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Spring 2011 Orientation Schedule

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Enter through the Massachusetts Avenue doors of the Kogod Building to arrive at check in and breakfast.

9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast, Kogod Student Lounge

9:30 a.m.
Dean's Welcome, KSB 233
  • Richard Durand, Dean, Kogod School of Business
  • Kathleen Getz, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Lawrence P. Ward, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
9:40 a.m.
Graduate Programs Welcome and Advising Overview, KSB 233
  • Dr. Anne Ferrante, Director of Graduate Programs
  • Nirmala Fernandes, Assistant Director, Graduate Academic Advisor
10:00 to 10:20 a.m.
Program Breakouts
  • MSA/MST – Professor Donald Williamson, Director, M.S. Taxation Program, and Professor Emily Lindsay, Director, M.S. Accounting Program - KSB 234
  • MSF/MSRE - Nirmala Fernandes, Professor Dawn Eisenberg, Director, M.S. Real Estate Program, and Professor Phil English, Director, M.S. Finance Program - KSB 215
  • MBA – Dr. Anne Ferrante, KSB 233
10:25 a.m.
Academic Responsibility, KSB 233

Interactive session about the importance of ethics and academic responsibility in graduate business school. Led by Lawrence P. Ward, Associate Dean for Academic Programs

11:30 a.m.
Kogod Center for Career Development, KSB 233
  • Arlene Hill, Director, Kogod Center for Career Development

  • Jennifer Murphy, Associate Director, Career Management
12:15 p.m.
Lunch with Faculty, Mary Graydon Center V and VI

Get to know Kogod faculty and other new students in your program

1:15 to 1:45 p.m.
MS Students - Introduction to FSIT Lab, FSIT Lab, T51

This workshop will introduce you to Kogod's Financial Services and IT (FSIT) Lab and to AU's Office of Information Technology. Led by Jill Klein, Professor of Information Technology.

MBA Students - Break

1:45 to 2:15 p.m.
MBA Students - Introduction to FSIT Lab, FSIT Lab, T51

This workshop will introduce you to Kogod's Financial Services and IT (FSIT) Lab and to AU's Office of Information Technology. Led by Jill Klein, Professor of Information Technology.

MS Students - Break

2:25 to 3:40 p.m.
Case Analysis Workshop, KSB 233

Engaging session on case analysis tools and strategies. Led by Robert Edgell, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management. Required for MBA, MSF, MSA, and MSRE; Optional for MST

3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Guided Tour of Kogod and AU Campus, Meet in Kogod Student Lounge

Optional


 

Additional Information:

  • Dress at Orientation - Many students ask about appropriate dress for orientation. There is no code for attire and students tend to wear business casual.
  • Parking and Transportation - You can park for free in the parking lots on campus during orientation. Lot locations and permit information here. The AU Shuttle runs regularly from the Tenleytown metro stop and can get you to and from campus for orientation. More information here.

Online Orientation

kogod.american.edu/onlineorientation

Orientation Website
New students are required to view the important and informative online orientation sessions, including the Dean’s Welcome, Program Overviews, and the New Student Checklist. Online orientation and action items will take less than an hour to complete. The online orientation must be completed by in-person orientation, January 8, 2011.