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For career enhancers and switchers, Johnson’s flexible Two-Year MBA curriculum gives students the practical skills they need and the freedom to dive into an area they’re passionate about. Far from a lock-step sequence, students can customize their studies and focus on specific industries during their first year. They also develop leadership skills, work with second-year MBA mentors, and participate in domestic and international treks.
First semester: Required courses in the MBA Core—topics such as financial accounting, microeconomics, strategy, leading teams, data analytics, and more
Second semester: Hands-on learning and industry immersion—corporate finance, digital technology, investment banking, investment research and asset management, strategic operations, strategic marketing, or sustainable global enterprise
Third semester: Electives, co-curricular activities, and NYC weekend courses at Cornell Tech
Johnson’s Two-Year MBA program is offered at Cornell University’s main campus in Ithaca, New York. Ithaca is known for its beautiful natural landscape, family-friendly community, and downtown area. Classes are held primarily in Sage Hall and the new Breazzano Family Center for Business Education.
Students can choose to participate in and lead any of 80+ student organizations ranging from the Women’s Management Council to the Black Graduate Student Association, and from the Old Ezra Finance Club to the Johnson Pets Society. They also participate in international treks, leadership expeditions, and case competitions. Johnson offers a unique, “two campus, one community” approach, which allows Ithaca-based residential students to take weekend courses or half-semester intensives at Cornell Tech in NYC. Opportunities for networking are endless.
Johnson’s community is tight knit and small by design—about 280 students in each Two-Year MBA class. Johnson students are hardworking, with impressive academic and professional portfolios, but they are also supportive and willing to lend a hand to their peers. Faculty are accessible and get to know their students, and diversity of culture, thought, and experience is extremely important—Johnson was one of the first top business schools to have a dedicated Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Admissions and Financial Aid
111 Sage Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: (607) 255-4526Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October Round: 10/10/2018
November Round: 11/15/2018
January Round: 1/3/2019
April Round: 4/10/2019
Location: Ithaca, New York
Program duration: 21 months
Program format: Full-time, residential
Average age: 28
Women students: 33%
Underrepresented minorities: 15%
International students: 27%
Average GMAT: 699
Average years of work experience: 5
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