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Effective decision making is one of the most frequently cited requirements of effective managers. We believe you've made two excellent decisions already--pursuing a an MBA, and choosing UHV. No matter what your academic or professional background, your studies and experiences as an MBA student will create a framework within which to understand where you have been as a professional, and to make deliberate, informed choices about where you are going. MBA graduates work in many capacities in a wide variety of professional environments, including corporations, small businesses, educational institutions, government institutions, and medical facilities. The knowledge and skills you will acquire over the next several semesters will combine with your previous education and experiences to make you a professional uniquely qualified for the career that lies in front of you.
UHV's School of Business Administration is dedicated to helping you to become the best, most productive professional you can be. We have diverse faculty committed to excellence in instruction and currency within their professional disciplines, who will regard you as someone to teach, mentor, and treat with professional respect. We have a professional staff available to assist you in planning your course schedule, finding career resources, and addressing logistical issues related to your enrollment. And we have a dynamic, motivated student body, many members of which will become lifelong friends and networking resources for you.
Because our program is guided by such a strong vision of what a successful MBA graduate looks like, we believe it is vital to convey this vision to you at the beginning of your program so that you will understand the context within which we make policies and establish procedures which will affect you during and after your enrollment. We also want you to have a strong foundation of skills which your undergraduate degree may or may not have addressed so that you are not at a disadvantage as you approach your coursework. Thus, this orientation will introduce you to our expectations of you as an MBA student; the mission and values of the School of Business Administration and your program; our curriculum; the services available to you; and the fundamentals of participating in team projects, giving presentations, conducting research and writing papers and case studies, and other activities that are part of thinking and functioning like a successful MBA student.
Plan to review all sections of this orientation through Student Services before classes begin, and take time during your first semester to review the remaining modules. You may also want to bookmark this page and return to it for a refresher as specific course assignments warrant.