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.