One-Year MBA

One-Year MBA Students

Who should apply?

Our One-Year MBA program attracts scientists, lawyers, engineers, accountants, and other professionals preparing for leadership roles or seeking career advancement. It is also very popular among dual-degree students pursuing another advanced degree at Cornell.
Applicants must have completed an advanced degree or certification (listed below) by May 2019, which is the date of matriculation into the program. Or, they must be enrolled in a dual-degree program at Cornell which combines another advanced degree at Cornell with an MBA. We encourage you to Check your Eligibility for the program. If you have any questions or would like to gain a deeper understanding of the One-Year MBA, please schedule an Admissions Consultation with a team member.

Certifications eligible for credit include:

  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Institute of Chartered Financial Accountants (U.K. and India version of CPA)
  • Society of Actuaries
  • Project Management Institute (PMP)

Advanced degrees eligible for credit include, but are not limited to:

  • J.D.
  • M.D.
  • MEng
  • MHA
  • MPA
  • MEd
  • M.A.
  • M.S.
  • PhD

Personal insights

Amelia Murphy, MBA ’15, JD ‘16 provides insight about the pursuit of an MBA at Johnson, including what she enjoyed most during her dual-degree experience in conjunction with the Cornell University Law School.

Program format

Key features of the One-Year MBA in Ithaca include:

  • Begins and ends in May. A 10-week summer term for orientation, core courses, leadership and professional development work with other One-Year candidates
  • All remaining courses/electives feature a mix of one- and two-year classmates
  • A semester-long management practicum featuring real business projects
  • Performance learning experience for hands-on application of learning
  • Residency in Ithaca offers access to a full range of Johnson and Cornell academic resources
  • Lifelong relationships forged in the tight-knit Johnson community
  • Exceptional opportunity to pursue a wide variety of electives

Immersion Learning

Our unique immersion program is an intense, hands-on semester in a specific industry or career interest. The experience combines

  • integrated cutting-edge coursework and fieldwork
  • outstanding faculty
  • coaching by leading business practitioners
  • problem solving under actual business conditions
  • optional consulting focus

Other schools may tout similar programs, but they don’t come close to ours.

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NYC Intensives

Dive deep into how technology and the digital environment disrupt and fundamentally change business practices and markets.

Our finance technology and digital marketing intensives feature seven-week courses at the state-of-the-art Cornell Tech campus in New York City. After a rigorous selection process, students work side-by-side with their Cornell Tech peers and in close partnership with industry leaders.

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