Business Etiquette is a training component of the Fogelman Promise Initiatives and
is designed to teach students proper dining behaviors and casual conversation protocols
in the business world. The program is coordinated by Dr. Barbara Davis, Associate
Professor of Management.
Many students have never been exposed to formal dining, networking and conversing
in a business setting. Through the Fogelman College of Business & Economics’ Business
Etiquette program, these protocols are discussed and demonstrated by a Certified Etiquette
Consultant. The initiative allows students to learn about etiquette in an encouraging
class setting to alleviate anxiety for those never exposed to formal dining situations.
Cost for the program is minimal (currently only $10, though similar programs run from
$100-$150 per person) and covers food, beverages and printed materials. The program
is offered only to business majors. Students enrolled in MGMT 3510 and students classified
as juniors or seniors are given first priority for enrollment.
Four dining sessions are held each fall and spring semester, and reservations fill
up quickly. The program is delivered in a practical, interactive format designed to
improve students’ social and soft skills. This, in turn, enhances students’ self-confidence
and ultimately their effectiveness at attaining leadership positions and advancing
through an organization. Students who have attended this program have given it high
marks for content and satisfaction.
Sessions will be held at the Fogelman Executive Center and take place from 5:30 p.m.
– 7:30 p.m. on select dates during the fall and spring semesters.
Spring 2013 Semester dates for Business Etiquette are:
Thursday, Feb 7
Tuesday, March 5
Monday, March 25
Wednesday, April 10
Contact Dr. Barbara Davis at email@example.com, or call 901-678-4740. Preference given to MGMT 3510 students however all students
may apply and will be considered as space is available.
Business Etiquette is one of seven Fogelman Promise Initiatives through which students
can earn the certificate of completion for Fogelman’s Professional Development Program.
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