Supporting Your Success
The Office of Graduate Business Programs (OGBP) is a centralized hub that aims to enhance the graduate student experience. Through this office, graduate students can receive training in resumé building, interviewing, and interpersonal skills. OGBP provides opportunities for domestic and international study trips, networking events, and experiential learning projects.
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PARTNERS IN PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Professional and career development both play a significant role in graduate business education. The Office of Graduate Business Programs is committed to helping students realize their career vision through programming, recruiting, and valuable employer partnerships. We empower our students to develop a career mindset that helps expand professional networks, improve personal branding and employability, and foster personal growth.
Our team provides the tools to enhance the career development process throughout your graduate program. This includes various career events, workshops, and one-on-one meetings and support. OGBP also has advisors that provide resumé reviews, interview prep, and networking guidance.
The OGBP Professional Development team is eager to help with career exploration, résumés, cover letters, interview prep, and internship or job searches.
A Team of Advisors Dedicated to Your Success
Graduate program academic advising is housed within each respective academic department, however, the Office of Graduate Business Programs is proud to serve as a first point of contact for all graduate students. If you are not sure where to go with your question, one of our staff members will be glad to help you or to point you in the right direction.
Find your grad Program Advisor
Master of Accounting (MAcc): Charlene Henderson
Master of Science in Analytics (MSA): Joni Nunnery Shreve
Master of Science in Finance (MSF): Clifford Stephens
Accounting: Kenneth Reichelt
Economics: Daniel Keniston
Business Administration, Finance: Carlos Slawson
Business Administration, Management: Thomas Greckhamer
Business Administration, Marketing: Jianan Wu
Business Administration with Information System Focus: Andrew Schwarz
Business Administration with Entrepreneurship Focus: Tyge Payne
Apply Classroom Knowledge to Achieve Real-World Solutions
The Office of Graduate Business Programs links real-world learning opportunities with immersive experiences to emphasize a focus on "learning by doing." By blending academic and experiential learning, graduate students can hone their expertise, develop a professional network, and apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world context. Experiential learning activities include consulting engagements, case competitions, and global immersion experiences. Contact the Office of Graduate Business Programs to learn more about participating in an experiential learning opportunity.
Students collaborate with companies and organizations to deliver real-world consultative solutions. In these consulting engagements, students work collaboratively to present a viable solution to the company's specific issue.
Case competitions are a hallmark of business education, providing students rich learning opportunities. Students collaborate to apply classroom learning in innovative and hands-on ways, including analyzing a specific case, identifying solutions, and presenting recommendations to industry professionals.
Our immersive international trips complement traditional classroom learning. Graduate business students learn about the businesses and cultures of various countries and regions. This includes cultural tours, company visits, and lectures from business leaders and industry professionals.
Travel the World and Develop a Global Mindset
The Office of Graduate Business Programs offers various global immersion experiences each year. We provide opportunities for our graduate business students to engage with diverse cultures, broaden perspectives, and develop a global mindset in an increasingly interconnected world. These immersive international trips complement traditional classroom learning and activities through cultural tours, company visits, and lectures from business leaders and industry professionals.
Ultimately, students gain an intimate understanding of important economic, political, and social issues in diverse environments. During these trips, students:
- Develop integrative and critical thinking skills to solve global business challenges from a comparative perspective.
- Learn new and unfamiliar social norms and business customs through an experiential and conceptual understanding of “doing business” in a global economy.
- Develop an ethical awareness and global mindset across cultures and markets to enhance communication skills, empathetic understanding, and intercultural leadership abilities.
Connect and Elevate with the Office of Graduate Business Programs
At the heart of our mission is to foster a vibrant community of aspiring business leaders by providing enriching opportunities for networking, learning, and personal growth. We believe that exposure to diverse perspectives and insights from industry experts is essential for our students' success. Through a wide array of events and activities, we aim to equip our students with the knowledge and connections they need to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape.
The Office of Graduate Business Programs hosts lunch-and-learn workshops, professional development seminars, alumni panels, and distinguished speaking engagements so students can gain insights and diverse perspectives across various topics and business sectors.