Professional Development Signature Programs

Four Saturday events focused on Careers, Professionalism, Self Awareness, Leadership, and Community Impact are offered for our MBA students. The programs are spread over two years and include: 

Career Management Saturday (Fall)

Learning objectives:

  • Become more proficient in verbal, interpersonal, and online business communications
  • Understand the importance of relationships and be adept at building your brand, reputation, and a diversified professional network
  • Understand LinkedIn tools to showcase your career and brand in the digital world 

EQ, Professionalism, & Etiquette Saturday (Spring)

Learning objectives:

  • Gain better insight into self and others through understanding and developing Emotional Intelligence
  • Hone personal executive presence and the ability to influence and inspire others
  • Build upon networking and business dining etiquette skills.

Leadership Development Saturday (Fall)

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of effective leadership
  • Understand unique leadership aspects of analytical projects
  • Develop recommendations to drive strategy, have impact, and deliver results

Community Impact Saturday (Spring)

Learning objectives:

  • Learn from local experts regarding RVA’s regional challenges
  • Understand and address a social and ethical issue of the day
  • Identify opportunities to better impact the world in a positive way