The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA summer core curriculum is extremely accelerated. Class sessions and exam dates are mandatory, and any effort you put in now to prepare yourself academically will help you to better balance your summer.
Recommended Reading for All Courses and Students
Any time you can invest in academic preparation before beginning your program will be invaluable as the summer core curriculum moves at a highly-accelerated pace.
Consider purchasing or renting Essentials of Accounting by Anthony and Breitner (Pearson, 11th Edition) to use as a course primer. This will not be your textbook, but past students who have used this to prepare have found it to be valuable.
Our Strategy faculty point to Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter as the best preparatory reading for the core course.
Your classes will often refer heavily to the daily business press, and you’ll be expected to keep up a working knowledge of major business events and activities. Once you have received and activated your Cornell NetID, you will be able to review the full text of many business publications through the Johnson Management Library. Stay up to date with business publications like Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times.