Ecosystem of Integrated Learning
One component of the new Bloch MBA program is a series of short non-credit courses. Attending three of these courses (or other Bloch non-credit events) is a requirement for students in the new MBA and completely optional for students in the earlier MBA program. Bloch alumni who want to reconnect to the school are also invited.
10:30 am - 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 27 in Bloch School courtyard area.
MBA Students are invited to attend a brief dedication program for the new Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall followed by the Welcome Back Student Barbecue. Although not a class, we will grant "Ecosystem" credit for attending this event and strengthening your connection to the Bloch School. Indicate your attendance after the fact via Blackboard as described below.
Tips for Personal Financial Management
1:00 - 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 7 in Bloch 114.
Last year's very popular "Personal Finance for MBAs" is now split into two parts. You can attend either or both parts. This course will explore common financial pitfalls that impact people in their everyday lives. Taught by Dr. John Clark. John M. Clark is Associate Professor of Finance.
Saving for Major Life Events
3:15 - 5:15 pm on Saturday, September 7 in Bloch 114.
Last year's very popular "Personal Finance for MBAs" is now split into two parts. You can attend either or both parts. This course will focus on various retirement planning plans and on saving for college. Taught by Dr. John Clark. John M. Clark is Associate Professor of Finance.
3:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, September 20 in Student Union Rooms 401 and 409.
A series of 30-minute seminars concerning job and internship search. Led by organization leaders in the Kansas City metropolitan area, these sessions will address industry-specific career options, dos and don'ts of phone and face-to-face interviews, and polishing your online reputation to name a few. Schedules and locations for these sessions will be announced soon. To get credit for these seminars, use Blackboard as described below.
Behavioral Interviews and Careers at Cerner
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm on Friday, November 8 at Cerner.
The first time you encounter a behavioral interview, it can put you off-balance. I contacted a major user of the technique, Cerner Corp, to see if they would be willing to conduct a seminar at UMKC on how to prepare for behavioral interviews. They suggested doing a seminar at their site and to include material about careers at Cerner. So, we will be breaking with tradition by offering an "Ecosystem" class off-campus as follows:
2:30pm - Students Arrive at Cerner World Headquarters, 2850 Rockcreek Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64117
2:45pm - Welcome and Cerner Story Presentation
3:15pm - Overview of Velocity Opportunities and Behavioral Interviewing Technique
4:00pm - Peer Panel of UMKC Alumni
4:30pm - Depart Cerner
If you intend to attend any of these events, please RSVP no later than the Wednesday before so we can both give the presenters a count of how many will be participating and ensure the event is scheduled in a sufficiently-large room.
We will also give credit towards this requirement for employer-supplied training and leadership roles in philanthropic activities.
How to get credit for these events?
For MBA-only events, there will be a sign-in sheet. Everyone who signs in will be credited automatically. Otherwise, sign into Blackboard (http://blackboard.umkc.edu) » Master of Business Administration » Information » Ecosystem of Learning 1 (or 2 or 3). Upload a file describing the event or upload a certificate of completion or enter a brief description of your event manually. Click on the "Submit" button to complete. Submissions are reviewed once a month.