Students Say

Even in the midst of numerous top-notch graduate programs, Cornell University’s reputation for producing strong business leaders stands out. The school’s strong brand name (“especially in Asia”), varied approach to teaching and learning, and the “wealth of interdisciplinary course offerings” are just some of the many things that students love, not to mention the “regular opportunities to collaborate closely with students from other prestigious graduate departments, located just steps from the business school.”

Overview

Applicants
1,833
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.35
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
June 3

Round 1
October 1

Round 2
January 7

Round 3
March 11

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Even in the midst of numerous top-notch graduate programs, Cornell University’s reputation for producing strong business leaders stands out. The school’s strong brand name (“especially in Asia”), varied approach to teaching and learning, and the “wealth of interdisciplinary course offerings” are just some of the many things that students love, not to mention the “regular opportunities to collaborate closely with students from other prestigious graduate departments, located just steps from the business school.” Johnson has a “fantastic, collaborative culture” that draws people in from the get-go and turns them into helpful alumni. “My academic experience at Johnson has encouraged me to refer other colleagues to this program,” says a student.

Professors here go the extra mile for students and are “engaged and enthusiastic inside the classroom and extremely available for outside meetings with students.” They’re “obviously experts in their respective fields,” and “they will push you, and sometimes frustrate you, but they care most about helping you succeed.” Other unique aspects of Johnson include: a dual degree program between with the top HR program in the country, a strong focus on sustainability, and the student-run hedge fund (currently valued at $10 million), where “students pitch stocks and vote to decide whether or not to investment in a stock.” The school’s immersion program, which many students cite as their main reason for attending, is an intense, hands-on semester of integrated course and field work in a specific industry or career interest.

The administration is “pretty responsive to student needs,” and it thinks of the little things that make students happy “like having bagels and coffee for finals.” It “goes out of its way to garner feedback from students and constantly improves the curriculum.” Most core subjects are condensed into the first semester, creating “occasional strains,” but “the school works hard to schedule exams and deliverables to avoid overwhelming students.” Being part of Cornell also “creates opportunities in multiple related disciplines, from engineering to city planning to agriculture.”


PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
98



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Two-Year-MBA/Curriculum/Immersion-Learning/Sustainable-Global-Enterprise

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Johnson’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise is a global leader in pioneering new approaches to business model creation, generating applied research geared toward the development of crucial new managerial skills and capabilities. Our expertise lies in identifying revolutionary processes and techniques for the commercialization of next-generation, clean technologies, and business-led solutions to global poverty. http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Center-for-Sustainable-Global-Enterprise

Career overview

Career Rating
97
Average Starting Salary
$111,717

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
85%
School Facilitiated
14%
Graduate Facilitated
2%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

37%
Finance/Accounting
23%
Consulting
17%
Marketing
15%
General Management
4%
Other
4%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

57%
Northeast
18%
West
8%
Southwest
6%
Mid-Atlantic
6%
South
5%
International
5%
Midwest

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 37% $100,000 $102,481 $65,000 $140,000
Consulting 23% $135,000 $127,168 $60,000 $140,000
Marketing / Sales 17% $103,000 $102,770 $66,000 $125,000
General Management 15% $100,000 $102,633 $50,000 $136,944
Other 4% $160,000 $165,556 $60,000 $180,000
Operations / Logistics 4% $115,000 $100,250 $45,000 $128,000
Human Resources 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 30% $100,000 $101,720 $65,000 $140,000
Consulting 22% $135,000 $128,092 $60,000 $140,000
Technology 14% $115,000 $112,160 $75,000 $136,944
Consumer Products 10% $100,000 $98,913 $80,000 $110,000
Other 7% $160,000 $134,938 $81,000 $180,000
Manufacturing 5% $110,000 $104,545 $75,000 $115,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 5% $106,500 $103,667 $50,000 $125,000
Media / Entertainment 2% $87,500 $86,500 $66,000 $105,000
Petroleum / Energy 2% $110,500 $104,000 $70,000 $125,000
Real Estate 2% $100,000 $106,250 $95,000 $130,000

Prominent Alumni

Irene Rosenfeld '75
CEO, Kraft Foods Inc.

H. Fisk Johnson ’84
CEO and Chairman of S.C. Johnson

Dan Hesse '77
CEO, Sprint Nextel Corp.

Kyung-Bae Suh '87
President and CEO, AmorePacific Corporation

Nancy Schlichting '79
CEO, Henry Ford Health System

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$59,500
Tuition (Out-State)
$59,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
585


Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

One student calls the Johnson crowd “some of the most intelligent, driven, passionate people I have ever been around.” Each class brings “diverse perspectives from past work experiences and cultural backgrounds,” and “there is a strong environment of collaboration”; despite “healthy competition,” the majority of students “study together in Sage” and “informally tutor others for exams.” When free time can be found, students enjoy spending it with each other” at local bars, playing on one of our many intramural teams, participating in a club event or going to hockey games,” such as those of the Frozen Assets, the women’s ice hockey team.

The community is “as tightly knit as can be,” partly “because we’re so far from a major city, but also because faculty and second-year students stress mutual support and collaboration.” The somewhat remote location in Ithaca is “a gift,” as “it forces you create new social circles with your classmates.” Johnson students have access to the entire Cornell campus, including its facilities and other student clubs and activities. With so much to do, some life planning can be in order. One student advises, “Choose one to two professionally-focused club(s), one socially-focused club, and one sports-focused club. I find most students follow this 2-1-1 approach and are incredibly invested in their activities.” Every Thursday, the whole Johnson community comes together for the “well-attended” Sage Social (which provides food and drinks for everyone, and sometimes themed events); social circles are “fluid,” with many activities attended by students of all backgrounds and interests. The best way to describe a Johnson student is this: “they take their work seriously but not themselves.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Judi Byers
Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Address
111 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

Phone
607-255-4526

Fax
607-255-0065

Email
mba@johnson.cornell.edu
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Key Stats

1,833
Applicants
585
Size
30%
Acceptance Rate

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