Johnson Means Business


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November 6-7, 2020

Johnson Means Business (JMB) is our annual diverse and LGBTQ student hosting event for prospective applicants to our Two-Year and One-Year Ithaca based MBA programs. This year we look forward to connecting with prospective MBA candidates through an entirely virtual experience.


During this two day experience, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Johnson MBA program, student experience, and resources to support diverse students
  • Gain valuable information on how to position yourself as a leading candidate for admission
  • Network with Johnson students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Participate in Johnson’s Annual Johnson Inclusion Summit on Saturday, November 7th

Application Process

Apply Now

JMB 2020 participants who apply by our January round application deadlines will be eligible to receive an invitation to interview throughout the application cycle along with a Johnson application fee waiver for use during the 2021 application year.

COVID-19 Planning

In alignment with Cornell University’s operating plans for the fall 2020 term – JMB 2020 will be hosted virtually. Further details are available in the JMB 2020 Schedule of Events.

JMB 2020 Schedule of Events

Our schedule of events includes experiences designed to introduce and expose you to Johnson’s diverse and dynamic academic community. In addition to attending interactive sessions on Friday, we hope that you will look forward to attending our annual Johnson Inclusion Summit.


Upcoming Residential Admissions Events


Ola Yetunde Esho

"JMB provides a beautiful glimpse to what it means to be a Johnson student. I left the weekend feeling inspired and energized about the Johnson community and convinced that my career aspirations can be accomplished with the impeccable support of those at Johnson. JMB participants can expect to understand what makes Johnson unique through interactions with current students, alumni, faculty and staff members."

Ola Esho, JMB 2019, MBA 2021
Ryan Foster

“JMB gives you such a detailed preview of the Johnson community—don’t miss it! I applied to Johnson after JMB came and went, and it could have helped me tremendously in my pre-MBA journey of deciding which programs were right for me. After volunteering for JMB in 2019, I saw first-hand how powerful and transformative the weekend can be in helping prospective students get a feel for being a member of the community and better understand life as a Johnson MBA.”

Ryan Foster, JMB 2019, MBA 2021
Baron Munoz Sanchez

“JMB was a game changer. The moment I stepped foot in Sage Hall for the first time, I experienced all the great things I’d heard about Cornell and the community at Johnson. From team building challenges with two classmates who continue to be some of my closest friends, to a quote by Marmeline Petion-Midy (MBA ’00) during the symposium that made me rethink my career approach and future goals, the whole weekend was unforgettable. JMB helped me realize that Johnson is where I needed to be to get a holistic MBA education”

Baron Munoz, JMB 2019, MBA 2021
Maria Castex

“My experience at JMB is, to be frank, the reason I chose Johnson. It was my first visit to campus and in-person interaction with students, faculty and staff, and the entire weekend just exceeded all of my expectations. A close friend from home (and first-year at the time) encouraged me to apply and guaranteed I would not regret it. She was right! Everyone was so incredibly warm and welcoming and, even though I was convinced I bombed my interview, I left Ithaca envisioning myself living here in the Fall. It’s a really wonderful opportunity to get to know the community at Johnson, meet other diverse candidates and participate in really engaging dialogue about diversity & inclusion.”

Maria Castex, JMB 2019, MBA 2021