Johnson Means Business

Johnson Means Business Group Photo

October 26-27, 2018

Johnson Means Business (JMB) is our diverse and LGBTQ student hosting event on the Cornell University campus. During this two day experience, you'll have the opportunity to:  

  • Learn about the Johnson MBA program, student experience, and resources to support diverse students
  • Gain valuable information on how to position yourself as a leading candidate for admission   
  • Network with Johnson students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Participate in Johnson's Annual Diversity Symposium on Saturday, October 27th

Application Process

We are no longer accepting applications for JMB 2018.

JMB 2018 participants will be eligible to receive an invitation to interview throughout the application cycle along with a Johnson application fee waiver for use during the 2019 application year. Candidates applying via The Consortium will receive up to a $200 travel voucher in lieu of the Johnson application fee waiver.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at mba@johnson.cornell.edu.

JMB 2018 Schedule of Events

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Our schedule of events includes experiences designed to introduce and expose you to Johnson’s diverse and dynamic academic community. In addition to attending interactive sessions on Friday, we hope that you will look forward to attending our annual Johnson Diversity Symposium and Alumni Awards Dinner alongside our current students and alumni on Saturday. For participants planning to arrive in Ithaca early, we invite you to join us Thursday afternoon for our weekly Sage Social and dinner prior to the program’s official start on Friday.


Johnson Means Business Highlights

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Upcoming Residential Admissions Events


“JMB was my first time on campus and confirmed the reason why Johnson was the school for me.”

Yewande Salau, JMB 2017, MBA 2020


“Attending JMB as a first-year and interacting with so many diverse alumni helped me to find my identity within Johnson and have the confidence to be a LGBTQ+ professional in the workplace.”

Ethan Erickson, JMB Committee, MBA 2019


“I appreciated the candid conversations at JMB with alumni and admissions about diversity at Johnson. They acknowledged the need for improvement but also challenged me to take ownership of the solution.”

Earl Roach, JMB 2016, MBA 2019


“JMB just felt right. The community was genuinely inviting and the program clearly demonstrated Johnson’s commitment to diversity.”

Jorge Edgardo Flores-Herrera, JMB 2016, MBA 2019