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FRESHMAN ORIENTATION SUMMER 2008. Outline Curriculum Priorities CoB Branding Initiative Progression & Admission Standards Q & A.

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1 FRESHMAN ORIENTATION SUMMER 2008

2 Outline Curriculum Priorities CoB Branding Initiative Progression & Admission Standards Q & A

3 CoB Curriculum Priorities Integrated approach to learning Interpersonal skills –Team skills –Leadership skills –Change orientation –Presentation skills Technical skills Analytical skills Experiential learning/internships A commitment to life-long learning

4 The CoB Brand MQ = Higher probability of success MQ = A combination of –technical skills + –organizational fit + –faster productivity + –return on investment

5 The CoB Brand Why Employers Love Our Graduates Fit Into the Organization –Adaptability –Agility –Attitude, non entitlement mentality –Lower turnover –Listening/Communicating Fast or faster productivity –Doing productive work, better performance –Team work –Listening/Communicating Return on Investment –All of the above

6 The CoB Brand Skills We Help Students Develop JMU CoB “Interpersonal Success Skills” Emotional Intelligence Skills Interpersonal Communications Skills Problem Solving, Decision Making, Judgment Skills Team Skills Learning Agility—the ability to learn, then apply that learning to varying situations.

7 The Path To Your Success Lower-level BBA core courses Progressing to the sophomore business courses Gaining admission to the CoB & COB 300 Selecting & completing a Major

8 CoB BBA Core Curriculum Lower-level (Fr/So) courses –Accounting (2) –Calculus –Computer Information Systems –Economics (2) –Interpersonal Skills –Legal Environment –Management Science –Statistics Upper-level (Jr/Sr) courses –Integrated Functional Systems –Strategic Management

9 Sophomore Progression Standards To Enroll in Sophomore Business Courses Must complete 5 of 6 BBA core courses –COB 191 (Statistics) –COB 204 (Computer Information Systems) –COB 218 (Legal Environment of Business) –ECON 201 (Micro-Economics) –GECON 200 (Macro-Economics) –MATH 205 (Calculus) Must have at least a JMU GPA

10 What If You Fall Short? GPA Between and Have summer to reach GPA Below –Will be directed to Career and Academic Planning to select another major

11 To Be Considered for Admission to the CoB & COB 300 Minimum JMU GPA Completion of remaining BBA core courses (10 courses in all) No more than 2 Ds, Fs, WFs, or combination of Ds, Fs, and WFs Have completed 56 – 70 credit hours when beginning COB 300

12 Admission to the CoB is SELECTIVE Application occurs at the end of the sophomore year Some majors may impose higher standards

13 CoB Majors Accounting Computer Information Systems Economics Finance Quantitative Finance Hospitality & Tourism Management International Business Management Marketing

14 Top Employers (a few) –Accenture –Bank of America –BearingPoint –Capital One –Deloitte –Eli Lilly & Co. –Enterprise –Ernst & Young –Freddie Mac –Gannett Co./USA Today –Hecht’s –Hyatt –IBM Consulting Svcs. –Kohl’s –KPMG –Liz Claiborne, Inc. –Lockheed Martin –Marriott –Morgan Stanley –NVR, Inc. Homes –PricewaterhouseCoopers –Standard & Poors –Target –T. Rowe Price –Wachovia Securities –Walt Disney World

15 Things You Can Do Now Begin putting together a resume Register with Career Services Start thinking about internships

16 CoB Freshman Scholarships $2,000 Declared CoB major Application due 7/21/08 Handout in lobby or

17 Your Turn


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