MBA Program dates and term schedules may be found on our 2015-2016 Combined Academic Calendar.*

Please note that the MBA Academic calendar above is divided in two, representing the schedule for each of the two years of the MBA Program. The first year, or Required Curriculum (RC), is on the left. The second year, Elective Curriculum (EC), is used for cross-registrants and is shown on the right.

Harvard Business School offices are open year round, except for school recesses and certain holidays noted in italics below.

Some important dates in the MBA Program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year:

2015 2016
24-26 AUG RC START and Registration 03 JAN RC Term 2 begins
26 AUG Cross-Registration petitions accepted for EC Fall Term 18 JAN Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
27 AUG RC Fall Term begins 20 JAN

Cross-Registration petitions accepted for EC Spring Term

07 SEP Labor Day 25 JAN EC Winter Term begins
02 SEP EC Fall Term begins 15 FEB Presidents' Day
12 OCT Columbus Day 14-18 MAR RC and EC Spring Break
11 NOV Veterans' Day 18 APR Snow Day Make-ups / Patriots' Day
25‑27 NOV Thanksgiving Recess 30 APRIL-06 MAY EC Final Exams
04; 07, 11; 16-17 DEC RC Final Exams 06; 09; 16‑18 RC Final Exams
14-18 DEC EC Final Exams 26 MAY Harvard University Commencement
19 DEC-
02 JAN 2016
Winter Recess
30 MAY
Memorial Day


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