S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
111 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Admissions: 607-255-4526 or 800-847-2082
Apply Online: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=johnson-cu
Admission Deadlines for Class of 2014:
Round One: 10/12/11
Round Two: 11/30/11
Round Three: 1/25/12
Round Four: 3/14/12
The two-year MBA program at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School spans 21 months, including a summer internship between the two academic years. The program begins in August, with two weeks of orientation activities that provide a foundation of concepts and skills, as well as an introduction to classmates, faculty, and staff. After orientation, the first year core curriculum provides the building blocks of management education, integrating knowledge in the various management disciplines with hands-on practice in applying it.
During the second year, students choose from at least eighty Johnson electives and they are encouraged to make use of the other colleges, schools, and multidisciplinary centers at Cornell. Johnson students can choose courses not only from the MBA roster but from some 4000 courses offered across the university.
Latest Up-To-Date MBA Rankings:
Cornell’s Johnson School had a good rankings year in 2011. The school moved up two places in Poets&Quants’ MBA ranking, finishing in 13th place from 15th in 2010. Johnson improved its showing in the U.S. News ranking by two spots to 16th from 18th. It went up six spots to 30th from 36th in the global ranking of The Financial Times, and the school improved eight places in The Economist ranking, capturing a 25th spot on the magazine’s global list, up from 33. Only Forbes begged to differ. The biennial Forbes survey, which ranks schools on return-on-investment, had Johnson slip a notch to eighth place in 2011 from seventh in 2009.