Academic Resources and Future of Work Bootcamps

Academic Workshops and Future of Work Bootcamps are offered several times throughout the year to provide MBA students with skills to complement their business education.

 

Spring 2021 Future of Work Bootcamp and Academic Workshop Schedule 

  • Financial Calculator Workshop (HP 12C)
    • Monday, February 8th, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • The purpose of this workshop is to provide a discussion of the basic elements of the Time Value of Money and to demonstrate the calculations using the Hewlett Packard (HP) calculator. This workshop will focus on the HP 12C calculator. Students should bring their calculator to the session, as the class will be highly interactive.
  • Financial Calculator Workshop (HP 17BII plus)
    • Tuesday, February 9th, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • The purpose of this workshop is to provide a discussion of the basic elements of the Time Value of Money and to demonstrate the calculations using the Hewlett Packard (HP) calculator. This workshop will focus on the HP 17BII plus calculator. Students should bring their calculator to the session, as the class will be highly interactive.
  • Storytelling Lab
    • Saturday, February 20th, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • The Storytelling Lab is a place for you to learn how to connect with the hearts and minds of other people through stories. It is through personal connection and presence that you inspire others.
      • This workshop has significant pre-work requirements that must be completed prior to the fully-interactive, face-to-face session.
  • Excel Bootcamp, Day 1 - 4
    • Saturday, February 27th, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Sunday, February 28th, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Saturday, March 6th, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Sunday, March 7th, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • The four part workshop taught by Professor Dan Gode will cover the use of Excel in building projections of financial statements, developing scenarios and what-if analysis, solving investments and corporate finance problems as well as data analysis. Please note later workshops build on previous topics.
  • Excel I: Excel Basics for Business Applications
  • Introduction to Private Equity
    • Monday, April 12th, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • What is private equity? Professor Gustavo Schwed will deliver an overview of private equity, including (i) discussing the role of private equity in a diversified portfolio, (ii) how this asset class differs from public equities, (iii) the private equity deal cycle, and (iv) its performance over time.
  • Programming and Data Analytics: SQL
    • Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday, April 21st, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • SQL is the lingua franca of all database systems and a necessity for anyone who needs to analyze data as part of their job.
      • This workshop is designed for absolute beginners and teaches students how to write SQL queries that retrieve data from a database.
      • This workshop has significant pre-work components that must be completed online and then three face-to-face virtual sessions.
  • Excel II: Unleash the Power of Excel
  • Introduction to Cyber Security
    • Friday, April 30th, 2021, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Students are introduced to the basics of cyber security with emphasis on concepts relevant to business and industry. The course is arranged as a series of four one-hour lectures that cover the following: (1) An overview of cyber threats to business assets; (2) an introduction to challenges in modern enterprise architecture, (3) a tutorial on secure eCommerce protocols and infrastructure, and (4) an explanation of transition to cloud-hosted applications. 

Academic Workshops

  • Academic Planning for Summer 2021 and MAP Workshop
    • Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Presented by Academic Affairs and Advising, this workshop will assist students in planning their upcoming semester courses and utilizing the My Academic Progress tool to track and manage their MBA Program Progress.
  • Academic Planning for Summer 2021 and MAP Workshop
    • Friday, March 5th, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Presented by Academic Affairs and Advising, this workshop will assist students in planning their upcoming semester courses and utilizing the My Academic Progress tool to track and manage their MBA Program Progress.
  • Planning for your Specializations