Please understand that weekends are not free. Most midterms and final exams are held on weekends; precise dates are under development. Additionally, weekends are frequently needed for group work, professional club meetings, academic review sessions, and recruiting preparation and activities.
We offer significant pre-arrival preparation opportunities for all incoming students. Please watch your weekly New Student Guide emails for invitations and updates to career webinars, academic prep opportunities, and more.
International Student Orientation will be 100% virtual, and will be held daily from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Eastern during the week of August 17. All incoming international students must attend ISO, unless they receive a waiver. More information, including how to apply for a waiver, will be emailed to all incoming international students soon. Learn more about International Student Orientation.
Your Two-Year MBA core courses will be fast paced—make sure you’re ready to keep up by joining our Quantitative Skills for the Core online course, August 17 – 20, 2020.
Affectionately known as “Math Camp,” this course is designed to prepare you to be ready for the rigor of Johnson’s fall core. And it’s about far more than just math—the course introduces and reviews key quantitative business terms and concepts that will come up throughout the program.
Dates: Monday, August 17 through Thursday, August 20
Schedule (all times Eastern):
Mornings: August 17: 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (All other days 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)
Afternoons: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: USD$250/student, billed to your bursar bill
Information on how to register will be sent to all incoming students via email.
While Cornell University has announced that fall classes will commence on September 2, the Johnson Two-Year MBA Class of 2022 will still start on Sunday, August 23, as previously announced.
At Johnson, “Pre-Term” includes a mix of orientation activities, academic coursework, and recruiting preparation. Pre-term begins with our kickoff on Sunday, August 23, and will continue through the end of the week. Details are still being developed and more information will be shared later in the summer.
Your core courses in Accounting, Marketing, and Microeconomics will begin on Monday, August 31.
You’ll take three new core courses in the second-half of the fall semester: Critical and Strategic Thinking, Finance, and Strategy. Please note that consistent with Cornell University’s planning, there will be no fall break in 2020.
As announced by Cornell University President Martha Pollack’s announcement on June 30, all Cornell students will finish their final weeks of the semester online, including December final exams. This decision applies to all Johnson students, and has been made to mitigate the risk of students leaving for Thanksgiving and returning to campus from different locations.
Cornell University President Martha Pollack announced on June 30 that the final day of the fall term will be Monday, December 21. Your specific fall core course and final exam schedule is still under development and will be shared at a later date, but you can expect to not go beyond this date.
In the spring semester, you’ll choose a Johnson Immersion that will combine hands-on, integrated course and field work in a specific industry or career interest. You will also take your final first-year core courses.
Cornell University President Martha Pollack announced on June 30, 2020 that Cornell anticipates having a fully-residential semester in spring 2021, and that spring instruction will commence on February 9, 2021. Johnson expects to follow the university calendar for the spring, and will provide updates on spring planning throughout the fall.