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Graduate Bootcamp

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A graduate business education represents a substantial investment of your time, money and energy. It represents a commitment to your future. In the same way, the faculty and staff of the McCoy College of Business are committed to providing you an exceptional educational experience, both inside the classroom and through co-curricular programs and activities.

To help ensure you get off to a fantastic start in graduate school, all incoming McCoy graduate–MBA (Cohort and Flex), MAcy, MSAIT, MSHRM, MSDAIS, MSMRA and MSQFE–students are required to attend the McCoy Graduate Bootcamp.

Bootcamp is held before classes begin in both the fall and spring semesters, either the Saturday immediately prior to the start of classes or one week prior (we'll let you know well in advance). This is a mandatory event so if you plan on applying, have applied, or have been accepted it is imperative that you make plans to attend.

Don't worry–there aren't any pushups or group runs! Instead, you'll meet your fellow McCoy graduate students, participate in team-building activities, and learn the details and best-practices of your graduate program. You'll also have the opportunity to hear from McCoy graduate faculty and a panel of McCoy alumni, and have a chance to ask them questions about the program and their career paths. Lunch and a light breakfast are provided, and we'll wrap up the day with an off-site social sponsored by the McCoy Graduate Student Association. 

Due to ongoing safety precautions related to COVID-19, we are anticipating the Fall 2021 McCoy Gradaute Bootcamp will be held in a virtual format via Zoom. This may change as we get closer to the event date and if we are safely able to do so we will (happily!) transition back to a face-to-face format. We will communicate details as they become available.

graduate students playing a game at bootcamp
a group of students at bootcamp
graduate students playing a game at bootcamp

Fall 2021 McCoy Graduate Bootcamp

When: Saturday, August 14th, 2020

Where: Online via Zoom or in-person at McCoy Hall, 
depending on what COVID-19 safety precautions allow.

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Cost: Free, but must RSVP

Dress: Business comfortable/casual (no suits! no ties! PJ bottoms are Zoom-appropriate :)

What to Bring: A great attitude.

How to Register: Once accepted to McCoy as a graduate student, detailed information will be emailed to you. Pay close attention to incoming emails to both your personal and Texas State accounts.