Compare Our Programs

Five different programs the same MBA from Cornell

  Two-year MBA
(Ithaca)
–class of 2016
One-Year MBA
(Ithaca)
- class of 2015
Cornell Tech MBA Cornell Executive MBA
(Metro NYC)
Cornell-Queen’s
Executive MBA

Degree(s)
Awarded

Cornell University MBA

Cornell University MBA

Cornell University MBA

Cornell University MBA

Cornell University MBA; Queen’s University MBA

Applicant Career
Stage

Average 5 years professional work experience.

Average 5.6 years professional work experience.

 

Average 13 years of post-undergraduate work experience

Average 14years of post-undergraduate work experience

Participant
Profile

Average age 28; median
GMAT 700.

Average age 29; median
GMAT 700.

Advanced degree or strong technical background

Average age 35; 30% of students with advanced degrees

Average age 38; 30% of students with advanced degrees

Admissions
Requirements and Application Steps (in addition to application form)

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE; TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable); interview.

This program is suited for those with advanced degrees or certifications such as MA, MS, MEng, CPA, CFA, or PMI and those interested in dual-degree programs like MBA/JD or MBA/MD, just to name a few; strong proven quantitative skills; GMAT or GRE; TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable); interview.

Technical/Science Degree, GMAT or GRE, and TOEFL for international applicants

  • Organizational experience and accomplishments (résumé, org. chart)
    • Academic readiness (university transcripts)
    • Ability to contribute to team and class learning processes (two letters of reference)
    • Motivation and commitment (personal statement, interview)
  • Organizational experience and accomplishments (résumé, org. chart)
    • Academic readiness (university transcripts)
    • Ability to contribute to team and class learning processes (two letters of reference)
    • Motivation and commitment (personal statement, interview)
 

Length

21 months (including
summer internship)

12 months

12 months

22 months

17 months (with a final project after the last class session)

Start Date

Early August

Mid May

May

July

late June or early July

Format

Intended for full-time
students, the program
is delivered over two
academic years separated with a summer break that can be used for internship positions.

Intended for full-time
students, the program
is delivered in twelve
consecutive months.

Intended for full-time
students, the program
is delivered in twelve
consecutive months.

Intended for professionals who will maintain their careers while studying; the program is delivered in a combination of weekend class sessions and four, one-week residential sessions.

Intended for professionals who will maintain their careers while studying; the program is delivered in a combination of Saturday videoconferencing classes and three on-campus residential sessions.

Residency
Sessions

Four semesters of
residency.

Three semesters of
residency (includes
summer).

Summer residency held on the Cornell University campus.

Four one-week sessions spread across the program and held on the Cornell University campus.

Three sessions split between the Cornell University and Queen’s University campuses. The sessions are 7-15 days in length, and held at the beginning, middle, and end of the program.

Class Sessions and Location(s)

Class sessions are held in a classroom setting on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY.

Class sessions are held in a classroom setting on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY.

Class sessions are held in a classroom setting in New York City

Weekend courses are delivered in a classroom setting at the IBM Executive Conference Center in Palisades, NY.

Saturday class sessions are delivered via multi-point, interactive videoconferencing to Boardroom locations in select cities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Class Sessions
Schedule

Primarily M, T, Th.

Summer classes M, T, Th, F. Remaining semesters
primarily M-Th.

 

Every other weekend, all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

All day for three Saturdays  each month. (Occasionally classes are on a Sunday rather than a Saturday.)

Partner University

N/A

N/A

 

N/A

Queen’s  School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario

Partnership Arrangements

Numerous dual degree options with other Cornell colleges as well as international exchange program opportunities available with over 30 schools.

Dual degree options with the College of Engineering, Weill Medical College, College of Human Ecology, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the Law School, and the Baker Program in Real Estate.

 

N/A

Cornell University and Queen’s University each contribute half of the program faculty. Graduates earn two MBA degrees; one from each school.

Curriculum Design

Small core (exemptions may be permitted); Immersions in spring of 1st year; dual degree and exchange programs; 60
credit hours in total (20 core courses; 25 Johnson electives; remainder may be taken from approved graduate courses elsewhere at Cornell or in an international program).

Intense summer session focused on business fundamentals, leadership, and critical thinking
to complete most core requirements; flexible
fall and spring semesters for elective courses;
60 credit hours in total
(20 core courses; 15 credits advanced standing; 25 Johnson electives).

 

60 credit hour General Management
curriculum with electives offered during winter residential sessions.

60 credit hour General Management
curriculum designed to be completed in a lock-step format that is pre-determined prior to the start of classes.

Teamwork

This program uses a variety of team formations.

This program uses a variety of team formations.

 

New teams are formed at the beginning of each term. Teams are assigned during the first year of study; teams are self-selected during the second year of study.

Participants are organized into Boardroom Learning Teams, typically 5-8 people, who attend the same Boardroom site in their home city or region. Teams stay intact for the length of the program.

Full-Tuition

$112,000 for 2014-2015.

$93,000 for 2014-2015 (which includes the summer term).

 

$161,360 (classes starting in 2014

$121,530 (classes starting in 2014)