Full-Time and Future-Focused: Level Up Your Career with a Johnson MBA Degree

When it comes to full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees, we know you have a lot of choices. We’re glad you’re considering the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. 

Among our graduate business degrees, we offer two innovative, immersive options: a two-year residential MBA program at our main campus in Ithaca, NY, and a one-year tech MBA based primarily in New York City.

In these STEM-certified programs, you’ll be guided by outstanding faculty and leading industry practitioners. Plus, students have a unique opportunity to interact and collaborate across the two programs by way of New York City-based industry Intensives.

Earn Your MBA at Johnson: Two Graduate Business Degree Options

Our innovative, experience-rich full-time MBA programs prepare you to succeed in an ever-changing global marketplace. Explore our offerings in more detail below to find out which is the right fit.

Explore Johnson's Full-Time MBA Programs

Two-Year MBA

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA

LocationIthaca, NY (options for courses in New York City)LocationSummer semester in Ithaca, NY, & two semesters in New York City
Program Length2 yearsProgram Length1 year
Four semesters and a summer internshipSemester
Three semesters: summer, fall, and spring
Delivery MethodOn-campusDelivery MethodOn-campus
GMAT Range660-750GMAT Range680-720

  • Flexible MBA

  • Summer internship

  • Immersion learning

  • Experiential learning options

  • STEM designation option


  • STEM designation

  • Multidisciplinary, cross-functional collaboration with Studio projects
  • Opportunity to participate with two-year classmates in an intensive
  • Immersive experiences in technology and entrepreneurship

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Innovate in Ithaca: The Two-Year Johnson MBA

With a one-of-a-kind curriculum, unparalleled internship experiences, and a supportive campus community, the Johnson School’s full-time two-year residential MBA prepares you for success in your chosen field through:

  • A strong business core covering topics such as strategy, leadership, marketing management, financial accounting, and data analytics
  • Valuable industry experience through immersion learning which prepares you for summer internships, a signature experience of the Johnson School’s two-year MBA
  • Customizable academics through immersion areas, electives, cocurriculars, and weekend-long intensive classes
  • Personalized career coaching, including assistance with internship placements and employment
  • Meaningful opportunities to get involved on and off campus through student organizations, leadership programs, and global treks

These elements culminate in an outstanding business education. The program was ranked No. 8 Best Business School in the World, Financial Times 2023.

Attending a full-time residential MBA program is more than academics. You’ll love being part of our campus community: the Johnson School was rated No. 1 for Best Campus Environment in the Princeton Review’s 2023 B-School rankings.

A Closer Look: How You’ll Spend Your Two Years at Cornell

Here’s a brief look at our full-time two-year MBA, including location, format, and duration:

  • Location Ithaca, NY; additional options for courses in New York City
  • Duration Two years; four semesters and a summer internship
  • Ideal for Those looking for an Ivy League MBA to rapidly enhance their career potential
  • Delivery On-campus featuring experiential learning opportunities

Find Your Community at Johnson

The Johnson School’s two-year residential MBA has a rich history of collaboration and camaraderie—and those values shine through in how our students, faculty, and staff support and engage with each other every day. In this student-led video, MBAs share what they love most about the program and the greater Cornell community.

A Day in the Life: Meet a Few Johnson MBAs

Three residential MBA students take us along during a typical day in their life on our Ithaca, NY, campus, from meals and social events to classes and club meetings.

Jim’s Day: Logistics, Language & More

Jim’s day took us to classes like Supply Chain Analytics and Advanced Japanese—and later, a Sage Social. When he wasn’t in class, he was planning (and DJing) campus events. Now based in Tokyo at Apple Asia, Jim keeps connected to Cornell as part of our global alumni network.

Meet Jim

Lucie’s Day: From Academics to Zumba

Lucie loves being surrounded by passionate learners, both as a student and as a teaching assistant. Beyond academics, she participates in Diversity Council meetings and several student organizations—and she makes it a point to unwind with Zumba a few nights a week.

Hear from Lucie

Nikolaos’ Day: Invested in Experiential Learning

Nikolaos starts his day with breakfast and The Wall Street Journal and ends it catching up with friends at a biweekly veterans happy hour on campus. In between, he attends a student investment club meeting and even changed into a suit to give an in-class presentation to industry partners.

Meet Nikolaos

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High-Tech, High-Touch: The One-Year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA

This one-year MBA program combines the rigors of a Cornell education with rich, real-world experience. Highlights include:

  • Complete your core classes at Cornell University’s Ithaca, NY, campus during the summer.
  • Spend the fall and spring semesters at our Cornell Tech campus in New York City.
  • Engage with students from other areas of study (such as law and engineering) through project-based classes called Studios.
  • Customize your curriculum with electives from the MBA program and across all of Cornell Tech.
  • Network with influential business leaders and entrepreneurs during the entire program.

 Program Overview: What You’ll Accomplish in ONE Year at Cornell Tech

The one-year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA develops a strong foundation in business fundamentals—then shows you how to apply those skills and knowledge in today’s digital economy.

  • Location Summer in Ithaca, NY, and fall and spring in New York City
  • Duration One year; summer, fall, and spring semesters
  • Ideal for Creative career enhancers with a passion for technology
  • Delivery On-campus featuring cross-disciplinary Studio projects

A Closer Look: Our One-Year MBA Program

In this brief video, you’ll learn more about our one-year full-time MBA from Cornell Tech, including details about our innovative curriculum; our New York City and Ithaca, NY, locations; and where our students go after graduation.


Small Cohorts, Big Impact: The Power of Community

Johnson School MBA students are smart, savvy, and motivated. It only makes sense that when they join together as a cohort, this individual ambition drives their collective success throughout the program and long after graduation.

The close-knit cohort model strengthens your experience at Cornell in many ways, including: 

  • Stronger relationships with classmates
  • Broader opportunities to engage with faculty and their research
  • Closer contact with industry partners
  • Greater access to support and resources

Deeper connections with our highly engaged alumni network

Connect with Current Johnson MBAs

One of the most effective ways to determine the best full-time MBA program for you is to speak with current students about their experiences.

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Two-Year Residential MBA Ambassadors

The Johnson School’s residential MBA program ambassadors are ready to chat with you about academics, internships, extracurriculars, life in Ithaca, NY, and more.


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One-Year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Ambassadors

Cornell Tech ambassadors are happy to answer your questions about classes, multidisciplinary Studios, industry connections, and the overall experience at both campuses.


Full-Time MBA BusinessFeed

Exciting things are always happening at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and Cornell Tech. See what’s happening with our students, faculty, and alumni on campus and in the world, including research, industry insights, and accomplishments.

Johnson students dance at a Diwali celebration.
November 20, 2023

Park Perspective: Getting involved at Johnson

John Van Orden, MBA ’24, reflects on his first year as a Johnson MBA student.

Kehkashan Basu, MBA '24, stands on stage holding a microphone.
October 10, 2023

Climate Week NYC 2023 with Kehkashan Basu, MBA ’24

Kehkashan Basu, MBA ’24, founder of the Green Hope Foundation and a UN Human Rights Champion, led two events at Climate Week NYC 2023.

Hailee Greene in one of her fields of hemp.
September 8, 2023

Seeing a Bright Future for Hemp in New York State

Hailee Greene, MBA ’24, wants to build the first industrial hemp processing facility in the Northeast.

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What You Need to Know: Johnson and Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Admissions

Before you apply to one of our full-time MBA programs, we encourage you to explore the admissions requirements for your graduate business degree of interest. Our website is full of information about the application process, plus you’re invited to attend an upcoming information session or chat with a student ambassador.


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Attend a Full-Time MBA Event

From virtual information sessions to Ask Admissions! chats, you have several ways to find out which Johnson School full-time MBA program is right for you. We invite you to check out our upcoming events.


Ready to Apply?

You’ve read about the Johnson School’s cutting-edge curriculum, immersive learning experiences, and close-knit community. If either our two-year Ithaca, NY, program or the one-year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA sounds like the right fit for you, we look forward to learning more about you soon!