Before your W. P. Carey Executive MBA classes begin in August, you will join us for a comprehensive three-day orientation that introduces you to our curriculum, faculty and staff, as well as your new colleagues. Through group exercises and opportunities for discussion, you will get to know your classmates, who will become valuable members of your lifelong network.
During orientation, you will learn tips on effective study habits and balancing your coursework with your career. And to help you brush up on theories and concepts you may have studied as an undergraduate or throughout your professional life, we will spend considerable time covering accounting and statistics principles crucial to your success in the EMBA program.
Because the three-day orientation fully propels you into the Executive MBA experience, we call it Launch.
Executive MBA Launch
Combining academic sessions with opportunities to engage with members of the W. P. Carey community, Launch will give you a chance to meet current students, faculty members, and our dedicated staff. In addition, it will provide you with a thorough understanding of your Executive MBA experience, including:
It has likely been several years since you have studied or practiced some of the applications of statistics and accounting that are critical in the W. P. Carey Executive MBA program. Therefore, to help you prepare for those fundamentals ahead of time, we will devote one day each to accounting and statistics as part of Launch.
Day 1 - Curriculum overview, introduction to the EMBA experience, and logistics (weekend travel, juggling work and school, etc.)
Day 2 - Accounting boot camp, an in-depth overview of concepts you will use throughout the EMBA program
Day 3 - Statistics boot camp, an intensive review of the statistical topics and skills business executives require most
Additionally, we will provide a one-day intensive seminar covering the art of working in a team as well as the science behind the software program, Excel. These two skills are vital in navigating the academic curriculum as well as negotiating the team experience – both integral to your EMBA studies.