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MBA Application Overview

We look forward to receiving your application.

  • Create Your Johnson Application Account
  • Review the Important Dates for Application Deadlines
  • Schedule a Visit: Class visits will resume in late August when students arrive back on campus. If you would like to schedule during this time please contact mba@johnson.cornell.edu.
  • Connect with Current Students and Alumni: Your Johnson Application account provides access to the Johnson Admissions Portal where you can connect with recent alumni and current students via email. You will also receive invitations to Johnson Admissions Events in your area.
  • Interviews by Invitation: We send interview invitations throughout each round and offer a variety of options for interviews. We encourage you to visit Ithaca for an interview with admissions staff or second-year MBA student, especially if you have not visited campus before. If you cannot travel to Ithaca, we also offer Skype interviews.
  • Final Decisions: You will receive a final decision on the notification date for your round. We will post a link to your decision letter in the Johnson application system and you will receive an email message when the letter is available.

Application Requirements

  • Johnson at Cornell University application
  • Resume
  • Two required essays (third optional)
  • List of activities
  • Two recommendations (third optional)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary coursework and degrees
  • GMAT or GRE score report
  • English Language Exam score report for applicants whose native language is not English (TOEFL, IELTS, or the Pearson Test of English)
  • Application fee of $200 in US currency

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Two-Year Application Deadlines

Round 1: October 1, 2014
Round 2: January 7, 2015
Round 3: March 11, 2015
Rolling Admissions: June 3, 2015

One-Year Application Deadlines

Round 1: October 1, 2014
Round 2: December 10, 2014
Round 3: February 4, 2015
Rolling Admissions: April 15, 2015

Johnson Means Business
November 5-6, 2015
Johnson Means Business

Johnson Means Business (JMB) is our diverse student hosting weekend on the Cornell campus. Learn about our MBA programs, and how to position yourself as a top candidate for MBA admissions.

Johnson Women in Business
October 29-30, 2015
Johnson Women in Business

At Johnson Women in Business (JWIB) experience our MBA programs and gain valuable information on mentorship and flexibility in the Johnson community.

Admissions Office

Sage Hall, Room 111
Cornell University
Hours: M–F, 8 AM–4:30 PM ET
Closed during university holidays
Phone:  (607) 255-4526 or 
Fax:      (607) 255-0065
Email: mba@johnson.cornell.edu/p>

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