Overview

Applicants
1,600
Acceptance Rate
33%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.41
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

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

Deadlines


Round 1
October 8

Round 2
November 5

Round 3
January 8

Round 4
April 8

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

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No


Students Say

Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (housed within the larger SC Johnson School of Business) draws upon its parent institution’s research resources to give its student maximum opportunities. The school offers Oneand Two-Year, Tech, and Executive MBAs, as well as numerous degree programs and locations for study. The One-Year MBA is a full-time, residential degree located at the flagship campus in Ithaca, while the Two-Year program features the school’s unique immersion learning approach, partnering with Cornell Tech in New York City. Following a semester of core curriculum and team-based learning, this second Strategic Semester in Operations drops students into site visits, live cases, and electives in an area of the student’s choosing (One-Year students also get this option, though with reduced area offerings). Overall, the school “dedicates resources to help students succeed” in “consulting, banking, tech, marketing, general management, or a host of other career paths.” Students cite this “breadth and depth of programming” as one of Johnson’s greatest assets: “Johnson taps into the strength of programs at other Cornell schools and colleges to offer unique programs,” shares a student.

The school’s location contributes to “the intimate environment that makes the student body and faculty so close.” Faculty are available outside of regular office hours, which creates “an incredible support system from TAs to tutors from the second-year class.” Small core teams each “have a designated Johnson Leadership Fellow who coaches the teams, advising on best practices, and creates the space for team members to offer constructive feedback.” Everyone at Johnson “is motivated to diligently pursuing their best career path, while also introducing peers to new industries and possibilities.”

Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Product Management
Real Estate

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Data Science
Economics
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Policy & Regulation
Human Resources
Leadership/Management
Real Estate

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Real Estate

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
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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

Average Starting Salary
$126,353
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
91%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
74%
School Facilitiated
26%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
74%
School Facilitiated
26%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

32%
Finance/Accounting
25%
Consulting
24%
General Management
12%
Marketing
5%
Other
2%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

61%
Northeast
13%
Midwest
13%
West
6%
Southwest
3%
Mid-Atlantic
3%
South

Students Say

The goal of the school’s highly regarded Career Management Center is for students to not only get internships and job offers, but to be fully equipped with the skills necessary to take whatever diverging paths come their way. To that end, functionally aligned career workgroups, prep programs, and advising are all accessible on campus. Additionally, the “incredible alumni network” of more than 10,000 Johnson graduates are active practitioners of the school’s “pay it forward mentality,” giving back to the community when able. While still in attendance, Johnson students “take on informal leadership roles in recruiting activities by coaching peers/first-year students, offering case interview prep, [and technical] banking interview prep.” They all “have a lot of distinct prior work experiences and are willing to share,” which helps “everyone rise to the occasion for the betterment of the community.” Being located somewhat away from major cities, “recruiting can require more traveling at times, but the time spent … is more concentrated.” Plus, the administration and alumni “help to place [students] in internships, and the immersions help to convert those internships to full-time offers.”

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 32% $125,000 $128,254 $70,000 $150,000
Consulting 25% $139,365 $133,635 $80,000 $170,000
General Management 24% $120,000 $120,731 $50,000 $160,000
Marketing / Sales 12% $107,000 $104,955 $38,868 $125,000
Other 5% $180,000 $172,222 $90,000 $190,000
Human Resources 2%

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 28% $127,500 $133,126 $90,000 $150,000
Consulting 22% $140,000 $133,206 $80,000 $170,000
Technology 18% $129,996 $122,037 $38,868 $150,000
Consumer Products 10% $107,000 $106,524 $80,000 $140,000
Manufacturing 6% $115,000 $119,000 $100,000 $160,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 6% $115,000 $112,900 $104,000 $125,000
Other 6% $180,000 $157,000 $35,000 $190,000
Real Estate 2% $100,000 $96,000 $70,000 $110,000
Petroleum / Energy 1% $110,000 $108,333 $100,000 $115,000
Government 0%

Prominent Alumni

Mark Bertolini ?84
Chairman and CEO, Aetna

H. Fisk Johnson ?84
CEO and Chairman, SC Johnson

Jennifer Dulski ?99
Head of Groups & Community, Facebook

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

Maura Mottolese '93
CEO, Tate?s Bake Shop

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$69,440
Tuition (Out-State)
$69,440

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$16,800

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
564


Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

Life at Johnson “is very social,” and “students participate in every activity and often create their own clubs if something [doesn’t] already exist.” Students at Johnson “are always together, whether that's for an academic group class, a club board meeting, or for a social event.” Because of this, “there are plenty of opportunities to engage in clubs and develop leadership skills.” The school offers “a very inclusive environment” where “everyone hangs out together.” One student shares, “Without being in a big city with a lot of distractions, the focus is on hanging out and spending time getting to know each other.” Here, students can “embark on a wine tour, take a water-skiing class on a lake, and still enjoy cosmopolitan charms and access to big city life.” Plus, Ithaca “is fantastic for hiking and swimming in gorges.” Another enrollee says, “It's nice to escape away from a loud city and live somewhere quiet for two years.” And it’s even great for those with families: The Johnson community “offers a place for students’ partners and spouses and welcomes all.”

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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