A key distinction of the FlexMBA program are the Access Weekends that occur throughout the academic year at various locations in the U.S., including key Carnegie Mellon sites (Pittsburgh main campus, New York and Silicon Valley). The three-day, immersive weekends are designed to combine professional development opportunities with your ongoing academic schedule. Via an intense schedule of in-person class time, you will not only immerse yourself in a high-energy academic experience, but you will also have networking and leadership development programming during these breaks.
Throughout the three years of the FlexMBA program, there will be a total of 15 Access Weekends scheduled for students. Each Access Weekend is structured to wrap-up and complete the students' current mini-semester courses, bridge to and begin the initial coursework for the next, subsequent mini-semester, and provide students with networking opportunities with Tepper School alumni and corporate/industry partners of Carnegie Mellon University. We firmly resist the notion that online students might end up as "out of sight, out of mind," and we have committed to ensuring that FlexMBA students have key opportunities for a student experience that involves in-person and team building sessions with professors and classmates as well as networking with industry professionals.
The average Access Weekend class will have approximately 40 - 60 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience between you, your professors and your classmates. The Access Weekends build on the study experience by integrating professional development programming with Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon University alumni.
Each Access Weekend will be scheduled to: