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Carson College of Business MBA BootCamp 2016

MBA BootCamp
2016 – Schedule

The week August 15th – 21st will be a week of orientation, unification, and education. Academically you will receive many refresher and useful seminars. Please arrive with a laptop computer with Windows installed. You may use a Mac, but please install Windows on it before arriving Pullman. We will be downloading software that will be used during your MBA program.

For Monday dress is professional due to photo sessions. A professional head shot will be taken as well as group photos. Please wear a business suit, or jacket and slacks/skirt. For Tuesday – Thursday dress is business casual, slacks/polo shirt or button down shirt for men (tie optional), skirt/pants & blouse for females. No sneakers, shorts, summer wear please.

A great deal of care has been exerted to build this program. Please attend all sessions and fully participate. The MBA program is designed to transition you to corporate life, so rather than see it as your last year of formal education, see it as your first year of corporate life. This boot camp is designed to help you begin this new chapter in your life. The chapter is characterized by being professional learners and becoming graduate scholars whom learn for the sake of enlightenment and career preparation. You are joining other high academic achievers that are curious, creative, and talkative. Let’s come together and form a strong cohort by the end of the week.

2016 Schedule

DateEvent
Day 1
Monday 8.15.16

Todd 268
8:15 am - Coffee available
8:30 am - Program begins
Introductions, welcoming remarks by college administrators

9:00 am - Group photo outside CCOB
9:30 am - Professional photographs @ studio (follow the photographer to their campus studio). Please return to Todd 268 after your photo is taken.

10:30 am - Q&A with Dr. Featherman & Ice Breaker activity where students introduce
themselves and state their academic and career goals.

12:00 pm - Lunch in Todd 268. Lunch guests are hiring agents, project sponsors,
professors and college administrators.

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Welcoming remarks by college administrators.
Visit from CCOB Graduate Office to complete paperwork.
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm - Break
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm - Program overview from the Pullman MBA Director, create IT learning plans.
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm - Dr. Featherman: Seminar on Business Analytics.

4:30 pm - Dinner on your own. Return to your home, change into athletic clothing, drive to UREC to participate in a high ropes course. Bring snacks and water bottle.

5:45 pm - Meet by the outdoor basketball courts behind the UREC building.
6:00 pm-9:00 pm: UREC Challenge Course Session – team building exercises

Day 2 Tuesday
8.16.16

Todd 268
8:15 am - Coffee available
8:30 am - Begin with Dr. Andrew Perkins: Seminar on Marketing

10:30 am – 10:40 am - Break
10:40 am – 12:30 pm - Continuation of Dr. Perkins’ Seminar on Marketing
12:30 pm – 1:05 pm – Lunch on your own in the CUB (Please don’t leave campus.)

1:05 pm – 3:00 pm - Dr. Chuck Munson: Seminar on Excel and spreadsheet modeling

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm - Break
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Dr. Jeff Joireman: Seminar on Statistics

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm – Bring change of clothes, change into casual clothing, walk to
ORC across the street from UREC

6:00 pm - 8:00pm - ORC Pre-departure safety training, planning session and gear rental.
(To discuss safety, goals, expectations, logistics, weather, gear, etc.)

***Important: Due to ORC and WSU policy, you cannot go on the rafting trip if you do not attend this pre-departure training.***
Day 3 Wednesday 8.17.16

Todd 268
8:15 am – Coffee available
8:30 am – Begin with Kim Hauser, Esq: Seminar on Law for the Corporate Manager

10:30 am – 10:40 am - Break
10:40 am – 12:30 pm - Continuation of Legal Seminar

12:30 pm – 1:05 pm - Lunch on your own in the CUB (Please don’t leave campus.)

1:05 pm – 3:10 pm - Dr. Chuck Munson: Seminar on Excel and spreadsheet modeling

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm - Break

3:30 pm – 5:30pm - Dr. Mauricio Featherman: Seminar on Business Analytics

7:00 pm - pack for camping trip using ORC guidelines.
***Get some spending cash from the ATM for 2 meals.
Day 4 Thursday 8.18.16

Todd 268
8:15 am – Coffee available
8:30 am – Begin with Dr. Jeff Joireman: Seminar on Statistics, Methodology, Marketing Research
Discussion of different types of marketing research and the techniques that are used. Discuss the matching between research methodology, statistical test and type of business problem.

10:30 am – 10:40 am - Break
10:40 am – 12:30 pm - Continuation of Seminar on Statistics, Methodology, Marketing Research

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm - Lunch on your own in the CUB (Please don’t leave campus.)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm - Dr. Mauricio Featherman: Seminar on Database management and Business Analytics

3:00 pm - Go home, change clothes

4:00 pm - Meet at ORC, get into vans. Caravan to Riggins, Idaho. Stop for dinner break en route
(e.g. Subway in Grangeville).

8:00 - 9:00 pm: Set up camp in Riggins, Idaho
Day 5
Friday
8.19.16
Breakfast at camp
Rafting with Salmon River Experience, Professor Jeff Joireman and ORC guides all day.

Evening: facilitated workshop on backcountry cooking while cooking dinner in small groups.

Night on the town in Riggins, Idaho
Day 6
Saturday 8.20.16
Breakfast cooking contest at camp.
Hiking and tailgate games

12:00 pm - Pack up camp. Leave in WSU vans for return to Pullman

Lunch on your own in Riggins.
5:00 pm - Return to WSU:End of MBA boot camp

9:00pm (Optional) UP ALL NIGHT - Live band, inflatable games, interactive photo booth, Ferdinand’s ice cream, food, crafts, giveaways, and more.
Sunday
8.21.16
Rest, recreate, and fill your refrigerators.
8.22.16First day of the Fall 2016 semester

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