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Four different programs the same MBA from Cornell

  Two-year MBA
(Ithaca)
One-Year MBA
(Ithaca)
Executive MBA
(New York City)
Cornell-Queen’s
Executive MBA
Degree(s)
Awarded
Cornell University MBA Cornell University MBA Cornell University MBA Cornell University MBA and Queen’s University MBA
Applicant Career
Stage
Average 5 years professional work experience. Average 5 years professional work experience. Average 10-15 years work experience. Average 10-15 years work experience.
Participant
Profile
Average age 26; median
GMAT 700; percentage with advanced degrees 10-15%
Average age 27; median
GMAT 710; percentage with advanced degrees 75-85%
Average age 35; percentage with
advanced degrees
15-25%
Average age 37; percentage with advanced degrees
25-35%
Admissions
Requirements and Application Steps (in addition to application form)
Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE; TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable); interview. While not required for eligibility, this program is particularly 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. - 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 22 months 16 months (with a final project after the last class)
Start Date Early August Early May July 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 professionals who will maintain their careers while studying, the program is delivered in a combination of residency and class sessions. Intended for professionals who will maintain their careers while studying, the program is delivered in a combination of residency and videoconferencing class sessions.
Residency
Sessions
Four semesters of
residency
Three semesters of
residency (includes
summer)
Four one-week sessions spread across the program schedule and held on the Cornell University campus. Three sessions split between the Cornell and Queen’s 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 at the IBM Executive Conference Center in Palisades, NY. Class sessions are delivered via interactive multipoint videoconferencing to Boardroom locations in selected cities in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Colombia.
Class Sessions
Schedule
Primarily M-Th. Summer classes M-F. Remaining semesters
primarily M-Th.
Every other weekend, all day Saturday and Sunday morning. All day Saturday for three consecutive Saturdays with fourth Saturday off. (Occasionally classes are on a Sunday rather than a Saturday.)
Partner University N/A N/A N/A Canada’s Queen’s School of Business: #2 in the 2010 BusinessWeek ranking of MBA programs outside of the USA.
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, 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
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)
General Management
curriculum – no exemptions permitted; 60 credit
hours in total (courses
plus major projects)
General Management
curriculum – no elective courses nor exemptions permitted; 60 credit
hours in total (courses
plus major projects)
Teamwork This program uses a variety of team formations. This program uses a variety of team formations. Teams are formed at the beginning of each term. Self-selected teams are also formed for various projects. Participants are organized into Boardroom Learning Teams, typically 6-8 people, who attend the same Boardroom site in their home city. Teams stay intact for the length of the program.
Full-Tuition $111,896 for 2013-2015 $89,788 for 2013-2014 (which includes the summer term) $157,416 (class starting in 2013, all inclusive with the exception of the Global Business Project travel) $115,740 (class starting in 2013, all inclusive)