Charlotte program welcomes evening MBA class of 2010

8.20.2008 General, News Release, School News

The Babcock Graduate School of Management welcomes the evening MBA class of 2010 with two days of activities Aug. 21-22, including team building exercises such as whitewater rafting. Classes begin Aug. 28.
Of the 51 new Charlotte MBA students, 20 percent are women and 10 percent are minorities. Their average post-graduate work experience is seven years and the average age is 29.
“We have 41 companies represented, which shows the great diversity of industries we have in the class of 2010,” said Charlotte Program Director Leslye Gervasi.
Thursday’s orientation kicks off with a welcome by Gervasi followed by a strategic overview of the program by Dan Fogel, associate dean of the Working Professional Programs.
On Friday morning, students will work on team building with members of Blue Ridge Consulting.
“Our primary objective is to build effective learning teams and enhance the quality of the learning environment of the program,” Gervasi said.
In the afternoon, students will have the chance to put their newly learned team-building skills to the test at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte. It’s the first time the Charlotte students have participated in whitewater rafting as part of the school’s orientation activities.
“We believe that putting students through challenging situations together is a great team-building exercise,” Gervasi said.