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By David Schuette on 6/12/2014 9:18 AM
After two years of business, it’s time for a break and some reflection.
By Richard Coyle on 6/5/2014 9:08 AM
Classes have wrapped up here in Sage Hall, and the Institute has had another full year.  After recruiting a new crop of 26 fellows, we launched into a hosting a conference on “Innovation in Latin America” in New York City in the fall, followed by a series of premiere speakers on campus, such as

o   Mark Hutchinson, President and CEO, GE China

o   Beth Keck, Sr. Director, Corporate Affairs, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

o   Roberto Perli, Partner, Policy Research, Cornerstone Macro

o   Dr. Eswar Prasad – EMI Academic Fellow, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  Author of “The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance”.

o   Leora Klapper, Lead Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Research Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank

o   H.E. Elena Poptodorova, Ambassador of Hungary to the United States

o   H.E. Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico to New York

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By James McNulty on 5/28/2014 12:34 AM

This is going is the last post for the CQEMBA as a class of 2014 blogger.

As of Sunday, May 24, 2014, I am a graduate of the CQEMBA program.

By Camilla Morgan on 5/13/2014 4:02 PM
Haven’t hit the “submit” button yet? There is still time to apply, but we recommend completing your application as soon as you can – space is limited. The Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA starts in late June or early July (depending upon your location), and the Cornell Executive MBA starts in late July. 

We’re happy to walk you through the application process, discuss how the programs work, and connect you with current students or alumni.  We also have a few more online information sessions scheduled this season, as well as additional in-person events in New York.  For a complete list of remaining events, click here

Recently submitted?  Continue working with us. We’ll keep you updated regarding any outstanding application requirements. Our team looks forward to speaking with many of you in the coming weeks during admissions interviews.

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By Laura Guzman on 5/11/2014 6:08 PM
I am in the very dated habit of writing a postcard to my grandmother almost every time I travel, taking a few minutes to share a reflection on my latest adventure. While certainly there are a number of more convenient means to do this these days – email, Facebook, a phone call – I appreciate the lost art of the hand-written note.

...Today, I have another opportunity to give a report postmarked to all of you current and would-be students...
By Rhett Weiss on 5/9/2014 5:00 PM
The January – March 2014 quarter saw a first for Cornell: In partnership with MasterCard and MasterCard Labs, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (EII) launched the MasterCard Innovation Express (MCIE) competition at Cornell. This is the first MCIE to be held on a university campus. MCIE challenges four selected teams to leverage MasterCard technology to deliver a new MasterCard product or solution that will appeal to university students and/or young professionals.

Each team of eight has six students — including MBAs, engineers, graphics artists, and videographers — plus two MasterCard employees. They will convene in Ithaca to create prototypes, plans, and videos during a 48-hour hackathon starting Friday, May 2. The teams then will pitch their concepts the following Sunday to judges both for prizes and the possibility that MasterCard will commercialize the best concepts. Among last quarter’s repeats:

Project Mentors Program. Through PMP, EII again has connected 12 MBA...
By Lakshmi Bhojraj on 4/30/2014 2:53 PM
If you’re looking for an exceptional MBA graduate program in the field of investment management, you’ve come to the right place.  The Parker Center for Investment Research at Johnson provides MBA students with the opportunity to manage real money for real investors at a state-of-the-art analytical facility, under the guidance of faculty and alumni investment professionals.  Our $7 million Cayuga Fund is a stand-alone legal entity and an integral part of the asset management curriculum at Johnson, teaching students not only how to “go long” stocks but also the art of shorting.  We have deep ties to industry through our highly regarded events such as the MBA Stock Pitch Challenge, and the Women in Investing conference; and our corporate sponsors include many top-tier firms such as Fidelity Investments, Capital Research Group, Wellington Management, State Street Global Advisors, MFS, T. Rowe Price, CFA Institute, BNY Mellon, PIMCO, Putnam Investments and American Century Investments. 

For students, we provide...
By Christine Chang on 4/25/2014 12:12 AM
A defining characteristic of Johnson: Generosity, which flows into, out of, and within Sage Hall.
By Tammy Wu on 4/23/2014 7:03 PM
One of the unique things about the CQEMBA program is that we graduate with two MBA degrees – one from Queen’s and one from Cornell.  That means that next month, during graduation week-end, we will have the privilege of attending convocation ceremonies at both schools.  At Cornell, this will involve both a Johnson School ceremony as well as a university-wide commencement. 



While the pomp and circumstance will bring a meaningful conclusion to our academic journey, I am most excited about catching up with classmates, meeting their families, and socializing without the pressure of deliverables.  I am also looking forward to meeting some of our professors with whom we have interacted virtually, but haven’t yet met in person. 



We have some amazing classmates – some who have been working hard to pull together a class party in Ithaca, others who have been communicating with teammates to build momentum for our class fundraising campaign, and still others who have made the commitment to keep our class connected post-MBA.  It’s fantastic to see the enthusiasm for both our schools.

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By Camilla Morgan on 4/17/2014 3:58 PM
Both Executive MBA programs at Cornell start in the summer.  We only have one start date per year for our programs.  So, if you would like to start one of our programs this year, I recommend applying soon.

The Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA Program starts in late June or early July, depending upon your location.  (For the specifics related to your region, check out the program schedule.)  And, due to the boardroom nature of this program, we have a limited number of seats in each region.  Consequently, we strongly recommend that anyone interested in starting this program apply by mid-May.  Depending upon your location, we may have some flexibility related to this date, but to be safe, please consider applying by then, if not before.

The Cornell Executive MBA Program starts about a month later, in late July.  (For more details, take a look at the program schedule.) ...