Variable costs for each trip include lodging, meal expenses, cultural activities, and student insurance. Fixed costs include transportation within the country (bus rental is not on a per-student basis), phones, and faculty/staff travel expenses and compensation.
Pre-Commencement is a personalized ceremony and reception held by the MBA Program for MBA Students and their families only. Speakers for pre-commencement are selected by the graduating MBA Class including a student speaker who is selected from within the graduating class. You do not receive your official degree at Pre-Commencement; however, you do receive a certificate denoting what concentration (s) you have completed. Also, you do not wear a hood or academic regalia at Pre-Commencement. University Commencement is a ceremony held by Penn State where you wear the academic regalia. Your degree will be mailed to you approximately four weeks after University Commencement. Graduating MBA Students who decide to attend University Commencement, will attend the Graduate School ceremony along with all students at University Park Campus who will be graduating with a Master’s Degree.