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Introduction

The purpose of this survey is to explore the expectations that Full-Time MBA students have with regard to their upcoming adacemic experience. This survey should take less than 8 minutes to complete. The results of this survey will be reviewed during orientation and used in a national study to explore new trends in graduate education. Thank you for your participation.

* 1. How long have you spent thinking about enrolling in a Full-Time MBA Program?

* 2. Are you leaving full-time employment to attend this program?

* 3. I expect the coursework to be delivered to the class in the following manner

* 4. I expect ______________ percentage of my teaching faculty to have a PhD

* 5. I expect _______________ percentage of my faculty to have practical/clinical work experience in their area of expertise

* 6. I expect to have some classes offered on-line

* 7. If I take an online class, of the following online course attendance options, I prefer

* 8. I expect to have tutoring and access to labs for classes that I find challenging how often

* 9. I expect to have access to academic advising how often

* 10. Of all the topics that I expect my advisor to have expert knowledge, please put the topics in rank order with one being the most important.

* 11. Did you attend an information session to learn more about the program before or during the application/admissions process?

* 12. Did you meet an alum/current student during an information session

* 13. From the list - please rate the sources (in rank order) in which you gained the most of your program knowledge during the recruiting/admissions process. Start by selecting your number one source. The list will re-order itself as you select.

* 14. I expect to be able to use real examples from any prior work experience to enhance my academic experience (meaning "use real issues from prior work" for papers and assignments)

* 15. Overall, I expect to study ______ number of hours per week per class that I'm enrolled in each semester/quarter

* 16. I expect to study primarily alone.

* 17. Which of the following admissions tests were required in the application process?

* 18. I expect my classmates to have an average GMAT/GRE score of _______.

* 19. How many student organizations, professional associations, and service opportunities do you expect to participate in during the program?

  Zero 1 2 3 4 or more
Student Organizations
Professional Organizations
Service Organizations

* 20. I expect that I will attend class as follows:

* 21. While seated in the classroom, I expect to use or have access to my laptop/tablet/smart phone/cell phone for personal purposes (not course related) for what percentage of the time?

* 22. I expect instructors to provide feedback regarding homework or tests within a ______ period of time

* 23. When assignments are given by the instructor/faculty, I expect what percentage of those assignments to be team-based?

* 24. How many student organizations, professional organizations, and service opportunities do you expect to participate in during the program?

  Zero 1 2 3 4 or more
Student Organizations
Professional Organizations
Service Organizations

* 25. I expect instructors/faculty to be in their offices _____________

* 26. I expect to be able to text my instructor/faculty a question

* 27. I expect all assignments to be handed in via ____________

* 28. I expect to have my papers/presentations/projects scrutinized by plagarism software after they have been turned in

* 29. I expect instructors/professors to provide what level of clarity on all assignments?

* 30. To what extent do you expect instructors/faculty to provide study guides for exams?

* 31. To what extent do you expect faculty to provide access to old exams?

* 32. Please indicate how comfortable you are with ambiguity with regard to academic assignments?

* 33. I expect to attend ________ school events each semester/quarter

* 34. I expect the school to provide networking opportunities

* 35. I expect to spend _______ number of hours per week looking for an internship or full-placement position while in the program

* 36. I expect to spend time with the career management office personnel on what schedule

* 37. I expect the career office to provide me with resources/connections that help me find a new/better job after graduation

* 38. I expect to have the opportunity to interact with students from different countries

* 39. I expect to interact with alumni during the degree program on what schedule

* 40. I expect to have the opportunity to study abroad for a short period of time (two weeks)

* 41. I expect to have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester/quarter

* 42. I expect the school to use social media to communicate with me (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

* 43. I expect to monitor (weekly) social media networks for program and social event information

* 44. I expect the school to communicate important information to me primarily via __________

* 45. I expect to check for email messages from the program _______.

* 46. I expect to interact with the administrative leaders of the program on what schedule

* 47. I expect to interact with the Dean of the school on what schedule

* 48. I expect all program questions to be answered within a ________ period of time

* 49. I expect all academic questions to be answered by instructors in a _______ period of time

* 50. Do you know someone who is currently enrolled or who has graduated from this program?

* 51. Before entering the program I was __________________

* 52. I expect the completion of my degree to increase my salary from my pre-MBA position

* 53. I expect to change industries as the result of earning this degree

* 54. I expect to move up within my pre-MBA functional area as the result of earning this degree

* 55. I expect to change my PRE-MBA functional area as a result of earning this degree

* 56. How many years of work experience have you had since you graduated with a bachelors degree?

* 57. What is your age?

* 58. Gender

* 59. Citizenship Status

* 60. Undergraduate Degree

* 61. Have you earned a previous graduate or professional degree?

* 62. What is the functional area in which you have most recently been employed?

* 63. If you are employed, in what industry are you employed?

* 64. Have you supervised others in your most recent position?

* 65. What is your pre-MBA annual gross income?

* 66. What portion of your tuition will be covered by scholarships?

* 67. What are the three primary reasons you are seeking an MBA?

* 68. What gives you the greatest apprehension about starting a degree program now?

* 69. Please indicate below the school that you will be enrolling in this fall (2013)

* 70. Please indicate if you are attending a public or private institution

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