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OMSBA Program Kick-Off and Orientation

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A successful professional would never walk in unprepared for their first day of work at a new company, and newly admitted OMSBA students will want to follow the same philosophy as they prepare for their first week of classes. It is recommended that students immerse themselves in the events of the upcoming Orientation Week, log into their UofL email, get to know the resources available to them, and check out the orientation course in Blackboard Organizations to review important and helpful information before they begin their Business Analytics journey. Make sure to complete the tasks in the list below.

  • RSVP for ONE of the orientation sessions
  • RSVP for the Leadership Welcome
  • RSVP for the Virtual Networking
  • Attend the Leadership Welcome
  • Attend one of the orientation sessions
  • Attend the Virtual Networking

Orientation Week

Leadership Welcome

Before Orientation, students will have the opportunity to hear from the leaders in the College of Business, including the dean and program director. Leaders will welcome students to the University and the College and share their wisdom on how students can be successful in their online program.

RSVP for the Leadership Welcome: Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Orientation Sessions

Students are required to attend only one of two orientation sessions to meet with their support staff, be informed about their program matriculation, learn what a typical online MSBA class looks like, and learn about student career support. Students will also have an opportunity to ask the support staff questions.

RSVP for Orientation Session 1: Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

RSVP for Orientation Session 2: Thursday, August 15, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Networking

Students will have an opportunity to “mingle” and network with College of Business online graduate students and the support staff from the Online Programs Office. This is a great opportunity to meet with cohort members and fellow online graduate students within the College.

RSVP for Virtual Networking: Sunday, August 18, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Predictive Index (PI)

Students will be placed on permanent learning teams with several members of their cohort. To add to the success of these team experiences, students will be asked to take the PI assessment as part of the admissions process. The PI is a behavioral analysis tool that measures cognitive reasoning and inherent motivating needs. Students will receivet a link via email to complete the online assessment once their deposit has been paid/waived. Each student’s results will be shared with them so that they can best understand and utilize this new bank of insightful information throughout their graduate school experience.

NOTE: The invitation to complete the PI assessment will be from the email address

Statistics Prework

Additionally, the OMSBA program requires the completion of a statistics prework session. The prework is designed to help prepare students for their program. While the prework is required, it does not count for course credit, and it also does not have any associated costs. The College of Business admissions team will enroll students in the prework once their deposit has been paid/waived.