Two-Year MBA

This program provides the greatest opportunity to explore a variety of interests while developing leadership and management expertise.

Immersion programs, an internship, additional electives, along with club and group travel activities provide a broader set of experiences to explore new career directions.

Who should apply?

Applicants to our Two-Year MBA program value collaboration and want to hone their leadership skills. They already possess great leadership potential, and expect their MBA program to help them maximize it. They seek significant career growth and new opportunities. They want to be part of an intense, diverse, and authentic community, and want to attach Cornell’s Ivy League reputation to their own. Sound like you?

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Program format


Our Two-Year MBA program spans 21 months, including a summer internship between the two academic years. The program begins in August, with two weeks of orientation activities that provide a foundation of concepts and skills, as well as a warm introduction to your classmates, faculty and staff. After orientation, the intensity really begins.

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The Cornell MBA Two-Year Program in Ithaca Experience

The tight-knit community, quality research and accessible faculty are some of the reasons why Max Spivak, Cornell MBA '14, feels right at home in Ithaca at Johnson.


Immersion Learning

Our unique immersion program is an intense, hands-on semester in a specific industry or career interest. The experience combines

  • integrated cutting-edge coursework and fieldwork
  • outstanding faculty
  • coaching by leading business practitioners
  • problem solving under actual business conditions
  • optional consulting focus

Other schools may tout similar programs, but they don’t come close to ours.

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Student Blogs

Debra Yoo, MBA '16

Sep 25

Two Months In and Already a Lifetime of Amazing Experiences