MPS in Management

Develop core business skills and a competitive edge, in just one year

The MPS in Management program provides students who have a non-business undergraduate degree and a business minor, or its equivalent, with the rigorous business management education you’d expect to find in a top MBA program.

What makes the MPS in Management program unique?

The one-year degree will provide you with the business acumen necessary to make a mark and move forward in your career. Johnson’s MPS in Management program provides a core business curriculum with the flexibility to tailor your experience to match your interest with electives.

Infographic: MPS in Management; Ithaca NY; full time residential; 1 year

World-class faculty and resources

As part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and one of the largest Ivy League Universities, students in the MPS in Management program learn from the best and have access to top-quality resources. Premier faculty from Cornell’s Johnson, Dyson, and Hotel Administration schools are selected to teach at the state of the art Breazzano Family Center for Business, in Ithaca, New York. In addition to the program’s core courses, students have the option to take elective classes from any of the three schools, which provides a depth and breadth offered by no other program. From resources like advising and career services to the numerous clubs and social activities offered throughout the campus, there are endless options that students can incorporate into their academic experience.

Close-knit cohorts and a sense of community

The Johnson School has a reputation for having a very close-knit community, which rings true for students in the MPS in Management program. Accepted students become part of the MPS in Management cohort, which overlaps with the MPS in Management - Accounting Specialization cohort. From classes and group projects to events and social gatherings, you’ll be surrounded by a welcoming, inclusive community of peers, which consists of students in the MPS program as well as other Johnson programs. The strong sense of community and inviting culture unique to Johnson allows for meaningful connections and friendships to form with ease. Here you’ll feel supported academically, professionally, and personally.

An immersive curriculum and real-world problem solving

As part of the MPS in Management program curriculum you will complete three industry practicums that consist of live case studies and site visits. Our hands-on approach to group projects will provide you with industry expertise and opportunities to engage with and learn from industry leaders. Industries you will be exposed to can include:

  • banking/finance
  • technology
  • health care
  • consulting/private equity
  • sustainable management
  • marketing/media

Are you a good fit for the MPS in Management program?

The combination of courses in the MPS in Management curriculum is designed to deliver the full disciplinary range of a one-year degree in business, at a graduate pace. The program is best suited for those looking to gain core business skills or those early in their careers, with a business minor, who are looking to advance.

Students accepted into the program must meet the following prerequisites:

For Cornell students:

  • Completion of Bachelor’s Degree
  • Completion of the Cornell Undergraduate Business Minor
  • GMAT (preferred) / GRE (accepted)*

For Students outside of Cornell:

  • Completion of Bachelor’s Degree
  • Coursework will be evaluated to determine equivalency to the Cornell Business Minor
  • GMAT (preferred) / GRE (accepted)

*For Cornelians who graduated with a business minor in the last 2 years, application fee and testing will be waived with achievement of a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA.


Ready to take the next step to advance your career?

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Application deadlines for the MPS in Management program:

Applications open on November 1. Applicants must submit all application components by the application deadline listed for each round in order to be considered in that round. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For Fall 2019 Intake

  • Round One: December 1, 2018
  • Round Two: January 15, 2019
  • Round Three: March 1, 2019
  • Round Four: April 15, 2019*

For Spring 2019 Intake

  • October 15, 2018

*After round deadlines, applications will be received and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.