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.

2020-2021 MMS: Duke Kunshan Academic Calendar
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 20 Summer Term classes end
23 - 25 Summer Term exam period
September 2021 1 MSTeM Elective class begins
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.