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Guide to Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell’s main weakness? Its location. However, the Cornell MBA is one of the finest in the world and a school of choice for people looking at a career in Finance with 37% of their most recent graduating class entering the industry.

About Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, sometimes known as “Cornell Johnson,” is a graduate business program. It is situated in Ithaca, New York. It was first established in 1946, but after receiving a $20 million donation from the family of industrialist and philanthropist Samuel Curtis Johnson, it was given its present name.

The Cornell Johnson MBA program is renowned for emphasizing a completely integrated learning environment. Internships, case studies, and visits to pertinent firms are used to accomplish this. Additionally, choosing a concentration area is something that students must do rather early in the MBA program. Investment banking, strategic operations, capital markets and asset management, and digital technology are a few examples of these areas of specialty.

Cornell Johnson’s Specialty

Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management is best known for:

  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Hotel Administration
  • Human Resources Management

Application Deadlines

Round 1:  September 22, 2022 | Round 2: January 10, 2023 | Round 3: April 11, 2023
Application Fee: US$200

Admissions Facts

Program length: 2 years
Acceptance rate (both programs): 39.6%
Average age of new entrants: 28
Required standardised test: GMAT/GRE
Average GMAT score (both programs): 710 | Average GRE Verbal/Quant score: 160 | Average GPA: 3.52
Require work experience: 2 years | Average work experience: 5 years

Application Essays

  • Season: 2022
  • Number of Essays: 

    • 1 Goal Statement
    • 1 required essay
  • Submission Deadline: Same as application deadline

Essay Topics
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)
At Cornell, our students and alumni share a desire to positively impact the organizations and communities they serve. Taking into consideration your background, how do you intend to make a meaningful impact on an elite MBA community? (350 words maximum)

Letters of Recommendation

  • Season: 2022
  • Number of Recommendations: 1
  • Submission Deadline: Same as application deadline

Choosing Recommenders:

A maximum of two recommendations may be submitted for consideration, but only one is necessary. Persons who can speak to the candidate’s leadership, professional, and intellectual talents should provide recommendations. An ex-supervisor, a co-worker, a customer, or your present supervisor are some examples. You just need a one-page letter of recommendation.

Additional Questions: Personal qualities and skills grid, plus two questions which are as follows,

  1. 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).
  2. If you are reapplying for admission, please use this essay to indicate how you have strengthened your application since the last time you applied for admission. Please also review our Application Guide for additional information about reapplying. (350 words maximum)