Format and Schedule


A male student looks at a television monitorThe format of the Executive MBA Americas program combines two delivery methods that allow for collaborative teamwork and building relationships:

  • Weekend courses—in select cities with faculty teaching live from the Cornell University campus
  • Residential sessions—four in total, held on the campuses of Cornell and Queen’s universities

Every other weekend, you’ll be among classmates in your local boardroom, and you’ll be connected—via live, interactive videoconferencing—to the rest of your cohort across the Americas. This unique delivery format, paired with residential sessions, will expand your network and global perspective.


EMBA Americas program timeline

Below is a snapshot of the Executive MBA Americas program timeline, which includes residential sessions and weekend classes.

Complete your classes over the course of 17 months and then finish out the Americas curriculum with the capstone Global Business Project.

Two men discuss classwork in their boardroom
Timing Format Description
Late June Opening residential session Begin the program by spending one week at Cornell University and one week at Queen’s University
July–November Class weekends Local boardroom classes held every other weekend, typically two courses per class weekend
December Residential session #2 Takes place at the Queen’s facility in Toronto; this session lasts five days
January–March Class weekends Local boardroom classes held every other weekend, typically two courses per class weekend
April Residential session #3 Spend five days on the Cornell Tech campus in NYC
April–November Class weekends Local boardroom classes held every other weekend, typically two courses per class weekend
November Closing residential session Spend 10 days on the Cornell and Queen’s campuses; classes end at the conclusion of the session
Final project
December–February
Capstone project Travel internationally and complete the Global Business Project, due in February; degrees are conferred in May

Class schedules

Classes for the Executive MBA Americas program begin annually in late June and end 17 months later, in November.