Opening Residency

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This practical learning course teaches ethical decision-making, the fundamentals of team dynamics, and persuasive communication skills. It also serves as the foundation upon which the rest of the EMBA curriculum is built. Students benefit from cohort learning from their collaborative learning groups.

EMBA opening residency in action

EMBA opening residency group shot with food

EMBA opening residency meeting the faculty

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What students say about their experience

The EMBA opening residency was an experience like none other. It was our opportunity to demonstrate a devotion to teamwork and one another’s success and proved that each person came to Georgetown with a determination to get as much as we possibly can out of our program and each other. It was excellently organized and executed and made me even more excited to begin this journey.

Megan Hannigan, EMBA’20

The opening residency set the tone for the level of intensity, quality of engagement (with faculty and cohort), and direct link between classroom discussion and real world application that I was looking for in an executive MBA program.

Matthew Ritchie, EMBA’18

During the opening residency project I looked around and realized that while the project was very difficult and we were all exhausted, we were excited to be working together and learning from each other. I knew that moment that it would be a challenging but rewarding two years.

Andie Porter, EMBA’17