Johnson Means Business

October 20-21, 2016

Johnson Means Business (JMB) is our diverse and LGBTQ student hosting event on the Cornell campus. 

  • Experience Johnson at Cornell University and learn about the Johnson MBA
  • Gain valuable information about applying to a top MBA program   
  • Meet Johnson students, faculty, staff, and alumni

Selected applicants will also be invited to attend Johnson's sixth annual Diversity Symposium on Friday, October 21st.

Participants will be eligible to receive an invitation to interview throughout the application cycle along with a Johnson application fee waiver for use during the 2017 application year. Candidates applying via The Consortium will receive up to a $200 travel voucher in lieu of the Johnson application fee waiver.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience student life at Johnson. Selected applicants will be hosted during their visit by current students, but will be responsible for all other travel expenses to Ithaca.

The application for JMB 2016 is now closed as the event has reached registration capacity.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at


Thursday, October 20

8:00 am - 10:00 pm


Sage Hall Atrium

8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Luggage Storage
112 Sage Hall 

8:00 am - 10:00 am


Sage Hall Atrium

8:40 am - 1:10 pm

Optional Class Visits

Various Classrooms

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Optional Sage Hall and Cornell Campus Tours

Departs from Sage Atrium
10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Ask Admissions
Sage Hall Atrium
11:00 am -12:45 pmLunch
Sage Hall Atrium

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

LGBTQ Preview Lunch

Statler-Taverna Banfi

1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

JMB Welcome & MBA Programs Overview

B09 Sage Hall

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm


3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Student Panel

B09 Sage Hall

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Sage Social

Sage Hall Atrium

5:00 pm -5:30 pmJMB luggage pick up
112 Sage Hall 
5:45 pm
Travel to Coltivare
Sage Bus Kiosk

6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception


8:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Travel to CTT and Johnson
Sage Hall

Friday, October 21

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Luggage Storage

112 Sage Hall

7:30 am - 8:00 am
Sage Hall Atrium

8:00 am - 9:45 am

JMB Workshop: The Innerview

B08 Sage Hall

9:45 am - 9:55 am

Intro to Interview Prep

B08 Sage Hall

9:55 am - 10:10 am

Group Photo

Outside of Sage Hall

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Interview Prep

Various Locations

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

JMB Closing

B08 Sage Hall

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Diversity Symposium Welcome & Lunch

Sage Hall Atrium

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Keynote Address

Sage Hall Atrium

 Marlon Nichols, MBA '11, Founder & General Partner, Cross Cultural Ventures
 "Disruptive Leadership: Challenging Norms to Achieve Lasting Impact"

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Johnson Talk

B09 Sage Hall

 Creating Connections: Gaining the Edge

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Johnson Talk

B09 Sage Hall

 Forging Your Own Path: Anything is Possible
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Consortium Student Information Table
Sage Hall Atrium
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Break/Campus Store trip/Travel to Statler

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Statler Ballroom Foyer

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Diversity Symposium Alumni Awards

Statler Ballroom 

and Wilbur Parker Tribute

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dessert Reception

Statler Ballroom

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Close of Diversity Symposium

Statler Ballroom

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