Important Information for Fall 2012 - Early May
This newsletter provides some advance information about fall semester. Sorry, no pictures in this one! Just important info!
Fall Semester 2012 - Starts August 14th
As you make plans for the Willamette MBA program, it is important to know that fall semester begins Tuesday, August 14th. An optional pre-session will be available on Friday, August 10th. The 2012-13 academic calendar is available online.
New Student Arrival Liaison Service
Every year we have second year MBA students who assist all of our new students coming from out of the area. These students will pick you up at Portland International Airport, bring you to Salem, help you find a place to live, get you to a bank, get your student ID card, and more.!
As you prepare to find off-campus housing (and, remember we will have people to help), be sure see our google housing map at http://bit.ly/WillametteMBAHousingGuide. This guide shows apartments that our students have lived in and recommend.
Classes for Fall Semester
Many of you are asking about registration for fall semester. You will be happy to know that we do that for you for fall semester. :) Here is an outline of the times and days you will be in class if you are taking all 5 MBA courses.
MW 1:30 to 3:00 (You will have Marketing or PACE)
MW 3:30 to 5:00 (You will have the class you did not have at 1:30)
TTH 8:00 to 9:30 -- OR --10:00 to 11:30 (You will have Accounting)
TTH 1:00 to 2:30 (You will have Data Analysis or HR/Org Behavior)
TTH 3:00 to 4:30 (You will have the class you did not have at 3:00)
There is one important thing to remember ... and that is you will be busy everyday with client projects, team meetings, classes, etc. When you do the Willamette MBA you will be developing all of the professional tools you need to meet your career goals. Thus, you will be working on knowledge, real work experience and professional tools like networking, leading, etc.
You can see the fall semester schedule of classes at http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/full-time/schedule/schedule-12fa-mba.html. The spring semester schedule is available at http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/full-time/schedule/schedule-13sp-mba.html
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