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 Details2024-25 Date
Opening Term begins for incoming Full-time, Flex and Flex Online 1st year students; and 2nd year Flex and Flex Online studentsAug. 5
Add/drop closes for Opening Term coursesAug. 5
Flex Online program residency #2 for STRT 6505 Aug. 14-Aug. 17
Add/drop deadline for Fall core course registration for 2nd and 3rd year studentsAug. 15
Last day to withdraw from Opening Term coursesAug. 16
Flex Online program residency #1 for BADM 5500Aug. 18-24
Opening Term endsAug. 23
Module 1 and fall semester classes begin, meets as a Monday class dayAug. 28
Labor Day Holiday – no classesSept. 2
Add/drop closes for Module 1 coursesSept. 5
Add/drop closes for semester-long coursesSept. 6
Last day to withdraw from Module 1 classesOct. 2
Last day of Module 1 classesOct. 9
Program Day (reserved for studying)Oct. 10
Module 1 final exams and fall semester midterm examsOct. 11, 15-19
Indigenous Peoples Day Mid-Semester Holiday – no classes/examsOct. 14
Career Week / Fall Break – no classesOct. 20-26
Module 2 classes begin, fall semester classes resumeOct. 28
Add/drop closes for Module 2 classesNov. 1
Last day to withdraw from fall semester-long coursesNov. 21
Thanksgiving Holiday – no classesNov. 27 – Dec. 1
Last day to withdraw from Module 2 coursesDec. 2
Meets as a Wednesday class dayDec. 9
Last day of module 2 and fall semester classes, meets as a Thursday class dayDec. 10
Program Day (reserved for studying)Dec. 11
Module 2 and fall semester final examsDec. 12-17
Add/drop deadline for Spring core course registration Jan. 2
Optional Intensive Learning Experience (ILE) daytime sessionsJan. 3-7
Last day to drop a Jan. ILEJan. 3
Last day to withdraw from a Jan. ILEJan. 6
Module 3 and spring semester classes begin, meets as a Monday class dayJan. 8
Add/drop closes for Module 3 classesJan. 16
Add/drop closes for semester-long coursesJan. 17
Global Business Experience class day (FT 2nd years)Jan. 17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no classesJan. 20
Last day to withdraw from Module 3 classesFeb. 12
Presidents Day – no classesFeb. 17
Last day of Module 3 classes, meets as a Monday class dayFeb. 20
Program Day (reserved for studying)Feb. 21
Module 3 final exams and spring semester midterm examsFeb. 24-28
Spring Break for any students not participating in GBE or ILEs Mar. 1-16
Global Business Experience international residency week (FT 2nd years) *Travel and programming days vary by section/locationMar. 1-8 OR Mar. 8-15
Intensive Learning Experience sessions (FT 1st years)
*ILE classes meet Monday through Friday all day
**Last day to drop is the end of the first day; Last day to withdraw is the day before the last day
Mar. 3-7
Intensive Learning Experience 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
Mar. 3-15
Module 4 classes begin, spring semester classes resumeMar. 17
Add/drop closes for Module 4 classesMar. 21
Last day to withdraw from spring semester-long coursesApr. 10
Easter BreakApr. 17-21
Last day to withdraw from Module 4 classesApr. 21
The Executive Challenge final exam for MGMT 555/5505 – all day (FT 1st years)Apr. 25
Last day of Module 4 and spring semester classes, meets as a Thursday class dayApr. 29
Program Day (reserved for studying)Apr. 30
Module 4 and spring semester final examsMay 1-2, 5-7
Commencement Weekend May 16-18
Add/drop deadline for Summer core course registration May 8
Module 5 classes begin (Flex and Flex Online only)May 19
Add/drop closes for Module 5 classesMay 23
Memorial Day – no classesMay 26
Friday meets as a Monday class dayMay 30
Juneteenth – no classesJun. 19
Friday meets as an alternate class dayJun. 20 = Thursday
Last day to withdraw from Module 5 classesJun. 23
Last day of Module 5 classesJun. 26
Program Day (reserved for studying)Jun. 27
Module 5 final examsJun. 28 & 30, Jul. 1-2
Global Business Experience international residency week (Flex 2nd years; Flex Online 2nd years program residency #3) *Travel and programming days vary by section/locationJul. 5-12
Module 6 (tutorials only)Jul. 7-Aug. 8
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. 21-Aug. 2
End of Global Business Experience course (Flex 2nd years; Flex Online 2nd years)Aug. 8