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Carey Business School Residencies

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all residencies will be conducted online through the remainder of 2020.

The value of a residency

Carey Business School’s residencies for online courses bring together online learners from across the globe for two to three days of intensive face-to-face educational and social activities. Through these experiences, online students maximize the benefits of their Carey degree program through traditional classroom discussions and lectures, as well as networking with fellow students (both in-person and online), faculty, alumni, and business leaders.

What is a residency?

Residencies are the in-person portion of the eight-week online courses for Negotiation, Business Communication, and Leadership in Organizations. These courses require online students to experience elements of interpersonal interactions to achieve the learning goals. The residences also allow online students a chance to truly experience the Carey Business School community and network with faculty, staff, and other students. A typical residency lasts around two to three days and includes opportunities for students to learn directly from their professor, collaborate with other students, and hear from outside speakers.

“The residency provides that connection with the community, with the students and the faculty. It makes you feel like a Johns Hopkins student; it’s not just a keyboard and a monitor.”

Dan Mosqueda, MBA candidate

Who needs to attend a residency?

Students taking online sections of these three eight-week courses (Business Communication, Leadership in Organizations, and Negotiation) are required to attend in-person residencies as part of the course curriculum. For more information on each of these residencies, visit the individual residency webpage.

Students intending to complete the Flexible MBA program entirely through online courses will need to attend three residences. While those in online MS programs need only attend the Business Communication residency.

Program Business Communication Leadership in organizations Negotiation
Flexible MBA Yes Yes Yes
Master's in Finance Yes No No

Master’s in Health Care Management

Yes No No

Master’s in Marketing

Yes No No

Why a residency?

  • Enables online students to participate in on-site interpersonal interactions built in to the robust course curriculum
  • Allows online students to experience the same interactive in-person feedback and teaching as on-site students Provides invaluable in-person networking with Business School faculty and students.

“After being on campus [and] interacting with peers, staff, and professors, I gained an entirely new and visceral appreciation, as well as relationship, with the Carey Business School. Even though I am hundreds of miles away from it, having attended in person made me feel like I am part of something great; and, that I can now comfortably reach out to anyone – from peers to alumni – without hesitation.”

Goldie Puffer, MBA candidate

Business Communications Residency
The next big idea only spreads if communicated effectively.

Students will refine written and oral communication skills for internal and external audiences. Through analyses and practice of communication strategies adopted by successful business professionals, students learn to write clearly and concisely, give compelling oral presentations, and construct effective arguments.

Leadership in Organizations Residency 
Do you have what it takes to lead? 

Students will leverage organizational behavior to enhance their ability to lead. Specifically, this course seeks to provide students with both the analytical frameworks and the practical experience necessary to better lead individuals, groups, and organizations. 

These frameworks will help students to understand leadership, while the practical experience will help students put that understanding into action. Students will finish the course with the skills to lead in daily life and in formal leadership role. 

Negotiation Landing Residency
What does it take to “win” in a negotiation?

Students will gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed to negotiate. Designed around a series of research-based negotiation exercises, this course exposes students to two fundamental approaches to negotiation and a variety of negotiation situations. 

Students will develop an awareness of their personal negotiation style, including its strengths and weaknesses. By the end of the course, students will be able to negotiate in an effective, ethical, and culturally appropriate manner.

Past residency faculty

Residency faculty is subject to change yearly; the below faculty members have taught residencies in the past:

Josie Ganzermiller, PhD (Communication, University of Maryland) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School faculty full-time in 2015. Ganzermiller specializes in persuasion and social influence in professional leadership and health communication. Additionally, she provides professional consulting for persuasive communication, leadership, team building, and customer service management. 

Richard Milter, PhD (University at Albany, State University of New York) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2006. He is a professor in the practice track with expertise in the areas of management education and collaborative learning. Professor Milter is also currently an associate editor for Advances in Business Education and Training for the Berlin media company Springer Verlag.