Gain an Edge with a Graduate Degree in Management from Johnson 

Ivy League Rigor. Real-World Ready.

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University offers a rich selection of master’s, doctoral, and dual degrees. No matter which management graduate program you choose, you’ll find the rigor of an Ivy League education combined with practical learning experiences.


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Finding the Right Management Graduate Degree Program for You

In today’s fiercely competitive employment landscape, you need to stand out from other applicants. This is true whether you’re just starting your career, going for a promotion, transitioning into a new field, or finding yourself back in the job market. 

Earning a PhD or master’s degree in management is undoubtedly a wise investment in your future, but how do you decide which graduate program is right for you? We encourage you to research and compare our suite of offerings, which includes everything from a short-term Master of Professional Studies to a research-rich PhD program.


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Full-Time MBA Programs

Prepare to succeed in an ever-changing global marketplace with a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School. We offer three innovative, experience-rich options: a two-year residential MBA program based in Ithaca, NY, a one-year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA based in New York City, and a Johnson Cornell Tech 1+1 program that combines elements of our Ithaca and New York City-based programs. In all our full-time MBA programs, you’ll have access to world-class facilities, immersive learning experiences, and renowned scholars and practitioners.

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Two-Year Residential MBA

The two-year residential MBA program, ranked the No. 8 MBA program worldwide in 2023 by the Financial Times, offers a one-of-a-kind curriculum and a supportive campus community. A strong business core is rounded out with electives, immersions, cocurriculars, weekend intensives, global treks, personalized career coaching, and an immersive, hands-on summer internship—a signature experience of the Johnson School MBA. Outside academics, our cohort model allows you to form lifelong bonds with equally ambitious peers.

Degree Awarded

MBA from Cornell University

Program Location

Ithaca, NY (with course options available in New York City)

Program Format

Full-time residential

Program Length

Two Years

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA: A One-Year Program

In a data-driven, digital-first marketplace, tech-savvy leaders are in high demand. Whether you’re already in tech and want to boost your business acumen, or you are an executive who wants to hone your tech skills, this accelerated master’s program might be right for you. Designed to be completed in about a year, the STEM-designated Johnson Cornell Tech MBA starts with a foundation in business fundamentals—then focuses on putting that knowledge into action.

Degree Awarded

MBA from Cornell University

Program Location

New York City

Program Format

Full-time residential and STEM-designated MBA

Program Length

One Year

Johnson Cornell Tech 1+1 MBA

The Johnson Cornell Tech 1+1 MBA provides an opportunity for students to benefit from opportunities in Ithaca and New York City. The 21-month program consists of four semesters and a required summer internship. Students begin as a member of the Johnson School’s Ithaca-based two-year residential MBA program and are in Ithaca for the fall and spring semesters. After a tech-focused summer internship, students transfer to the Cornell Tech campus in New York City and become members of the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program.

Degree Awarded

MBA from Cornell University

Program Location

Ithaca, NY, and New York City

Program Format

Full-time residential and STEM-designated MBA

Program Length

21 months


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Executive MBA (EMBA) Programs

If you’re looking for a master’s degree in management that aligns with your career goals and your busy schedule, look no further than an executive MBA. Designed for working professionals, the Johnson School’s innovative EMBA programs allow you to earn a graduate degree without putting your career on hold. In fact, you’ll see your investment in yourself pay off in real time as you apply what you learn as you learn.

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Cornell Executive MBA Americas

It’s an Ivy League education that comes to you. This 17-month program allows you to learn alongside international classmates from one of 20 locations across North and South America—or online through synchronous instruction. The Johnson School’s EMBA Americas program pioneered the concept of distributed classrooms and remains the gold standard of distance education.

Degrees Awarded

An MBA from Cornell University and an MBA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Program Location

Select from cities across the Americas or online

Program Format

Classes every other Saturday and Sunday with four residential sessions

Program Length

17 months of classes starting in late June, followed by a capstone project

Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY

Built with tri-state business executives in mind, Cornell’s Executive MBA Metro NY allows you to earn an Ivy League graduate degree on alternating weekends at our Roosevelt Island campus while continuing to work full-time. Based in one of the world’s largest and most diverse cities, this part-time MBA program offers unparalleled access to networking and immersive learning opportunities.

Degree Awarded

An MBA from Cornell University

Program Location

Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City

Program Format

Classes every other weekend (Saturday and half-day Sunday); four weeklong residential sessions in Ithaca, NY; and one weeklong international immersion

Program Length

22 months; classes begin in July

Cornell Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership

Whether you’re a business executive, physician, or medical industry professional, our dual executive MBA/master’s program in healthcare leadership will prepare you to lead change and drive innovation in a rapidly expanding and evolving sector. Offered in collaboration with the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, this program can be completed while you continue to work full-time.

Degrees Awarded

An MBA and an MS from Cornell University

Program Location

Roosevelt Island, New York City

Program Format

Classes every other Saturday and half-day Sunday with residential sessions in Ithaca, NY, and New York City

Program Length

22 months of classes starting in July

Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA

The only management master’s degree of its kind, the Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA is delivered in English and Chinese (Mandarin). Based in Beijing, this part-time international finance program accommodates even the most demanding schedules. Over the course of 22 months, you’ll complete your MBA courses on the weekends, allowing you to balance life, work, and school. You’ll learn from leading finance experts and study alongside other high-quality candidates.

Degrees Awarded

Cornell MBA/Tsinghua MBA

Program Location

Beijing

Program Format

Classes on the weekends with residential sessions in Beijing and Ithaca, NY

Program Length

Two years


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Specialized Management Master’s Degrees

The Johnson School offers several specialized management graduate programs that can expand, advance, and enrich your career, including STEM-designated and accounting-focused master’s degrees.

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

As organizations increasingly rely on quality data to drive decision-making, demand has grown for business intelligence professionals. The Johnson School’s STEM-designated MSBA program not only trains you to understand data in the context of business, but also prepares you to translate findings into meaningful, actionable insights. These sought-after skills lead to lucrative data science careers in a wide range of industries including finance, marketing, consulting, manufacturing, HR, healthcare, and tech.

Degree Awarded

MSBA

Program Location

Online with two weeklong residencies

Program Format

Part-time, STEM-designated

Program Length

16 months

Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Management

Ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in an area other than business, this flexible, 10-month management graduate program can be tailored to meet your career goals. With a rigorous business core, specialized electives, and practical learning experiences, you’ll be prepared for whatever professional endeavors come your way next.

Degree Awarded

MPS

Program Location

Ithaca, NY

Program Format

Full-time residential and STEM-designated

Program Length

10 months

MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization

Prepare for the CPA exam—and accounting leadership roles—with our STEM-designated MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization degree. Whether preparing for your first job or looking to expand your accounting knowledge and credentials, this innovative, accelerated program will prime you for high-level roles in industries like public accounting, financial services, real estate, or consulting.

Degree Awarded

MPS

Program Location

Ithaca, NY

Program Format

Full-time residential and STEM-designated

Program Length

9 months


Additional Johnson Graduate Business Programs

Research-minded professionals interested in exploring management science at a deeper level may be interested in a doctoral-level program. Johnson students can also expand their opportunities by combining a management master’s degree with another Cornell graduate program.

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PhD in Management

Our fully funded, completely residential PhD in management is designed for ambitious students and business professionals interested in pursuing a career in university teaching and research. Based at the Johnson School in Ithaca, NY, this doctoral program combines Ivy League rigor and real-world relevance to prepare you for a successful career in academia or consulting.

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Dual-Degree Programs

A solid business acumen is helpful—if not essential—to executive-level roles in any industry. Earning an MBA in tandem with another graduate degree makes for a powerful combination. Offered in conjunction with other prestigious schools at Cornell, these three combinations have a solid record of success for our alumni:

  • MBA + Juris Doctor (JD)
  • MBA + Master of Industrial and Labor Relations (MILA)
  • MBA + Master of Public Administration (MPA)

With hundreds of academic disciplines across Cornell University, additional dual-degree options abound. We also offer a unique fifth-year MBA program that allows exceptional Cornell undergraduates to complement their major area of study with a master’s degree.

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Executive Education for Individuals and Organizations

The world is changing rapidly. No matter where you are in your career, we’ll help you keep up—and prepare for what’s next. Among our dozens of online and in-person executive education programs, you’ll find courses in fintech, servant leadership, persuasive communication, data privacy strategy, product marketing, and leading remote teams. We also offer customizable training and professional development programs for teams and organizations.

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Interested in learning more about one or more of the Johnson School’s executive MBA, master’s programs in management, business-related PhD, or dual-degree programs? Our admissions team is available to answer your questions and support you through the application process.

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The Cornell Community: Life at the Johnson School

With the intense academics you’d expect from an Ivy League university and the close-knit atmosphere of a smaller college, the Johnson School is consistently ranked among the top graduate schools for business. In fact, the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management was rated No. 1 for Best Campus Environment in the Princeton Review’s 2023 B-School rankings. Even if you’re studying in one of our hybrid programs, you’ll get some quality on-campus time. And when you’re learning from afar, our high-caliber learning experience will keep you feeling connected to the Cornell community.

Why Johnson?

When you choose the Johnson School, you join a community of ambitious learners, thinkers, and doers. Our management master’s degrees and other graduate business programs offer an innovative, immersive curriculum full of unique learning experiences. And our academic programs are designed with input from trusted industry partners and our expansive alumni network.

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Our Campus and Community

While our management programs vary in length and format, they all include a residential component. Whether you’re in Ithaca, NY, for a few weeks or a few years, you’ll experience academic life on one of the most iconic college campuses in the United States. Our learning spaces include the Gothic-style Sage Hall and the sleek and modern Breazzano Family Center for Business Education.

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Our Expertise

With hundreds of accomplished faculty members and more than 15,000 alumni making their mark across the globe, our Cornellians are innovating and leading the way in nearly every sector. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is especially known for its deep industry expertise in consulting, technology, entrepreneurship, and investment banking.

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Next Steps: Where Will Johnson Take You?

Ready to take your career to the next level with one of the Johnson School’s management graduate programs? We encourage you to start your application!