Cornell Tech MBA

Driven by industry, structured by Studio—earn a tech-focused MBA in NYC.

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program prepares students for career success in the digital economy. An MBA designed to transform tech-focused individuals into business leaders and entrepreneurs, this one-year program is where networks, industry, and experiential learning combine.

Apply and learn more at Cornell Tech’s website: Johnson Cornell Tech MBA

What makes the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA different?

Hands-on experience with interdisciplinary connections. MBAs work with engineering, law, and computer science students to produce visionary ideas grounded in significant needs.

This MBA program is all about real-world experience in ideation and creation. In addition to completing foundational MBA core courses, you’ll work on cross-functional teams in Studio to develop tech solutions for real company challenges. With the majority of the program based at Cornell Tech in New York City, you’ll be surrounded by a rapidly expanding tech sector and frequent interact with industry leaders, startup founders, and venture capitalists.

Infographic: MBA from Cornell; Ithaca, NY & NYC; full time residential; 1 year, May to May

The best of two campuses

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA curriculum begins during the summer semester at Cornell University’s Ithaca, New York, campus. You will complete your core courses in 10 weeks with students in Johnson’s One-Year, Ithaca-based MBA program. Topics range from financial accounting to marketing and leadership development. The remainder of the program, two semesters, is delivered at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island in New York City. You’ll be immersed in the tech industry and have access to state-of-the-art facilities in and around the campus.

Students working inside a building at Cornell Tech

Hands-on curriculum

MBA-specific modules are combined with co-curriculum among other graduate students at Cornell Tech. The program’s hand-on components are executed in Studio: Product Studio, Startup Studio, and Product Management, for example. Your interdisciplinary group will take product ideas from conception, through development, and to launch stage while seamlessly integrating business and technology principles. You might also opt to complete intensives in fintech or digital marketing during the spring semester.

Diverse perspectives and integrated teams

One of the defining characteristics of the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA is its cross-disciplinary approach to curriculum and creation. While tech companies are often driven by programmers and engineers, they also need business leaders who understand the industry. Your classmates will help to widen your perspectives, as they bring diverse demographics and experiences to the group, all while you develop business acumen within the sphere of technology.

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA students working in coding applications on computers


Industry connections and unmatched career outcomes

Cornell Tech is located among the expanding tech sector in New York City. Its proximity to startups and established companies and organizations gives you ongoing opportunities to connect with industry leaders and hiring managers. In order for you to learn more about tech careers, Cornell Tech hosts weekly Conversations in Studio, which brings in speakers to talk about their paths and experiences. Throughout the year, and because of the program’s industry-immersive design, you’ll work on developing your networks as you plan for your next career step.

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program boasts a 100% placement rate within three months of graduation.

Events

Attend an information session, conference, or online webinar or chat to connect with the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA admissions team.

Admissions events from Cornell Tech

Ready to take the next step?

Successful applicants have digital expertise and/or knowledge of the tech industry that is grounded in years of full-time experience. While desirable, a background in science, engineering, technology, or coding languages is not required for admission. If you have a passion for technology, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a collaborative attitude, this could be the program for you.

Learn more about the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program, see recent news and events, and submit your application on the Cornell Tech website.

Important admissions dates for the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program:

  • Round 1: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • Round 2: Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Round 3: Thursday, January 3, 2019

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Class of 2019 Profile

Demographics

  • Enrolled: 62
  • Average age: 29
  • Women students: 41%
  • Underrepresented minorities: 9%
    • (Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American) 
  • U.S. minorities: 24%
    • (Asian American, Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)
  • Countries represented: 13
  • International students: 42%

Credentials

  • Average GMAT: 694
    • GMAT range (middle 80%): 630-750
    • GRE-V range (middle 80%): 152-168
  • Average undergraduate GPA: 3.42
    • Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%): 3.04–3.8
  • Average years of work experience: 5.5
    • Years of work experience (middle 80%): 3–8 years

Undergraduate majors

  • Computer engineering and computer science: 13%
  • Electrical engineering: 9%
  • Engineering: 9%
  • Business administration: 8%
  • Economics: 6%
  • Other: 55%

Prior industries

  • Technology: 59%
  • Healthcare: 10%
  • Consulting: 7%
  • Entertainment/Media: 3%
  • Education: 2%
  • Other: 17%