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  1. Mathematical Finance Preparation Week

  2. Mathematical Finance Preparation Week 2014 Introduction to Academic Advising and GPO Support Services

  3. Meet Your Advisor Whitney Jorns Kuhnlenz Assistant Director My Office Hours: Room 104 By appointment – in person or on the phone M-F 9am-5pm Contact Information: 617-353-2674 wjorns@bu.edu • Advisor Assists With… • Degree and course planning • Student services • Program and graduation requirements • Student support • Communication between student and faculty • ISSO liaison • Event planning

  4. The Graduate Programs Office Class Registration Location 1st floor of SMG Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. http://smgworld.bu.edu/gpo/ Academic Advising & Student Support EventCoordination

  5. MSMF Curriculum

  6. Fall 2014 Semester Schedule • MF 702 Fund of Finance, Professor Schwenkler Mon/Wed 8:00am-11:00am, Sept 3- Oct 15 • MF 792 Stoch Method, Professor Lyasoff Tues/Thurs 9:30am-12:30pm, Sept 2- Oct 16 • MF 793 Stat MethodsMon/Wed 8:00am-11:00pm, Oct 20- Dec 10 • MF 795 Stoch Method Professor LyasoffTues/Thurs 9:30am-12:30pm, Oct 21- Dec 9

  7. Important Dates • Fall Semester • New International Student ISSO Check-in Deadline: No later than Monday September 8th. • End of Fall Semester : Last day of final exams - Friday, December 19th • Spring Semester • Courses Begin:Tuesday, January 20th • Final Exams End: May 9th

  8. Learning Environment: Performance Standards • Grading policies are up to the discretion of each individual faculty member and will be explained on the first day of class • At least a B- (2.7) Cumulative GPA is required to be in good academic standing at the School of Management • At the end of this semester, GSM CGPAs below 2.7 will result in review by PDC • A GSM CGPA below 2.3 will result in academic dismissal • Honors - GSM CGPAs of 3.55 or higher High Honors - GSM CGPAs of 3.7 or higher Beta Gamma Sigma – Top 20%

  9. Academic Conduct Code • The Academic Conduct Code • Defines The School of Management’s ethical expectations • Your rights and responsibilities • The disciplinary process for academic misconduct • Academic Misconduct includes…. • Cheating on examinations • Plagiarism • Falsification of data • Unauthorized conversation during examinations • Representing Internet materials as one’s own • GPO academic policies and the Academic Conduct Code can be found in the Forms section of the GPO website

  10. MSMF Handbook • The Math Mathematical Finance (MSMF) Handbook is a reference document that delineates the current policies and procedures for MSMF students. Students should become familiar with the policies and procedures and use the Handbook as a resource throughout their MSMF program. • You may view the Handbook on the MSMF Website or athttp://smgworld.bu.edu/gpo/files/2014/08/MSMF-Handbook-2014-2015-Final.pdf

  11. SMG Resources • SMG Technology Services • SMG Helpdesk – Room 342 • helpdesk@management.bu.edu • smgworld.bu.edu/techhelp • Computer Labs • Open Access Lab – Room 328 • Graduate Resource Center – Room 316

  12. SMG Resources • SMGworld.bu.edu • Access SMGtools, IT Tech Help, Directories, etc. • Fix It • Student Link • Compliance Status • Transcript Preview • SMGtools

  13. More SMG Resources • Books • SMG Copy Center, Room 186 • Barnes and Noble, Kenmore Square • Lockers • Locker rentals available September 4th & 5th in the 340 team rooms from 8:00am-7:00pm. • Rentals available through http://smgworld.bu.edu/techhelp/about/

  14. Even More SMG Resources • ATM • A Bank of America ATM is located outside of SMG room 208 • Fax Machine • Across from ATM, outside of SMG room 208 • Library • Pardee Library, entrance on 3rd floor • Coffee and Food • Starbucks and Bread Winners, 2nd Floor

  15. BU Resources • Student Health Services (881 Comm Ave) • Student Accounts (881 Comm Ave) • ISSO (888 Comm Ave) • Make sure you Check-in by September 15th! • International Graduate Student OrientationMonday, September 1st, 3-5pm. They will cover important issues related to immigration and employment. We highly recommend you attend! Jacob Sleeper Auditorium-871 Commonwealth Ave

  16. Miscellaneous • Agganis Arena Gym “FitRec” • Free access with your BU ID • Museum of Fine Arts • Free access with your BU ID • The BUS! • BU Shuttle runs along the BU campus

  17. Getting Involved • MSMF Program sponsors frequent social events • Mathematical Finance Club • Graduate Student Council • Boat Cruise, Formal, and much more! • Looking for a 1st year representative! • BU Calendar of Events • SMG Calendar of Events • MSMF Events Page

  18. Upcoming Events Bleacher Bar Social • Thursday, August 28thDirectly after orientation • Basketball/Hockey Games • Monthly events at Cornwalls/BU Pub at the Castle Follow us on Facebook and Linked in! • Stay updated on the website Read the Newsletter!!

  19. Welcome to the BU School of Management Class of 2016!