Business Communication 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.

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 Communication residency dates and times

All residencies are held at the Carey Business School’s Baltimore campus. Residencies make up the in-person portion of the eight-week online courses for Negotiation, Business Communication, and Leadership in Organizations.

The Business Communication residency will be offered on the following dates within its eight-week course, giving students the opportunity to choose the residency and corresponding session that works best for them:

  • September 19-21, 2019
  • November 14-16, 2019
  • February 13-15, 2020
  • April 16-18, 2020

Students must be prepared to stay in the Baltimore city area during the course of the mandatory three-day residency. Details and recommendations on accommodations are listed below.

Residency agenda

Thursday
Program Activities Time
Continental breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am
Welcome and overview 8:30am – 8:45am
Student introductions 8:45am – 9:30am
Programs Q&A 9:30am – 10:15am
Break 10:15am – 10:30am
Alumni panel 10:30am – 11:30pm
Alumni Discussions (small group/individual) 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Study period 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Business Communication, BU 120.601 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Networking with faculty, staff, students 5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

Friday
Program Activities Time
Continental breakfast 9:00am – 10:00am
Business Communication BU. 120.601 10:00am – 4:00pm
Working lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Saturday (Optional Sessions)
Program Activities Time
Continental breakfast 9:00am – 9:30am
Professional development sessions with Career Development Office 9:30am – 12:00pm

 

Faculty

Designated professors for each residency will be listed on Blackboard once students enroll in the course. Past faculty for this course includes:

Kathleen Day (MS Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MBA New York University Stern School of Business) joined the Carey Business School in 2013. She teaches several courses, including business communication and finance, and holds specific interest in the development of financial crises. In 2016, Day received the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence for her work at Carey.

Learn more about Day.

Thomas Crain has been with the Carey Business School since 1993. He is a lecturer with expertise in the areas of communication and ethics. Among his interests are leadership theory and cross-cultural communications. In addition to his work at Carey, Crain serves as vice chair on the Maryland Humanities Council Board of Trustees.

Learn more about Crain.
 

Accommodations

Hotel

For each residency, Carey Business School arranges for 20 discounted rooms at the nearby Courtyard Marriott to be available for our students, but you are not required to stay at the Courtyard. Discounted rooms must be booked at least three weeks before the residency.

For further hotel options, please visit our Accommodations page.

Dining

Carey Business School provides breakfast and lunch to students during all three days of the residency. Students must make their own arrangement for dinners. The Harbor East neighborhood, where Carey is located, and the adjacent Fell’s Point area offer many restaurants and pubs. Students are encouraged to dine and explore the area together. Staff will be available for dinner and entertainment recommendations.

You can find recommendations for where to eat on our Living in Baltimore page.

Resources

Parking and arrival

The Carey Business School is located at 100 International Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21202 (within the Legg Mason building). For full directions and transportation options, please visit our Accommodations page.

For those driving to the school, parking is available within the Legg Mason building garage. Carey Business School offers discounted parking passes for the Legg Mason garage, but passes must be purchased at least one month before the residency. You will be contacted about purchasing passes after you enroll in the course.

Please note, the Courtyard Marriott, Waterfront Marriott, Four Seasons Baltimore, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton are all within easy walking distance of the Legg Mason building. Parking passes are not needed for students staying in those hotels.

If you happen to park on the hotel side of the parking garage, use the hotel elevators to the hotel lobby and then cross International Drive to the Carey Business School entrance. Please use the Carey entrance only; you will not be able to get into Carey using the Legg Mason entrance. Once you enter Carey, please check in with the security guard on the first floor.

If you are unable to take the stairs due to a disability, please let us know and we will make sure the elevators are available to you.

Once checked in, staff will greet you on the second floor, where you will have the opportunity to tour the school and familiarize yourself with the Carey campus.

Blackboard

For academic purposes, please reference the Blackboard pages for your residency courses. There are two Blackboard pages relevant to your residency. The first is your course page, which contains class syllabi, assignments, and all academic information for your residency course. The second is the residency page, which contains logistical information about your residency itself, such as travel and hotel details, but does not contain coursework or academic information. Once enrolled, please check your respective Blackboard account before contacting us with questions about course details.

Inclement weather

In a case of possible inclement weather, students should closely monitor their email and Blackboard for any announcements from the school. Carey Business School will do its best to update traveling students as soon as possible.

Program Activities Time
Continental breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am
Welcome and overview 8:30am – 8:45am
Student introductions 8:45am – 9:30am
Programs Q&A 9:30am – 10:15am
Break 10:15am – 10:30am
Alumni panel 10:30am – 11:30pm
Alumni Discussions (small group/individual) 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Study period 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Business Communication, BU 120.601 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Networking with faculty, staff, students 5:30pm – 7:00pm