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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.) ...
By Camilla Morgan on 3/19/2014 4:35 PM
In my last post, I asked, “What can you contribute?”  As we close out our series on what we’re looking for in Executive MBA candidates, I’ll ask, “Are you ready?”  Readiness relates to the motivation and commitment required to be successful in our program.

Consider the following when determining whether an Executive MBA Program is the right fit for you.

How will you make time for the program? Completing an Executive MBA program requires hard work and dedication.  On average, our students find that they devote 20 to 25 hours per week on the program.  Sometimes that number is higher, particularly around exam times, or when a topic may be new to you.

Most people can find that time in their schedule, but you have to look for it.  Planning is key.  It is important to consider when you’re going to study and what you might have to sacrifice to find that...
By Camilla Morgan on 2/7/2014 3:26 PM
In my last two posts, I have introduced two important admissions factors – experience and academic readiness. In this post, we’ll focus on the third factor, ability to contribute to the classroom experience.

A great benefit of enrollment in an Executive MBA program is being in an environment where you can learn with and from peers who have had diverse experiences. In order to create this environment, in admissions, we look to enroll a diverse class in terms of life experience, career progression, industry representation, and functional background, among other areas. This diversity enhances classroom discussions, as well as small team discussions.

To ensure that candidates entering the program can add to this peer-to-peer learning environment, we not...
By Camilla Morgan on 1/13/2014 11:27 AM
Happy New Year!

Our team enjoyed a fun and relaxing holiday break.  We’re back, refreshed, and ready to enter our busy application season!

Last month, we introduced a four-part series focused on what we’re looking for in candidates. While organizational experience contributes to a successful Executive MBA experience, a strong academic foundation is also necessary. In our second installment, we’ll focus on your application from an academic perspective.

As you begin reflecting on your academic background, consider the following:

We closely evaluate your marks in all courses. We read transcripts line by line; we don’t just focus on the bottom line GPA.  We want to know what courses you took, how you did, and if there were trends in your performance. Our programs feature a mix of quantitative and qualitative coursework. And, while we welcome candidates from...
By Camilla Morgan on 12/4/2013 4:24 PM
Over the past few weeks, we have been hitting the road and speaking with candidates in all of our program regions. It is always great to meet our prospective students and catch up with our current students and alumni. One question that we receive often is, “What are you looking for in a candidate?” This is a tough question! We truly value diversity in our programs, so there is no right industry, functional specialty, or educational background needed to guarantee admittance or success in the program. Therefore, when answering this question, we tend to focus on characteristics that could apply to anyone in any field. To help articulate those characteristics, we’ve categorized them into four main areas. In this blog post, I’ll share some insights into the first category, Organizational Experience. As expected, Executive MBA students should have significant experience. We assess that experience by not only looking at the number of years of experience, but also the quality of those years. Ideal candidates...
By Camilla Morgan on 11/12/2013 2:52 PM
Welcome to the admissions blog for the Executive MBA programs at Cornell University!  We offer two innovative and unique Executive MBA programs – the Cornell Executive MBA, in Metro NYC, and the Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA, in cities across the US, Canada, and Latin America.  In this blog we will share information about the programs, our students, and admissions activities. 

We recently began the search for our Class of 2016, and we’re looking forward to bringing together diverse classes of intelligent, successful, and motivated individuals who are looking to enhance their skills and advance their careers.

While you can learn a great deal about our programs on the website, we’d like to get to know you. We invite you to meet our team during an admissions event. We’re formatting our event schedule a bit differently this year. We think you’ll enjoy the variety of events that we will be hosting, including those offered online and in-person. Here’s a look at our upcoming offerings:

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