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Celebrating our Impact 

From the comfort of Sage Hall, our deans chat about the profound circumstances and events that have helped to shape the school.

Our college develops principled, purposeful business leaders who think and act responsibly as good global citizens. Andrew Karolyi Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Our college develops principled, purposeful business leaders who think and act responsibly as good global citizens. Andrew Karolyi Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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  • Mcgraw Hall

    1946

    A New Beginning for Business at Cornell

    On October 14, 1946, Paul O’Leary, dean of Cornell University’s new School of Business and Public Administration (B&PA), welcomed 41 MBA students to McGraw Hall for the first day of classes.

  • group of MBA students from 1948

    1948

    First in Her Class

    Jane Knauss Stevens was the only woman in the inaugural MBA class of 1948 and the first woman to earn a Cornell MBA. She went on to use her management expertise as a volunteer and leader for Planned Parenthood, her local government, the Cornell University Council, and numerous community and educational organizations.

  • Wilbur Parker

    1950

    Tuskegee Airman Earns Cornell MBA

    Wilbur Parker ’50, MBA ’50, a World War II veteran and U.S. Army Air Corps Tuskegee Airman, became the first Black Cornell MBA graduate. Throughout his career, Parker worked to make a difference by combating racial injustice and helping others. In 1954 he became the first Black CPA in the state of New Jersey; in 1962 he broke ground as Newark’s first Black budget director; and in 1970 he became the first Black secretary of Newark’s Board of Education.

  • Professor Melvin deChzeau

    1952

    deChazeau Named Acting Dean

    Paul M. O’Leary, inaugural dean of the School of Business and Public Administration, became dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1952. Melvin deChazeau was appointed acting dean of B&PA and held that role for two years.

  • Dean Edward Litchfield

    1954

    “Airborne Academic” Takes the Helm

    Edward H. Litchfield was appointed the second dean of  B&PA in 1954. Because he flew back and forth to Ithaca from his farm in Pennsylvania, Time magazine dubbed him the “airborne academic.

  • Students in the library black and white photo

    1954

    Executive Development

    Dean Edward H. Litchfield initiated B&PA’s PhD program and launched the Executive Development Program in 1954. Litchfield asserted that the problems, structures, systems, and techniques of administering any organization could be scientifically identified and understood through one set of common theoretical principles, an idea that laid the foundation for the grant that launched the Sloan Program in Hospital and Health Services Administration in 1955.

  • Cornell Law School exterior

    1955

    Business and Law Partner

    In 1955, B&PA launched the JD/MBA, a joint academic program offered in collaboration with the Cornell Law School.

  • Annual Management conference Cornell University School of Business and Public Administration 1955

    1955

    New Prerequisite

    B&PA was officially renamed the Graduate School of Business and Public Administration in 1955 and required all students to hold a bachelor’s degree before enrollment.

  • Harold “Hal” J. Bierman Jr. and Seymour “Sy” Smidt

    1956

    An Enduring Collaboration

    Harold “Hal” J. Bierman Jr. and Seymour “Sy” Smidt joined the faculty in 1956. They became internationally recognized scholars and co-authored The Capital Budgeting Decision, an enduring classic.

  • Administrative Science Quarterly Cover

    1956

    A Gold Standard for Organizational Studies

    In 1956, B&PA launched Administrative Science Quarterly. It has become widely recognized as the preeminent scholarly journal in the field of organizational behavior.

  • C. Stewart Sheppard

    1956

    Dean Sheppard Lays New Foundation

    C. Stewart Sheppard was named the third dean of the Graduate School of Business and Public Administration in 1956. He went on to raise $1.6 million to construct a new home for the school, Malott Hall.

  • William Carmichael

    1962

    Rhodes Scholar Becomes Youngest Dean

    In 1962, William D. Carmichael, a 32-year-old Rhodes scholar and economist from Princeton was named the fourth dean. He focused his attention on strengthening the faculty, hiring Thomas R. Dyckman, David Ahlers, Jerome Hass, and L. Joseph Thomas—eminent researchers and scholars who, along with Hal Bierman Jr. and Sy Smidt, formed the heart of the school’s teaching faculty and thought leaders for several decades. 

  • Mallot Hall

    1964

    New Home for a Growing School

    In 1964, the school moved out of its cramped space in McGraw Hall and into its new home, the five-story Malott Hall, located at the corner of Tower and Garden roads.

  • Thomas Dyckman

    1964

    Foundational Expertise in Accounting

    Thomas Dyckman joined the faculty in 1964 and held the title of Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Accounting and Quantitative Analysis for nearly 30 years. His interest in number crunching extended well beyond the classroom to include how human behavior affects accounting policy and investment decisions. During his two stints as acting dean, he oversaw the renovation of Sage Hall and the launch of the Parker Center for Investment Research, as well as the school’s first immersion program.

  • Vrinda Kadiyali

    1965

    First Endowed Professorship Established

    In 1965, Cornell Trustee Nicholas H. Noyes, class of 1906, established Johnson’s first endowed professorship, the Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management. Vrinda Kadiyali has held the professorship since 2010. This was the first of five professorships he endowed for the school over the years.

  • Jerry Haas

    1967

    Building Community

    Jerome “Jerry” Hass joined the faculty in 1967 and served as the James B. Rubin Professor of Finance. A nationally recognized expert in corporate finance, energy and regulatory policy, applied microeconomics, managerial finance, security analysis and investment management, and business strategy, his teaching was legendary. With long-time colleague Hal Bierman Jr., he co-authored An Introduction to Managerial Finance (1973). He hosted an annual graduation picnic each May on his farm.

  • Harvey J. Davidson

    1969

    Dean Drives Growth

    Harvey J. Davidson, a 38-year-old accountant and partner in the Detroit office of Big Eight accounting firm Touche, Ross, became the school’s fifth dean in 1969. With the increasing popularity of the MBA degree, the school’s class size grew substantially during his 10-year deanship.

  • Vithala Rao

    1970

    Marketing Genius

    Vithala Rao joined the faculty in 1970 as the Deane Malott Professor of Management. He is renowned for his work on marketing research, conjoint analysis, and multidimensional scaling. Deane Malott was the 6th president of Cornell and the namesake for Malott Hall.

  • Malott Hall

    1971

    Opening Doors 

    In 1971, B&PA became a founding member of the Council for Opportunity in Graduate Management Education (COGME), an initiative to provide fellowships for underrepresented MBA students

  • Nelson Schaenen Jr

    1971

    Leadership Matters

    Nelson Schaenen Jr. ’50, MBA ’51, managing director of Weiss, Peck & Greer, was appointed to the Cornell Board of Trustees in 1971 and served for 24 years. He co-chaired the $38 million campaign to fund the renovation of Sage Hall. He was elected a Cornell Presidential Councillor in 1995 and served on the Johnson Advisory Council for 38 years. He is recognized in Johnson’s Hall of Honor and received the Samuel C. Johnson Distinguished Service Award in 2016.

  • Cover of Executive Magazine 1974

    1974

    Engaging Alumni

    The first issue of Executive was published in 1974. The alumni magazine was later renamed Cornell Enterprise.

  • Maureen Ohara

    1979

    Professional Expertise

    In 1979, Maureen O’Hara joined the faculty. She became the first tenured female faculty member and served as the Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance. A leader in market microstructure, she authored the classic, Market Microstructure Theory (1995). In 2002, O’Hara became the first woman to lead the American Finance Association and has since served as president of the Financial Management Association, the International Atlantic Economic Society, and the Society for Financial Studies.

  • Johnson Follies 1987

    1980

    Funny Business 

    Business school is serious; the Follies is not. The Follies variety show is the Johnson community’s annual opportunity to publicly spoof all that they know and love about Johnson. Created in 1980 by Johnson classmates Cynthia Wilson Massarsky and Barry M. Massarsky, both MBA ’81, the Follies showcases both live performances and prerecorded videos produced by students, faculty, and staff.

  • Johnson Students 1981

    1980

    Access & Impact 

    The Black and Hispanic Graduate Business Students Association focused on ensuring members’ academic and social well-being and networking for job seekers when it launched in 1980. In 1987, the club expanded its mission to actively increase recruitment of underrepresented students.

  • Donald and Margaret Berens

    1980

    Jump-Starting Entrepreneurship

    Donald and Margaret Berens, both class of ’47, endowed the Don and Margi Berens Professor of Entrepreneurship in 1980. Later, Don Berens became a key supporter of Cornell’s Entrepreneur of the Year program, which has been held on campus since 1984.

  • David Thomas

    1981

    Thomas Named Dean 

    David A. Thomas, an accounting professor who joined the faculty in 1954 and had served three stints as acting dean, was appointed the sixth dean of B&PA in 1981. Known for his directness and candor, he was to oversee the school at a time of great turbulence and change.

  • David Thomas

    1982

    Focusing on Business 

    In 1982, Dean Thomas convened an external strategic task force made up of prominent business and educational leaders, faculty, and alumni—including Samuel “Sam” C. Johnson ’50, Nelson “Nels” Schaenen Jr. ’50, MBA ’51, and Sanford “Sandy”  Weill ’55—to evaluate B&PA. Their recommendation that the school focus exclusively on business and eliminate public and health administration would fundamentally change the school.

  • Sage Hall

    1983

    A Pivotal Transition

    On March 1, 1983, the faculty of B&PA voted to eliminate public and health administration from the curriculum and to focus on MBA education. The school was renamed the Cornell Graduate School of Management.

  • Samuel Curtis Johnson

    1984

    Historic Johnson Family Gift Names School

    In 1984, Sam Johnson ’50 and his family donated $20 million to the schoolat the time, the largest-ever gift of its kind. In honor of Johnson’s grandfather, founder of what is now SC Johnson, the school was renamed the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

  • Women's Business Association

    1984

    Women’s Association Established

    The Cornell Business Women’s Association was founded in 1984. Its goals included increasing the enrollment of women at Johnson, and promoting and supporting women in business. By 1990, the association was renamed the Women’s Management Council.

  • Curtis W. Tarr

    1985

    New Partnerships

    In 1985, Curtis W. Tarr was named the seventh dean. He came to Johnson with a Harvard MBA and PhD in history from Stanford, and an eclectic career that included a university presidency, government service and corporate leadership. He advocated an interdisciplinary approach to business education and strengthened academic relationships across the university. He would lead a capital campaign that resulted in endowed professorships, enhanced computer resources, and increased financial aid.

  • Students in the Meyer Computing Library

    1985

    Computing Lab Opens

    In February 1985, the new Meyer Computing Laboratory opened. Adjacent to the library in Malott Hall, the laboratory was equipped with MS-DOS personal workstations and extensive software libraries.

  • Richard Thaler

    1989

    Nobel Laureate Founds Research Center

    The Behavioral Economics Decision Research Center was founded in 1989 by Cornell economics professor Richard Thaler, who was named a Nobel Laureate in economics in 2017. Often cited as the birthplace of behavioral economics, the interdisciplinary center was codirected by Cornell economics professor Robert H. Frank, who joined Johnson’s faculty in 1990.

  • Fried Fellows

    1989

    Fried Fellows Exemplify Excellence

    Albert Fried ’52, MBA ’53, established the school’s Fried Fellowships in 1989. The fellowships are granted annually to five students who exemplify academic excellence and leadership inside and outside the classroom.

  • Alan Merten

    1989

    Pioneer of Progress

    In 1989, Alan G. Merten, a professor of information systems and champion of diversity, was named the eighth dean of Johnson and the first Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean. Under his leadership, Johnson committed to making Sage Hall its new home and launched the campaign to restore and renovate the elegant 19th century building.

  • Construction on Sage Hall

    1993

    Transforming Sage Hall for a Modern Education

    Having outgrown Malott Hall, in 1993 Johnson undertook extensive renovations of Sage Hall and transformed it into a modern business school. An exoskeleton supported the multicolored brick walls of the Victorian Gothic structure while the building’s interior was demolished and a new building was constructed within it.

  • 1994

    1994

    Building Diversity in Finance

    In 1994, Johnson partnered with the Robert Toigo Foundation’s MBA program for underrepresented students planning to pursue careers in finance and who are enrolled in a two-year MBA program.

  • Ethernet cable

    1995

    Going Live

    The school’s first website went live in 1995. Its URL was www.gsm.cornell.edu and the bare-bones content was largely drawn from printed materials for prospective students.

  • 1995

    1995

    Accelerating an MBA

    In 1995, the Twelve-Month Option, now known as the One-Year MBA, was launched. It was an accelerated MBA program targeting applicants who held a professional certification or advanced degree.

  • David Duffield ’62, MBA ’64

    1996

    Founding Entrepreneur

    Engineer, businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist David Duffield ’62, MBA ’64, founded PeopleSoft in 1987. He went on to launch another five companies, including Workday and Ridgeline. His broad support across the university enabled the construction of Cornell Engineering’s Duffield Hall. He was named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996.

  • Dick Conway

    1996

    Immersion Brings Experience to the Forefront

    Launched in 1996 under the leadership of Professor Dick Conway, the Semester in Manufacturing, introduced immersion courses at Johnson. The semester-long course combined interactive visits to manufacturing facilities and workers’ unions with lectures, discussions, and team-based projects. An innovative approach to teaching, it became a model for subsequent immersion courses.

  • Robert J. Swieringa

    1997

    Fast Forward Dean

    Robert J. Swieringa, who had previously served as an accounting professor, returned to Johnson from the Financial Accounting Standards Board in 1997 to become the school’s ninth dean. Under his leadership, Johnson launched Fast Forward, a marketing campaign that captured the school’s spirit and growth: the school moved into its new home in Sage Hall; student enrollment grew by 60 percent; the faculty doubled from 47 to 101; and the budget tripled.

  • Roy H Park Leadership Fellows

    1997

    Park Fellows

    The Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows program was created in 1997 to attract high-caliber MBA students with outstanding leadership potential and a commitment to service. The program is funded by the Triad Foundation, which carries on the legacy of entrepreneur Roy H. Park and is led by his son, Triad president Roy H. Park Jr., MBA ’63. Both served on the Johnson Advisory Council and as advisors and benefactors across the university.

  • Sage Hall

    1998

    Iconic Sage Hall New Home for Johnson

    Cornell University President Hunter R. Rawlings III and Dean Swieringa presided over the formal dedication of Sage Hall as Johnson’s new home in October 1998. The weekend-long celebration brought together six Johnson deans, past and present, and more than 950 attendees. The renovation had included cleaning the building’s brickwork and its brilliant color was a surprise, even to architectural scholars.

  • Parker Center for Investment Research

    1998

    Parker Center Brings Wall Street to Sage Hall

    Named in honor of a gift from Jeffrey P. Parker ’65, MEng ’66, MBA ’70, the Parker Center for Investment Research opened with a state-of-the-art trading room in 1998 in the newly renovated Sage Hall. The student-managed Cayuga MBA Fund launched the same year with funding from the class of 1998 and a small circle of initial investors.

  • EMBA Metro NY Students in Palisades, NY

    1999

    Executive MBA

    The first Executive MBA program launched in July 1999, offering senior-level professionals a weekend MBA program in Palisades, NY, just outside of New York City.

  • Angela Noble Grange and Wilbur Parker in 2012

    1999

    A First Step

    The Office for Women and Minorities in Business (OWMB), now known as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), opened in 1999. Founding director Angela Noble-Grange, MBA ’94, would later become a senior lecturer of management communication at Johnson and was honored with the 2012 Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award—presented to her by Wilbur Parker himself—in recognition of the office’s founding.

  • Marmeline Petion-Midy ’95, MBA '00

    2000

    Empowering Black Student Leaders

    Johnson’s Black Graduate Business Association was created in 2000 under the leadership of Marmeline Petion-Midy ’95, MBA ’00. Dedicated to recruiting students of African descent, the BGBA is committed to the professional, academic, and social development of its membership. Petion-Midy was honored with the 2019 Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award.

  • 2003

    2003

    Serving Greater Needs

    The Hispanic American Business Leaders Association (HABLA) was founded in 2003 under the leadership of Marcella Ayala, MBA ’04, to empower Latinx and Hispanic American MBA students. In 2005, Johnson received the prestigious 2005 Brillante Award for Best Educational Institution for Hispanics.

  • Out 4 Business student group

    2003

    Out for Business

    The Out for Business (O4B) club for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) Johnson students, their partners, and active allies, was founded in 2003 to foster a positive environment, build a professional network for its members and their allies, and promote a culture of inclusion in the Johnson community and the workplaces they enter.

  • 2004

    2004

    Focus on Global Sustainability

    In 2004, the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise was established with support from the family of longtime benefactor Sam Johnson ’50, chairman emeritus of SC Johnson and a widely-recognized global leader in corporate sustainability.

  • Forté Attendees

    2004

    Mission-Driven Partnership

    In 2004, the school began a partnership with Forté, a consortium of major corporations, top business schools, and influential nonprofits with which Johnson shares a commitment to
    enhance women’s career and leadership opportunities.

  • Professor teaching in EMBA Americas boardroom

    2005

    Synchronous Collaboration

    In collaboration with Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Johnson welcomed the first students to the Boardroom Executive MBA (now the Executive MBA Americas), broadcasting synchronous, interactive instruction to multiple cities from a new, state-of-the-art videoconferencing studio in Sage Hall.

  • Student working on a laptop in Dyson Atrium in Sage Hall

    2006

    Sage Hall Goes Wireless

    In 2006, installation of an encrypted wireless network completed a six-year project to provide wireless Internet access throughout Sage Hall.

  • Joe Thomas

    2008

    A Legacy of Leadership

    L. Joseph “Joe” Thomas, a popular professor of operations management at Johnson since 1967, was named the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean in 2008. He would lead the expansion of the executive MBA programs, launch the Emerging Markets Institute, and travel around the world to meet with alumni.

  • Johnson Consortium TEAM trophy 2019

    2009

    Winning Effort

    In 2009, Johnson joined the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a nonprofit comprised of top business schools that share a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through admissions, recruitment, networking, and career development activities. Johnson’s Consortium students would go on to win the Consortium’s “Together Everybody Achieves More” (T.E.A.M.) trophy four times in a row.

  • Emerging Market Institute

    2010

    Emerging Markets Institute

    The Emerging Markets Institute was launched in 2010 as a vehicle to bring together preeminent practitioners and academics from around the world to develop the next generation of global business leaders and to create the premier research center on the role of emerging markets in the global economy.

  • Carlos R. Quintanilla, MBA ’80,

    2011

    Broadening Opportunities

    Carlos R. Quintanilla, MBA ’80, received the Distinguished Latino Alumni Award in 2011 in recognition of his support of the school’s efforts in Latin America and his philanthropy in developing student scholarship opportunities. In 2014, the award was renamed the Carlos R. Quintanilla Distinguished Latino Alumni Award in his honor.

  • Soumitra Dutta

    2012

    Global and Tech Focus

    Soumitra Dutta was named Johnson’s 11th dean in 2012. An authority on the impact of new technology on business, and on strategies for driving growth and innovation by embracing the digital economy, he would play a key role in launching the Cornell Tech MBA program. In 2016, he became the inaugural dean of what is now the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

  • Mark Bertolini, MBA '84

    2012

    Durland Lecture Features Corporate Expertise

    In 2012, Mark T. Bertolini, MBA ’84, chairman, CEO, and president of Aetna, called for restructuring the nation’s healthcare system and employing technology to make it easier to use and affordable for all when he delivered the 24th Durland Lecture, Johnson’s most prestigious speaking engagement.

  • John and Dyan Smith

    2014

    Gift Establishes Family Business Initiative

    A gift of $10 million established the Smith Family Business Initiative at Johnson in 2014. John Smith, MBA ’74, and his wife, Dyan Smith, funded the initiative because they believe education is key to founding and fostering family businesses across generations.

  • Cornell Tech

    2014

    MBA for the Digital Economy

    In 2014, Johnson launched the Cornell Tech MBA, a one-year MBA immersed in New York City’s tech ecosystem that fuses business, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment. The program has been located on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island since 2017.

  • 2015

    2015

    Tsinghua Partnership Provides Bilingual Experience

    In partnership with Tsinghua University’s PBC School of Finance, Johnson welcomed its inaugural students to the dual degree MBA and Finance MBA in 2015. The two-year program is the only part-time, post-experience program conducted bilingually in English and Mandarin, and it is geared to attract corporate and organizational leaders across China and beyond.

  • Suh Kyung-bae, MBA ‘87

    2015

    Global Impact

    Suh Kyung-bae, MBA ‘87, earned his MBA from Johnson in 1987. Soon after, he would become chairman and CEO of the Korean cosmetics company, Amorepacific Group, earning him the 2015 L. Joseph Thomas Leadership Award and the accolade of 2015 Businessman of the Year by Forbes Asia.

  • Mark Nelson

    2016

    Nelson Named Dean

    In 2016, Mark W. Nelson, an accounting professor at Johnson since 1990 and former associate dean for academic affairs, was named the 12th dean. He would oversee the opening of the Breazzano Family Center for Business Education and the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus, the launch of new degree programs, and Johnson’s incorporation into the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He would also lead the school’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Mark Nelson, Kate Walsh, Soumitra Dutta, and Ed Mclaughlin

    2016

    Three Schools, One College

    On July 1, 2016, Cornell University established the Cornell College of Business, integrating
    Cornell’s three accredited business programs. The college encompasses the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration.

  • Fisk Johnson taking a selfie with students

    2017

    Historic Gift Names College

    In 2017, the college was renamed the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business in recognition of a $150 million gift from H. Fisk Johnson ’79, MEng ’80, MS ’82, MBA ’84, PhD ’86, CEO and chairman of SC Johnson. It was the largest single gift to Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

  • Breazzano Family Center

    2017

    Breazzano Family Center Opens

    Construction of the Breazzano Family Center for Business Education was made possible through a $25 million gift from David Breazzano, MBA ’80. The state-of-the-art, six-story classroom and office building opened in Collegetown in 2017.

  • Cornell Tech Campus

    2017

    Cornell Tech MBA Moves to Roosevelt Island

    In 2017, the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island was dedicated. Its Tata Innovation Center became the hub for all Johnson programs in New York City in addition to being the home of the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA.

  • MPS in Accounting students

    2017

    Specialized Master’s

    The first Master of Professional Studies program was introduced in 2017. The MPS in Management-Accounting Specialization was designed to provide students who have a non-business undergraduate degree and a business minor, or its equivalent, with a rigorous business management education. The program received STEM designation in 2019.

  • Weill Cornell Grad School

    2017

    Collaboration with Weill Cornell

    The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program launched in 2017 in collaboration with the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus.

  • Andrew Karolyi

    2018

    A New College Leader

    Andrew Karolyi, Harold Bierman Jr. Distinguished Professor, professor of finance, and associate dean for academic affairs at Johnson, was named deputy dean and dean of academic affairs for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business in 2018. He would go on to be named dean of the college in 2021 and in 2022, in recognition of a gift from Joanne Knight in memory of her husband, Karolyi became the inaugural Charles Field Knight Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

  • MPS Accounting students talking outside of Sage Hall

    2018

    Graduate Management Education Expands

    In 2018, the MPS in Management was launched, providing access to STEM-designated graduate management education for recent graduates and early career enhancers.

  • Abstract business graph

    2021

    Going Online with eCornell

    The online, STEM-certified Master of Science in Business Analytics, offered in collaboration with eCornell, was introduced in 2021. The 16-month degree program is designed for working professionals who seek to build a career in analytics and apply the tools of data science to real problems and real data.

  • Joanne and Charles "Chuck" Knight

    2022

    Honoring Leadership

    In 2022, a $15 million gift from Joanne Knight in honor of her late husband, Charles “Chuck” Field Knight ’57, BME ’58, MBA ’59, established the Charles Field Knight Deanship of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.


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