Orientation Week

Baylor Business MBA

All MBA students entering in the fall semester start by attending Orientation, which is the week prior to the first day of class. MBA students enrolled in IMS for the summer are also required to attend Orientation in August.

During Orientation, student leaders start to emerge as they work through the various activities. Discussions are held about why people emerge as leaders and how the leaders are perceived. This sets the stage for students' awareness of the value Baylor places on leadership development.

Program Advising

Faculty will lead a discussion on the Honor Code for Graduate Business Programs. Academic advisers will lead a briefing about degree plans, elective offerings, grading system, and probation rules.

Case Competition

Students participate in a one-day Case Competition, opening the door immediately to the experiential learning process in the MBA program. Students work in teams to develop a recommendation to a problem identified by a company from the Central Texas area. Companies that partnered with Baylor in fall 2013 include:

  • Allergan
  • Extraco Banks
  • Dwyer Group
  • M & M Mars
  • Hillcrest Medical Center
  • Providence Healthcare Network
  • FirstCity Financial Corp.
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Academic Sessions

  • Technology Overview
  • Introduction to Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
  • Focus on Ethics
  • Review of articles in Wall Street Journal

Team Building Activities

Students get to know their classmates throughout the week, with a final team building initiative held at Baylor's outdoor challenge course.

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If you have any questions about the orientation schedule or activities, please contact   Mary Reinhardt, Assistant Director for Student Services, via email at or by phone at 1-800-583-0622.

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