The schedule for the Two-Year Class of 2023 is under development. Please watch this page for additional updates and please note that all dates are subject to change.
A Note About Weekends
Please understand that weekends in an MBA program are not free. Some midterms and final exams are held on weekends; dates will be shared when they are confirmed. Additionally, weekends are frequently needed for group work, professional club meetings, academic review sessions, and recruiting preparation and activities. We recommend you avoid making major weekend plans, especially during your first semester.
We offer pre-arrival preparation opportunities to all incoming students. Please watch your weekly New Student Guide emails for information on academic prep opportunities, exemption exams, career workshops, International Student Orientation, and more. You will begin receiving New Student Guide emails in late spring.
Your program kicks off on Sunday, August 8, 2021, the official first day for all Class of 2023 students.
At Johnson, “Pre-Term” includes a mix of orientation activities, academic coursework, and recruiting preparation. Pre-term begins with our kickoff on Sunday, August 8, and will continue through Friday, August 20. Please note that pre-term is mandatory for all first-year MBA students.
You’ll take two required courses during the pre-term period: Leading Teams and Core Team Practicum. You do not need to register for these classes; you will be automatically enrolled in all of your fall coursework.
Your core courses in Accounting, Marketing, and Microeconomics will begin on Monday, August 23. You do not need to register for classes; you will be automatically enrolled in all of your fall coursework.
Cornell observes the federal Labor Day holiday. Offices will be closed and classes will not be held.
This is your chance to take a break, study for first-half core final exams (which will be held shortly after the break once first-half classes conclude), and catch up on career preparation. Please note that it’s possible there will be some career-related activities during the fall recess.
Your second-half core courses in Critical and Strategic Thinking, Finance, and Strategy begin on Thursday, October 21. You do not need to register for classes; you will be automatically enrolled in all of your fall coursework.
Please note that we are unable to observe this Federal Holiday due to the accelerated nature of the fall core. We thank all of Johnson’s Veterans for their service.
No classes will be held during this period.
We will share more details about your second-half core finals when they are available. In the meantime, please know this will be the last day of your second-half core final exams.
Your winter break will being on December 19. We will share information about the start of spring semester (in January) when it is available. Please note that some students can expect to have summer internship interviews in late December; many others will have internship interviews in January.
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, Data Analytics and Modeling and Managing Operations.