Two-Year MBA (Ithaca)
- Round 1: September 22, 2022
- Round 2: January 10, 2023
- Round 3: April 11, 2023
Johnson Cornell Tech MBA (NYC)
- Round 1: October 11, 2022
- Round 2: January 5, 2023
- Round 3: March 7, 2023 (final deadline)
*Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.
In response to continued hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we continue to debate the value of a GMAT/GRE score as a predictor of future academic and career success, Cornell Johnson is offering candidates of the Full-Time MBA 2022-2023 application cycle the ability to request a GMAT/GRE test waiver, without negative bias, through the online application. Full details can be found on our website.
The Cornell Johnson MBA: What You Need To Know
Since 1946, Cornell Johnson’s pastoral upstate New York location has been a main attraction for MBAs who want peace and quiet to think hard about their future. How many b-schools can say they offer the experience of crossing a bridge over a waterfall on the way to class? At Cornell, students literally and figuratively cross bridges alongside their close-knit and supportive community.
“We aim to produce team-players with strong leadership skills,” former Associate Dean Wishal Gaur says. “Over the years we have developed the Four Cs framework for leadership: character, compassion, courage, and competence.”
There are three guiding principles at Johnson that students can expect to encounter throughout the entirety of their MBA experience – one being the value of a solid education in all key business functions, including marketing, finance, human resources, and production. The second is the importance of strong analytical and decision-making skills. The last focuses on offering the greatest flexibility in tailoring individual curriculum.
The business school at the Ivy League Cornell University offers 2 cutting-edge and highly regarded residential MBA programs that operate across two campuses. Ithaca hosts the two-year MBA, with options to take New York City classes.
NYC is home to the majority of the Tech MBA, although the first third (one semester) of the program takes place on the Ithaca campus. The other two thirds (two semesters) of the program are delivered at Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The Tech MBA kicks off in the summer.
Johnson also offers MBAs as part of dual degrees, with law; medicine; real estate; health administration; or industrial and labor relations.
The B-School has an intense immersion program they call “Performance Learning,” described as a hands-on semester of integrated course and field work in a specific industry or career interest. They also build in a mandatory internship between the first and second year.
The curriculum at Johnson can be described as a blend of intensive coursework with real-world experience, with the intent for graduates to make an immediate impact in today’s dynamic and fast-paced economy.
Students have the opportunity to give feedback on curriculum and therefore co-create their experiences at Cornell. “Students have a big say in what we offer. For example, they asked for grade non-disclosure, and we have implemented that. We treat our courses as a partnership with students,” says Gaur.
As could be expected, Cornell also offers many co-curricular opportunities for students such as competitions, and international treks over winter and summer breaks. Cross-pollination is a key feature of Johnson’s MBAs, with some of the 120 electives shared between all the different MBA classes, giving students huge flexibility in their choices and meaning that unlike at some schools where candidates remain stuck in streams, they can indulge their curiosity and choose a focus area for their second-year electives.