Accelerate Your Career at the Johnson School

Dynamic education. Distinctive programs. Driven to succeed.

Since 1946, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University has been helping bright minds turn ambition into impact.

Whether you’re fresh from undergrad looking to continue your education, an emerging leader ready to advance your career, or a seasoned professional interested in a specialized degree, the Johnson School likely has a program that fits your goals


Business School News: Johnson School Updates

Exciting things are always happening at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Here are some of the latest announcements about our programs and people.

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Gaur Named Johnson School Dean

Vishal Gaur began his role as the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management on July 1, 2023. He also serves as professor of Operations, Technology, and Information Management. Gaur previously held the Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management position.

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February 20, 2024

The Emerging Market of Cryptocurrencies and Perpetual Contracts

Cryptocurrencies have attracted much attention from the public. In the cryptocurrency space, perpetual contracts play a crucial role.

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February 16, 2024

As the Statler’s GM, Hotelie Doles Out Big Red Hospitality

After a career with some of the industry’s biggest names, Arthur Keith ’84 has come home to Upstate NY to lead the beloved hotel

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February 15, 2024

Students debate freedom of expression’s impact on business

Is freedom of expression good for business? Student debated whether it drives innovation and improves business, or interferes with decision-making and results in gridlock


Johnson School Highlights

With a rich history in business education, the Johnson School is driving the future of graduate programs in management and related fields. 


Small, Selective, and Second to None: Why Johnson Is the Right Choice

With the intense academics you’d expect from the Ivy League and the close-knit atmosphere of a small college, the Johnson School is consistently ranked among the top graduate schools for business.

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Collaborative Community

At the Johnson School, your peers and professors are more than the people you see in class. Between close-knit cohorts and the broader business school community, you’ll be surrounded by ambitious colleagues, many of whom will become lifelong friends and trusted mentors.

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Connected Campus

Your existing career wins will fuel your future success, as will your academic experience at the Johnson School. Our long-established relationships with major employers and a massive international alumni network will keep you connected to opportunities.

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Cutting-Edge Coursework

Our business graduate degrees are innovative and immersive. You’ll strengthen your business acumen, expand your knowledge, and develop new skills through core and elective classes, capstone projects, internships, and other practical experiences.

Learning from Experience: Our Industry Expertise is Your Advantage

With more than 15,000 alumni making their mark across the globe, you can find our graduates in nearly every industry. The Johnson School is known for its deep expertise in consulting, entrepreneurship, investment banking, and technology.


Meet Our People: Student and Alumni Insights

The accessibility of professors. The camaraderie among classmates. The ability to customize academic programs to meet your needs. The stunning scenery around campus. These are just a few attributes our students and alums value about their experience at the Johnson School.

Laura Ardizzone

MBA/MS ’24
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Biography for Laura Ardizzone

“The access to alumni, career services, and really excellent professors have been so helpful. I would also be remiss if I didn’t talk about my fellow students—I learn so much from them each and every day. This is a team-based program, so the learning that happens in our teams is unparalleled.” —Laura Ardizzone MBA/MS ’24

Ernest Mintah

MBA ’24
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Biography for Ernest Mintah

“I wanted an MBA that did not just rely on its brand to facilitate its recruiting outcomes, but rather an established, effective training program for its students, and to that end, I have been impressed by how tailored and practical the investment banking curriculum has been here at the Johnson School.” —Ernest Mintah MBA ’24

Chukwujindu Juwah

MBA ’24
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Biography for Chukwujindu Juwah

“[My favorite thing about the program is] the people. Not just the students, who are incredible, brilliant, and personable, but also the professors, who are unimaginably passionate about what they teach. The combination of remarkable professors and classmates makes for engaging and unforgettable lectures, and some of my most memorable moments so far in Ithaca have been in classes.” —Chukwujindu Juwah MBA ’24

Rashida Malcolm Bradley

MBA/MS ’24
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Biography for Rashida Malcolm Bradley

“After completing my first year in the program, I was offered a promotional opportunity within my company. Over the course of the several months that followed, I built a national team specializing in financial planning and analysis to support the pharmacy services segment of the company. My senior leadership team at my company immediately acknowledged the value of the education that I was receiving, and I was able to apply those skills to further my career.” —Rashida Malcolm Bradley MBA/MS ’24

Annette Duran

MBA ’22
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Biography for Annette Duran

“It was simply the best of the best, an Ivy League education with a world-renowned wealth of faculties and amazing classmates.”—Annette Duran MBA ’22

Peter Armanious

MBA/MS ’23
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Biography for Peter Armanious

“I have built an immense network with a strong Cornell alumni community. I have gained a world-class education from all the subject experts in the field. I was able to continue working and further my career/education by attending a true weekend (Saturday/Sunday) executive MBA/MS. I gained the merits of a dual-degree Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership from an Ivy League program. I went in with classmates but came out with a Cornell family.” —Peter Armanious MBA/MS ’23


Graduate Business Programs at Johnson

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management offers a variety of master’s, doctoral, and dual master’s degrees. While they differ in duration, format, and location, each Johnson School program features the hallmarks of a Cornell University education: rigorous academics, immersive experiences, attentive faculty, and world-class facilities.

Full-time MBA Programs

Our full-time MBAs—a two-year residential option in Ithaca, NY, and a one-year New York City-based tech MBA—prepare you to succeed in today’s evolving global marketplace. Both programs combine cutting-edge coursework with real-world application, all within a supportive and highly connected campus community.

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Executive MBA Programs

Built upon the rigor of Ivy League academics and designed for working professionals, our EMBA programs allow you to advance your career without interruption—and incorporate what you’re learning immediately. Learn in New York City or through a distributed classroom in one of 20+ cities across the Americas.

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Specialized Programs

From analytics to accounting, specializations deepen your knowledge and broaden your professional opportunities. The Johnson School offers several business degree programs that sharpen your career focus: STEM-designated MPS in Management, Research-focused PhD in Management, MS in Business Analytics (MSBA), and MPS in Management Accounting Specialization.


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Business School Faculty: Industry Experts, Expert Teachers

No matter which Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management program you choose, you will learn from renowned scholars and practitioners with expertise across the full spectrum of sectors and business functions. 

Our faculty members publish and present extensively, and they frequently serve as subject matter experts to trade and mainstream media—and these academic and professional achievements enrich their teaching. They develop engaging, experience-rich courses, from foundational classes to culminating capstones. The Johnson School faculty also involve students in their ongoing research, serve as project mentors, and become trusted academic and career advisors.

MEET OUR FACULTY

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Our Campuses: Explore Johnson

While our business graduate degrees vary in length, format, and focus, they all include a residential component. On campus at Cornell—whether for two years or a few weeks—you’ll have access to high-tech facilities like the Breazzano Family Center for Business Education and get to walk the halls of some of the most historic academic buildings in the country.

Experience a glimpse of our Ithaca, NY, and New York City campuses from wherever you are.

EXPERIENCE OUR CAMPUS FROM HOME

Connect with Johnson School: Admissions Events

Get to know us better! You have myriad ways to explore the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management:

  • Register for an in-person or online admissions session to ask questions and learn more about our programs, application process, and financial aid options.
  • See our faculty and students in action—from fascinating lectures to lively discussions—through virtual class visits.
  • Meet current students, staff, faculty, and alumni at social events like Coffee & Convo or breakfast meetups.
  • Attend a keynote talk, panel discussion, or workshop with business luminaries from a range of backgrounds.

Here’s a look at upcoming Johnson School events:

Next Steps: Where Will Johnson Take You?

Whether you want to learn more about Cornell University’s graduate programs in business or are ready to apply, the SC Johnson College admissions team can answer your questions and support you through the application process.