Our second case for the Investment Banking Immersion focused on mergers and acquisitions and required a presentation on whether Hi-Crush (an oilfield services company) should acquire Smart Sand (a sand provider).
The value an MBA is that it teaches business managers how to convert opportunity into value; how to find where the rubber meets road. Cornell is home to so many top-tier programs that have produced truly world-changing work.
Johnson recently welcomed 69 One-Year MBA candidates to our campus in Ithaca. MBA students—together with their peers from the incoming Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program—have been getting to know one another, working in core teams, and tackling classroom and leadership challenges.
Faculty members Bill Schmidt, Risa Mish, and Allan Filipowicz were nominated by the Class of 2018 to deliver this year’s Last Lectures and offer life advice and parting words of wisdom to soon-to-be MBA graduates.
MBAs in the Investment Banking Immersion spent their Day of Service painting at a pre-school for the Franziska Racker Centers. While I found some parallels between service and banking, the main takeaway is larger than that.
Cornell’s cross-functional offerings helped Josefina Hamren, MBA ’18, dive into her interests and grow as an innovator at two different times in her life. After graduating with a Johnson Cornell Tech MBA—she’s officially a “double Red.”
Professor Russo mentioned the common phrase of “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.” What struck me was what he said next, which was something along the lines of: “and the only way you can do that is if you take your shoes off first."
Entering Johnson at the age of 20, I was apprehensive of being labeled the ‘baby of the class.’ But I was amazed at how my classmates treated me with the same respect and love as they did any another student.