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
Full-time students arrive at the hotel the night before class so they can work together on team projects.
The day begins with students having breakfast together at the hotel.
In this week's session, Associate Prof. Santosh Venkatesh introduces EMTM students to sampling, sample mean and variance and normal approximation.
At lunch in Houston Hall or another eatery on campus, students catch up with each other.
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.|
Students meet for an informal dinner.
Emerging Technology Seminar
Emerging Technology Seminars (ETS) sessions alternate between Friday evenings and Saturdays at lunch.
Work on team projects, individual study and socializing round out the day.
Students eat breakfast together.
This week's session covers strategic network restructuring decisions and portfolio selection problems risk/reward tradeoffs.
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.
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.
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.