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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Academic Calendars

Most School of Business graduate programs do not operate on a semester-based calendar. This page can be used as a reference for determining which programs use which academic calendars and when terms start and end.

81/82 8-Week Modular

The following programs use the 81/82 8-week modular calendar: 

  • On-Campus MBA
  • On-Campus MS in Accounting
  • Online MS in Accounting
  • MS in Management
  • MS in Finance*
  • Accounting Analytics (Certificate)
  • Accounting for Government Contracts (Certificate)
  • Business Analytics (Certificate)
  • Business Fundamentals (Certificate)
  • Forensic Accounting (Certificate)
  • Government Accounting (Certificate) 

*The MS in Finance program also uses Summer Session F. See the detailed MS in Finance academic calendar below for the complete academic calendar. 

The 81/82 term start and end dates for the academic year 2020-2021 are as follows:

TermFall 2020Spring 2021Summer 2021
Calendar 81 82 81 82 81
Beginning of term Monday, August 17, 2020 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Monday, January 11, 2021 Monday, March 15, 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021
End of term Sunday, October 11, 2020 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Sunday, March 7, 2021 Monday, May 10, 2021 Saturday, July 17, 2021

Review the detailed 81/82 2020-2021 academic calendar.

The 81/82 term start and end dates for the academic year 2021-2022 are as follows:

TermFall 2021Spring 2022Summer 2022
Calendar 81 82 81 82 81
Beginning of term Monday, August 16, 2021 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Monday, January 17, 2022 Monday, March 21, 2022 Monday, May 23, 2022
End of term Sunday, October 10, 2021 Sunday, December 12, 2021 Sunday, March 13, 2022 Sunday, May 15, 2022 Sunday, July 24, 2022

Review the detailed 81/82 2021-2022 academic calendar and MS in Finance 2021-2022 academic calendar.

S1/S2 8-Week Modular

The following programs use the S1/S2 8-week modular calendar:

  • Online MBA
  • Online Business Analytics (Certificate)
  • MS in Technology Management
  • Global IT Leadership (Certificate) 
  • IT Strategy and Digital Transformation (Certificate)

The S1/S2 term start and end dates for academic year 2020-2021 are as follows:

TermFall 2020Spring 2021Summer 2021
Calendar S1 S2 S1 S2 S1 S2
Beginning of term Monday, August 24, 2020 Monday, October 19, 2020 Monday, January 4, 2021 Monday, March 1, 2021 Monday, April 26, 2021 Monday, June 21, 2021
End of term Sunday, October 18, 2020 Sunday, December 13, 2020 Sunday, February 28, 2021 Sunday, April 25, 2021 Sunday, June 20, 2021 Sunday, August 15, 2021

Review the detailed MS in Technology Management 2020-2021 academic calendar, and the detailed online MBA 2020-2021 academic calendar.

The S1/S2 term start and end dates for academic year 2021-2022 are as follows:

TermFall 2021Spring 2022Summer 2022
Calendar S1 S2 S1 S2 S1 S2
Beginning of term Monday, August 23, 2021 Monday, October 18, 2021 Monday, January 3, 2022 Monday, February 28, 2022 Monday, April 25, 2022 Monday, June 20, 2022
End of term Sunday, October 17, 2021 Sunday, December 12, 2021 Sunday, February 27, 2022 Sunday, April 24, 2022 Sunday, June 19, 2022 Sunday, August 14, 2022

Review the detailed MS in Technology Management 2021-2022 academic calendar, and the detailed online MBA 2021-2022 academic calendar.

Semester

The following degree program uses the semester calendar:

  • PhD in Business*
  • MS in Real Estate Development†

* PhD in Business students should consult their faculty advisor for guidance on summer term coursework.
† MS in Real Estate Development summer courses are taught in Summer Session B.

The semester term start and end dates for academic year 2020-2021 are as follows:

TermFall 2020Spring 2021Summer 2021
Calendar 1 1 Summer Session B
Beginning of term Monday, August 24, 2020 Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Tuesday, June 1, 2021
End of term Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Tuesday, July 21, 2021

Review the detailed semester 2020-2021 academic calendar.

The semester term start and end dates for academic year 2021-2022 are as follows:

TermFall 2021Spring 2022Summer 2022
Calendar 1 1 Summer Session B
Beginning of term Monday, August 23, 2021 Monday, January 24, 2022 Tuesday, June 7, 2022
End of term Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Review the detailed semester 2021-2022 academic calendar.