Meet Cornell Johnson’s MBA Class of 2018


Bright Botchway

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I enjoy bringing smiles to people’s faces and making the world a better place.

Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Fun Fact About Yourself: I ran a half marathon without any preparation.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Ghana, BSc Business Administration

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

PwC, Associate

Kosmos Energy, Snr Financial Analyst

Year Up, Associate Director of Finance

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Created the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) role of Kosmos Energy to make it SEC compliant and trained over 600 vendors to obtain certifications within a one-year period.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Start the process at least a year in advance. Utilize resources like Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and talk to friends who have been through the process. Don’t go through the process alone.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? Johnson’s close knit and collaborative community.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream job is to work in a VC that invests in social enterprises in West Africa solving problems in Agribusiness, Education and Technology.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I consider Bright a lifelong friend.