A Typical Weekend Residency

A Typical Weekend Residency

With three-day residencies and rigorous group projects, your colleagues in the Pace EMBA become an extended family, providing a strong personal and professional support network. The weekend (Friday through Sunday) residencies after the orientation residency follow a consistent pattern.

Friday

  • Finalization of the teams' projects and presentations
  • Lunch
  • Team's presentations to the faculty and a panel of industry experts with feedback
  • Free evening allowing final preparation for the module examination

Saturday

  • The examination
  • Lunch
  • Introduction of the next module and faculty lectures
  • Breakout sessions for teams to organize for the upcoming module and project
  • Celebratory dinner

Sunday

  • Hotel check-out
  • Continued faculty lectures and team breakout sessions
  • Final session and adjournment

In more detail


On Friday morning of a three-day weekend residency, EMBA students arrive at the Pace University between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. where they join their project teams for a final rehearsal before their afternoon presentation. These begin after lunch and continue until all teams have presented and received immediate feedback. Presentations are limited to 30 minutes, followed by feedback from a panel of industry experts. Faculty may join in the discussion, but their formal assessment is contained in their written evaluation of each team's recommendations for the project. Following the presentations, students check into their hotel and spend the evening interacting with each other and preparing for the module examination.

The examination takes place on Saturday morning. It involves subject matter from the entire module, not just the project, and is a quality check to make sure individual students are grasping the principles and methodologies related to each module.

After lunch, lectures on the next module begin as well as an introduction to the next project. The module instructor briefs the students on the Individual Learning Exercises that they will complete during the module and on other requirements, such as Blackboard-based discussion boards. Teams are also given the opportunity during a breakout session to prepare and organize for the new undertaking. Each is assigned a facilitator who provides general support during the module.

On Saturday evening, students, faculty, and staff enjoy dinner together at a lower Manhattan restaurant to celebrate finishing a module and to generate energy for the next challenge.

Faculty lectures and team project work continue on Sunday. The residency concludes in mid-afternoon.

The Residency Calendar for Cycle 17
Module Number/Title Module Dates Residency Dates
MBA 710 - Orientation   Sept 10 - 14, 2016
MBA 712 - Business Strategy Sept 10 - Nov 19, 2016 Sept 15 - 16
MBA 711 - Business Analysis and Statistics Nov 19 - Jan 28, 2017 Nov 18 - 20
MBA 715 - Marketing Jan 28 - April 8, 2017 Jan 27 - 29
MBA 714 - Operations Management April 8 - June 17 April 7 - 9
MBA 718 - Organizational Behavior and Change June 17 - Aug 26 June 16 - 18
MBA 716 - Finance Aug 26 - Nov 4 Aug 25 - 27
MBA 717 - Public Policy Nov 4 - Jan 20, 2018 Nov 3 - 5
MBA 713 - Global Corporate Diversification Strategy Jan 20 - March 24 Jan 19 - 21, 2018
MBA 719 - Independent Research Project and Business Simulation March 24 - June 2  March 23 - 25
Final Residency - June 1 - 3


The Residency Calendar for Cycle 18
Module Number/Title Module Dates Residency Dates
MBA 710 - Orientation Sept 9 - 13, 2017 Sept 9 - 13, 2017
MBA 712 - Business Strategy Sept 9 - Nov 18, 2017 Sept 14 – 15, 2017
MBA 711 - Business Analysis and Statistics Nov 19 - Jan 27, 2018 Nov 17 – 19, 2017
MBA 715 - Marketing Jan 28 - April 7 Jan 26 - 28, 2018
MBA 714 - Operations Management April 8 - June 16 April 6 – 8, 2018
MBA 718 - Organizational Behavior and Change June 17 - Aug 25 June 15 – 17, 2018
MBA 716 - Finance Aug 26 - Nov 3 Aug 24 – 26, 2018
MBA 717 - Public Policy Nov 4 - Jan 12, 2019 Nov 2 – 4, 2018
MBA 713 - Global Corporate Diversification Strategy Jan 13 - March 23 Jan 11 - 13, 2019
MBA 719 - Independent Research Project and Business Simulation March 24 - June 2, 2019 March 22 – 24, 2019
Final Residency - May 31 - June 2, 2019


The Residency Calendar for Cycle 19
Module Number/Title Module Dates Residency Dates
MBA 710 - Orientation Sept 11 - 15, 2018 Sept 11-13, 2018
MBA 712 - Business Strategy Sept 16 – Dec 1, 2018 Sept 16–17, 2018
MBA 711 - Business Analysis and Statistics Dec 2 - Feb 9, 2019 Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2018
MBA 715 - Marketing Feb 10 - April 13, 2019 Feb 8-10, 2019
MBA 714 - Operations Management April 14 - June 29, 2019 April 12-14, 2019
MBA 718 - Organizational Behavior and Change June 30 – Sept 7, 2019 June 28–30, 2019
MBA 716 - Finance Sept 8 – Nov 16, 2019 Sept 6-8, 2019
MBA 717 - Public Policy Nov 17 – Jan 25, 2020 Nov 15-17,2019
MBA 713 - Global Corporate Diversification Strategy Jan 26 – April 4, 2020 Jan 24-26, 2020
MBA 719 - Independent Research Project and Business Simulation April 5 - June 14, 2020 April 3-5, 2020
Final Residency - June 12-14, 2020