Diversity Admissions Events

As the first top business school to have a dedicated office focused on supporting the rising generation of women, underrepresented minority (URM) and LGBTQ leaders, we are pleased to invite candidates from diverse backgrounds to engage with us through several events designed to provide opportunities to learn more about the community, culture, and values that exist within the Johnson community.

Johnson partners with several organizations and foundations to expand opportunities for diverse MBA students including The Consortium for Graduate Study in ManagementFortéManagement Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), and Toigo Foundation. Additional information regarding our partnerships and support for diverse students is available on our Office of Diversity & Inclusion website.


Premier Hosting Events

Our premier hosting events provide you with the chance to learn about our Cornell MBA programs and academic community while gaining valuable information on how to position yourself as a leading candidate for admission. In addition to networking with Johnson students, faculty, staff, and alumni, you are also invited to attend our annual symposiums hosted by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

Johnson Women in Business group photo 2018

September 20-21, 2019

Johnson Women in Business

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

Johnson Means Business Group Photo

November 1-2, 2019

Johnson Means Business

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


Affinity Partner Events

Connect with our Admissions Team and alumni during these upcoming affinity partner events:


Diversity Dinners & Brunches

Our diversity dinners and brunches provide you with a unique experience to connect with Cornell MBA graduates over dinner or brunch. You’ll learn more about the experience and student life at Johnson as well as the key takeaways that our alumni have brought with them to the workplace.

Cornell MBA Women’s Dinner in San Francisco

August 21, 2019

Cornell MBA Diversity Dinner in NYC

August 26, 2019

Cornell MBA Diversity Brunch in Los Angeles

September 7, 2019

Cornell MBA Diversity Dinner in Washington, DC

September 9, 2019

Cornell MBA Diversity Dinner in Houston

October 3, 2019

Cornell MBA Women’s Dinner in Chicago

October 16, 2019


Diverse Student Consultations

Our commitment to supporting diverse students begins from the start of your admissions experience. We invite you to schedule a 20 minute consultation with an admissions team member prior to submitting your application to gain a deeper understanding of the resources available to our students as well as the steps you can be taking to present yourself successfully in the admissions process.

To schedule your consultation, please review and select one of the appointment times listed within the event calendars below. Should you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Chavez at vc338@cornell.edu.

Diverse Leader Consultation

Johnson is committed to nurturing the success of our underrepresented students and creating a diverse and talented study body. Please note – these sessions are specifically for domestic underrepresented students only.

Schedule Diverse Leader Consultation

Women in Leadership Consultation

Johnson is committed to supporting women as they become leaders and actively provides access to training and development opportunities to help women and allies understand the nature of gender inequity and the tools that can spark positive change. Please note – these sessions are specifically for domestic and international women only.

Schedule Women in Leadership Consultation