A Look At Cornell’s First MBA Class At Its New York City Tech Campus
$128,573! For one year? And you don’t even get a summer internship?
“Sounds like a real bargain.”
You might hear that next May, when the first class shows up in Cornell University’s new tech program. This full-time program, which is designed to immerse science and engineering graduates into the world of startups, will be based in New York City. While the program is only open to 40 students, Cornell has already filled half of their spots.
Cornell’s program is generating serious buzz among business schools – and that’s not by accident. Let’s start with the curriculum. You won’t find semester-long courses in big lecture halls here. Sure, students start by taking some general business courses in Ithica. But that’s where any similarities to a standard business school curriculum ends. The students are quickly shuttled to Google’s Chelsea building, where they take part in modular classes that last anywhere from one day to two weeks.
At the same time, students will collaborate on projects with partners businesses like CitiGroup, Google, eBay, and Nielsen. As a result, students can quickly apply what they’re learning. In addition, students will spend part of their time working with a start-up. Students must complete two assigned projects with a partner and a start-up, along with a third more in-depth project from either environment.
While the program doesn’t include a summer internship, students can make connections in their company-hosted projects, along with tapping into Cornell’s network.
The program is expected to move to New York City’s Roosevelt Island in 2017 (see above photo).
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
Blast from the Past:
B-School Deans Worth Following On Twitter
140 characters? That’s it?
You can almost see b-school deans shaking their collective heads. I mean, what can you really say in 140 characters?
Quite a bit, actually…and leading deans are capitalizing on this new vehicle. From Darden to Haas, they’re using Twitter to build school brands, communicate with followers, and share their philosophies. Sometimes, you even get a glimpse into their eclectic personalities and chaotic home lives. So what drives the deans at locales like Stanford and North Carolina to tweet? Check out our profiles of seven top deans to learn more.
Source: Poets and Quants