Welcome New Students

Amanda ShawCongratulations to our Admitted Students for the One-Year MBA Class of 2015 and the Two-Year MBA Class of 2016!

Amanda Shaw, '00 MBA '05
Executive Director, Student Services

Things you can and should do now:

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Start Meeting Your Classmates Online

Click on these links to request to join the closed Facebook groups for the Cornell MBA Class of 2016 or the Cornell One-Year MBA Class of 2015.

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Financial Aid

Make a financial plan – research your financial aid options.

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One-Year MBA students need to arrange for housing beginning early May. Two-Year students need to arrange for housing beginning late July/early August.  You don't want to be still getting settled when Orientation and classes begin.

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Career Planning

Take steps now to prepare for your MBA job search.

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Academic Preparation

Review suggestions for ensuring you are ready for our fast-paced core curriculum.

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Computer Requirements

Review requirements and recommendations for our computing environment.

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International Students

Get started on your Visa process.

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Ready to Commit?

Accept your offer and pay your enrollment deposit.

Important Dates

(TENTATIVE AND subject to change)

Week of May 5, 2014

One-Year MBA (Ithaca and New York) Programs Begin

We advise that you arrive in Ithaca early to get settled. Once classes begin you won't have time to get your phone turned on, etc. Your program starts the week of May 5, 2014, so we encourage one-year Ithaca-based students to look for an apartment lease start date that will allow you to move in before the week of May 5.

Week of July 28th

Quantitative Skills for the Core Pre-Orientation Math Review Course (aka "Math Camp")

We will begin inviting deposited students to this course in late spring, based on GMAT scores; other interested students will be able to join as seats become available in the summer.

Week of July 28th

International Student Orientation

International students who have not studied in the U.S. previously are encouraged to participate. Invitations will be issued in the spring.

Friday August 1 – Friday, August 15, 2014

Orientation Program and First Core Course

All new students are expected to be in Ithaca for the entire orientation period.

On or before Monday, August 18, 2014

Additional Core Courses Begin Meeting

New Students Communication Tools

New Students Web Site
Right here you'll find everything you need in one place like important dates, housing information, and to-do lists in the spring. 

Sage News
Our email newsletter to deposited students with all the latest news and updates will begin in late spring.  Please be sure we have your current email address in your Admissions file. Contact your application manager if you have any changes.

Explore Your Options

Download the New Johnson iPad App

iPad App
Visit Ithacagorge waterfall
Downtown Ithaca