Residential Sessions


The Executive MBA Metro NY program includes four residential sessions, also referred to as “residence weeks.” These sessions are held at the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York with accommodations provided at the on-campus Statler Hotel.

Each of the program’s four academic terms begin with a week in residence, setting the tone for collaboration and academic excellence. During each residential session, you’ll experience courses and programming as you grow your networks and engage in rich discussion.


Focus on your career

Although career and executive coaching is an integral part of the entire EMBA Metro NY program experience, you’ll take part in focused career development activities and one-on-one discussions with staff from the EMBA Career Development Office during a portion of some of your residential sessions.


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Get to know faculty and classmates

While in Ithaca, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with faculty and classmates outside of the classroom. Activities include team-building with Cornell Outdoor Education, attending hockey or basketball games, touring the Cornell campus, visiting local Finger Lakes wineries, and hiking in nearby parks.

Photo credit: @annagalacticstudios, EMBA Metro NY ’20


EMBA Metro NY weeks in residence requirements

Students in the Executive MBA Metro NY program must attend all four residential sessions in Ithaca. These week-long sessions are held at the start of each academic term. Meals and accommodations at The Statler Hotel are included in your program tuition.

Opening Residential Session

Term #1: July

At the start of the EMBA Metro NY program, you’ll meet your classmates during orientation week and begin classes, which include Leadership and High Performance Teams (with a Cornell Outdoor Education day), Managerial Statistics, and Managing and Leading in Organizations.

Second Residential Session

Term #2: January

During your second residential week in Ithaca at the start of Term 2, you’ll take three elective courses.

Third Residential Session

Term #3: July of your second year

As you begin your second year and third residential session, you’ll take Business, Government, and the Global Economy and kick off the Innovation and New Venture Creation project course, a highlight of Term 3, with The Customer Experience.

Final Residential Session

Term #4: January of your second year

Start the last semester of the EMBA Metro NY program by taking three electives in Ithaca. You’ll conclude the program in May—and head back to Ithaca for Commencement—after your final semester of weekend classes in NYC.

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