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McCoy MBA Orientation - Spring 2013


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McCoy MBA Orientation - Spring 2013

  1. 1. McCoy MBANew Student Orientation Spring 2013
  2. 2. What We Will Cover Tonight Program Snapshot Introductions MBA Student Association Study Abroad Professional Development Seminars MBA Internships Concentrations & Curriculum Navigating the Graduate Program Your Questions
  3. 3. Fall 2012 Class (105) Program Choice: General MBA – 79 Engineering Technology – 5 International Business – 9 Health Administration – 11 Human Resource Management - 1 Gender: Male 63 Female 42 San Marcos Round RockEnrolled 61 44Work Experience 4.7 years 8.2 years
  4. 4. Fall 2012 Class (105)Degrees from U.S. Universities: 96Texas Universities: 75 TAMU – 11 TX State – 31 UT System – 23Other Countries Represented: China,India, Syria, Peru, Ecuador, UKUndergraduate Disciplines Liberal Arts – 42 Business – 37 Engineering & Science – 21
  5. 5. IntroductionsDr. Robert DavisAssociate Dean ofGraduate ProgramsMr. Matt PainterMBA Program DirectorMs. Nancy WarrenGraduate Academic AdvisorMs. Emma VasquezAdministrative Assistant
  6. 6. Academic AdvisingRegistration problems (handled fcfs)Course schedulingDrops vs. Withdrawal (your responsibility)Changing programsDegree AuditsClosed ClassesAdvance register whenever possibleInternational Students – Start EarlyEmail best medium for problemsInclude Your Student ID on ALLCorrespondence
  7. 7. MBA Student AssociationMBASA is comprised of current MBAstudents, faculty, and MBA alumniPurpose is to be of service by creatingstrong sense of community, functioning asa forum, and promoting professionaldevelopment opportunitiesSeek to create a strong network betweenand among current MBA students andMBA alumniTo be notified of MBASA socials/eventscontact Laura Quiggins,
  8. 8. Study Abroad
  9. 9. In Santiago, MBA students worked with power saws, drills and paintbrushes to rebuild a library, hoist new “football” goals, craft a trashstorage facility, and redesign the costume room at a communitycenter. The center provides positive options for at-risk children andhelps restore each child to a healthy family setting. “The day of the service projectFriday was the most rewarding day of became one of my favorite days. Itthe trip, hands down. We got to work in was so amazing to meet sucha local community house doing various dedicated individuals who had givenprojects to better the conditions that up so much of their time to helpthe residents must interact with daily. children in need... Passing outThey[the kids]were so excited to play Texas State t-shirts was a great wayon their new goals, and I had fun to end the day as the kids lookedplaying soccer with them. That was astonished that we had broughtsomething that I will never forget.” gifts for them. One girl looked at usMBA Student and said, „For me?‟ with a huge smile across her face.” MBA Student
  10. 10. Professional Development Seminars
  11. 11. Typical Seminar TopicsGale Wiley (director of communications for Rice MBAprogram) – Presentation skillsDon Minnick (consultant and author) – How tobecome indispensableMelinda Garvey (co-founder austinwomanMagazine) – Motivation and LeadershipNick Dalley (consultant and communication coach) –Effective CommunicationDiane Gottsman (owner of Protocol School ofTexas) – Networking & Business Etiquette
  12. 12. MBA Internships (General MBAs only)Requirements3.0 Graduate GPA>12 hours of MBA coursework*Current Participating Companies 3M San Marcos EDC Academy TXST Athletics Target Austin Stock Research Smithsonian Custom Bagging, Inc. Institution Highland Homes Ambient Artists Pro-Tek Consulting UPS Dell San Marcos CC SBDC
  13. 13. MBA ConcentrationsGeneral MBAOptional Emphases in: Health Administration Engineering & Technology International Business Human Resource Management
  14. 14. MBA Course Requirements (General) TIER 1 CORE COURSES (9 hours)BA 5351: “Organizational BA 5352: “Developing Financial BA 5353: “Understanding andPerformance for Competitive Perspective in Organizations” Analyzing Organizational Problems”Advantage” - Combines accounting & - Combines economics &- First Course Taken finance statistics- Provides overview of - Take concurrent w/BA 5351 - Take concurrent w/BA 5351 and firm and key processes and BA 5353 BA 5352 TIER 2 CORE COURSES (24 hours)MGT 5314: Organizational MKT 5321: Marketing CIS 5318: Enterprise ITBehavior & Theory Management Prereq. Course BA 5351 Prereq. Course BA 5351 Prereq. Course BA 5351QMST 5334: Advanced ECO 5316: Managerial ACC 5361: Accounting forStatistics Economics Managers Prereqs. Course BA 5351, BA Prereqs. Course BA 5351, Prereqs. Course BA 5351, 5353 BA 5353 BA 5352FIN 5387: Managerial MGT 5313: StrategicFinance Management Prereqs. Course BA 5351, Prereqs. other Tier II courses, BA 5352 may be concurrent with some MBA ELECTIVES (9 Hours)
  15. 15. What to ExpectLess structure in coursework(opportunities to explore and innovate)There may not be one right answerYou may be out of your comfortzone with great regularity – that’swhere real learning occursInteracting with and learning from avery diverse group of classmates(your future professional network)
  16. 16. Program Tips
  17. 17. Program TipsCatalog differences Rely on academic advisor for advice, not classmates Subtle differences cause problemsCourse numbering scheme Master’s classes all have departmental prefix and 5XXX where first X indicates number of course hours (e.g., FIN 5387, ECO 5316, or MGT 5100)
  18. 18. How to ExcelCome to class well preparedGet involved in class discussionsExpect both objective and subjectiveassessment of your learningPay very close attention to theexpectations of your professors – theymay be differentGroup work: learn to lead, learn tofollow
  19. 19. ProfessionalismConducting ourselves in a professionalmanner means: Vehemently disagreeing but not making it personal Listening carefully to all perspectives Not engaging in side conversations Turning off all electronic devices before class begins. This includes laptops, cell phones, pagers, iPods, iPads, etc. Being aware of the Texas State Honor Code and plagiarism policies Attending class and arriving on time
  20. 20. Course LoadMost working MBA students take 6hours per semester9 hours considered full loadConditional students – be verycarefulWith summer class format onlycount on 3-6 hours
  21. 21. Policies and ProceduresSubject to both University andMcCoy College policies Conditional admission Transfer credit Repeating a course (repeat fee) Acceptable grades Probation/Suspension
  22. 22. Program ResourcesStudent Services RRHEC One-Stop-Center McCoy 530 – Dean’s Office McCoy 532 – Academic Advisor Library facility and resources Career Fairs Scholarships/Fellowships CatsWeb/Banner TRACS
  23. 23. ParkingPermits are requiredIssued for academic year beginningAugust 15Can be purchased onlineThe RRHEC: Parking Services Cashieravailable Room 250, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.,M-THParking services for San Marcoscampus, call 512-245-2887
  24. 24. McCoy Hall InformationWireless technology throughoutOpen university computer labSeven group study roomsGraduate student reading roomTexas State Small BusinessDevelopment Center (SBDC) in SanMarcos and at the RRHEC
  25. 25. Best ContactsDr. Davis (special requests, probation,suspension, …)Matt Painter (general programquestions and internships)Nancy Warren (advising, degreeaudits, special approvals, conditionaladmission, …)*Emma Vasquez (closed classes,special approvals, independent studies,general program questions, …)
  26. 26. Social Twitter:@McCoyMBA
  27. 27. QUESTIONS