Dressing Up : MBA Student’s Clothing Guidelines

MBA Clothing Guidelines

MBA Program is a professional business program; therefore, an image of professionalism and leadership is as important within the program as it is to the businesses in which students will eventually work. The dress code distinguishes the Flores MBA Program from the rest of the business students. The following guidelines will assist you in having a better understanding of the various types of business attire. If you have any questions about what to wear for specific events please check the

Professional Attire

Some events are formal and require professional attire. These events include the alumni dinner — which is held the first night of Launch Week — the Distinguished Speaker Series lectures and the

J. Ourso College of Business Administration Career Receptions. Below are descriptions of profes- sional attire along with some pictures to guide you in your professional attire selection.

 

Dressing Guideline for Men:

  • Business suit with a well-pressed long-sleeved dress shirt, tie, belt and dress
  • Navy to dark gray business Navy is the dominant power color. Black is for funerals and socials.
  • Maximum of one patterned item of Recommendation is solid color suit and shirt and patterned tie.
  • Trousers long enough to cover your socks and to have a slight break over your
  • Ties that reach your belt line, preferably silk or high quality The best choices are solid, stripes, or small pattern ties limited to three colors.
  • Burgundy is a good choice because it is considered a serious Tie clips and tacks are way out of date.
  • Dark socks that match your suit and are long enough so as not to allow any skin to show when you cross your
  • Black, cordovan or brown classic lace-ups, shined, and in good
  • Leather belts with small belt
  • Facial hair, if worn, should be trimmed and well

 

Do Not Wear:

  • Bottom button on your suit jacket should not be
  • Flashy ties (avoid pink and yellow).
  • Both a belt and braces (suspenders). If your wear braces make certain they fasten inside your trousers with No metal clip-ons.
  • White or ankle

Dressing Guideline for Women:

  • Business suits consisting of matching jacket and bottom in conservative dark colors. The bottom piece can be a dress, skirt, or dress pants with a dress
  • Skirts at knee
  • Heels up to 1 to 2
  • One or two pieces of appropriate jewelry and only one earring per
  • Nude, taupe, navy, or black hosiery required at all
  • Tailored purse with shoulder strap (to keep your hands free for greeting).
  • Conservative business make-up and nail

 

Do Not Wear:

  • Tight or revealing
  • Sleeveless, strapless or spaghetti strap
  • Denim clothing of any
  • Shorts of any kind or
  • Cropped tops, or any other top that shows your
  • Skirts shorter than one inch above your knee or longer than two inches below your knee.
  • Casual shoes, sandals, athletic shoes, or shoes that expose your
  • Excessively high heel
  • Bangles or dangly
  • Ankle
  • Extreme styles of nail polish, jewelry
  • Hosiery darker than your skirt or

 

Professional Attire for Men and Women Also Includes:

  • Laundered shirts with light to medium starch, hung (not folded to avoid creases).
  • Clean clothes that do not show
  • Pants breaking just above the
  • Long-sleeved shirts that reach the base of the hand and shows slightly when wearing a jack-
  • Polished leather shoes in good
  • Belts in belt
  • Conservative
  • Neatly groomed hair that is clean and out of your
  • Clean and neat nails of appropriate length.
  • Ring on your left ring finger Rings on your right hand interfere with shaking hands.
  • Trench coats should be worn if outerwear is
  • Umbrellas should be a solid dark color (no logos).

 

 

Professional Attire for Men and Women Does Not Include:

  • No pens or pocket protectors in your shirt
  • No visible body
  • No visible
  • Heavy
  • Gum

Business Casual

Many organizations in recent years have adopted a business casual dress code. While there are varying degrees of business casual, the following are conventional guidelines. Recruiters often invite students to information sessions about their companies and recruiting dinners or receptions. When attending these events, it is a good idea to err on the side of safety and dress with these guidelines in mind. In- cluded are a few pictures to help in your selection. When in the workforce, remember to dress where you aspire to be, not where you are.

 

 

 

Men:

  • Dress slacks, khakis, corduroys or wool slacks with a leather
  • Blazers and ties are appropriate, but not necessary (preferred at information sessions).
  • Long-sleeved button down shirt pressed (preferably white, light blue or conservative stripes) and short-sleeved button down
  • Buttoned down collar shirts must have collars buttoned
  • *Collared polo-type shirts are appropriate in more casual situ-
  • Crew-neck sweaters, cardigan sweaters or
  • Dark socks (should be mid-calf length so that no skin is visi- ble when sitting).
  • Facial hair, if worn, should be trimmed and well
  • Trench coat, topcoat or leather blazers are appropriate for

 

 

Do Not Wear:

  • Unbuttoned or open
  • White or ankle

 

Women:

  • Skirts, slacks and Slacks should be tailored and creased.
  • Skirts and dresses should be knee
  • *Dress straps should be at least one inch wide.
  • Dress shirts, blouses, and sweaters (not too tight or low cut).
  • Hosiery (patterned not appropriate) with dresses and skirts; trouser socks or stockings with
  • Tailored purse with shoulder strap (to keep your hands free for greeting).
  • Natural makeup and conservative color nail
  • Trench coat, pea coat and blazers are appropriate

Do Not Wear:

  • Sleeveless, strapless or spaghetti strap
  • Cropped tops, or any other top that shows your
  • Shoes that expose too much of your toes (dressy open toe shoes only).
  • Bangles or dangly
  • Extreme styles of nail polish, jewelry or

 

Business Casual for Men and Women Also Includes:

  • Shirts laundered with light to medium starch, hung (not folded to avoid creases).
  • Clean clothes that do not show
  • Tucked in
  • Pants breaking just above the
  • Long-sleeved shirts should reach the base of the hand and show slightly when wearing a
  • Leather shoes polished and in good condition
  • Conservative clothes
  • Neatly groomed hair that is clean and out of your
  • Clean and neat nails of appropriate length.
  • Ring on your left ring finger Rings on your right finger can interfere with handshakes.
  • Umbrellas should be a solid dark color (no logos).

 

 

Business Casual for Men and Women Does Not Include:

  • Jeans, casual pants or shorts.
  • Tight and revealing clothes.
  • Athletic wear, t-shirts, fleece or wind
  • Athletic shoes, bare feet or open-toe sandals, and hiking boots
  • No caps or hats
  • No visible body piercings (exception: women’s pierced ears).
  • Heavy cologne
  • Gum chewing


Classroom
Attire

To encourage professionalism among the students and to communicate it to those outside the pro- gram, the dress code while in the classroom and while representing the MBA program in the community is “MBA Classroom Attire.” Below are descriptions and pictures of classroom attire.

Men:

  • Dress slacks, khakis, corduroys, or wool slacks with a leather
  • Pressed long-sleeved or short-sleeved button down
  • Collared polo-type shirts are
  • Crew-neck sweaters, cardigan sweaters or
  • Dark socks (should be mid-calf length so that no skin is visible when you sit down).
  • Leather loafers, oxfords, or
  • Facial hair, if worn, should be trimmed and well

Do Not Wear:

  • Unbuttoned or open
  • White or ankle

 

Women:

  • Skirts, slacks and
  • Skirts and dresses no shorter than three inches above your
  • Dress straps should be at least one inch
  • Dress shirts, blouses, and sweaters (not too tight or low cut).
  • Loafers, pumps, slides, mules, and conservative

Do Not Wear:

  • Spaghetti straps.
  • Cropped tops, or any other top that shows your stomach.
  • Bangles or dangly earrings.
  • Extreme styles of nail polish, jewelry or scarves.

 

MBA Classroom Attire for Men and Women Also Includes:

  • Clean, well-pressed clothes that do not show
  • Tucked in
  • Polished leather shoes in good
  • Belts in belt
  • Conservative
  • Neatly groomed hair that is clean and out of your
  • Clean and neat nails of appropriate length.
  • Ring on your left ring finger Rings on the right hand can interfere with handshakes.

 

MBA Classroom Attire for Men and Women Does Not Include:

  • Jeans or
  • Tight and revealing
  • Athletic wear, t-shirts, fleece or wind suits.
  • Athletic shoes or flip-flops.
  • No caps or hats.
  • No visible body piercings (exception- women’s pierced ears).
  • Heavy cologne.

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