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MBA Orientation 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

9:45 – 10:00am  Schneider G2


  • Brenda Anderson, MBA Program Director

10:00am – 3:00pm  Glynn Amphitheater (Schneider G4)

Team Consulting Presentations

12:00 – 1:15pm  Schneider G2

Lunch will be provided for MBA students and guests.

3:00 - 3:30pm  Schneider G2

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Management Concentration

  • Carole Carlson, Chair

3:30pm - 4:30pm  Schneider G2

Getting to Know You Activity

  • Mary Brooks, Assistant Director, Student and Community Development

Monday, August 26, 2013

8:30 – 9:00am  Zinner Forum

Coffee and pastries

9:00 – 9:15am  Zinner Forum

Dean Lisa Lynch welcomes new students

9:30 - 9:45am  Altman Amphitheater (Schneider G1)

Welcome to the Heller MBA

  • Brenda Anderson, MBA Program Director

9:45 - 10:45am  Altman Amphitheater (Schneider G1)

Launching Your Mission Driven Management Career

  • Adam Motenko, Assistant Director of Career Development
  • Nancy Pratt, Assistant Director of Career Development

10:45am - 12:00pm  Altman Amphitheater (Schneider G1)

Introduction to the Concentrations

  • Child, Youth and Family Services Management, Susan Curnan, Chair
  • Sustainable Development, Ravi Lakshmikanthan, Chair
  • Social Policy and Management, Jody Hoffer Gittell, Chair
  • Healthcare Management, Jon Chilingerian, Chair

Note: A brief meeting for dual degree MPP/MBA students will take place at the end of this session.

12:00 - 1:45pm  Heller-Brown 163

Opening Day Lunch with MBA Faculty/Introduction to MBA Electives

2:00 - 5:00pm  Heller-Brown 163

Case Method of Learning

  • Jon Chilingerian, Professor

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

8:30 - 9:00am  Zinner Forum

Coffee and pastries

9:00 - 12:00pm Altman Amphitheater (Schneider G1)

Diversity Workshop

  • Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer
  • Cathy Burack, Senior Fellow, Center for Youth and Communities

12:00 - 12:45pm Altman Amphitheater (Schneider G1)

Student Services Session

  • Ravi Lakshmikanthan, Assistant Dean, Student Records and Enrollment
  • Doris Breay, Senior Assistant Dean, Academic and Student Services

Pizza will be served.

1:00pm  Meet in the Schneider Building lobby

Campus Tour

  • Led by second-year MBA students

1:00 - 3:00pm Lee Hall, International Business School or Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

International Student Orientation
Mandatory for all international students
J1: Lee Hall, International Business School
F1: Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

Note: Students who do not need to attend the session for international students will have this time free to go on the campus tour, get Brandeis IDs in Kutz Building, buy books at the bookstore, explore the campus or stop in to see Norma (room 111 in the Schneider Building) if you have further questions.

3:30 - 4:30pm Altman Amphitheater (Schneider G1)

Academic Policies and Procedures

  • Brenda Anderson, MBA Program Director
  • Norma DeMattos, MBA Program Administrator

5:00 - 8:00pm  Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, 211 Moody Street, Waltham

Social Gathering

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

9:00am  Zinner Forum

Heller-wide activity - more details to follow

12:00 - 1:30pm  Zinner Forum

Heller Community Lunch

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

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