Missouri University of Science and Technology’s master’s of business
administration (MBA) program will host “Take a Leap with MBA: Leap Year
2008" from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Havener Center. The
event is open to all students and the public.
During the event, current MBA students and university representatives will
be present to answer questions about the program, as well as discuss career
opportunities in business-related fields. Radio station Y-107, of Columbia,
Mo., will be broadcasting live from the event, and games and prizes will be
provided to participants.
“We are planning an upbeat event to ring in the Leap Year with our MBA
program at the forefront,” says Holly Marshall, current MBA student and event
organizer at Missouri S&T. “We hope to see a good mix of students come out
for a fun afternoon to learn more about the MBA students and program here at
Missouri S&T’s MBA program now is in its second year at the state’s
premier technological research university. The 36-hour program combines
technology, business and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The program is
designed with core classes built around team projects, an internship
requirement and specialization courses. Many of the courses are now being
offered via distance education.
Companies such as Monsanto, Tellabs and Anheuser-Busch offer internship
sponsorships. In addition, Wallis Companies has provided a current problem
within its company for MBA student teams to solve. Currently, student teams are
competing to find the best solution, which will be presented to the company at
the end of the spring semester.