Weekend Schedule

An overview of the typical class weekend schedule for the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia.

During the 17-month Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program, students will meet for alternating class weekends that begin on Friday afternoons and conclude on Saturday evenings at the Chubb Hotel & Conference Center in the Philadelphia suburb of Lafayette Hill.

Classes run from 1:30 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. on Fridays and from 8 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. on Saturdays. On Friday evenings, students typically meet with their teams to complete projects and assignments, or to attend supplemental lectures that may be scheduled as part of that weekend's activities. Meals also offer time for students to network and review material. An informal dinner is held on Friday nights, and breakfast and lunch are offered on Saturdays.

Faculty from Penn State's University Park campus also reside on site at the Chubb Conference Center during class weekends. It's a unique level of access that accelerates student development and allows students and professors to work side-by-side on real business challenges.

Sample Class Weekend Schedule
Half-Day Friday Schedule  Time Full-Day Saturday Schedule Time
Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Breakfast 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Business Strategy  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Business Strategy 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Ethical Leadership 3:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.  Lunch 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.  Ethical Leadership 1:00-5:15 p.m.