Program Details

The Two-Year MBA at Cornell University offers an innovative, real-world learning experience to help students achieve both immediate and long-term career success.

We combine proven business fundamentals with a strong emphasis on applied learning, individually-focused study, leadership development, and valuable, usable knowledge to advance you in business and beyond. And we offer this experience within a truly collaborative environment where a small class size, engaged professors, and supportive alumni create a launch pad for lifelong career opportunities, valuable business connections, and friendships.

The Cornell MBA difference:

Gain the knowledge and skills that companies want

After interviewing and surveying more than 1,000 corporate recruiters and others, we’ve developed a clear picture of what it takes to not only succeed but thrive in today’s fast-paced business environment and connected world. The digital age requires not just great critical thinkers, but great doers who can roll up their sleeves and lead others to execute innovative business solutions.

The benefits you can expect with a Cornell MBA are just as real as the learning experience. Last year, 94 percent of our graduates were successfully employed upon completing our program and, equally important, our alumni share countless stories of how this program provides invaluable connections that unlock opportunities.

Who should apply

  • professionals seeking career advancement or career change
  • entrepreneurs planning or joining a start-up venture
  • any career-oriented individual who believes:
    • collaboration produces the best solutions
    • digital technology is key for innovation
    • great ideas + great execution = success
    • the right connections promote business and friendship

“global” is today’s business environment and not just a buzzword


Matthew Hunt, MBA ’16
Matthew Hunt, MBA ’16

My experience being able to work across campus lines and the encouragement from the administration to do so has regularly reinforced my decision to come here over other programs. Read More...