Academic Calendar – Master of Management Studies | Duke Kunshan University

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar for MMS: DKU Kunshan students differs from that of students in other Duke Kunshan graduate programs. The main Duke Kunshan academic calendar can be viewed here.

Month Date Event Location
August 2020 25-28 International Student Bootcamp (ISB) (optional, unless required by admissions) Durham, U.S.
25-28 Math Review Course [optional, unless required by admissions
29 Orientation (mandatory for all students)
September 2020 1 Accounting Review (strongly recommended for all students)
2 First Day of Classes
7 Labor Day. Classes in session (if in US)
29 Summer Term classes end
October 2020 1-3 Summer Term exams
7 MSTeM Elective Class begins
8 Fall 1 Session begins
November 2020 17 Fall 1 Session ends
19-21 Fall 1 Exams
22-29 Fall and Thanksgiving Break
30 Fall 2 Session begins
December 2020 19 Winter Break begins
January 2021 11 Fall 2 Classes resume
18 Martin Luther King Holiday [no classes]
19 M/TH Classes held on Tuesday
20 T/F Classes held on Wednesday
29 Fall 2 Session ends
February 2021 1-3 Fall 2 Exams
10 Team Changeover (mandatory for all students)
11 Spring 1 Session begins
March 2021 23 Spring 1 Session ends
25-27 Spring 1 Exams
March-April 2021 28-8 Spring Break
April 2021 9-10 Arrival in Kunshan Kunshan, China
11 Program Re-launch
12 Spring 2 Session begins
May 2021 28 Spring 2 Session ends
June 2021 3 Class of 2021 MMS DKU Commencement Ceremony

* Terms in the US for Class of 2021 are extended till Spring 1 as a response to COVID-19. Calendar subject to change.

2021-2022 MMS: Duke Kunshan Academic Calendar
Month Date Event Location
July 2021 5 - 8 Business, Communication, and Culture [as required by Admissions, also called International Student Bootcamp] Durham, U.S.
5 - 8 Math Review Course [for required students only]
9 Orientation [mandatory for all students]
11 Accounting Review [strongly recommended for all students]
12 Summer Term classes begin
August 2021 2 Start Date for Elective Class
20 Summer Term classes end
23 - 25 Summer Term exam period
September 2021 2 Fall Term 1 classes begin
October 2021 12 Fall Term 1 classes end
14 - 16 Fall Term 1 exams
17 - 24 FALL BREAK
25 Fall Term 2 classes begin
November 2021 24 - 26 THANKSGIVING BREAK
December 2021 7 Fall Term 2 classes end
9 - 11 Fall Term 2 exams
12 WINTER BREAK BEGINS
January 2022 4 - 5 Arrive in Kunshan Kunshan, China
6 - 7 Orientation and Team Changeover (mandatory for all students)
10 Spring Term classes begin
January - February 2022 25 - 9 Chinese New Year Break
April 2022 3 - 5 Chinese Qingming Holiday
April - May 2022 30 - 2 Chinese Labor Holiday
May 2022 6 Spring Term classes end
13 Class of 2022 MMS: DKU Commencement Ceremony

*Calendar subject to change.