Business school to host open house

Manderson Graduate School of Business will host an open house Friday to give prospective graduate students an inside look at what it’s like to be part of the business school.

The event is for juniors and seniors interested in learning more about applying to master’s and doctoral programs.

“It is an open house to introduce the business college to students even if they are not part of the business school,” said Jan Jones, specialty master’s coordinator at the Manderson Graduate School of Business.

Programs offered by the Manderson include accounting, applied statistics, tax accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, operations management and business administration.

Even if students are only able to attend one session, Jones said students are encouraged to attend all three.

“There will be a casual lunch where students can meet with the advisors and talk about the different requirements of the business school,” Jones said.

Lunch will be provided, along with goody bags, T-shirts, and an opportunity to win an iPad mini donated by the MBA Association.

“Everyone must preregister, and you must be present to win the iPad mini,” Jones said.

The event will also include academic success presentations, a case presentation and a panel of speakers that includes students, faculty, alumni, career services and recruiters.

“Faculty and [alumni] will be there to talk about expectations from the students,” Jones said. “There will also be a mock case competition so the students can see what it’s like in grad school.”

The open house will be held in the Bidgood Hall of Fame from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attire is business casual and admission is free.

“The purpose is to try to get the word out that all our programs, other than accounting, are available to graduate students even outside the business school,” Jones said.


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