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Full-Time MBA Orientation

Foundations Week

Foundations Week at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is more than orientation.

During Foundations Week, an immersive week-long experience, you will gain the tools to begin your two-year journey as an MBA student with confidence and a vision for the road ahead. Foundations Week introduces you to every aspect of your full-time MBA program, from networking with colleagues to exploring the experiential learning curriculum.

Curriculum, community, career

The theme for Foundations Week 2021 is curriculum, community, and career. Sessions throughout the week will focus on the connective threads between the full-time MBA curriculum, the building of the Carey and full-time MBA community, and the holistic full-time MBA journey that prepares you for your career ahead.

Schedule of Events

August 19, 2021: Welcome Day

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Welcoming words from Dean Alex Triantis and select full-time MBA staff and faculty
  • Introduction to the theme of Foundations Week, course map, and individual sessions
  • Cohort networking session
  • Intercultural communication exercise

August 23, 2021: Behavioral Science Boot Camp

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Facilitated by Brian Gunia, professor, and behavioral science faculty, this session will focus on the operational behaviors of successful teams.

August 24, 2021: Teaming Day at Outward Bound

Session one: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session two: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The teaming day has always been an essential piece of the full-time MBA’s orientation process. Facilitated by Chris Myers, professor, and Dan Sheats, director of curricular experiential learning, the Outward Bound sessions are designed to equip you with the skills to be successful in diverse teams. Understand the importance of successful teaming through both the full-time MBA journey and in the world of business. Outward Bound sessions also serve as an opportunity to get to know others in your cohort right away.

August 25, 2021: Career Development Day

9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Career Development Day is a key component of Foundations Week. By this point in the onboarding process, you will have already corresponded with most of your MBA colleagues and met with their career coach. The Career Development Day is an opportunity to expand your Carey network, identify professional development and career goals, and engage more fully with the entire Career Development team.

August 26, 2021: Office of Experiential Learning Day

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Experiential Learning Day will conclude Foundations Week, with the opportunity for you to explore the myriad experiential learning opportunities at Carey. You will come away from this session with an understanding of how experiential learning operates as an integral element of the full-time MBA curriculum and how experiential learning opportunities will prepare you for your career.

Fast Facts


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