Global reach,
Local setting.

Earn an Ivy League MBA Close to Home, or Remotely with Cornell’s Executive MBA Americas Program


The Cornell Executive MBA Americas program is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals looking to advance their careers without interruption. Earn your MBA from one of 20 locations across the Americas, or remotely, on alternating weekends. Learn along-side your boardroom team while you connect synchronously to your professors and international classmates through the most versatile Executive MBA program in the world.


What Makes the Executive MBA Americas Program Different?

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

Additionally, the EMBA Americas program features an international classroom, team-based learning model, and extensive global network. Through the program you’ll connect to your instructors and fellow students from across the Americas through live, interactive videoconferencing as you attend in-person classes from your local boardroom or remotely on the weekend. Experience everything a residential MBA program has to offer as you complement your synchronous weekend-based learning with four residential sessions in Ithaca, NY and Ontario, Canada.


Executive MBA Americas at a Glance

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Degrees Awarded

An MBA from Cornell University and an MBA from Queen’s University

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Location

Select cities across the Americas, or remotely

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EMBA Program Format

Classes every other Saturday and Sunday with four residential sessions

Program Schedule

17 months of classes followed by a capstone project. Starts in late June


Executive MBA Americas Program Highlights

Teamwork is fundamental to the EMBA Americas program experience—you will work closely with your local team while also engaging with classmates across the Americas, in person, and remotely. 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 your local boardroom or remotely. During class, you will connect with classmates from five countries through videoconferencing technology as faculty teach live from Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus, and from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.

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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 University 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 week. The Executive MBA Americas program features a series of required courses, two major projects, and course electives.

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Applying to the Executive MBA Americas Program

If you think the Cornell 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 information session or 1:1 coffee chat with a member of our admissions team at your local boardroom, or virtually. 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, introduce yourself to our admissions team by completing a brief pre-assessment for the EMBA Americas program.

Submit a pre-assessment

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Connect With Admissions

We will 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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EMBA Americas Application Dates

Round Deadline
Fall deadline 11/15/22
Winter deadline 1/15/23
Spring deadline 3/15/23
Final submission 5/15/23
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and will be accepted after the final deadline if space permits. Classes begin in late June.

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