Founded in 2010, Cornell’s Emerging Markets Institute at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management provides thought leadership on the role of emerging markets—and emerging market multinationals—in the global economy. The Institute brings together preeminent practitioners and academics from around the world to develop the next generation of global business leaders and create the premier research center on the role of emerging markets in the global economy.


To prepare and support business leaders who seek a competitive advantage to become experts in emerging markets.


EMI will become the thought research leader and educational magnet where businesses with operations in emerging markets hire MBAs to lead their organizations because of recognized expertise on issues related to emerging multinationals, innovation and corporate social responsibility in emerging markets.

EMI Fellow Mercedes Moran Enrique, MBA ’20

Mercedes Moran Enriquez talks about his experience as a fellow with the Emerging Markets Institute at Johnson.

Camilo Arbelaez

“I'm interested in the power of emerging markets, and how they will really define growth for the next 30 to 40 years”

Camilo Arbelaez, MBA ’19, EMI Fellow