All students starting their MBA experience in the fall semester begin by attending orientation prior to the first day of fall class. Students enrolled in IMS for the summer are required to attend Orientation and students beginning their MBA experience in January are invited to attend. You will meet with current students, faculty and staff, as well as the Dean of the Business School.
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.
Dr. Gary Carini, Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs, will lead the discussion on the Honor Code for Graduate Business Programs. The Baylor community strongly advocates integrity in all areas of the academic environment. You will also receive an overview of probation rules.
You will participate in a one-day Case Competition, giving you immediate exposure to the experiential learning process in the MBA program. You will work with a team of your new classmates to develop a recommendation to a problem identified by a company from the Central Texas area.
Designed to help prepare you for your rigorous first weeks of class, other academic sessions include:
- Exposure to Mega Stat - software for Statistics
- Introduction to Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
- Focus on Ethics
- Review of articles in Wall Street Journal
Team Building Activities
You will get to know your classmates throughout the week, with a final team building initiative held at Baylor's outdoor challenge course.
If you have any questions about the orientation schedule or activities, please contact Mary Reinhardt, Assistant Director for Student Services, via email at Mary_Reinhardt@baylor.edu or by phone at 1-800-583-0622.