Your fall semester core curriculum is taught at an accelerated pace. Complete the pre-work described below before you arrive to set yourself up for success.
Your Two-Year MBA core courses will be fast paced—make sure you’re ready to keep up by taking advantage of the online lessons in MBA Math before you come to campus. We provide every incoming student with a free account so that you can take advantage of this online program that introduces and reviews key quantitative business terms and concepts that will come up throughout your MBA program.
All students will gain access to MBA Math in the late spring. Access codes and instructions will be shared in our weekly New Student Guide email newsletter.
The Johnson 360 Leadership Assessment is a required assignment used in your Core Team Practicum course in the first week of classes. It also serves as the cornerstone for your leadership development while at Johnson.
The Survey Process
An email will be sent to you when the assessment launches in July. You will need to immediately select a variety of raters who can provide feedback about your leadership skills while also completing a self-assessment survey. Note that the more raters you select, the more you’ll get out of the 360 experience.
Manager: Choose your most recent manager/supervisor. If you worked with other managers and would like to request their feedback, please include them in the ‘other manager’ category.
People You Lead: Be sure to include all people you have led. You can leave this section blank if it doesn’t apply to you.
Peers: Select 5 – 10 of your professional peers who have observed your leadership and work.
Other Raters: This is a “catch all” for anyone that can attest to your leadership skills such as clients, vendors, peers from volunteer work, sports teams, and other non-work-related commitments.
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.