New Students

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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Required Forms

Be sure you have completed required forms for Health History and Immunization Records, ID Card, Health Insurance, etc.
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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

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.

Now Through Your Arrival -- Various Deadlines

University To Do List for Grad Students

This list includes both REQUIRED and optional Cornell University forms, i.e., Health History and Immunization Compliance, ID Card Requests, Health Insurance, etc.

Wednesday, July 30 – Friday, August 1 

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 31 – Friday, August 1

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 – Sunday, August 3, 2014

Exemption Exams

Sunday, August 3 – Thursday, August 14, 2014

Orientation Program and First Core Course

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

Tuesday, August 5 – Thursday, August 14, 2014

Leading Teams, NCC 5040 and Orientation Programs

Friday, August 15 – Wednesday, October 8, 2014

1st Half Core Courses: Accounting, Economics, and Marketing

Monday, September 1, 2014

LABOR DAY - First-year Core Courses Will Meet

Monday, October 13 – Friday, December 12, 2014

2nd Half Core Courses: Finance, Strategy, and Critical Thinking

Thursday, October 9 – Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall Break

Note: This is different than Cornell University's break

Wednesday, November 26 - Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Break

By Monday, December 15, 2014

2nd Half Core Course Final exams completed

Note: There may be career activities or international trips scheduled this week, through Friday, December 19

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015

Winter Break for First-year students

This is the shortest your break will be, depending on your chosen immersion program. The earliest immersions will begin is Monday, January 5, 2015; some will start later.  You will be able to confirm your immersion start date by mid-October.

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.

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