Commencement

The 2015 commencement speaker at Maharishi International University’s graduation on May 23 was Dr. Yukio Hatoyama, the former prime minister of Japan.


Dr. Hatoyama has a PhD from Stanford in the same department from which I got my PhD, called Management Science and Engineering, though I arrived at Stanford a year after he had left. That may have been part of the reason that President Morris asked me and my wife Vicki, to host Dr. Hatoyama and his wife around the campus on the day before his speech—also, I...

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Sabita Sawhney: Professor of Management and Restaurant Owner

Many people know Sabita Sawhney as owner of Sabi’s Café, an ayurvedic vegetarian restaurant, where she cooks and serves delicious Indian lunches five times a week. Others know her as assistant professor of management at MIU who teaches courses in lean management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. How does she do all this? She practices what she teaches and applies the principles of lean management to all areas of her life.

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Alex Cequea: BA, Business, 2009; MBA, Sustainable Business, 2010

Two years ago, Alex was featured in the MIU Alumni Profiles, but it looks like he’s done a lot since then. About a year ago, Alex sold his share of ownership of iPhone Life magazine to his partners (who are also MIU alumni), and suddenly found himself in a very privileged position: no wife, no kids, and no job responsibilities!

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Internet, Business and Consciousness

Internet has changed the way business is conducted. The world has been flattened. We can outsource work to someone half-way around the globe, and also serve customers equally far away. Business models evolve to bring together the best of breed knowledge workers to address the biggest of emerging challenges. We are influenced by the vibes and consciousness of all those we deal with. How do we continue to center ourselves, and maintain a positive state of mind? How do we deal with the acceleration of business without getting stressed?


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BBC and NACE Report Good News for MIU MBAs

MBA graduates are in high demand. A recent BBC article on the currently “bullish” market for graduating MBAs proclaimed this the “best market in years” for MBAs seeking employment.

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Lean Accounting Article Accepted by IMA

An article written by MBA faculty members Dr. Andrew Bargerstock and Ye Shi has received favorable review for publication in an upcoming issue of Strategic Finance, the monthly peer-reviewed journal of the Institute for Management Accountants (IMA).

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