Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

master in business

Three months ago under murky skies at San Francisco’s TPC Harding Park, Collin Morikawa found himself in contention for a victory in a major championship.

The course was familiar to him owing to his days as a star golfer for the University of California, but being in contention at a major championship was not.

There was a discussion between the transplanted Las Vegas resident and caddie J.J. Jakovac about whether to go for the green or lay up short as the PGA Championship neared what seemed a dramatic conclusion. They were standing on the 16th tee box, 332 yards from a flag stick they could not see.

A decision was made and agreed upon, after which Morikawa was handed the biggest club in his bag.


The sound of driver striking golf ball resonated on TV. The ball was depicted by a red arc, with only a slight bend to

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By Andrew Both

(Reuters) – If the Masters is a tradition unlike any other, a unique autumn showcase of golf’s most eagerly anticipated annual gathering will likely linger in the memory long after the Green Jacket donned by Tiger Woods last year is draped over the winner.

Played in late March or early April since its inception in 1934, the Masters was postponed this year until Nov. 12-15 after American sport shut down in March amid a widespread national novel coronavirus outbreak.

With no spectators on site for the first time, an eerie silence is expected with just a faint breeze whispering through the pines in place of the gallery roars that customarily reverberate across the entire course.

Usually there are eagle roars, hole-in-one roars, Tiger roars, a proverbial bush telegraph, all slightly different to the attuned ears of veteran fans and players alike.

“As a player, (I) always knew

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As the host of the midnight edition of SportsCenter, Scott Van Pelt is fluent in just about every sport, but golf holds a special place in his heart.

Scott Van Pelt wearing a suit and tie

© Provided by Golfweek

Van Pelt came to ESPN from Golf Channel, where he was an anchor and reporter from 1994-2000. He still feeds his thirst for the game by serving as the main host of ESPN’s golf coverage, including the Masters and the PGA Championship, and he hosts SportsCenter reports and specials from the events.

Van Pelt joined ESPN in early 2001 as the network’s lead professional golf reporter and with the Masters nearly upon us, he made time to speak to Golfweek for a riveting conversation heavy on the Masters with a side of Tiger, DeChambeau and even one heckuva Scott Hoch story.

Q: Let’s get right to it. Who’s your Masters pick and why?

A: I’m going to

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Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE:BIP)(NYSE:BIPC) demonstrated its business model’s durability once again during the third quarter as it delivered solid results despite the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. While most of its business units performed well, its focus on expanding its data infrastructure platform paid dividends during the period. That trend should continue as the company closed another data deal — along with one in the energy sector — which, when combined with easing economic and foreign exchange headwinds, should help drive its results meaningfully higher over the next several quarters.

A look at Brookfield Infrastructure’s third-quarter results


Q3 2020

Q3 2019

Year-Over-Year Change

Funds from operations (FFO)

$365 million

$338 million


FFO per unit




Data source: Brookfield Infrastructure. 

Brookfield’s earnings more than recovered during the third quarter as the diversity of its operations helped offset some foreign exchange headwinds: 

Brookfield Infrastructure's earnings in the third quarter of 2020 and 2019.

Data source: Brookfield Infrastructure.

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On the sacred, storied grounds of Augusta National this week, the Masters will be played with darker foliage, no fans and an omnipresent logo that will get plenty of TV time, further highlighting golf’s headfirst dive into the sports gambling business.

a man flying through the air on a golf course: Masters favorite Bryson DeChambeau will wear a DraftKings logo on his hat at this week's tournament.

© John Locher/AP
Masters favorite Bryson DeChambeau will wear a DraftKings logo on his hat at this week’s tournament.

Bryson DeChambeau, the tournament favorite, will sport a DraftKings logo on his cap, making him the first player to wear the betting company’s logo in a tournament and the latest sign of golf’s burgeoning relationship with gambling.

Betting operators are anticipating a big week. Wagering on golf has exploded in recent months, thanks to expanded legalized betting and a pandemic-inspired spike in golf interest. At DraftKings alone, the sportsbook handle for golf has increased tenfold this year compared with last.

“We saw an explosion of interest in getting content and

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DePaul University will offer Master of Science in Management to University Center at Harper College

The Master of Science in Management from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business prepares professionals to gain a thorough understanding of business management theory and techniques. Graduates from the program will be prepared to successfully lead, manage and implement change in a range of organizations.



“This master’s business degree offering is an exciting new step in DePaul University’s expansion of its academic programs at Harper’s University Center. Our partnership with Harper has been a wonderful opportunity for DePaul to support students in the Palatine are, and we look forward to welcoming graduate students seeking to advance their careers,” said Suzanne Depeder, associate vice president of enrollment management at DePaul.

The DePaul advanced degree program can be earned in just over a year and a half. It will be offered in a cohort format, meaning the

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NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SiriusXM will offer extensive audio coverage of the 2020 Masters Tournament as it is played at storied Augusta National Golf Club this fall.  Subscribers will receive live broadcasts of each day of Tournament play, which will take place November 12th to the 15th this year after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  SiriusXM’s coverage will also include exclusive shows hosted by past Masters champions and contenders, and historic audio from the Augusta National archives.

Masters week on SiriusXM programming will be available to subscribers nationwide on the SiriusXM radios in their vehicles (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92), and outside the car on the SiriusXM app for connected devices and speakers. 

Live Masters Play-by-Play
Listeners will hear live hole-by-hole commentary from Augusta National covering the action and the players on the course.  The live Tournament coverage begins at 1:00

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A Masters badge is one of the most coveted tickets in sports, not just because you get to roam the grounds of Augusta National, but because you get to roam the fabled gift shop of Augusta National. What good’s a trip to the Masters if you can’t tell everyone you were there?

Augusta National doesn’t release figures on how much merchandise it sells each year, but if you figure that virtually every person who walks through the club’s gates drops at least three figures, and sometimes much more, you can start to get an idea of how much we’re talking here. The next SEC football game or golf outing in the Southeast where someone’s not wearing Masters gear will be the first one.

(Courtesy AGNC)(Courtesy AGNC)

The beauty of Augusta National. (Courtesy AGNC)

On the list of challenges and missed opportunities regarding this year’s Masters, the question of how to get souvenirs

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Before business school Cindy Lai spent her career in precious metals, dentistry, and aerospace. The thread that connected each role? Data analytics. 

The Master’s in Business Analytics student found that she was constantly dealing with and analyzing data. It’s why she went to business school; she wanted to build her analytical skillset and network of data professionals to enhance her career.

She was stuck on where to go, but after reading a biography of US financier, Bernard Baruch, she came across Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and the new Master’s in Business Analytics—her cohort are the first to enroll. 

The school has a strong reputation, she says, and the lure of studying in Manhattan and learning from established professors who also teach at NYU and Columbia was a big pull factor. 

With her mind on a career in data, how does the program set students up for their future

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Are you a STEM graduate who wants to become a business leader? There’s a master’s in management for that. 

Esade Business School, in Barcelona, is launching a new to help bridge the gap between business and tech. The STEM-focused master’s starts in September 2021. 

Tech dominates our lives, and the COVID-19-induced acceleration of the digital economy has led to an embrace of online learning, an e-commerce spike, and the widespread adoption of office communication tools like Slack and Zoom. 

The 9-month master’s in management program has been designed with the new technological landscape in mind.

So, how does it work?

The master’s in management structure

The course is specifically designed with analytical brains in mind, so if that’s you then you’re in for a treat. 

Students will quickly learn how to analyze trends at an economic, social, and financial level before moving on to look at technological advances and how

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