EMTM students attend classes on campus on alternate weekends during the nine-month academic year (September — May). Courses are typically 3-hour class sessions, with one class in the morning and one in the afternoon. Several courses are offered in each time slot. The sample weekend below reflects a representative mix of technology and management courses. (See also Sample Curriculum and Courses).


EMTM Sample Weekend

Thursday evening
6:00-9:00pm Arrival:
Full-time students arrive at the hotel the night before class so they can work together on team projects.
Friday
7:00-9:00am Breakfast:
The day begins with students having breakfast together at the hotel.
9:00-12:00 noon Statistics:
In this week's session, Associate Prof. Santosh Venkatesh introduces EMTM students to sampling, sample mean and variance and normal approximation.
12:00-1:30pm Lunch:
At lunch in Houston Hall or another eatery on campus, students catch up with each other.
1:30-4:30pm Marketing Models:
Led by Professor of Marketing Jehoshua Eliashberg, student teams use computer-based models to solve marketing strategy problems.
6:00-9:00pm Half-time (Saturdays only) students arrive.
6:00-7:00pm Dinner:
Students meet for an informal dinner.
7:00-9:00pm Emerging Technology Seminar
Emerging Technology Seminars (ETS) sessions alternate between Friday evenings and Saturdays at lunch.
9:00pm Late Evening:
Work on team projects, individual study and socializing round out the day.
Saturday
7:00-8:15am Breakfast:
Students eat breakfast together.
8:15-11:15am Decision Models:
This week's session covers strategic network restructuring decisions and portfolio selection problems — risk/reward tradeoffs.
11:15-1:15pm Lunch:
Students pick up lunch, confer with classmates and faculty, and attend an ETS seminar (one of 7 offered throughout the year).

Emerging Technologies Seminar:
In this 90-minute lunchtime seminar, Mechanical Engineering Professor Haim Bau explains lab-on-a-chip technology, covering its current, emerging and future applications.
1:15-4:15pm Telecommunications:
Penn Engineering Professor Saleem Kassam, Director of Penn's Telecommunications and Networking Program, reviews local area networks (LANs) — Ethernet and wireless LANS and Layer 2 switching — and their business applications.
4:15pm Weekend Ends:
Students return home to family and to work, but continue to collaborate on the phone, via e-mail and through access to Penn Internet tools.

Top of Page