An Ivy League MBA to advance your career without interrupting it

The Executive MBA Metro NY program, based in New York City, offers working professionals the opportunity to develop leadership skills critical for today’s dynamic business environment as they seek to advance their careers. Earn an MBA on alternate weekends over the course of 22 months.

What makes the Executive MBA Metro NY program different?

Its unique delivery format. Classes take place every other weekend, but the immersive environment is reflective of a residential program experience.

Johnson’s Executive MBA Metro NY classes are taught by Cornell’s world-renowned faculty on Saturdays and Sundays at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. The residential component, including the Saturday evening stay in a New York City hotel, allows you to remain fully immersed in coursework and team projects with minimal distractions.

Infographic: MBA from Cornell; New York City area; weekend classes and residential sessions; 22 months, July start

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Integrated and sequenced curriculum

Program curriculum is focused on general management principles and is applicable to students from any industry or functional area. During your second year, the curriculum will expand into more advanced coursework, including Innovation and New Venture Creation, Valuations, Advanced Strategic Analysis, and the Global Business Study program, which brings our executive MBAs into an international market for a week-long business immersion. You will also be able to customize your experience with elective courses.

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Diverse perspectives and meaningful interactions

While Cornell’s renowned faculty lead and facilitate classroom instruction, your peers will also make significant, real-world contributions to the learning environment. Class diversity in all forms leads to engaging conversations and new perspectives. Residential class weekends allow you to work on team projects with your colleagues and develop your personal and professional network.

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Student Takeaways: Cornell Johnson Executive MBA Metro NY

Cornell Johnson Executive MBA Metro NY students share their most memorable experiences and key takeaways.

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Immersive residential sessions

The Executive MBA Metro NY program includes four residential sessions on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. During these weeks, you’ll complete intensive coursework and engage with faculty, classmates, and the broader Cornell community in a variety of ways. You can participate in Cornell Outdoor Education activities, attend a sporting event, visit the Finger Lakes wineries, or network with other Cornell MBA students, among other things. These residential sessions, combined with the residential feel of class weekends, makes the Metro NY program a unique executive MBA program experience.

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Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY BusinessFeed

May 24, 2019

Johnson recognizes 2019 award winners across nine academic programs

Several students across Johnson’s seven MBA programs and two MPS programs were recognized for their achievements, contributions, and academic performance.

May 3, 2019

Exploring and finding inspiration in Israel’s legendary tech scene

Michael Stanat, Executive MBA Metro NY ’19, was inspired by high-performance culture and tech entrepreneurs during the program’s global business immersion.

May 1, 2019

From Metro NY to Israel: A new perspective on global business

Katie Meyer, Executive MBA Metro NY student, reflects on her global business study in Israel, a “life changing” experience.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

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We accept applications on a rolling basis, with preferred scholarship consideration for applications received by May 31.

Executive MBA Metro NY Class of 2020 Profile


  • Enrolled: 70
  • Average age: 36
  • Women students: 27%
  • Underrepresented minorities: 23%
    (Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)
  • U.S. minorities: 54%
    (Asian American, Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)
  • Average years of work experience: 11
  • Students with advanced degrees: 30%

Industry profile

  • Financial services: 26%
  • Retail, manufacturing, and consumer goods: 17%
  • Consulting: 16%
  • Healthcare and pharmaceuticals: 11%
  • Technology: 10%
  • Real estate: 10%
  • Education, government, and nonprofit: 6%
  • Media and entertainment: 1%
  • Other: 3%

Geographic representation

  • New York: 59%
  • New Jersey: 26%
  • Connecticut: 6%
  • Pennsylvania: 3%
  • Other: 6%