Technology at Johnson


Dive into data. Harness the power of tech and analytics.

Tech-savvy business leaders are early adopters, data-driven analysts, and skilled communicators. They ideate, innovate, and create—all while making an impact.

Whether you aim to lead a high-tech company, manage product teams, or build digital initiatives, you’ll find a number of paths at Johnson to help you develop your skills in coding, databases, and advanced analytics in support of business strategy, data-driven decision-making, and the tech ecosystem.

Kevin Shen

“With the launch of the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA, the introduction of our Digital Technology Immersion, the refresh of our marketing immersion to include an emphasis on strategic product management for tech, and the creation of our intensives in digital marketing and fintech, Johnson is offering more and more resources for students who are seeking a career in technology.” Read More

Yuankai (Kevin) Shen, MBA ’20. Kevin was a High Tech Club board member, Tech Career Work Group leader, and TA for the course Designing Data Products
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Technology breadth and depth to fit your career goals

From hackathons to academic course sequences, Johnson offers countless ways to develop your tech expertise.

Across Johnson’s programs, you can work directly with tech companies to solve real business challenges, take courses in NYC—an expanding tech hub—or focus electives on data analytics and product management. Explore a few of the many opportunities below.

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NYC Intensives in Fintech and Digital Marketing

Spend seven weeks at Cornell Tech to complete focused courses and a client project and meet industry executives from leading tech companies.

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Data Modeling & Analytics and Tech Product Management

Electives within these areas of focus complement your MBA course of study. Learn about disruptive technology, data modeling, design and innovation, and more.

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Annual Business Model Hackathon

Work on interdisciplinary teams to find and present a technical solution to a business problem in 48 hours. Winners take home $10,000.

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Plan your tech career strategy

No matter your career stage, you’ll need a plan for navigating options within the broad tech space.

  • Dedicated career management staff for tech-focused recruitment
  • Resources to define your “tech compass”—your ideal role, sector, niche, and hub
  • Engaged alumni who participate in mock interviews and informational sessions
  • Technology Career Work Group sessions with MBA peers
  • Treks to tech companies on the West Coast and in Boston and NYC
  • Workshops on converting tech internships into full-time offers
  • Guidebooks and company primers from places such as Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Google, IBM, and Microsoft
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Bea Nallar, MBA ’21, worked for three years in data analysis and technical product management at an early-stage technology consulting startup before coming to Johnson. After searching for roles in product management and internal strategy within the technology industry, she accepted an internship with Microsoft as a partnership development manager MBA intern.

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Career outcomes in technology and data/analytics

Johnson’s robust network of tech industry alumni, paired with career resources, can help you make your next career move.

A number of Johnson graduates enter into careers in technology, while many executive MBA students work for tech companies as they complete their degree programs. The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program yields an industry-leading number of tech placements for our alumni.

$126,029

average salary for Two-Year MBAs in tech

$32,161

average signing bonus for Two-Year MBAs

13%

of all MPS grads enter data or analytics roles

33%

of One-Year MBA grads work in tech

$8,181

average monthly salary for tech interns

14%

of EMBA students work in tech full time

100%

of Tech MBA grads are employed

90%

of Tech MBAs work in tech orgs/functions

Johnson’s top technology recruiters

The companies below have recently hired Johnson graduates or currently employ executive MBA students.

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Immersive, real-world experiences inside and outside the classroom

Launch new tech with other Cornellians, lead clubs and conferences, or focus your degree on tech and data.

Johnson offers many opportunities for hands-on experiences and leadership in the tech space. You’ll work on projects with real clients—often proposing tech-based solutions for business challenges and using data to inform your decisions. You can also network with tech industry influencers at annual student-run conferences.

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Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Program

This one-year MBA program is based at Cornell Tech in NYC. You’ll combine business and management courses with hands-on projects. Work in interdisciplinary teams of computer scientists, engineers, and others, and hear from tech industry leaders each week.

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Digital Technology Immersion

Open to Ithaca-based MBA students, this semester-long immersion combines coursework with real tech company projects. Take on business analytics, such as mining big data or improving the usability of technology products by building mobile apps or creating benchmarks.

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Big Red Tech Strategy

Big Red Tech Strategy’s Commercialization Fellows program consists of an intensive 12-week project that pairs first-year MBAs with Cornell PhD students to conceptualize early-stage business strategies for novel technologies and products.

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High Tech Club

HTC provides resources and recruiting support for your tech career. Become a member or take on a leadership role. HTC organizes treks, offers peer mentorship, and holds company information sessions so you can gain new skills and prepare to land your dream job in tech.

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Johnson Women in Technology Conference

JWiT is the only student-run MBA conference dedicated to creating a community of women MBAs, advocates, and tech leaders. Whether you’re a board member or an attendee, you’ll make invaluable industry connections, hear from panelists, and take your career preparation a step further.

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Blockchain and Innovation Club

Johnson is a well-known leader in developing fintech talent. As a club member or leader, you’ll learn about blockchain and innovative technologies. Network with specialists from the fintech industry and engage in blockchain-based business initiatives.


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Learn from expert researchers and practitioners

Johnson faculty understand the “business of technology” and have years of experience at its intersection.

Whether you’re focusing your entire degree program on technology or taking data and analytics electives, you’ll tap into insights from faculty who thoroughly understand how to apply business principles within emerging fields like AI and fintech. Learn more about some of Johnson’s tech experts.

Will Cong

Will Cong

Associate professor of finance and Rudd Family Professor of Management
Cong’s academic interests include financial innovation, mechanism and information design, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, machine learning, AI, and alternative data. His recent research has focused on the intersection of technology, data science, and finance.

Kiran Girotra

Karan Girotra

Professor of operations, technology, and innovation
Girotra focuses on identifying and refining business models enabled by new technologies and on the practices that enable the digital transformation of companies and industries. He has worked with companies in urban living, smart transportation, and e-commerce.

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Shawn Mankad

Assistant professor of operations, technology, and information management
Mankad, who often leads the digital technology practicum, focuses his research on the intersection of data analytics and economic decision-making using machine-learning techniques. His research has been featured in more than a dozen media outlets.

Find courses rooted in technology and innovation—from data analytics and machine learning to fintech and leading agile teams.

You’ll have the opportunity to take tech and analytics electives across Johnson’s academic programs. Explore a sampling of these offerings below.

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Explore Johnson's Academic Programs

Johnson offers several graduate degree programs for candidates with a range of experiences, academic backgrounds, and interests. Explore our programs to see which would best support your ambitions in the technology sector.