Cornell Tech MBA

Driven by industry, structured by Studio—earn a tech-focused MBA in NYC

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program prepares students for career success in the digital economy. An MBA designed to transform tech-focused individuals into business leaders and entrepreneurs, this one-year program is where networks, industry, and experiential learning combine.

Apply and learn more at Cornell Tech’s website: Johnson Cornell Tech MBA


What makes the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA different?

Hands-on experience with interdisciplinary connections. MBAs work with engineering, law, and computer science students to produce visionary ideas grounded in significant needs.

This MBA program is all about real-world experience in ideation and creation. In addition to completing foundational MBA core courses, you’ll work on cross-functional teams in Studio to develop tech solutions for real company challenges. With the majority of the program based at Cornell Tech in New York City, you’ll be surrounded by a rapidly expanding tech sector and frequently interact with industry leaders, startup founders, and venture capitalists.

Infographic: MBA from Cornell; Ithaca, NY & NYC; full time residential; 1 year, May to May

Students working inside a building at Cornell Tech

The best of two campuses

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA curriculum begins during the summer semester at Cornell University’s Ithaca, New York, campus. You will complete your core courses in 10 weeks with students in Johnson’s One-Year, Ithaca-based MBA program. Topics range from financial accounting to marketing and leadership development. The remainder of the program, two semesters, is delivered at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island in New York City. You’ll be immersed in the tech industry and have access to state-of-the-art facilities in and around the campus.


Hands-on curriculum

MBA-specific modules are combined with co-curriculum among other graduate students at Cornell Tech. The program’s hand-on components are executed in Studio: Product Studio, Startup Studio, and Product Management, for example. Your interdisciplinary group will take product ideas from conception, through development, and to launch stage while seamlessly integrating business and technology principles. You might also opt to complete intensives in fintech or digital marketing during the spring semester.


Johnson Cornell Tech MBA students working in coding applications on computers

Diverse perspectives and integrated teams

One of the defining characteristics of the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA is its cross-disciplinary approach to curriculum and creation. While tech companies are often driven by programmers and engineers, they also need business leaders who understand the industry. Your classmates will help to widen your perspectives, as they bring diverse demographics and experiences to the group, all while you develop business acumen within the sphere of technology.


Industry connections and unmatched career outcomes

Cornell Tech is located among the expanding tech sector in New York City. Its proximity to startups and established companies and organizations gives you ongoing opportunities to connect with industry leaders and hiring managers. To help you learn more about tech careers, Cornell Tech hosts weekly Conversations in Studio, bringing in speakers to talk about their paths and experiences. Throughout the year, and because of the program’s industry-immersive design, you’ll work on developing your networks as you plan for your next career step.

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program boasts a 100% placement rate within three months of graduation.


Events

Attend an information session, conference, or online webinar or chat to connect with the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA admissions team.

Admissions events from Cornell Tech


Cornell Tech MBA BusinessFeed

May 2, 2019

BenDaniel Venture Challenge: Connecting entrepreneurial Cornellians since 2009

Wenni Cai, MBA ’19, and BVC finalists discuss their experiences as entrepreneurs at Cornell and as part of the BenDaniel Venture Challenge.

April 25, 2019

International treks combine business and culture while uniting MBAs across programs

The 2019 international treks brought together students from all three of Johnson’s residential MBA programs who visited Brazil, Colombia, and Israel.

April 18, 2019

Accelerate Johnson 2019 welcomes incoming One-Year and Johnson Cornell Tech MBAs

Incoming candidates for Johnson’s One-Year MBA in Ithaca and the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA in NYC met at the annual Accelerate Johnson (AJ) welcome event.


Ready to take the next step?

Successful applicants have digital expertise and/or knowledge of the tech industry that is grounded in years of full-time experience. While desirable, a background in science, engineering, technology, or coding languages is not required for admission. If you have a passion for technology, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a collaborative attitude, this could be the program for you.

Learn more about the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program, see recent news and events, and submit your application on the Cornell Tech website.

Important admissions dates for the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program:

  • October Round: 10/8/2019
  • November Round: 11/5/2019
  • January Round: 1/8/2020*
  • Rolling: 3/5/2020

*After January 8th, applications will be received and reviewed on a space available basis with a final submission deadline of March 5th, 2020


Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Class of 2020 Profile

Total enrolled: 84

Average age: 28

% Female students: 31%

% Underrepresented minorities: 19%
(Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)

% U.S. minorities: 44%
(Asian American, Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)

Countries represented: 16

% International students: 44%

Average GMAT: 693
GMAT range (middle 80%): 647-730

Average GRE: 159 (Verbal), 159 (Quantitative)
GRE-Q range (middle 80%): 150-170
GRE-V range (middle 80%): 154-166

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.33/4.0
Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%): 2.79-3.81

Average years of work experience: 4.7 years
Years of work experience (middle 80%): 2-7.7 years

Undergraduate majors
Engineering: 20%
Computer engineering and/or computer science: 16%
Economics: 15%
Management and/or Information Systems: 8%
Business administration: 8%
Other: 33%

Prior industries
Technology: 49%
Management: 17%
Consultant/Analyst: 14%
Finance: 12%
Other: 8%