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Cornell Johnson Executive MBA Metro NY

The Cornell Johnson Executive MBA in Metro NY is a 60-credit, four-term, 22-month program beginning in July. While every term begins with a week-long residency at the Ithaca campus, classes during the duration of the terms take place every other weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) at the HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center in the Palisades, New York. Round-trip shuttle services are provided for travel between the Palisades and Manhattan.


Designed for students that have already earned several years of professional work experience, the Cornell Executive MBA in Metro NY focuses on the concept of general management and “a holistic view of how an organization works.”

Core coursework is completed in the first year of the program, with “advanced and strategic coursework,” according to Cornell, concluding in the second year. Students primarily explore two themes in coursework: innovation and global experience. Students are offered electives beginning during the winter residential sessions, with each student completing three elective courses out of a possible ten.

Class Profile

The Executive MBA Metro NY Class at Cornell features 70 students that are around 36-years old. About 27 percent of the class is made up of female students.


Johnson’s Career Management Center (CMC) offers a wide range of career counseling services, including one-on-one career advising with one of eight professional counselors, networking events and an online job posting system. The CMC also organizes career workgroups, through which second-year students teach groups of first-year students about working in particular functions. In addition, the CMC organizes a full schedule of on-campus recruiting events, with mid-October through November and late January through March dedicated to second-year recruiting and about two months for internship recruiting starting in late January. Johnson students have many opportunities to meet company representatives throughout the year through corporate presentations and club-sponsored guest speakers.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Current tuition for the Cornell Executive MBA in NY is $182,708, with terms subject to change up on the new academic year. Summer terms are currently priced at $15,000, with non-summer terms coming at $36,526.

To help students finance their studies, Johnson offers a range of merit-based scholarships. Admitted students are automatically considered for certain merit-based awards, and about 30 percent of Johnson students receive related financial support. The most prestigious of scholarships offered to incoming students is the Park Leadership Fellowship, which provides a full-tuition grant to up to 25 entrants. Johnson is part of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an organization devoted to promoting diversity in business schools. MBA candidates may apply through this program to Johnson, and they are then eligible for full-tuition fellowships. For those applicants who did not receive awards during their first year, there is one scholarship opportunity open to returning students, the Fried Fellowship. There is also a variety of loan options available to Johnson students, including federal loan programs for U.S. citizens and private loans for international students. Johnson has partnered with Quorum Federal Credit Union to offer international students loans that do not require a cosigner.


Before traditional submission, applicants are expected to complete a pre-assessment to review if they are possible fits for the program.

After passing the pre-assessment, applicants must provide each of the following:

Organizational chart
Four required essays
Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
Two letters of recommendation; one of the letters should be from your immediate supervisor
$200 application fee

Application deadlines are as follows:

Regular submission deadline: May 15, 2019

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