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IMPACT Week (Orientation)

The words that make up the IMPACT acronym embody the Tippie MBA Experience. Activities focus on getting to know your new classmates and team-building. You will register for your first semester of classes, learn about the services available, meet faculty, and interact with second-year students. You are also introduced to the case method and complete your first case analysis and presentation.

Participation

Please plan to arrive in Iowa City in sufficient time to complete all of your personal arrangements before orientation begins. Limited free time during IMPACT Week is available for last-minute errands, but it is strongly recommended that these be kept to a minimum.

Above all, plan to be fully involved and enjoy your Tippie MBA Experience!

Don't forget to complete the pre-MBA checklist before arriving for IMPACT.

Attire Information

Business Professional: Women: business suit or dress; Men: suit, sport coat, tie

Business Casual: Women: dress pants/skirt, blouse; Men: dress pants, sport shirt

Casual: Jeans/shorts, t-shirts, walking/running shoes

TENTATIVE 2014 IMPACT Schedule (subject to change)

Saturday, August 16
Attire: Casual   
Time Activity Location
Both sessions are optional for all students but HIGHLY recommended. Bring a laptop. We will have a limited number of laptops available.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Basic Excel Boot Camp
Patrick Johanns

  • Intro to Navigating Spreadsheets
  • Shortcut Keys
  • Excel Formulas
  • Excel Charting
  • Excel Databases
  • Sorting and Filtering
C425 Pomerantz Center (PC)
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Advanced Excel Boot Camp
Patrick Johanns

  • Pivot Tables and Charts
  • Statistical Functions
  • Data Filters/Sorting
  • Statistical Excel Functions, Data Analysis Toolpak
  • Advanced Excel Formulas (array formulas, IF, VLOOKUP, COUNTIF, etc.)
  • Data Tables
  • Goalseek
  • Solver
C425 PC
Monday, August 18: Your Tippie Community
Attire: Business casual
Time Activity Location
8:00-8:30 AM Check-in, Continental Breakfast Howe Galleria, Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
8:30 - 9:00 Tippie School Welcome S401 PBB
9:00 - 9:30 Building a Solid Foundation: Overview of IMPACT S401 PBB
9:30 - 10:30 Team Ice Breaker S401 PBB
10:30 - 10:45 Break  
10:45 - 12:00 Tippie Alumni S401 PBB
12:00 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch Downtown Iowa City
1:30 - 2:30 Introduction to your Tippie Experience S401 PBB
2:30 - 2:45 Break  
2:45 - 5:00 Scavenger Hunt  
Tuesday, August 20:  Your Academic Experience
Attire: Casual
Time Activity Location
8:00 - 8:30 AM Transportation to Levitt Center for University Advancement Meet Cambus at Jefferson Street (McBride Hall)
8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast / Announcements Levitt Center (LCUA): Morse Board Foyer
9:00 - 11:00 Academy Insider LCUA: Morse Board Room
11:00 - 11:15 Break  
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Academic Success Workshop LCUA: Morse Board Room
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch LCUA: Green Assembly Hall
1:15 - 2:15 Tippie Toolkit LCUA: Morse Board Room
2:15 - 2:30 Break  
2:30 - 4:45 Build-a-Bike LCUA: Hawkinson & Harding
5:30 - 7:00 Optional Evening Activity  
Wednesday, August 20
Attire: Casual
Time Activity Location
8:30 - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Announcements S401 PBB
9:00 - 10:00 Getting the Most from your Tippie Experience S401 PBB
10:00 - 11:30 MBA Tradeshow S401 PBB
11:30 - 12:30 PM Lunch S401 PBB or Patio
12:30 - 5:00 Philanthropy in the Community Iowa City locations
Thursday, August 21: Your Student Experience
Attire: Business casual
Time Activity Location
8:00 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast / Announcements S401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
8:30 - 10:30 Building a Solid Foundation: Working Effectively in Teams S401 PBB
10:30 - 10:45 Break  
10:45 - 11:30 How to Approach and Present a Case S401 PBB
11:30 - 12:15 PM Case Introduction and Preparation (2) S401 PBB
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch S401 PBB
1:15 - 10:00 Case Preparation PBB & PC rooms
Friday, August 22: Competing for Business Success
Attire: Business professional     
Time Activity Location
8:00 - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast / Announcements S401 PBB
9:00 - 11:00 Case Presentations PBB rooms as assigned
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Lunch and Awards; announcement of finalists S401 PBB
12:00 - 12:45 Feedback for non-advancing teams PBB rooms as assigned
1:00 - 2:30 MBA Case Competition Presentations - Final Round W401 PBB
2:45 - 3:15 Closing Remarks W401 PBB
Saturday, August 23
Attire: Casual     
Time Activity Location
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Accounting Boot Camp C435 Pomerantz Center (PC)