See What Global Really Means
Global isn’t a buzz word. It’s a fact of business.
The dynamic global economy is fundamentally changing today’s approach to business. Organizations have to rethink everything about how to engage with a wide range of emerging markets, including rapidly evolving economies such as China’s and India’s. That’s why our approach to business education — whether one of our MBA or PhD programs or our many executive education programs — prepares tomorrow’s leaders for success on a global scale.
We’re known for our innovative, international education initiatives. Our Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise creates opportunities for students to engage in applied research focused on the triple bottom line — consideration of the environmental, societal, and economic impacts of businesses on a global level. Our Emerging Markets Institute provides thought leadership on the roles of emerging markets in the global economy and offers students educational experiences via coursework, international study trips, practicums, and exchange programs. Our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute fosters the three most critical components of entrepreneurship and innovation: knowledge, through thought leadership in research, courses, and experiential learning; networking, through connecting students, faculty, researchers, alumni, inventors, investors, advisors, and mentors; and opportunity, through facilitating hands-on involvement with startups, commercialization initiatives, and other businesses.
The Cornell MBA experience goes beyond theory and case studies to offer students opportunities to interact with corporate leaders from around the world, to grapple with real challenges global businesses are facing today, and to develop creative, tangible solutions that address those challenges. Through international study trips, student exchanges, internships, and worldwide projects, you’ll consult and collaborate with clients in a wide range of countries and industries.
Our MBA programs constantly evolve to stay ahead of global business trends. We launched the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA in 2014 — an MBA focused on leading in the digital economy. We also developed a dual-degree MBA in partnership with Beijing’s Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance that will offer Cornell MBA students firsthand insights into the Chinese business ecosystem while introducing Chinese executives to Cornell’s top instruction and global management concepts. Announced in 2014, the inaugural students for this program will begin in 2015.
Johnson’s student body reflects the diversity of today’s dynamic global economy: Nearly 30 percent of our Two-year MBA in Ithaca class of 2016 is international, hailing from more than 30 countries. That diversity guarantees that our students will hear and exchange a broad spectrum of perspectives in class discussions and in project teams.