We offer one program start a year, with classes beginning in January. As a Weekend Executive MBA student, you’ll attend classes approximately once a month.
The Weekend Executive MBA program is optimally designed for busy professionals seeking to maximize their personal development and networking experience, with a blend of two immersive, in-person residency weekends and one virtual class weekend per term. In-person residency weekends allow you to focus on coursework without distractions, gain valuable perspective through classroom and social interactions, and build strong connections with classmates that will last your entire career.
Between class sessions, you have the flexibility to complete assignments and asynchronous course material, maintain personal commitments, and take care of business travel and work obligations.
Each incoming class begins the program with a weekend-long Orientation in early January, ahead of the start of coursework in late January. During Orientation weekend, you’ll start to develop relationships with your classmates and study team, get to know the program staff and faculty, learn more about the career and leadership resources you’ll access throughout the program, and familiarize yourself with Rizzo Center and its amenities. It’s an exciting time to get to know your cohort peers and prepare yourself before the kick-off of the program’s intensive academic experience.
Classes are held approximately once a month throughout the program. Additionally, Weekend Executive MBA students are required to participate in two Impact Weekends, where you’ll come together to network and collaborate with peers from our Evening Executive MBA and Charlotte Executive MBA programs during an inspiring weekend of classes, workshops and social activities.
During the Core in your first year, each term includes two in-person weekends (Friday – Sunday morning classes) and one virtual class weekend in the middle (half day Friday and Saturday classes). With Thursday night accommodations included during in-person class weekends, you can choose to travel in early to prepare for class, meet with your study team, and take advantage of social time with peers in Chapel Hill.
Most students spend 12 to 20 hours a week in individual study or team meetings between class weekends.
>> View the year-one calendar for the Weekend Executive MBA program for 2023