28 Strong: M.S. in Management Inaugural Cohort

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Student Insight: M.S. in Management Ambassador, Katelyn Thomas, describes cohort model strengths

One of the key features of the M.S. in Management program has been the cohort model. The ability to rotate through classes with the same individuals has shown to help in the classroom, but also has been beneficial for building and strengthening bonds outside the classroom.   

In the classroom, the cohort has been able to work together to master material and build stronger study habits to promote success on exams and assignments. The cohort diversity promotes enriching class discussions that can enhance the learning of course work. It helps a lot to have multiple perspectives on group assignments to assure that the best product is produced. The cohort has also been able to harness the strengths and abilities of each student that can be beneficial to the group of students as a whole.

M.S. in Management students collaborate during a group exam

When it comes to outside the classroom the cohort has been able to not only catch a break from class assignments and job applications but are also able to create lasting memories. By establishing strong connections, there has been a sense of camaraderie and friendship. From celebrating the end of exams to weekend trips, there has not been a dull moment.

Members of the inaugural cohort enjoy a trip to the mountains

Students celebrate completing a successful exam week

​​What once were 28 strangers at the beginning of summer; has now become a family. One that supports each other and pushes each other to be the best they can be. It is clear to see that the bonds that are made during this year are going to last a lifetime. ​​

Katelyn Thomas, M.S. in Management Ambassador, ‘19

Katelyn Thomas, a student in the Belk College of Business Master of Science in Management inaugural cohort, serves as the Recruitment and Cohort Experience Ambassador. In this role, she assists with the recruitment initiatives of her program to prospective students and plans enriching experiences for the students in the M.S. in Management program through activities and events that strengthen the connections and bonds outside the classroom. Belk College of Business welcomes Katelyn and all M.S. in Management students to the program!