Program Schedule

Class of 2017 Schedule Overview

Classes in the Cornell Executive MBA Americas are delivered in two dynamic formats.

Approximately 60% of the classes are delivered on weekends. During the weekend classes, faculty teach live from our on-campus studios while students attend classes at their local boardroom. Weekend classes are typically held every other weekend, with class all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

The remaining classes are delivered during three residential sessions. These sessions are spread throughout the duration of the program and vary in length. During these sessions, students have the opportunity to spend time on the Cornell and Queen’s campuses.

Weekend Sessions

Month, Year Weekend Dates
August, 2015 1/2, 15/16, 29
September, 2015 5/6, 20
October, 2015 3/4, 17/18, 31/1
November, 2015 14/15
December, 2015 12/13
January, 2016 9/10, 23/24
February, 2016 27/28
March, 2016 12
April, 2016 9/10, 23
May, 2016 7/8, 21
June, 2016 4/5, 18/19
July, 2016 16/17, 30/31
August, 2016 13/14, 27
September, 2016 10/11, 24
October, 2016 22

Residential Sessions

Session #1

This two-week session is held at the beginning of the program. The first week is held at Cornell; the second is held at Queen’s. The class is divided into two sections for the session, as noted below.

June 27 – July 12, 2015 – Section 1 (June 27 is the arrival day; July 12 is the departure day).

  • Boardroom locations attending this section: Calgary, Dallas, Edmonton, Houston, Ithaca, New York City, Salem, San Francisco Bay Area, Vancouver

July 5 – July 20, 2015 – Section 2 (July 5 is the arrival day; July 20 is the departure day).

  • Boardroom locations attending this section: Atlanta, Lima, Los Angeles, Markham, Mexico City, Mississauga, Monterrey, Montreal, Ottawa, Santiago, Seattle, Toronto, Washington DC

Session #2

The class is also divided into two sections for this session. Students spend half the session at Cornell and half at Queen’s.

January 29 – February 11, 2016 – Section 1 (January 29 is the arrival day; February 11 is the departure day)

January 30 – February 12, 2016 – Section 2 (January 30 is the arrival day; February 12 is the departure day)

Session #3

The entire class attends this session together. The session is typically held off-campus and the location will be announced shortly after the start of the program.

November 5 – 13, 2016 (November 5 is the arrival day; November 13 is the departure day)

Global Innovation Conference

The program will host a 3-day conference for the graduating class and alumni in March, 2017. Final details, including the location and specific dates will be finalized shortly after the start of the program. During this conference, students will present their global business projects.


Some final exams may be held on off class days. Those dates will be shared well in advance of the exam date.


Brad Chartrand, MBA '08

Brad Chartrand,
MBA ’08

Global Marketing Director,

"The Cornell Executive MBA Americas program was the perfect life experience disguised as an MBA program. Here was a program that broke the mold of the “me too” EMBA and took a risk to be different, something we are now challenged to do in today’s marketplace, whatever the industry. The end result was an experience that opened many career doors and the skill-set to capitalize on the opportunities."