Class of 2018 Schedule Overview

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

During 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. Approximately 60% of the classes are delivered on weekends.

The remaining classes are delivered during three residential sessions. These sessions are held at the beginning, middle, and end of the program, and vary in length. During residential sessions, students have the opportunity to spend time on the Cornell and Queen’s campuses, with students from various boardroom locations.

Weekend Sessions

Month, Year Weekend Dates
August, 2016 6/7, 20/21
September, 2016  3/4, 17/18
October, 2016 1/2, 15/16, 29/30
November, 2016 12/13
December, 2016 10/11
January, 2017 7/8
February, 2017 25/26
March, 2017 11/12, 25/26
April, 2017 8/9, 22/23
May, 2017 6/7
June, 2017 3/4, 17/18
July, 2017 15/16, 29/30
August, 2017 12/13, 26
September, 2017 9/10, 23
October, 2017 21

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 26 – July 8, 2016 – Section 1 (June 26 is the arrival day; July 8 is the departure day).

  • Boardroom locations attending this section: Dallas, Houston, Ithaca, Salem, San Francisco Bay Area

July 2 – July 14, 2016 – Section 2 (July 2 is the arrival day; July 14 is the departure day).

  • Boardroom locations attending this section: Atlanta, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Monterrey, New York City, Seattle, 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 27 – February 9, 2017 – Section 1 (January 27 is the arrival day; February 9 is the departure day)

January 28 – February 10, 2017 – Section 2 (January 28 is the arrival day; February 10 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 4 – 12, 2017 (November 4 is the arrival day; November 12 is the departure day)


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


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Eriel Anchondo, Executive MBA Americas '14

Senior Vice President of Operations
Franklin Street Properties Corp.

“The connections I made during the program were invaluable and allowed me to redirect and advance my career in a completely different industry.”

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Toby Weir-Jones

“There is a lot of benefit to being affiliated with Cornell, and I’ve intersected with that in just about every corner of the world in my professional travels.”