Life at W. P. Carey
Inside the Classroom
When you enroll in the W. P. Carey Executive MBA, you become part of a group of diverse students committed to learning throughout the two-year program. The team and case-based learning environment provides you with the opportunity to not only share your experiences with your classmates while you all pursue the Executive MBA degree, but also to learn from their experiences. Written assignments, quizzes, case write-ups, problem sets, exams and class participation contribute to your grade.
As an Executive MBA student, you are expected to be in class twice monthly on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the class time every two weeks, you should expect to spend at least 15 to 20 hours outside of class for study and preparation.
As an Executive MBA school, classroom environments are energized with intellectual challenge. You are expected to bring your real-world experiences from your current job into the classroom to present and explore them in a new context.
You also will be assigned to teams for completion of projects and assignments during the program. Learning new work styles and capitalizing on the strengths of your teammates helps to maximize your learning opportunities.
Executive MBA students have access to a special classroom and team rooms for their exclusive use. These state-of-the-art facilities allow faculty members to record classroom lectures, discussion and notes for future review.
Outside the Classroom
Part of the excitement of being a working professional student in the W. P. Carey Executive MBA program is being able to take new skills and concepts and directly apply them to your current work environment even before you receive your Executive MBA degree. You also benefit from building an extensive network of classmates, peers, faculty and business professionals whom you will call on for years to come.
We recognize that working professional students in an Executive MBA school are juggling demanding schedules that require them to work full-time, attend classes and maintain a level of personal life balance. You may also need time for important team meetings outside of class time. Our students find they become very agile at managing time commitments to be successful throughout the program.
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