MIT Sloan School of Management | Groups
MBA Pre-Orientation

Monday, August 21 at 8:30am
August 25 at 2:30pm EST
MIT Sloan
50 Memorial Drive, Suite E52-201, Cambridge, MA 02142, United States
Event Details
Note: Please register to each session you wish to attend. You can find links to every session listed below under "Agenda"

Pre-Orientation is an optional week of sessions to get you back into the classroom. These sessions provide incoming students the opportunity to prepare for the Core semester and to settle in and get organized before classes begin.
Agenda
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Global Perspectives at MIT Sloan

Urmi Samadar, Director of Action Learning, and a panel of students will discuss what it was like to be a new student studying at MIT Sloan and beyond. Come hear their thoughts on adjusting to a new culture, thriving in the Sloan classroom, and getting the most out of your first year. This session is open to everyone but may be of particular interest to International students. Significant others are also welcome - please register for a guest ticket if your significant other plans to attend.

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Mon, Aug 21, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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Welcome Lunch

A boxed lunch will be available after Global Perspectives. Significant others are also welcome - please register for a guest ticket if your significant other plans to join us for lunch.

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Mon, Aug 21, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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Career Considerations for International Students: Session 1

This session, led by the Career Development Office, highlights key aspects of a US-based job search including networking and language considerations. We will illustrate how International students must be aware of additional considerations and the resulting implications in their career search. Please RSVP to just ONE of the two sessions offered this week.

Session 1: Monday August 21, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm E51-345
Session 2: Tuesday August 24, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm E51-345

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Mon, Aug 21, 2017
2:45 PM – 4:45 PM

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International Student Office Orientation Session: Session 1

All International students must attend a mandatory immigration orientation session with an International Student Office advisor before enrolling for classes. Please RSVP to just ONE of the two sessions hosted by the International Student Office specifically designed for incoming MBA students. 

ISO Session 1: Monday August 21, 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm E51-345
ISO Session 2: Thursday, August 24, 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm E51-345


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Tue, Aug 22, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Creating the Future: a Design Thinking Workshop

Note: Please RSVP for only one of the two Design Thinking Workshops.

There’s a 72% chance that you’ve heard of design thinking, human-centered design, or user-centered innovation: "Develop empathy. Uncover the needs… Now, reframe the problem. Quick, prototype your idea!"

Traditional design thinking has equipped us to build innovative, human-centered products and services. However, it doesn’t equip us, as leaders of tomorrow, with the ability to envision our own future and turn that future into reality. Join MIT Integrated Design + Management for a Creating The Future workshop. We’ll push the boundaries and used a structured approach to develop a far-out, future vision for a company and turn that vision into reality starting today. You don’t need prior experience, just a desire to disrupt and change the status quo.

We will create future visions using three-dimensional thinking: looking at human needs, technology inspiration, and industry trends. Then, we’ll root those visions into today’s reality: judging desirability, feasibility and viability to trace back your grand, sci-fi visions to mid-term goals and current opportunities, and using prototyping to start building towards the future.

Benefits:
• Build imagination skills
• Learn new approaches to innovation
• Understand the influence of primordial human needs, disruptive technology, and industry trends
• Solve complex challenges through a structured futuring exercise
• Strengthen the muscle to turn imaginations, sci-fi visions into reality today

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

@ E62-233
Creating the Future: a Design Thinking Workshop

Note: Please RSVP for only one of the two Design Thinking Workshops.

There’s a 72% chance that you’ve heard of design thinking, human-centered design, or user-centered innovation: "Develop empathy. Uncover the needs… Now, reframe the problem. Quick, prototype your idea!"

Traditional design thinking has equipped us to build innovative, human-centered products and services. However, it doesn’t equip us, as leaders of tomorrow, with the ability to envision our own future and turn that future into reality. Join MIT Integrated Design + Management for a Creating The Future workshop. We’ll push the boundaries and used a structured approach to develop a far-out, future vision for a company and turn that vision into reality starting today. You don’t need prior experience, just a desire to disrupt and change the status quo.

We will create future visions using three-dimensional thinking: looking at human needs, technology inspiration, and industry trends. Then, we’ll root those visions into today’s reality: judging desirability, feasibility and viability to trace back your grand, sci-fi visions to mid-term goals and current opportunities, and using prototyping to start building towards the future.

Benefits:
• Build imagination skills
• Learn new approaches to innovation
• Understand the influence of primordial human needs, disruptive technology, and industry trends
• Solve complex challenges through a structured futuring exercise
• Strengthen the muscle to turn imaginations, sci-fi visions into reality today

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Sloan Technology Services Session

These sessions are designed to familiarize students with the Sloan technology environment as well as to make sure everyone's laptop is ready to go for classes.

Questions? Contact Sloan Technology Services at STShelp@mit.edu or call 617-253-2000.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Wall Street Prep Premium Student Passport Kick Off Session – Open to Finance Track Students Only

Students who enroll in the Finance Track by the deadline of July 26 will receive special access to Wall Street Prep Premium Student Passport Program – a robust portfolio of online modules to prepare you for your academics and career search in finance. Instructors from Wall Street Prep will be available to answer your questions about the program and to show you some useful features. Bring your laptops for this working session, so you can get the most out of the resource.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship Overview

The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship provides the expertise, support, and connections MIT students need to become effective entrepreneurs. It serves all MIT students, across all schools, across all disciplines. The Center hosts events, speaker series, workshops and more in addition to coordinating all of the entrepreneurship classes at MIT and running our summer accelerator, GFSA. Come see our space and learn more about our offerings!

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship Overview

The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship provides the expertise, support, and connections MIT students need to become effective entrepreneurs. It serves all MIT students, across all schools, across all disciplines. The Center hosts events, speaker series, workshops and more in addition to coordinating all of the entrepreneurship classes at MIT and running our summer accelerator, GFSA. Come see our space and learn more about our offerings!

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

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Sloan Technology Services Session

These sessions are designed to familiarize students with the Sloan technology environment as well as to make sure everyone's laptop is ready to go for classes.

Questions? Contact Sloan Technology Services at STShelp@mit.edu or call 617-253-2000.

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Wed, Aug 23, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Sloan Technology Services Session

These sessions are designed to familiarize students with the Sloan technology environment as well as make sure everyone's laptop is ready to go for classes.

Questions? Contact Sloan Technology Services at STShelp@mit.edu or call 617-253-2000.

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Wed, Aug 23, 2017 9:00 AM
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 10:30 AM

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Classroom Preparation and Participation Series: Section 2

Classroom Preparation and Participation Sessions are designed to help students focus on preparing to participate in case discussions. These sessions are open to everyone but may be of particular interest to International students who have not studied in an English language environment and those who have not previously learned using the case method.

Class Participation and Preparation is composed of three unique sessions spread over two days - Wednesday (two sessions), Thursday (one session). You MUST attend all three sessions IN THE SAME TRACK FOR WHICH YOU ARE NOW REGISTERING!

Section 2 meets:
Wednesday August 23 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday August 23 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday August 24 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Wed, Aug 23, 2017 9:00 AM
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 10:30 AM

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Classroom Preparation and Participation Series: Section 1

Classroom Preparation and Participation Sessions are designed to help students focus on preparing to participate in case discussions. These sessions are open to everyone but may be of particular interest to International students who have not studied in an English language environment and those who have not previously learned using the case method.

Class Participation and Preparation is composed of three unique sessions spread over two days - Wednesday (two sessions), Thursday (one session). You MUST attend all three sessions IN THE SAME TRACK FOR WHICH YOU ARE NOW REGISTERING!

Section 1 meets:
Wednesday August 23 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday August 23 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday August 24 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Wed, Aug 23, 2017 10:45 AM
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 12:15 PM

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Classroom Preparation and Participation Series: Section 4

Classroom Preparation and Participation Sessions are designed to help students focus on preparing to participate in case discussions. These sessions are open to everyone but may be of particular interest to International students who have not studied in an English language environment and those who have not previously learned using the case method.

Class Participation and Preparation is composed of three unique sessions spread over two days - Wednesday (two sessions), Thursday (one session). You MUST attend all three sessions IN THE SAME TRACK FOR WHICH YOU ARE NOW REGISTERING!

Section 4 meets:
Wednesday August 23 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Wednesday August 23 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday August 24 10:45 am - 12:15 pm




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Wed, Aug 23, 2017 10:45 AM
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 12:15 PM

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Classroom Preparation and Participation Series: Section 3

Classroom Preparation and Participation Sessions are designed to help students focus on preparing to participate in case discussions. These sessions are open to everyone but may be of particular interest to International students who have not studied in an English language environment and those who have not previously learned using the case method.

Class Participation and Preparation is composed of three unique sessions spread over two days - Wednesday (two sessions), Thursday (one session). You MUST attend all three sessions IN THE SAME TRACK FOR WHICH YOU ARE NOW REGISTERING!

Section 3 meets:
Wednesday August 23 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Wednesday August 23 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday August 24 10:45 am - 12:15 pm




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Thu, Aug 24, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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Career Considerations for International Students: Session 2

This session, led by the Career Development Office, highlights key aspects of a US-based job search including networking and language considerations. We will illustrate how International students must be aware of additional considerations and the resulting implications in their career search. Please RSVP to just ONE of the two sessions offered this week.

Session 1: Monday August 21, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm E51-345
Session 2: Tuesday August 24, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm E51-345

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017
2:45 PM – 4:45 PM

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International Student Office Orientation Session: Session 2

All International students must attend a mandatory immigration orientation session with an International Student Office advisor before enrolling for classes. Please RSVP to just ONE of the two sessions hosted by the International Student Office specifically designed for incoming MBA students. 

ISO Session 1: Monday August 21 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm E51-345
ISO Session 2: Thursday, August 24 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm E51-345

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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Class of 2019 New England Backyard BBQ

Welcome, Class of 2019! All incoming MBA students and their significant others (SOs) are invited to our welcome dinner, which is a twist on a New England Backyard BBQ. Seafood, traditional barbecue, and vegetarian fare will be served. This is an informal event, so please dress casually. Please remember to bring a government-issued identification card (ID) with your birth date if you would like to consume alcohol.

Please RSVP by August 14. Pre-registration is required to attend. Space is limited, so please register early. If you are bringing your significant other, please register a ticket for them and include their name on the registration page.

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Fri, Aug 25, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Finance Waiver Exam

The finance waiver exam is a three hour exam offered once a year to incoming MBA students with extensive academic or professional experience in finance. Students must pass with an “A” grade to waive out of the 15.401 Managerial Finance elective class. Earning an “A” will require demonstrated mastery of the following topics:

• Present Value
• Fixed Income Securities
• Common Stocks
• Forwards and Futures
• Options
• Risk and Return
• Portfolio Theory
• CAPM
• Capital Budgeting
• Market Efficiency

If you pass the exam you are still eligible to enroll in the Finance Track. Finance is the only discipline which offers a waiver exam.

You may bring with you:
• a calculator (without pre-programmed material into the machine).
• cheat sheet with information & formulas - up to 2 double-sided, 8x11 pages. This must be created by the student, for the student.

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Fri, Aug 25, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Sloan Technology Services Session

These sessions are designed to familiarize students with the Sloan technology environment as well as to make sure everyone's laptop is ready to go for classes.

Questions? Contact Sloan Technology Services at STShelp@mit.edu or call 617-253-2000.

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Fri, Aug 25, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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Sloan Technology Services Session

These sessions are designed to familiarize students with the Sloan technology environment as well as to make sure everyone's laptop is ready to go for classes.

Questions? Contact Sloan Technology Services at STShelp@mit.edu or call 617-253-2000.

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MIT Sloan, 50 Memorial Drive, Suite E52-201, Cambridge, MA 02142, United States

Monday, August 21, 8:30am – Friday, August 25 at 2:30pm

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