The Senior Business Seminar class has provided the opportunity for top students to meet and interact with individuals who have enjoyed distinguished careers in the corporate and foundation worlds. Thiel graduates who are prominent leaders in business, industry and finance address the seminar each spring.
Each seminar begins with dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Sawhill-Georgian Room in the Howard Miller Center on campus. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation of approximately 30 minutes, followed by questions from students, faculty and administrators.
The Senior Seminar class (BADM 474) is open to juniors and seniors with a major in the department. Research and class work prepare students for bi-weekly discussions with senior executives. The seminar format is an integrating process which also helps students form a personal style of management, eclectically based on input from successful business professionals. This input is provided by corporate presidents in personal, informal visits to the seminar.