Program Schedule

Class of 2021 Schedule Overview

Classes in the Cornell Executive MBA Americas are delivered in two dynamic formats.

During weekend classes, faculty teach live from our on-campus studios while students attend classes at their local boardroom. Weekend classes are typically held every other weekend, with class all day Saturday and Sunday morning*. Approximately 60% of the classes are delivered on weekends.

The remaining classes are delivered during three residential sessions. These sessions are held at the beginning, middle, and end of the program, and vary in length. During residential sessions, students have the opportunity to spend time on the Cornell and Queen’s campuses, with students from various boardroom locations.

*On occasion, a Sunday afternoon class session and/or meeting may occur. These dates will be shared well in advance. Please note that the dates below are subject to change.

Weekend Sessions

Month, Year Weekend Dates
 July, 2019 20
August, 2019 3/4, 17/18, 31
September, 2019 14/15, 28/29
October, 2019 26/27
November, 2019 9/10
December, 2019 7/8, 14/15
January, 2020 4/5, 18/19
February, 2020 1/2
March, 2020 7/8, 21/22
April, 2020 4/5, 18/19
May, 2020 2/3, 30/31
June, 2020 13/14, 27/28
July, 2020 11/12, 25/26
August, 2020 8/9, 22/23
September, 2020 5, 19/20
October, 2020 3/4, 17/18, 31

Residential Sessions

Session #1

This two-week session is held at the beginning of the program. The first week is held at Cornell; the second is held at Queen’s. The class is divided into two sections, as noted below.

June 23 – July 7, 2019 – Section 1 (June 23 is the arrival day; July 7 is the departure day). Boardroom locations in Section 1 include Dallas, Ithaca, New York City, Salem NH, and Washington D.C.

June 30 – July 14, 2019 – Section 2 (June 30 is the arrival day; July 14 is the departure day). Boardroom locations in Section 2 include Houston, Los Angeles, Monterrey, Mexico City, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle. Remote teams will also attend Section 2. (Contact us for more information about remote teams.)

Session #2

All teams will meet together for this session.

February 16 – 25, 2020 (February 16 is the arrival day; February 25 is the departure day)

Session #3

All teams will meet together for this session.

November 6 – 15, 2020 (November 6 is the arrival day; November 15 is the departure day)


Some final exams may be held on off class days. Those dates will be shared well in advance of the exam date.


Eriel Anchondo

“The connections I made during the program were invaluable and allowed me to redirect and advance my career in a completely different industry.”

Eriel Anchondo, Executive MBA Americas '14, Senior Vice President of Operations, Franklin Street Properties Corp.

Alumni Spotlight

Toby Weir-Jones

“There is a lot of benefit to being affiliated with Cornell, and I’ve intersected with that in just about every corner of the world in my professional travels.”