Cornell Tech MBA

This is the MBA re-engineered.

Earn an advanced business education that provides in-depth knowledge on the technologies, companies and industries changing the global landscape.

Who should apply?

Ideal MBA candidates for this program have a deep interest and connection to the tech industry as well as a strong academic background within science or engineering. Candidates without this academic background can still be considered but will need to show familiarity with technical tools in programming, prototyping and/or within engineering communities. All applicants, regardless of their undergraduate degree, should reflect the entrepreneurial and innovation-driven mission of Cornell Tech.

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Program Format

It’s a one-year program in the heart of New York City’s global tech hub. That’s half the time of a traditional MBA, but with twice the intensity.

  • Your initial introduction to the MBA degree will start on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York with a ten-week intensive program of core business and leadership education.
  • On your 11th week, you will move to the New York City campus for nine months of rigorous, interdisciplinary, innovative entrepreneurial courses.
  • Throughout your time at Cornell Tech you will work closely with master’s students, building and producing relevant products within our co-curriculum program.
  • Through business projects, you and your project team solve issues or capitalize on innovation opportunities for startups and larger corporations.

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The Curriculum

The curriculum of the Johnson MBA at Cornell Tech is divided into two structures: Modules and Studio

Fall Semester
  • In the fall semester, there are four MBA modules alongside the co-curriculum which is taught in the Cornell Tech Studio. Most mornings will start with one of the modular courses and in the afternoon, you are in Studio for Company Challenges, Startup Ideas or Conversations in the Studio.
Spring Semester
Agility Credits
  • Agility credits will be offered each semester. Agility topics are decided by you, giving you the opportunity to choose topics to better inform your MBA experience. Some options from last year included: Human Computer Interaction, Startup Systems, Scrum and Agile Development, Storytelling for Startups and Corporate Governance.

Industry Engagement

As an MBA student at Cornell Tech, you will learn and grow through in-depth academic courses on campus as well as hands-on participation within companies and organizations that are transforming how people experience the convergence of technology and business today.

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