New Students

Welcome New Students

Amanda ShawCongratulations to our Admitted Students for the One-Year MBA Class of 2016 and the Two-Year MBA Class of 2017!

Amanda Shaw, '00 MBA '05
Assistant Dean for 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 2017 or the Cornell One-Year MBA Class of 2016.
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Sign-up for Destination Johnson

Register to attend our hosting weekend for accepted students, Destination Johnson, April 16-19, 2015.  This is a great way to meet faculty, current students, and your new classmates; and to check out campus and the Ithaca area.  Your partner and family members are welcome!
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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

March 6-7, 2015

One-Year Preview Weekend

Please join us in Ithaca March 6 and 7 for a welcome weekend focused on our new One-Year students. This is a great opportunity to meet your new classmates, current students and get a jump start on career and academic prep as well as housing and getting settled in Ithaca. Your spouse or partner is invited to attend the weekend as well, and will have a chance to meet current student partners. Information will be posted soon on how to register for the weekend.

April 16-19, 2015

Destination Johnson

Destination Johnson is a great way for accepted students to meet future classmates, faculty, and staff. We encourage you to bring your partner and family and explore not only the campus, but Ithaca and the beautiful Finger Lakes Region. You will find the itinerary and information on registration here.

Week of May 10, 2015

One-Year MBA 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 10, 2015, 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 10.

Wednesday, July 29 – Friday, July 31

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.

Thursday, July 30 – Friday, July 31

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, July 31 – Sunday, August 2, 2015

Exemption Exams

Sunday, August 2 – Friday, August 14, 2015

Orientation Program and First Core Course

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

New Students Communication Tools

New Students Web Site

Check this site regularly, as it will be updated with 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.

Are You Social?

Do you Tweet like the Wind?

Post with the Most?

Then Apply to Become a Johnson Social Ambassador

Visit Ithacagorge waterfall

Downtown Ithaca