McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

MBA Academic Calendar

Please note that these dates are subject to change due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, pending approval of altered academic policies, and other factors.

Event Details2023-24 Date
Opening Term begins for incoming Full-time, Flex and Flex Online 1st year studentsJuly 31
Add/drop closes for Opening Term coursesJuly 31
Last day to withdraw from Opening Term coursesAug. 11
Flex Online Program Residency #1Aug. 13-19
Opening Term endsAug. 18
Flex Online Program Residency #2N/A
Module 1 and fall semester classes begin, meets as a Monday class dayAug. 23
Add/drop closes for Module 1 coursesAug. 31
Add/drop closes for semester-long coursesSept. 1
Labor Day – no classesSept. 4
Last day to withdraw from Module 1 classesSept. 27
Last day of Module 1 classesOct. 4
Program Day (reserved for studying)Oct. 5
Module 1 final exams and fall semester midterm examsOct. 6, 10-13
Indigenous Peoples Day Mid-Semester Holiday – no classes/examsOct. 9
Career Week/Fall Break – no classesOct. 15-21
Module 2 classes begin, fall semester classes resumeOct. 23
Add/drop closes for Module 2 classesOct. 27
Last day to withdraw from fall semester-long coursesNov. 16
Thanksgiving Holiday – no classesNov. 22 – 26
Last day to withdraw from Module 2 coursesNov. 27
Meets as a Wednesday class dayDec. 4
Last day of Module 2 and fall semester classes, meets as a Thursday class dayDec. 5
Program Day (reserved for studying)Dec. 6
Module 2 and fall semester final examsDec. 7-12
Add/drop deadline for core course registrationJan. 3
Optional Intensive Learning Experience (ILE) sessionsJan. 5-9
Last day to drop a January ILEJan. 5
Last day to withdraw from a January ILEJan. 8
Module 3 and spring semester classes begin, meets as a Monday class dayJan. 10
Global Business Experience Launch – all day (FT 2nd years)Jan. 12
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no classesJan. 15
Add/drop closes for Module 3 classesJan. 18
Add/drop closes for semester long classesJan. 19
Last day to withdraw from Module 3 classesFeb. 14
Presidents Day – no classesFeb. 19
Last day of Module 3 classes, meets as a Monday class dayFeb. 22
Program Day (reserved for studying)Feb. 23
Module 3 final exams and spring semester midterm examsFeb. 26 – Mar. 1
Global Business Experience foreign residency week (FT 2nd years)
*Travel and programming days vary by section/location
Mar. 2 – 9
Spring Break for any students not participating in GBE or ILEsMar. 3 – 16
Intensive Learning Experience daytime sessions (FT 1st years)

*ILE classes meet Monday – Friday, all day.
** Last day to drop is the end of the 1st day / Last day to withdraw is the day before the last day.
Mar. 4 – 8
Intensive Learning Experience evening sessions (Flex)

*ILEs may run for two weeks or for the first or second week only. Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and all day Saturdays.
** Last day to drop is the end of the 1st day / Last day to withdraw is the day before the last day.
Mar. 4 – 17
Module 4 classes begin, spring semester classes resumeMar. 18
Add/drop closes for Module 4 classesMar. 22
Easter BreakMar. 28 – Apr. 1
Last day to withdraw from spring semester-long coursesApr. 16
Last day to withdraw from Module 4 classesApr. 22
The Executive Challenge final exam for MGMT 5505 – all day (FT 1st years)Apr. 26
Last day of Module 4 and spring semester classes, meets as a Thursday class dayApr. 30
Program Day (reserved for studying)May 1
Module 4 and spring semester final examsMay 2 – 3, 6 – 8
Commencement WeekendMay 17 – 19
Module 5 classes begin (Flex and Flex Online only)May 20
Add/Drop closes for Module 5 classesMay 24
Memorial Day – no classesMay 27
Friday meets as a Monday class dayMay 31
Juneteenth (Observed) – no classesJun. 19
Friday meets as a Wednesday class dayJun. 21 = Wednesday
Last day to withdraw from Module 5 classesJun. 24
Last day of Module 5 classesJun. 27
Program Day (reserved for studying)Jun. 28
Module 5 final examsJun. 29, Jul. 1 – 3
Global Business Experience international residency week (Flex 2nd years; Flex Online 2nd years program residency #3)

*Travel and programming days vary by section/location
Jul. 6 – 13
Intensive Learning Experiences (ILE) sessions (Flex)

*ILEs run for two weeks, or for the first or second week only. Classes meet three evenings and Saturdays
**Last day to drop is the end of the first day; Last day to withdraw is the day before the last day
Jul. 22 – Aug. 3
End of Global Business Experience course (Flex 2nd years; Flex Online 2nd years)Aug. 9
Module 6 (tutorials only)Jul. 8 – Aug. 9