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 Details2022-23 Date
Opening Term begins for incoming FT and FX 1st year studentsAugust 1
Add/drop closes for Opening Term coursesAugust 1
Last day to withdraw from Opening Term coursesAugust 12
Opening Term endsAugust 19
Module 1 and fall semester classes begin, meets as a Monday class dayAugust 24
Add/drop closes for Module 1 coursesSept. 1
Add/drop closes for semester-long coursesSept. 2
Labor Day – no classesSept. 5
Last day to withdraw from Module 1 classesSept. 28
Last day of Module 1 classesOct. 5
Program Day (reserved for studying)Oct. 6
Module 1 final exams and fall semester midterm examsOct. 7, 11-14
Indigenous Peoples Day Mid-Semester Holiday – no classes/examsOct. 10
Career Week/Fall Break – no classesOct. 16-22
Module 2 classes begin, fall semester classes resumeOct. 24
Add/drop closes for Module 2 classesOct. 28
Last day to withdraw from fall semester-long coursesNov. 17
Thanksgiving Holiday – no classesNov. 23 – 27
Last day to withdraw from Module 2 coursesNov. 28
Meets as a Wednesday class dayDec. 5
Last day of Module 2 and fall semester classes, meets as a Thursday class dayDec. 6
Program Day (reserved for studying)Dec. 7
Module 2 and fall semester final examsDec. 8-10, 12-13
Optional Intensive Learning Experience (ILE) sessions (FX Students)Jan. 6-10
Last day to drop a January ILEJan. 6
Last day to withdraw from a January ILEJan. 9
Module 3 and spring semester classes begin, meets as a Monday class dayJan. 11
Global Business Experience Launch – all day (FT 2nd years)Jan. 13
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no classesJan. 16
Add/drop closes for Module 3 classesJan. 19
Add/drop closes for semester long classesJan. 20
Last day to withdraw from Module 3 classesFeb. 15
Presidents Day – no classesFeb. 20
Last day of Module 3 classes, meets as a Monday class dayFeb. 23
Program Day (reserved for studying)Feb. 24
Module 3 final exams and spring semester midterm examsFeb. 27 – March 3
Global Business Experience foreign residency week (FT 2nd years)
*Travel and programming days vary by section/location
March 4 – 11
Spring Break for any students not participating in GBE or ILEsMarch 4-19
Intensive Learning Experience evening 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.
March 6 – 10
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.
March 6 – 18
Module 4 classes begin, spring semester classes resumeMarch 20
Add/drop closes for Module 4 classesMarch 24
Easter BreakApril 6- 10
Last day to withdraw from spring semester-long coursesApril 18
Last day to withdraw from Module 4 classesApril 24
The Executive Challenge – all day (FT 1st years)April 28
Last day of Module 4 and spring spring semester classes, meets as a Thursday class dayMay 2
Program Day (reserved for studying)May 3
Module 4 and spring semester final examsMay 4 – 5, 8 – 10
Commencement WeekendMay 19 – 21
Module 5 classes begin (Flex only)May 22
Add/Drop closes for Module 5 classesMay 26
Memorial Day – no classesMay 29
Friday meets as a Monday class dayJune 2
Juneteenth (Observed) – no classesJune 19
Friday meets as a Monday class dayJune 23 = Monday
Last day to withdraw from Module 5 classesJune 26
Last day of Module 5 classesJune 29
Program Day (reserved for studying)June 30
Module 5 final examsJuly 5 – 8
Global Business Experience foreign residency week (Flex 2nd years)
*Travel and programming days vary by section/location
July 8 – 15
Intensive Learning Experiences (ILE) sessions (Flex)

*ILEs 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 first day; Last day to withdraw is the day before the last day
July 24 – Aug. 5
Module 6 (tutorials only)July 10 – Aug. 11