TMMBA Program Immersion Week

On November 27, 2016 TMMBA Class 17 started their journey at the Foster School with an immersive week of studying and team building for TMMBA’s Program Immersion. Program Immersion consists of six credits of coursework in a condensed seven-day schedule. From Sunday to Saturday, students attended morning and afternoon classes and met with their study groups in the evening to complete course assignments. This year’s Program Immersion curriculum included Building Effective Teams, Statistical Analysis of Data and Negotiations. Here are a few highlights from the week, as well as some insight from TMMBA’s newest students.

Program Immersion Sanjay

Q: Why did you join TMMBA?

A: To broaden my horizons.

–Sanjay Rama, Manager, Specialized Services at Hitachi Consulting

Dhriti Kanwar (l) and Lakshmi Murthy (r)

Q: Why did you join TMMBA?

A: Looking for career advancement. I felt this was the right move with my existing experience and a good next step for my career.

–Dhriti Kanwar, Business Systems Analyst at Zones Inc. (left)

Q: How is Program Immersion going for you?

A: It’s going really well! It’s helping me think outside of the box. My courses are adding structure to what I already know and will help me at work.

–Lakshmi Murthy, Systems Analyst at Nordstrom (right)

Program Immersion Dean JimThe Dean of the Foster School of Business, James Jiambalvo, spoke to students on their lunch. Students asked questions about the vision and future direction of the Foster school. One student requested massage chairs for the Eastside Executive Center facilities!

Study Group 1Study Group 2TMMBA curriculum is based on a team-driven approach to learning that reshapes students ability to optimize working in teams. As Program Immersion week is the kick-off for students’ academic work, their study group is an important part of the week. Pictured above, study groups work on their team charters and Statistical Analysis of Data homework.

Program Immersion Food DriveDuring Program Immersion, TMMBA hosted a Food Drive competition between Class 16 students and Class 17. The Food Drive benefited Food Lifeline and was met with generous donations from both classes.Program Immersion Bassima

Q: How is Program Immersion going for you?

A: It’s a great challenge. I’m learning a lot and I’m really grateful for my Study Group

–Bassima Algusane, Licensing Program Manager for Microsoft

Casino Night2 Casino NIght5Finally, at the end of a long week, students kicked back with a Casino Night hosted at Anthony’s Forum in Paccar Hall.

Kudos for all your hard work, TMMBA Class 17! We are excited to see what your 18-month TMMBA journey holds.

Read more about our newest cohort: TMMBA Welcomes Class 17
Read more about TMMBA’s teamwork and leadership development: TMMBA Teamwork: Reflections on the Water