Immerse Yourself in Your MBA Community

Kickstart your MBA with an immersive four-day residency designed to prepare you to dive into your online studies. This is your chance to meet your fellow students and instructors, ask questions, and equip yourself with the tools you need for this online MBA program. By attending, you will:

  • Build your network of colleagues and mentors as you move forward in the program.
  • Become inspired as you launch your MBA journey when you witness the finished projects of graduating students (it will be your turn before you know it).
  • Meet your instructors and classmates face-to-face, setting the groundwork for the interactions you will have online throughout the degree.
  • Receive tips and strategies for success through interactions with graduating students.
Meals, housing and all activities included in the cost of the program.
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Your Residency Schedule

Day 1

Travel day with group dinner and evening social

Day 2

Poster presentations from graduating students with workshops/presentations from faculty and time for fellowship

Day 3

Final presentations by graduating students with a celebration of graduates

Day 4

Worship together followed by Personal Integrated Project topic discussion with incoming students and networking


Meals are provided through Houghton's dining services. You will eat most meals together with your colleagues and instructors.

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During your residency, you will stay in one of Houghton's townhouse units on campus. Each townhouse has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room and a kitchen.

The kitchen comes with a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave and a dishwasher. The bedrooms come with a dresser, chair, desk and bed for each student, and the living room has a sofa and table. There are Internet hook-ups for each student and the living room has a cable hook-up.