Format and Schedule


EMBA Metro NY students with the NYC skyline from Roosevelt IslandThe Executive MBA Metro NY program combines two delivery methods that emphasize collaboration and executive leadership:

  • Weekend classes—held every other Saturday and Sunday at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus in NYC
  • Residential sessions—four one-week sessions held on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York

Every other weekend, you’ll join classmates for in-person classes in New York City. You’ll fully immerse yourself in the program—free from distractions—with an overnight stay on Saturday. This format gives the program the feel of a residential MBA on the weekend, while allowing you to get back to work on Monday. At the beginning of each term, residential sessions unite the cohort as you prepare for your next set of courses together.


EMBA Metro NY program timeline

The Executive MBA Metro NY program is 22 months in duration and is divided into four terms. Below is a snapshot of the typical sequence of the program, which includes residential sessions and weekend classes.

In the program’s final term, you’ll have the opportunity to travel abroad for the Global Business Study immersion. Read more about the curriculum.

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Timing Format Description
First year: July Opening residential session The EMBA Metro NY program starts with a residential week at Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, New York; complete orientation activities and begin courses
August–December Class weekends Classes are held every other Saturday and Sunday at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus; stay overnight in NYC on Saturdays
January Residential session Term 2 begins with a residential week on the Cornell campus in Ithaca; take three elective courses
January–May Class weekends Classes continue every other Saturday and Sunday at the Tata Innovation Center
Second year: July Residential session Term 3 marks the beginning of your second year in the program; complete a residential week on the Cornell campus in Ithaca
August–December Class weekends Class weekends continue; courses focus on innovation and entrepreneurship
January Final residential session Term 4 begins with your final residential week at Cornell University in Ithaca; take three elective courses
January–May Class weekends Class weekends continue; courses focus on global business and include traveling for the Global Business Study; degrees are conferred in May

Class schedules

Incoming classes for the Executive MBA Metro NY program begin in July.