Any of these experiences can meet the requirement for an Experiential Learning Opportunity. For more information or how to get started with any of these opportunities for Experiential Learning contact:
Jane Pettinger, Experiential Learning Coordinator Paseka School of Business, CB firstname.lastname@example.org
You can test your business acumen in a variety of academic competitions offered each year. DECA Collegiate competition is open to all business majors, while finance students can participate in CFA Research Challenge or a Credit Case Analysis.
MSUM students generally compete very well and often advance to the regional or national levels of these competitions. Visit the Academic Competitions page.
You can test your analytics skills in a CASE competition, such as MinneAnalytics competition or Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC). There, you will interpret a large data set for a regional company, analyze the data and present business minded solutions to the judges.
You’ll have the opportunity to travel to China to enjoy a first-hand experience of the Chinese culture, business environment and financial system. The China Business Trip introduces you to opportunities for conducting business in China.
If you acquire a cooperative work experience, which is essentially a full-time internship typically secured through Career Services, you can work with Jane Pettinger, email@example.com, to sign up for internship credits and fulfill the Experiential Learning requirement.
Dragon Consulting connects teams of the very best students with regional businesses. Over the course of 16 weeks of collaboration, you will apply your energy and talent to help solve cross-functional issues. For more information on participation visit the Center for Innovative Business Solutions.
The Dragon Investment Fund started as an investment club with donations from students, faculty and other interested individuals. Participating in Dragon Invest Fund will elevate your qualifications by giving you real world investment experience. You’ll learn a variety of investment strategies and results through actual investing. For more information visit the Dragon Investment Fund page.
Executive Mentorship is a 1-credit course offered each semester for juniors and seniors. You will be matched with a community executive to explore career choices, participate in networking opportunities and receive advice about transitioning from college to professional work. For more information and how to apply, visit the Executive Mentorship page.
If you are interested in doing research with a faculty member in the Paseka School of Business, please contact him or her directly. Research and/or publication fulfills the Experiential Learning requirement.
At MSUM you will be exposed to state-of-the-art, industry standard platforms such as Python (object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics) and R (open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics). These tools will familiarize you with emerging topics such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Internships are job openings with employers that acknowledge the benefit of putting your classroom learning to work in a business setting. Most of these opportunities are emailed to students in the related major; some are posted in Career Services. Internships vary from 1 to 12 credits. Visit the Internships page.
Job shadowing is a program where students will be matched with professionals in their career interest. You are responsible for contacting the executive to arrange mutually agreeable days and times for job shadowing. This program is still under development. For more information contact Jane Pettinger, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Learning may be something that you have already done as a community member. If you have a significant level (equivalent to the work you put into one of your courses) of participation in a service activity, see Jane Pettinger about this activity fulfilling your Experiential Learning requirement. Visit the Service Learning page.
If one of your classes involves solving a problem or creating programs or strategies for an organization in our regional business community, this work can fulfill your Experiential Learning requirement. Work with your instructor in the course to acknowledge your participation in the project.
Each Spring semester, MSUM hosts a Student Academic Conference. We strongly encourage students to present research or other academic findings at this conference. Work with a faculty member in your area of study to advise and assist you for this conference. Visit the Student Academic Conference page.
The Paseka School of Business offers exchange opportunities for students who would like to study abroad. Whether you study abroad for a full semester or for a shorter trip, this will fulfill your experiential learning requirement.
For more information on any of these study abroad opportunities visit the MSUM Study Abroad office.