Cornell University



    S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University has designed a learning environment of small and selective classroom environments to foster the close-knit community that is the hallmark of the business school’s education.  They state that this is how they have consistently delivered a rich, unique educational experience and became one of the of the world’s leading business schools. Johnson leverages the resources of it’s parent school, Cornell University, to deliver a rigorous curriculum that is tailored to the individual needs of each students.  The culture was developed around three fundamentals:

    • A performance-learning approach that goes beyond typical job-based learning to achieve an understanding of the demands of the real world.
    • The Cornell connections that will give students unlimited resources in research, teaching and alumni networks.
    • The intense, collaborative community that cultivates team skills and puts students at the top of recruiter lists.

    Johnson has a focus on teaching students how to harness the strengths of their peers and co-workers and combine them with their own strengths to create progressive, high-performance solutions to complex business situations.

    Through coursework and interaction with students a faculty, students broaden their interests and pursuits of future business endeavors.  Also, the programmes small-sized classrooms give students a much more personalised experience and helps them to develop strong teamwork and leadership skills.  The goal of the programmes is to have students emerge as impactful leaders who will make highly valuable contributions to their organisations and society as a whole. Johnson has developed the strategic plan of performance learning, creating connections and providing a collaborative community to develop business leaders who create and transform successful organisations, create research and new knowledge that shapes practices and train the next generation of management scholars.  These objectives help bridge the knowledge created and gained with organisations and people outside the school.


    The MBA Programme is offered in a full-time and accelerated format and is based around immersion learning.  The teaching methodology is an intense, hands-on style that combines integrated cutting-edge coursework and field projects, coaching by business leaders, problem-solving activities under real business conditions and an optional consulting focus.  Performance learning is embedded throughout both programmes and students apply theories and models through intensive learning activities. Five concentrations are offered in the areas of:

    • Consulting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Leadership and Ethics
    • Global Business Management
    • Sustainable Global Enterprise

    The Full-time MBA Programme is 21 months long and includes a summer internship between years one and two.  It begins in August with a two-week orientation that provide a strong foundation of business skills.  The first year focuses on core courses and the second year allows students to choose from electives.

    The Accelerated MBA Programme begins with an intense, 10-week summer term that covers core courses, leadership programmes and professional development coursework.  The remaining core courses are completed in the fall semester along with a management practicum and two-week internship.  Electives are taken in the spring semester and immersion and performance learning programmes are also included. Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 4.25.32 PM

    The Cornell Executive MBA Programme is comprised of a general management curriculum and is delivered through a weekend format.  Classes are held on alternating weekends and divided in to four terms for a total of 22 months.  Each term begins with a week residence at Cornell University campus, followed by four residence weekends at the IBM Palisades Executive Conference Center. The curriculum consists of a comprehensive, integrated schedule with a cross-functional focus on general management techniques.  The courses are designed to develop a solid understanding of functional areas of business and strategic decision making abilities. Students also participate in a global business project during the second year as well as an innovation and new venture management project.  These programmes are designed to have executives apply their skills in evaluating ideas, formulating business plans, finding sources of venture capital and building an organsiation capable of sustainable growth.  Above to the right is a programme schedule, provided by Johnson.

    Executive Education Programmes are also offered in the form of customised programmes that have a goal to drive results for organisations.  The university integrates real business projects and integrated learning processes that will enhance the educational experience of participants and teach them how to apply new knowledge and theories.  The programmes core focus is on the development of knowledge in innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, strategy and leadership.

    Global MBA Rankings

    Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the US

     Job Integration Rate

    According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s Business School Ranking

    • High:  92% job offer three months post-graduation

    Social Media Presence


    General Information

    S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management Sage Hall Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853-6201 United States t: 800-847-2082 (US and Canada) or +1 607-255-4526 e: w:

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