Global reach,
Local setting.

Earn an Ivy League MBA close to home with the Executive MBA Americas program.

The Executive MBA Americas program is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals looking to advance their careers without interrupting them. Earn an MBA near you with weekend classes every other Saturday and Sunday.

What makes the EMBA Americas program different?

Its international classroom and network. Connect with classmates throughout North and South America through live, interactive videoconferencing as you attend in-person classes at your local boardroom or remotely from wherever you are.

Offered in partnership with the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, the Americas program presents a truly global experience that will advance your career and boost your leadership potential.

Executive MBA Americas at a glance

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Degrees Awarded
MBA from Cornell & an MBA from Queen’s University

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Program Location
Select cities across the Americas

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Program Format
17 months, classes every other weekend with residential sessions

Executive MBA Americas program highlights

Teamwork is fundamental to the Americas experience—you will work closely with your learning team throughout the program while also engaging with classmates across the Americas. The diversity among your colleagues will lead to engaging conversations and new ways to solve challenges as you take classes every other weekend and participate in four residential sessions.

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Local convenience and dynamic teams

Attend classes every other Saturday and Sunday with peers in select cities or remotely. During class, you’ll connect with classmates from five countries through videoconferencing technology as faculty teach live from Cornell’s campus. 

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Engaging residential sessions

For in-depth coursework and networking opportunities, all students come together for four residential sessions. These sessions are split between the Cornell and Queen’s university campuses.

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Immediately applicable curriculum

Take what you learn in class on the weekend and apply it to your work on Monday. The Executive MBA Americas program features a series of required courses, two major projects, and electives.

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Applying to the Executive MBA Americas program

If you think the Executive MBA Americas program might be right for you, we recommend you submit a pre-assessment as a first step. You should also review the admissions process and application requirements or consider attending an online info session or coffee chat in your city. Take a look at our EMBA admissions page and a list of upcoming events.

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Submit a Pre-Assessment

Before you apply, you can complete a pre-assessment to see if you’re a good fit for the EMBA Americas program.

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Connect With Admissions

We’ll send you information related to events in your area and provide resources to help you decide if the EMBA Americas program is right for you.

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Application Dates

Round Deadline
Fall deadline 11/15
Winter deadline 1/15
Spring deadline 3/15
Final submission 5/15
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and will be accepted after the final deadline if space permits. Classes begin annually in late June.

Upcoming EMBA Americas admissions events