Introduction

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University offers three full-time residential MBA programs, each of them challenging yet distinct and defined by tight-knit, supportive communities of their own. The Two Year MBA, One Year MBA and Johnson Cornell Tech MBA.

The Two year MBA Program is a good choice for those looking to move into management roles or change industries. This is a full-time program that gives students the chance to participate in student organizations, develop their leadership capabilities, enjoy a family-friendly town, and earn a flexible MBA that will empower them to make an impact. The duration of the program is 2 years, with 4 semesters and a summer internship. The total yearly cost will be US$$96,948.

The One Year MBA Program is perfect for career enhancers, accelerated and intense. Therefore, applicants must already have an advanced degree or certification. As a One-Year MBA, students will work closely with other students in both the Two-Year and Johnson Cornell Tech MBA programs, participate in student clubs, take advantage of life in Ithaca, and learn how to improve their leadership style. The total cost for the program is US$142,806

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA degree program is for students interested in applying business principles at the intersections of technology, entrepreneurship, law, computer science, and engineering. Students begin the program in Ithaca, New York, then move to Cornell Tech in New York City where they will take business courses and tech electives while working on interdisciplinary, hands-on projects with other Cornell Tech graduate students in varying fields. The duration of the program is 1 year. Total cost of the program is US$153,906.

According to the latest employment report, 93% of the latest graduating class reported getting full time job offers within 3 months of graduation with an average base salary of US$125,578 and a signing bonus of US$31,604.

Join this program if you are interested in

Application Deadlines

Round 1: 8 October 2019

Round 2: 5 November 2019

Round 3: 8 January 2020

Application Fee: US$100

Admissions Facts

 Acceptance rate (full-time): 22%

Average age of new entrants: 28

 Requiring standardized test: GMAT/GRE

 Average GMAT score: 700

 Average GRE score: N/A

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 5-12 years

Application Essays

Season: 2020

1. Goals Statement

Use this short-answer section to succinctly share your short- and long-term goals. If you’re invited to interview, you will have the opportunity to elaborate on your statement further, and you should be prepared to connect your prior experience with your future aspirations.

Goals Statement Prompt:

A statement of your goals will begin a conversation that will last throughout the admissions process and guide your steps during the MBA program and experience. To the best of your understanding today, please share your short and long term goals by completing the following sentences and answering the enclosed short answer question (350 words maximum):

 

Immediately post-MBA, my goal is to work as a [Role] at [Company] within [Industry].

Targeted Job Role:
Target Job Company:
Industry:

In 5–10 years post-MBA, my goal is to work as a [Role] at [Company] within [Industry].

Targeted Job Role:
Target Job Company:
Industry:

 

How has your experience prepared and encouraged you to pursue these goals?

2. Back Of Your Resume Essay

This essay gives you the opportunity to present yourself as an individual. We encourage you to think about your proudest accomplishments, interests and passions, and personal highlights that will help us to get to know you as a person and potential community member. We value creativity and authenticity and encourage you to approach this essay with your unique style.

Alternative submission formats may include a slide presentation, links to pre-existing media (personal website, digital portfolio, YouTube, etc.), as well as visually enhanced written submissions. Maximum file size is 5 MB. If you choose to submit a written essay, please limit your submission to 350 words or fewer. Multimedia submissions should be under three minutes.

Back of Your Resume Essay Prompt:

The front page of your resume has given us a sense of your professional experience and accomplishments as well as your academic summary and extracurricular involvement. If the back page reflects “the rest of your story,” please help us get to know you better by sharing ONE example of a life experience, achievement, or passion that will give us a sense of who you are as a potential community member.

3. Table of Contents Essay

This essay is an opportunity to present yourself as an individual. We encourage you to think about your proudest accomplishments, moments of adversity that have been overcome, and interesting personal highlights that will help us to get to know you as a person and potential community member.

You are the author of your Life Story. Please create the table of contents for the book in the space provided or upload it as an attachment. We value creativity and authenticity and encourage you to approach this essay with your unique style. Alternative submission formats may include a slide presentation, links to pre-existing media (personal website, digital portfolio, YouTube, etc.), as well as visually enhanced written submissions.

Maximum file size is 5 MB. If you choose to submit a written Table of Contents, please limit your submission to 500 words or fewer. Multimedia submissions should be under 5 minutes.

4. Optional Essay

You may use this essay to call attention to items needing clarification and to add additional details to any aspects of your application that do not accurately reflect your potential for success at Johnson (350 words maximum).

If you are reapplying for admission, please use this essay to indicate how you have strengthened your application and candidacy since the last time you applied for admission. Please also review our Application Guide for additional information about reapplying (350 words maximum).

Park Leadership Fellows Program Essay ( Optional, Two Years MBA Only)

The Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program is a two-year, full-tuition fellowship award for Two-Year MBA candidates in Ithaca who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential and who are committed to making an impact within their communities. Each year, fellowships are awarded to up to 25 incoming students with the expectation that they will participate in additional leadership and personal development activities outside of our regular curriculum, serve in leadership roles within the school, and complete a public service project by the time they graduate. The Park Fellowship is only available to U.S. citizens applying for the Two-Year MBA program.

Park Leadership Fellows Program Essay Prompt:

What is your greatest example of leadership and what personal qualities helped you succeed in that role? Please limit your submission to 500 words or fewer.

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2020

One recommendation is required, but you may submit up to two for review by the committee. You should seek recommendations from people capable of commenting on your professional, leadership, and intellectual capabilities. The most useful evaluations are from people who are able to speak with certainty about your leadership, maturity, team orientation, analytical skills, and interpersonal skills. Examples include a current supervisor, colleague, client, or former supervisor. If you are currently employed we recommend that one of your recommendations come from your direct supervisor. If you are still in school, we recommend asking an internship supervisor or an individual who knows you from a leadership role.

Interested in CORNELL? We can help!

Getting into CORNELL is hard, but it’s not impossible. We are certain that our expert consultants will be able to help you in your journey. Simply fill in the form below and our MBA consultants will be in touch to provide you more details to help you start with your CORNELL application.

-
-
  
            

Want to speak to a MBA consultant instead?

If you are short of time and want to hear from an admissions expert ASAP, call us right now at +65 6812 9999 to have a chat. We can even arrange a one-on-one meeting for you.

Useful resources