Key Facts

Students in the Cornell Executive MBA bring experience and commitment to a program that prepares them for the management challenges of the future. We actively seek and select students from a broad range of educational backgrounds, functional areas, and industries to create a diverse educational climate.

About the Cornell Executive MBA

  • Class size: 70-75
  • Entry date:  One class per year in July
  • Location:  Class weekends at the IBM Executive Conference Center in Palisades, New York.  (Round-trip shuttle service is available between Manhattan and Palisades.)  And, four one-week residential sessions in Ithaca, New York.
  • Length of Program:  22 months (including breaks)
  • Degree awarded:  Master of Business Administration from Cornell University
  • Comprehensive Tuition: $161,360 for the class that enters in July 2014

Cornell Executive MBA Class of 2015

  • Class size: 75
  • Average years of work experience: 12
  • Average age: 35.6
  • Women: 24%
  • Minority: 45%
  • Under Represented Minority*:  23%
  • Advanced degrees: 21%

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

Industry profile

  • Financial Services: 41%
  • Manufacturing: 16%
  • Healthcare: 10%
  • Consulting:  7% 
  • Non-Profit/Public Sector: 7%
  • Engineering:  5%
  • Marketing/Advertising:  5% 
  • Other: 9%

Geographic representation

  • New York: 52%
  • New Jersey: 33%  
  • Pennsylvania: 7%
  • Connecticut: 4%
  • Massachusetts: 3%
  • Colorado:  1%