Weekend MBA Schedule
As a Weekend MBA student, you'll attend classes on all day Friday and Saturday every three weeks, plus the occasional Sunday. In-person residency weekends allow you to focus on coursework without distractions and build strong connections with classmates that will last your entire career. Between class sessions, you will have flexibility for personal commitments, family and business travel.
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Intensive immersion week
The Class of 2021 begins with a residential immersion week in February 2020. You will begin core course classes, start to develop relationships with your classmates and study team and get to know the program staff and faculty. Your partner is invited Friday evening through Saturday for special activities and social events so they can become familiar with the environment, your program peers and meet other partners and spouses.
Classes are held Friday and Saturday, every three weeks, with an occasional Sunday. Friday classes start at 10 a.m., so most students fly or drive in Friday morning. Saturday classes end at 3:30 p.m., so you will travel home that evening. Students find that meeting every three weeks allows them the flexibility to complete coursework and assignments on their own schedule between class weekends, but still build strong relationships by spending intensive time with their classmates on a frequent basis. Most students spend 12 to 20 hours a week in individual study or team meetings between class weekends.
Core courses are arranged so that exams are staggered, which makes managing study time easier. During the final eight months, you will attend Weekend MBA elective courses.
Elective options include global immersions lasting 10 to 14 days, such as Global Entrepreneurship Lab (GEL). As a Weekend MBA student, you can also choose to join Evening MBA students for electives during the week or take Online MBA (MBA@UNC) elective courses; both are offered on a space available basis.
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Classrooms and overnight accommodations are provided by UNC's Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center, located a short drive from the main campus. This facility is designed for executive residential education with tiered classrooms, multimedia technology and hotel-quality accommodations. Rizzo offers full recreational facilities, including a weight and aerobic room and outdoor pool. You will be impressed with the food, too. Some classes will also be held at the McColl Building on the UNC campus.