Twenty business graduate students started their educational journeys in February with programs focused on promoting integrity, utilizing library resources, and developing Excel skills.
Faculty and administrators in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business welcomed this winter new classes to the MBA and Master of Science in Business Analytics programs.
Twenty graduate students took part in orientation activities from February 27 through March 7 focused on community and connections, resources, and professional development. Five dual-degree MSBA students from NEOMA School of Business were also in attendance having arrived on campus in January.
Classes for new students begin March 13.
As part of their orientation, students completed a Strength Quest Assessment, which helps them uncover natural talents, develop those talents into strengths, and make meaning of strengths in the workplace.
Dean Raghu Tadepalli welcomed the classes on Feb. 27, which was followed by Tim Boles G’23 and Faisal Sulman L’22 G’23 on their respective experiences as Love School of Business graduate students, and Professor Robert Moorman, the Frank S. Holt, Jr. Professor of Business Leadership chair of Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, discussing integrity.
“There’s value in understanding your moral center,” Moorman said. “Your integrity is when things are knitted together and coherent.”
Professor John Wimmer, a lecturer in management information systems, led the Excel workshops which conclude with students given the opportunity to complete a Microsoft Excel Associate Certification.
Betty Garrison, the university’s business research librarian, and Danielle Golinksi, associate director of corporate & employer relations, introduced themselves and shared more about their respective roles and available resources for students.