Admissions, One-Year MBA in Ithaca

Tips for applying to Johnson’s One-Year MBA program


By Judi Byers, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Could Johnson’s One-Year MBA program be right for you? This intense program builds on your advanced academic standing and professional experience to propel your career forward in just one year. If you’re thinking of applying, here are some tips to get you started. 

#1. Check your eligibility

Checking your eligibility is very important, and the first step you should take, if you are considering the One-Year program. Since the program is incredibly fast-paced, we want to be sure that your prior experience and goals align with the objectives of the program before you submit your application.

With an initial sense of your background, a member of our admissions team will review your submission to confirm your eligibility or provide you with alternate program options to consider. If we determine that you are eligible to apply to the program, we’ll invite you to schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss the program as it relates to your own background and experience and to answer any questions you might have.  

#2. Learn about our approach and resources

Take some time to research the One-Year program and learn how we support our students with their academic and career goals. Our Career Management Team’s One-Year Employment Report will give you a better sense of our approach to career development as well as outcomes for recent graduates of the program. You might also want to see if any dual degree programs interest you, as many of our One-Year MBA students pursue a second degree at Cornell.

Beyond the classroom, you’ll have access to a wide range of student clubs and opportunities for leadership development. You’ll also be able to experience the beauty of Ithaca—home to Cayuga Lake, boating, wineries, several farmers markets, hiking and biking trails, and countless restaurants. Here you’ll spend a year outside of the fast-paced business world and invest in yourself, your education, and your long-term professional development.

#3. Connect with current students

Our Admissions Ambassadors will be a great resource to you throughout the admissions process. You may contact them at any point and can expect to receive honest insights about their experience as well as suggestions that may help inform your own next steps.

Our Ambassadors also lead our campus visit program which includes information sessions, class visits, and opportunities to have coffee and conversations with current students. Visiting campus is a great way to get a better feel for the program and culture, so I encourage you to visit us in Ithaca!

Important Deadlines

Early Action: September 5, 2017 — Submit a complete application and you’ll receive priority review of your materials and a guaranteed invitation to interview.

October Round: October 5, 2017

November Round: November 15, 2017

January Round: January 10, 2018

Rolling: March 15, 2018 — After January 10, applications will be reviewed on a space available basis with a final submission deadline of March 15, 2018.

For more information about applying, take a look at our application checklist.

Ready to apply? Submit your application!

Submit your application for the One-Year MBA program in Ithaca

Judi Byers, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Judi Byers, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

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