Applications and Requirements

MBA + Graduate Degree Application Process & Johnson Requirements

In order to earn dual degrees, you must apply to and be accepted by both the Johnson and the Cornell school or department offering the other degree. You also need to inform both schools of your intent to pursue a dual degree program.

If you apply to both schools simultaneously, you will need to defer your coursework in one of the programs. Please see specific details in each dual degree offering.

If you are already enrolled in either the Johnson MBA program or another Cornell graduate degree program, you may apply to the other school any time before graduation.

Either during enrollment or your first year of study at Johnson, you must request and receive permission from the school's Academic Standards Committee to apply credits from the other degree program to your MBA.

To earn an MBA along with another Cornell graduate degree, these are the Johnson requirements:

  • 3 semesters in residence at Johnson
  • Completion of Johnson MBA core courses
  • Completion of required number of credits of Johnson MBA elective courses. Please see chart below for details for specific programs
Dual Degree Program Time Required Total Credits Required Core Credits Elective Credits Requirements
JD/MBA 3 Yr. 7 semesters or 3 years 47 22 25 May Start
JD/MBA 4 Yr. 8 semesters or 4 years 47 22 25 August Start
MD/MBA 3 semesters 47 22 22 May Start
MHA/MBA (Sloan - Health Admin) 5 semesters or 2 years 47 22 25 May Start Only
MILR/MBA (Industrial Labor Relations) 5 semesters or 2.5 years 47 22 25 August Start
MPSRE/MBA (Real Estate) 6 semesters or 3 years 47 22 25 August Start
Sequential Degree Program Time Required Total Credits Required Core Credits Elective Credits Requirements
BS/MBA (Bachelor of Science) 2 semesters post BS ~50 22 25 August (enroll into 30 grad-level credits during final year at Johnson)
MEng One-Year MBA 3 semesters or 1 year 47-51 22 22 May Start (after finishing MEng)
MPA/MBA (CIPA-Public Affairs) Individual Review 48 22 25 August (12 cr. advanced standing)