Immersions are an important component of the MBA@Dayton program. You, your classmates and your faculty members will come together in person to apply your newfound knowledge in a real-world setting. These collaborative learning experiences give you opportunities to learn from influential business leaders, engage in group workshops and network with your peers.
During the program, you will attend at least two immersions, one of which will take place on the University of Dayton campus in Dayton, Ohio.
Upcoming Immersion Locations
|Dayton, OH||Servant Leadership||March 23-25, 2018|
|TBD||TBD||June 22-24, 2018|
|Northern California||Winery Operations||September 21-23, 2018|
|Dayton, OH||Servant Leadership Track and Nonprofit Accounting Track||December 14-16, 2018|
Servant Leadership Immersion
What sets MBA@Dayton apart from other MBA programs is UD’s Marianist and Catholic identity, which is embodied through the concept of servant leadership. As you expand your understanding of key business terms, you will also learn how to use your knowledge and talents to improve the world around you. One of the MBA immersions will delve into how servant leadership merges with business knowledge to help you succeed on a personal and professional level.
Organizations that practice servant leadership are more successful, as proven by research. MBA@Dayton embodies the model of “Head” (business acumen), “Heart” (humanity), and “Hands” (service). In this immersion, you will explore the tradition of, latest research and best practices on servant leadership by participating in:
- Classroom sessions
- Executive panels
- The COPE poverty simulation
- Personal reflection
- UD service projects in the Dayton community
Through these workshops and presentations, you will learn about UD’s mission and identity as you experience the powerful connection between leadership and service.
Winery Operations Immersion
In this immersion, which will take place in Northern California, you will delve into operations management processes as they relate to the wine industry, including queuing, forecasting, operations strategy, quality and supply chain management. Supply chain in particular is critically important to this industry as a source of competitive advantage and differentiation of products and services.
To prepare for the immersion, you will read about the wine industry and discuss a case study in class to highlight the linkages between marketing and operations as well as key capabilities that must be robust to be successful in the industry.
During this interactive, intensive weekend, you will:
- Visit local wineries to see the existing infrastructure and apply the principles you have been studying.
- Learn about the wine industry, related product development and its level of technological sophistication.
- Tour a quality assurance laboratory and explore the role of third-party testing.
- Hear from an environmental compliance officer on the links between operations and environmental impact.
- Collaborate and network with your fellow classmates and professors.
If you are interested in a career in the tech industry, you can take advantage of your time near Silicon Valley to line up informational interviews at companies in the area.
All dates, locations and activities are tentative until registration for the immersion opens.
To learn more about MBA@Dayton immersions and the student experience, request information now.