Last week was Baylor MBA 2013 Orientation for new students. What a great week!
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 started to emerge as they worked through the various activities. Discussions were 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.
Students participated in a one-day Case Competition, opening the door immediately to the experiential learning process in the MBA program. Students worked 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:
- Extraco Banks
- Dwyer Group
- M & M Mars
- Hillcrest Medical Center
- Providence Healthcare Network
- FirstCity Financial Corp.
- Technology Overview
- Introduction to Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
- Focus on Ethics
- Review of articles in Wall Street Journal
Team Building Activities
Students got to know their classmates throughout the week, with a final team building initiative held at Baylor’s outdoor challenge course.
Here are some pictures from our week!
Here’s to a great year!
Sic ‘Em Bears,