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Master of
Business Administration

Residency Experiences

Integration, Collaboration, and Engagement

Penn State World Campus Residency Program

A defining component of the program is the required Online MBA residency, which takes place at the start of the program. Designed to provide information, introduce resources, and foster valuable interactions with faculty and student peers, the residency helps to prepare students for a successful, integrative, collaborative, and engaging online learning experience.

During the residency, you will be immersed in a team performance class; review key program components, including a core course overview and an introduction to the concentrations; and receive technical training on systems you will use as a student. 

Virtual and On-Campus Formats Available

Virtual in Fall and Spring: Students who begin the program in the fall or spring semesters will participate in a three-day virtual residency. This option provides students with a 100% online experience from start to finish. There will be optional opportunities to visit campus throughout the course of the program, but they will never be required. 

On-Campus in Summer: Students who begin their program during the summer will attend an in-person residency. This opportunity is ideal for students who have more flexibility in their schedules and want to become more immersed in the Penn State community. This three-day event is held at Penn State's main campus in University Park, Pennsylvania. During the summer on-campus residency, the program office will cover hotel expenses; however, all travel and other expenses are the responsibility of the student. Please contact the program office at [email protected] for updated information.

 Residency Start Dates
Semester of Matriculation Residency Dates
Spring 2023 (Virtual) January 10–12, 2023
Summer 2023 (On-Campus) May 9–11, 2023
Fall 2023 (Virtual) August 15–17, 2023
Spring 2024 (Virtual) January 9–11, 2024
Summer 2024 (On-Campus) May 7–9, 2024
Fall 2024 (Virtual) August 20–22, 2024
Spring 2025 (Virtual) January 7–9, 2025
Summer 2025 (On-Campus) May 13–15, 2025
Fall 2025 (Virtual) August 19–21, 2025
Spring 2026 (Virtual)  January 6–8, 2026
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