Cornell Executive MBA Americas

Your weekend, your city—earn an Ivy League MBA close to home

The Executive MBA Americas program is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals looking to advance their careers without interrupting them. Earn an MBA with classes every other Saturday and Sunday in your local city’s connected classroom.

What makes the Executive MBA Americas program different?

Its international classroom and network. Connect with classmates throughout North and South America through live, interactive videoconferencing as you attend in-person classes with your city’s cohort.

The Americas is a truly global program that will advance your career and boost your leadership potential. This executive MBA program is offered in partnership with the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. You will complete your coursework in 17 months and earn two MBAs: one from Cornell University and one from Queen’s University.

Infographic: 2 MBAs from Cornell & Queen’s; in cities in the Americas & Mexico; weekend classes & residential sessions; 17 months + project, late June start

Local convenience

Every other weekend, you will attend class with peers in your city’s local boardroom. At the same time, you'll connect with classmates across five countries through videoconferencing technology—classes are taught live from Cornell’s campus. You’ll interact with classmates and professors, ask questions, complete breakout sessions, and work through the course material as a team.

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Boardroom locations

United States Canada Mexico & South America
Dallas, TX Calgary, AB Mexico City, Mexico
Houston, TX Edmonton, AB Monterrey, Mexico
Ithaca, NY Montreal, QC Lima, Peru
Los Angeles, CA Ottawa, ON Santiago, Chile
New York, NY Toronto, ON  
Salem, NH Vancouver, BC  
San Francisco, CA    
San Jose, CA    
Seattle, WA    
Washington, DC    

Residential Sessions

For in-depth coursework and networking opportunities, all cohorts join together for three residential sessions. These sessions are split between the Cornell and Queen’s university campuses.
Learn more about the program format  
See the program schedule

Integrated and sequenced curriculum

Johnson’s Executive MBA Americas program offers an integrated and sequenced general management curriculum paired with customized projects and cases. Courses focus on management fundamentals, strategic thinking, entrepreneurship, leadership, and more. You will also complete a new venture or consulting project and a team-based global business project at an international location.
Learn more about the Executive MBA Americas curriculum

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Diverse peers and global connections

Teamwork is fundamental to the Americas experience—you will work with your local cohort and classmates across North and South America. The diversity among your colleagues will lead to engaging conversations and new ways to solve challenges. Take what you learn in class every other weekend and apply it to your work on Monday. Students say their new perspectives and skills are immediately transferable.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Admissions quick links:

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Executive MBA Americas Class of 2020 Profile


  • Enrolled: 152
  • Average age: 36
  • Women students: 24%
  • Underrepresented minorities: 14%
    (Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)
  • U.S. minorities: 37%
    (Asian American, Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)
  • Average years of work experience: 12
  • Students with advanced degrees: 34%

Industry profile

  • Finance: 16%
  • Energy/utilities: 13%
  • Technology/engineering: 13%
  • Manufacturing: 13%
  • Government/public sector/military: 9%
  • Healthcare: 7%
  • Consulting: 7%
  • Nonprofit: 4%
  • Real estate/development: 4%
  • Retail: 4%
  • Hospitality: 3%
  • Advertising and marketing: 2%
  • Other: 5%

Geographic representation

  • California: 15%
  • Ontario: 14%
  • Mexico: 13%
  • Alberta: 13%
  • New York: 11%
  • Washington, DC: 9%
  • Texas: 6%
  • New England: 5%
  • British Columbia: 4%
  • Washington State: 3%
  • Quebec: 3%
  • Chile: 2%
  • Peru: 2%