Key Facts

Full Tuition by Program:

  • Two-Year MBA Class of 2018: $124,000*
  • One-Year MBA Class of 2017: $97,453*
  • Cornell Executive MBA Americas Class of 2018: $133,515 
  • Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY Class of 2018: $169,740 

* Average tuition increase per academic year 2-4%



The Basics

  • Founded: 1946
  • Full-time faculty: 58
  • Adjunct, part-time, or visiting faculty members: 53
  • Endowed faculty chairs: 26
  • Alumni: Over 15,200
  • Endowment: $210 million
  • Corporate partners: 65
  • Dean: Mark Nelson


Class Profiles

Ithaca-Based MBA Programs

Two-Year MBA One-Year MBA
Class of 2018 Class of 2017
Number Enrolled 279 72
GMAT (average) 700 698
GPA (average) 3.39 3.58
Age (average)
28
29
Full Time Work Experience (average)
5 years
5 years
Women (%) 31% 22%
Under- Represented Minorities (%)* 15% 3%
Countries Represented 38 13
(Of) International Origin (%) 33% 53%
US Military (%) 11%

* Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American

Executive MBA Programs

Cornell Executive MBA Cornell Executive MBA Americas
Class of 2016 Class of 2016
Number Enrolled 68 163
Average years worked 13 14
Average age 36 38
Women (%) 21% 25%
Minorities (%) 41% 26%
Under- Represented Minorities (%)* 12% 8%
Advanced degrees  30%  30%

  * Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American

PhD Program

Entry 2013 Entry 2014
Number of Applicants 481 393
Number Enrolled 10 6
Number of Degrees Conferred 3
Total Enrolled  36 38

Dual Degree and Certificate Programs

Graduate programs:

Academic Programs

Two-Year MBA in Ithaca

Earn an MBA in two years of residential study.

One-Year MBA in Ithaca

Professionals with graduate degrees and quantitative skills can earn an MBA in 12 months.

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA

Professionals with graduate degrees and quantitative skills can earn an MBA in 12 months.

Cornell Executive MBA Americas

Weekend classes in select cities across the US and Canada.

Cornell Executive MBA

Alternate weekend classes in Palisades, New York.