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MBA FYI START Workshop

Welcome Incoming Students!

We look forward to officially welcoming you to campus on the evening of Tuesday, August 1st! This site will be helpful as you prepare for your transition to MBA life. You will also receive monthly newsletters to keep you updated on opportunities and expectations.

In the meantime, current students elected as your New Student Liaisons are ready to welcome you and answer your questions.

New student liaisons 2017

Welcome from the New Student Liaisons: Tu Pham, Greg Donohue, Kristin Beehler, Rosebary Brennan, and Rodrigo León.

View profiles and video introductions from the New Student Liaisons.

View the online New Student Resource Guide

New Student Resource Guide

 

As we get closer to START Workshop, this list will continue to be updated and expanded. For now, here are a few key dates to be aware of:

Date(s) What is it?
April Online academic modules available
Online statistics and accounting modules, designed to prepare you for intense MBA academics, are available here and should be completed by July.
June/July Student mentoring
During June, expect to hear from the second year student mentor you've been matched to based on background or interests.
July  Transition to Fort Worth
Build some time in your summer plans to move to DFW and take care of logistics. It is recommended that international students arrive by July 20.
July 1 Career Planning Assignments #1 and #2 Due
Learn more on the "Career Planning and Information Tab" on how to get your MBA Résumé and LinkedIn Profile market ready!
July 23-30 International Students Orientation 
July 26 Summer academic modules should be complete
July 31- August 17 START Workshop
Required for all incoming full-time MBA students, this immersive onboarding experience prepares you for all aspects of life as an MBA student.  Expect to be very busy during the weekdays and including some evenings. Weekends are yours! 
August 1 Career Planning Assignment #3 Due
Learn more on the "Career Planning and Information Tab" about preparing your Video Interview.
August 6 Spouses & Significant Others Event
Incoming MBA spouses and significant others gather to connect with each other, gain perspective from the spouses and significant others of second year students, and understand the rhythm of the MBA experience.  This casual evening (6-8 p.m.) includes a casual dinner, a short tour, and the building of new friendships.
August 20 Fall 2018 semester begins 

START Workshop

Anne Rooney, Executive Director, Graduate Programs
a.rooney@tcu.edu  | 817-257-7991

International Student Services
John Singleton,
Director, TCU International Student Services
j.singleton@tcu.edu  | 817-257-7292

Neeley Graduate Career Services
LaTanya Johns
Director, Graduate Career Center 
l.johns@tcu.edu | 817-257-7152

Pre-Enrollment Modules 
Olivia Williams, Director, MBA Academic Services 
o.williams@tcu.edu  | 817-257-7155  

Need-Based Financial Aid, Student Loans and Grants 
Debbie Mar, Coordinator, Graduate Financial Aid 
TCU Office of Financial Aid 
d.mar@tcu.edu  |  817-257-7872

Scholarships 
Peggy Conway, Director, MBA Admissions 
p.conway@tcu.edu  |  817-257-7989

Health Insurance and TCU Health Center 
healthcenter@tcu.edu |  817-257-7940

FAQs
We asked our staff and students to respond to frequently asked questions about student technology, transitioning to Fort Worth, START Workshop, academics, student life and more.

Fall 2017 Booklist
Download the file (pop-up)

TCU Bookstore
Information about books for the fall semester will be available in the spring.

Campus Map

Academic Calendar
The 5-year calendar provides key dates for TCU. Please note that the MBA program does not observe the university fall break. A detailed calendar specific to the MBA program will be made available at START.

TCU Recreation Center
No need to join a fitness center! The “Rec” has everything you will need. Once you are a student in the fall, you will have free access to the Rec. For those arriving in the summer, we will offer reduced rates for access. More information soon.

TCU Health Insurance
Health insurance is available for students through the TCU Aetna Student plan

To help you “hit the ground running” when classes begin, you will be asked to complete several online modules designed to give you the base of knowledge necessary to be productive in your classes. Topics include accounting and quantitative analysis.  Please be aware that the modules are time consuming and may take more than a total of 40 hours to complete.

 

Accounting Module

The online accounting module is designed to provide you with financial accounting foundational knowledge. You will receive an understanding of the language of business (Accounting); the ability to read financial statements and the ability to understand, explain and record basic business transactions.

You will be expected to have a working knowledge of financial accounting on the first day of your Accounting Workshop this summer. After completing the accounting module, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary for your Financial Reporting class in the fall.

Accounting Module: More details and module access

 

Harvard Business School Quants Module

A comprehensive online introduction to quantitative analysis for business originally designed for incoming MBA students at Harvard Business School. The module is presented as if you are a consultant. A total of 8 units are covered and will include topics such as Data Description, Regression Basics and Decision Analysis.

You are expected to have a working knowledge of statistics on the first day of START Workshop. After completing the quants module, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary for your Statistical Models class in fall.

Harvard Business School Quants Module: More details and module access

Assignments 

We want your skills to shine to potential employers from the moment you walk onto campus...and even before! In order to hit the ground running on the first day of START orientation, kick start your MBA program with the following career assignments:

  1. MBA Résumé
    Deadline: July 1
    Click here for tools to complete and instructions on how to submit

    Download thetemplate and toolkit here
  2. LinkedIn Profile Updates
    Deadline: July 1

    Click here for requirements and examples.
  3. Video Interview
    Deadline: August 1

    Click here for instructions and more information about how we use this recording.

Resources

START Orientation, the Career Management Course and one-on-one coaching will equip you with abundant tools for career search success. In the meantime, explore the sites below to begin focusing in on your MBA internship search and post-graduate career goals.

Jump start your competitive advantage.

Select companies and organizations offer pre-MBA summer programs that are tailored to a specific industry or function. Camps allow incoming MBAs to gain insight into potential career tracks and have a first shot at the company’s summer internships. Information on application deadlines will be posted here as it becomes available. Watch for more from companies like Deloitte, Google, P&G, Goldman Sach's, and JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Fort Worth is a large city with a small town feel. Friendly people, a rich arts community, and an energetic nightlife create a fun and vibrant place to live and work. Fort Worth has fantastic weather, the cost-of-living is affordable, and the local economy is booming.

TCU and Fort Worth are very much an integral, well-connected part of the larger DFW Metroplex. TCU has rich connections with companies in Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas.

Things to Do in Fort Worth

Neighborhoods & Districts

Nightlife

Young Professionals Guide to Fort Worth

Apartment Suggested by Our StudentsDownload the PDF (pop-up)
Our students have recommend and review apartments in the area.

Liebrock Village Graduate Housing 
A limited number of on-campus apartments are available to graduate students. Contact Erin Houchin, Director of Brite Housing, erin.houchin@tcu.edu 817-257-7338

TCU Neeley is proud to host students from around the world as part of our Full-time MBA program. We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon!

International Student Pre-Departure Guide - Prepared for you by current students. Download the PDF

NAFSA Guide to Visa Interview Process

The transcripts you uploaded to your application are considered unofficial copies. Official transcripts from all previously attended universities must be provided by June 1. 

> Which transcripts are needed?  Transcripts should be sent to TCU directly from all previously attended universities at which you earned undergraduate or graduate level credit. The transcripts must come directly from the university, unless copies you may already have remained sealed. We need official transcripts from all universities, including those for transfer credit unless the degree-issuing university lists all transfer courses by course name and posts a specific grade for each transfer course. If you previously attended TCU, it is not necessary to order a TCU transcript or transcripts for transfer work already accepted by TCU.

> Where do I send the official transcripts? Have your university send transcripts via mail or email to:

TCU Graduate Program Admissions
mbainfo@tcu.edu
TCU Box 298540
Fort Worth, TX 76129

> How do I know which transcripts have been received on my behalf? Check on your Neeley VIP page