MBA@Syracuse students attend three in-person residencies throughout the course of their program. Structured like business conferences, these hands-on experiences feature prominent local speakers who host relevant discussions and interactive panels. Each three-day residency offers online Master's of Business Administration students the opportunity to meet classmates and professors face-to-face for workshops and networking.
“There is such a diverse mix of people in the program who bring a certain amount of experience to the table. ... Each of them will jump at the opportunity to make new connections and form new friendships. I would suggest that new students plan a residency as early in the program as possible.”
Residencies expose students to a wide array of people, ideas, and cultures that are reshaping modern business practices. See where we’re headed next:
Upcoming Residency Locations
New York City, New York
Syracuse, New York
San José, Costa Rica
Panama City, Panama
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“The international residencies are one of my favorite parts of the program. Not only do you get to visit awesome places that you probably wouldn’t go to on your own, but you also get to experience new cultures. ... I have made some great friends during the residencies.”
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Past Residency Speakers and Topics
Our residencies showcase Syracuse faculty members and leadership as well as industry executives, authors, and subject matter experts. Many of our past speakers have focused on broad, globally relevant topics such as stakeholder management in uncertain times and the future of Ireland in the international economy.
Others have spoken on lessons from their own companies, such as Neil Ackerman, director of global eCommerce at Mondelez International. His talk, “The eCommerce Flywheel,” described how his team delivers results by combining big data with a relentless focus on giving consumers what they need, where they need it.
Kent Syverud, chancellor and president of Syracuse University, speaks at a campus residency.
Global, Domestic, and On-Campus Residencies
Students can choose any three residencies during their time in the program—they are not required to attend one of each type. We recommend that students attend one of the first two residencies available to them after starting the program so that they can immerse themselves in the program and get a jump-start on networking. Each MBA@Syracuse residency has a unique focus, enabling students to approach a topic with more depth.
International residencies offer students a global perspective on business as they explore major business centers worldwide. At one recent residency, students traveled to Dublin to study the industry-leading innovation taking place in Ireland. Many students took full advantage of the opportunity to explore the local culture and activities.
At campus residencies, students connect with our school, culture, and community by traveling to Syracuse University in beautiful upstate New York. A recent campus residency focused on the theme “The Business of Health Care,” and students explored how the U.S. health care system can be improved by adopting sound business practices.
Our U.S. residencies, held in major cities across the nation, offer students insight into the location’s unique business cultures and challenges. Our students took on New York City in a recent residency, where they focused on either strategic communications or capital markets. They attended panels and discussions with experienced executives and Syracuse faculty.