Turning Ambition into Impact for 75+ Years

World-renowned expertise. Top-ranked programs. Close-knit community.

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management offers immersive, innovative, and impactful degree programs. With unmatched industry expertise, our faculty prepares and inspires students to excel in their professional endeavors, and small, selective cohorts create opportunities for richer conversation and deeper connections


What Makes Johnson Unique?

Part of one of the largest universities in the Ivy League, the Johnson School offers graduate business students an unparalleled educational experience. Learn from industry-leading faculty members, access our vast management library (one of the biggest in the world), and ultimately become part of Cornell University’s Big Red Alumni Network

When it comes to academics, our robust yet flexible curriculum is guided by three fundamentals:

Performance Learning

Go beyond typical classroom and job-based learning with immersive, integrated experiences related to your field of interest.

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Cornell Connections

Expand your network with an expansive alumni base, engaged employers and partners, and cross-campus collaborations.

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Collaborative Community 

Engage with faculty and graduate students from across the school, college, and university through our interdisciplinary programs.


Key Facts: The Johnson School by the Numbers

For more than 75 years, we’ve provided a world-class business education fueled by an esteemed faculty, supported by a dedicated staff, enriched by corporate partners, and sustained by the generosity of alumni and friends.

  • 1946 Founded
  • 10+ Degree programs
    (plus dual-degree and executive options)
  • 15,200+ Johnson School alumni
  • 137 Faculty
    (combined full-time, part-time, adjunct, visiting, and endowed)

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School Leadership: Deans, Directors, and Advisors

The Johnson School leadership team, under the direction of Dean Vishal Gaur, helps shape our vision and ensure we deliver on our promise of a rich and dynamic graduate business education.

Meet our Leadership Team

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Diversity and Inclusion at the Johnson School

Preparing students from everywhere to lead anywhere means creating an inclusive, welcoming community. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers a range of initiatives and educational programs, often in collaboration with student organizations and student support offices across campus.

Learn About our Efforts

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Our Campus

Ranked No. 1 for Best Campus Environment in the Princeton Review’s 2023 B-school rankings, our main campus in Ithaca, NY, is an incredible place to learn and grow. The Johnson School spaces offer a mix of high technology and historic charm, and the broader Finger Lakes Region of New York provides plenty to see and do near campus. The Johnson School also has a presence on Roosevelt Island in New York City, allowing our students to tap into the massive business hub of Manhattan.

Explore Our Campus

The Best in Business: Our AACSB Accreditation

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the organization that sets the gold standard for business education.

Less than 6 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB accreditation, and we’re proud to be recognized among this elite group of institutions. This designation underscores our commitment to high-quality, highly relevant graduate business programs. Top-tier employers often specifically seek out graduates of AACSB-accredited programs. 

As a founding member of AACSB, Cornell University has a long tradition of providing quality academics, retaining distinguished faculty, and delivering strong career outcomes. 

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LEARN ABOUT AACSB


News and Updates from the Johnson School

Explore how we’re turning ambition into impact every day. Our BusinessFeed features stories about our students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners, and friends.

Meng Zhou, M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’96, and his doctoral advisor, E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics Emeritus Andrew Novakovic.
February 29, 2024

Donor’s New Fund to Support Students, Mentoring

Meng Zhou, M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’96 established a fund to support doctoral students in applied economics and management.

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February 29, 2024

Cornell Nolan School receives No. 1 Ranking by CEOWorld Magazine

The Nolan School led the CEOWorld Magazine rankings and is one of six programs worldwide to earn a “AAA” ranking.

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February 28, 2024

Cate Khan ’99 Honored with Inaugural Dyson Alumni Leadership Award

Dyson School graduate Cate Khan ’99, CEO of VerishopGroup, cofounded not only a platform but a support ecosystem for diverse, independent businesses.


Beyond the Johnson School: College-Wide Collaboration and Resources

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, which also includes the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Each school abides by the college’s mission and values. The guiding principles, combined resources, expertise, and networks of the three schools give Johnson School students a rich and dynamic learning experience.