International Dual Degrees
In the year-long programs between Johnson and Katholique Universiteit Leuven and Universite Catholique de Louvain, Johnson students and exchange students from these Belgian institutions may earn dual MBA degrees if all requirements defined by the host institution are met. For KUL and UCL students at Cornell, this entails successfully completing thirty hours of approved coursework and two semesters of residency at Johnson. All other academic requirements for the MBA hold for exchange students.
After a year at KUL and UCL, Johnson's MBA candidates must return to Cornell for one semester of residency. Johnson students will earn 15 credits for the year-long experience at the Belgian partner institution and receive an MBA from both Johnson and the Belgian school.
MBA/MA Dual Degrees
Cornell University provides multiple opportunities for students to earn dual degrees. MBA candidates may pursue a dual MBA/MA degree in area studies programs at Cornell University. Except for the MBA/MA in Asian Studies (see below), arrangements for these are made on a case-by-case basis as students request such opportunities.
Of particular interest for graduate business students is the MBA/MA in Asian Studies. This program affords an opportunity for students interested in Asian business to combine the study of language and Asian area studies with the MBA. The program generally takes three- to three-and-a-half years to complete, with a three-semester (rather than four-semester) residency requirement. Successful completion of a one-year FALCON intensive language program may count as one of the two semesters of residency in the Graduate School required for the M.A. in Asian Studies. Fifteen "elective" Asian Studies credits can be applied against the sixty-credit total required by Johnson. Students should apply to both the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Cornell Graduate School; if denied admission to one of these programs, students may enroll in the other.