Students in the Cornell Executive MBA bring experience and commitment to a program that prepares them for the management challenges of the future. We actively seek and select students from a broad range of educational backgrounds, functional areas, and industries to create a diverse educational climate.

About the Cornell Executive MBA

  • Class size: Approximately 70
  • Entry date:  One class per year in July
  • Location:  Class weekends at the HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center in Palisades, New York.  (Round-trip shuttle service is available between Manhattan and Palisades.)  And, four one-week residential sessions in Ithaca, New York.
  • Number of Credits and Length of Program:  60 credits over a total of 22 months (including breaks)
  • Degree awarded:  Master of Business Administration from Cornell University
  • Comprehensive Tuition:  $176,104 for the class that enters in July 2017

Class Profile:

Cornell Executive MBA Class of 2018
  • Class Size: 68 
  • Average Age: 35
  • Average years of work experience: 11 
  • Women: 25%
  • Minority: 40%
  • Under Represented Minority*: 15%
  • Advanced Degrees: 28%

*Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American

Industry Profile:

  • Financial Services: 40%
  • Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals: 13%
  • Technology/Telecommunications: 9%
  • Manufacturing/Consumer Products: 7% 
  • Transportation/Logistics: 6%
  • Law/Legal Services: 6%
  • Hospitality/Retail/Entertainment: 3%
  • Consulting: 3%
  • Other: 13%

Geographic Representation:

  • New York: 53%
  • New Jersey: 26%
  • Connecticut: 7%
  • Pennsylvania: 6%
  • Florida: 3%
  • Other: 5%


Alumni Spotlight

Hannah Diddams

Hannah Diddams, Executive MBA Metro NY '14

Data Solutions & Innovation Manager, Global Agency Team

“Knowing that I completed an MBA, more so than the letters after my name, is about knowing that I have the endurance to succeed and that I was able to accomplish a great feat.”

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