PEMBA students visit Auburn’s campus five times during the 21-month program. During these short, one-week residencies, the bulk of one course is delivered in a face-to-face, classroom/workshop setting. The other courses taken during the term will be introduced as well.
These residencies are vital to the success of this program. They give students an opportunity to get to know one another and the faculty. Residencies bridge the distance learning periods and connect students with the University and their class, helping to avoid the disconnect inherent in distance-only programs.
Students will stay at The Hotel at Auburn University during their time on campus. This facility is conveniently located adjacent to the University campus. This lodging, as well as breakfast and lunch each day, is provided by the program. Shuttle service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to the hotel is provided by Groome Transportation.
The first residency starts with an opening banquet at The Hotel at Auburn University. The following day the students participate in an outdoor team-building challenge course. This experience gives the students the opportunity to really get to know one another. They spend the day working on group and individual challenges (mental as well as physical). Students often say that this course is one of the highlights of their Auburn experience.
|Before formal class instruction begins, students have an intensive orientation to the instructional technologies of the program, as well as the student information systems on campus. It’s vital to their success in the program that students are comfortable with the distance learning environment.|
During a typical residency, students attend class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Time is set aside in the evenings for research projects, case studies and group work. Class ends by 12 p.m. Sunday.
Click here to view a PEMBA first residency schedule.