Dinner and discussion and classes… oh my!

Ally Wewers, TMMBA Program Coordinator

Last Tuesday’s “Taste of TMMBA” was a busy night for prospective students here at the Eastside Executive Center in Kirkland.  With an agenda that mimicked a typical class night, prospective students were able to try their hand as a TMMBA student for an evening. Their “test-drive” of TMMBA included:

Prof. Lance Young

Dinner and Discussion: In the dining hall, both current and prospective students could be found enjoying a dinner conversation that was animated and boisterous. We hope it was also informative- we encourage those thinking about TMMBA to speak with students and alums. Their wealth of expertise and TMMBA experiences is invaluable for those making a decision about the program.

Class 1: Taste of TMMBA attendees were treated to a crash-course in Finance with Professor Lance Young. Using an example involving Google stock, prospective students learned about Valuation, Net Present Value, and more.

Class 2: Perennial faculty favorite Pat Bettin whetted students’ appetites for “Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness.” Speaking about transformational leadership and the correlation between job performance and job satisfaction, Pat presented thought provoking material with many great take-aways.

Prof. Pat Bettin

Opportunity to meet other prospective students: Taste of TMMBA welcomed not only prospective applicants, but also a handful of newly admitted TMMBA students. Handshakes and business cards were exchanged as some students met their classmates for the next 18 months. Especially for those still considering the program, it was a chance to see who they would be interacting with if they became part of next year’s cohort.

If you’re looking to get a similar “taste” of TMMBA, I encourage you to visit a class, where you will be paired with a student host for the night. You still get to enjoy dinner, sit in a class, and interact with current students. Dates are available through August.

Thanks to all who participated in Taste of TMMBA on Tuesday. Current students, prospective students, faculty and staff- you all helped to make it a fun and informative event!

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