Full-Time MBA Admissions

Applying to Johnson's Ithaca residential MBA programs

The decision to apply to business school is an important one. Do your research! The most successful Johnson applicants are those who can demonstrate how they’ll fit into our community and how Johnson’s curriculum matches their professional ambitions.

Explore our full-time residential MBA programs

Applicants may apply to only one program. Before you begin your application, explore our MBA programs, and make sure to choose the one that will help you meet your career goals.

If you’re interested in applying to the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program, please note that admissions activities and application requirements/processing are handled directly by the Cornell Tech Admissions Team. You can find detailed information on the Cornell Tech website. If you have any questions about this program, email the Cornell Tech admissions teams at admissions@tech.cornell.edu.


2019–2020 MBA application deadlines

The MBA application for the 2019–2020 admissions cycle will open on August 1, 2019.

In addition to the deadlines below, applicants should review all of Johnson’s important admissions dates and deadlines, which include notification, official documentation, and deposit dates. Applicants who are eligible to apply for admission for the Two-Year MBA program through The Consortium should refer to our Consortium deadlines and application process.

Two-Year MBA

  • October Round — 10/8/2019
  • November Round — 11/5/2019
  • January Round — 1/8/2020
  • April Round — 4/8/2020 (final deadline)

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA

  • October Round — 10/8/2019
  • November Round — 11/5/2019
  • January Round — 1/8/2020*
  • Rolling — 3/5/2020 (final deadline)

One-Year MBA

  • Early Action — 9/5/2019 (priority review)
  • October Round — 10/8/2019
  • November Round — 11/5/2019
  • January Round — 1/8/2020*
  • Rolling — 3/5/2020 (final deadline)

*After January 8, 2020, applications for the One-Year MBA and Johnson Cornell Tech MBA programs will be received and reviewed on a space-available basis with a final submission deadline of March 5, 2020.


MBA admissions events

The best way you can learn more about our MBA programs is to attend an admissions event. You may plan a visit to campus, attend an online information session, or connect with current students. Our admissions team also travels around the world to meet prospective students at various MBA admissions recruitment events.

Upcoming U.S. and international events

Virtual info sessions and connecting with students

You can register for an Ask Admissions online chat or attend a webinar hosted by our partner organizations. Most virtual events cover all three of our full-time programs. If you’re interested in connecting with students from our Ithaca-based programs, you can find them using our Community Search Tool.

On-campus events and opportunities

Prospective students can visit the Ithaca campus to learn more about the Two-Year and One-Year MBA programs. Candidates interested in the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program should refer to Cornell Tech’s event listings for on-campus opportunities.

Visiting Cornell University in Ithaca

Plan ahead to visit Johnson and the Cornell University campus in Ithaca. During your time on campus, you can:

Premier on-campus hosting events

If you’re interested in Johnson’s Two-Year MBA or One-Year MBA program in Ithaca, you may be able to attend one of our signature student-hosting events on campus. During these events, our Ithaca-based students host women, diverse, LGBTQ, and veteran candidates. You’ll learn about our programs and community resources as you network with students and alumni.

Johnson Women in Business

September 20-21, 2019

Johnson Women in Business (JWIB) is our female student hosting event.

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Johnson Means Business

November 1-2, 2019

Johnson Means Business (JMB) is our diverse and LGBTQ student hosting event.

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Johnson Military Preview

November 7, 2019

Johnson Military Preview (JMP) is our veteran student hosting event.

Learn More

Preparing your MBA application

After you’ve explored Johnson’s programs and learned more about us online or at an MBA admissions event, you should have a good idea of which program is best for you. Below are some helpful links to guide you through the process.

Application Guide and admissions process

Johnson’s application guide includes checklists, important links to requirements, and directions for submitting your materials on time. Learn more about the admissions process including application timelines, interviews, post-acceptance requirements, and more.

Full-time MBA Application Guide and admissions process

Application requirements

Review our application requirements to determine if you’re eligible for our residential programs. Learn more about official GMAT/GRE scores, English language proficiency exams, letters of recommendation, application essays, and more.

Application requirements

Start your application for the Two-Year or One-Year MBA program in Ithaca

If you’re ready to begin the application process for the Two-Year MBA or One-Year MBA, please create your application account.

Create your application account

Contact:

111 Sage Hall, Cornell University Campus
(607) 255-4526
mba@johnson.cornell.edu

If you’re interested in applying to the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program, please note that admissions activities and application requirements/processing are handled directly by the Cornell Tech Admissions Team.