A Transformative, Tech-Focused MBA Program

One year to advance your career.

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program transforms tech-focused individuals into successful business leaders and entrepreneurs in one year.


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What Is a Tech MBA?

The technology sector presents one of the biggest opportunities for MBA graduates. In a data-driven, digital-first world, tech-savvy leaders are in demand in every field, from financial services and pharmaceuticals to real estate and retail.

A tech MBA builds a strong foundation in business fundamentals—then focuses on applying those skills and knowledge in today’s digital economy.


Why Johnson for Your Tech MBA?

Cross-functional teams are prevalent in today’s business landscape, and the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA prepares you to succeed—and lead—in these multifaceted, multidisciplinary environments.

Engage in Interdisciplinary Learning

In addition to a strong MBA core, you can customize your experience with electives from across Cornell Tech in areas such as intellectual property law, urban data, digital media, consulting, and AI for healthcare.

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Studios are a hallmark at Cornell Tech. In these project-based courses, you’ll find technical solutions to real-world issues with MBA classmates as well as engineering, computer science, and law students.

Three people gather around a laptop in discussion.Interact with Leaders and Founders

Throughout the program, especially at Cornell Tech, you’ll interact with business leaders, startup founders, and venture capitalists. You never know where these connections will lead.

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STEM-Designated: An MBA with a Digital Focus

Technological fluency is no longer merely a preferred qualification; it’s a must-have. Choosing a tech-focused MBA allows you to gain specialized knowledge and acquire in-demand skills in areas such as data analytics, digital communications, project management, and information technology. An official STEM MBA designation from the US government recognizes that a program meets specific curriculum requirements.


One-Year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Program at a Glance

Our accelerated program combines the benefits of MBA programs in New York City—physical access to some of the largest, most innovative companies in the world—with Cornell University’s renowned academics and vast alumni network.

Degree Awarded

MBA from Cornell University

Program Location

Ithaca, NY, and New York City

Program Format

Full-Time residential

Program Length

One year


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Practical and Professional One Year Program: Johnson Cornell Tech MBA

Truly an unrivaled academic experience, this accelerated program combines the rigors of a Cornell education with rich, real-world experience.

As a one-year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA student, you will take classes at our Ithaca, NY, campus and in New York City; you’ll learn from distinguished faculty members and influential business leaders; and you will participate in immersive learning experiences with classmates from around the world.

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Connect with a Cornell Tech Ambassador

Connecting with current students is one of the best ways to get an inside look at the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program. Our ambassadors are happy to answer your questions and share their academic, extracurricular, and overall campus experience with you.

Chat with an Ambassador

From Ithaca to Roosevelt Island: The Best of Two Campuses

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA students experience our beautiful, historic campus in Ithaca, NY—and the energy of one the world’s biggest cities.

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You’ll start your program with a summer semester on Cornell University’s main campus in Ithaca, NY, completing your core MBA courses at The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

You’ll spend a lot of time in Sage Hall as well as Breazzano Family Center for Business Education. Downtown Ithaca and the surrounding region offer plenty to see and do.

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Then, you’ll make your way to Cornell Tech in New York City, where you’ll spend the fall and spring semesters immersed in collaborative, project-based learning.

Located on Roosevelt Island in New York City, Cornell Tech is surrounded by a myriad of opportunities for immersive learning and professional growth. Campus highlights include the state-of-the-art Tata Innovation Center, studio spaces, and panoramic views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline.

Explore Cornell Tech


High-Tech and Hands-On: Our Curriculum

Hands-on learning is a big part of the STEM MBA at Cornell Tech. This is perhaps most evident in Studio, a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience that brings together students from across Cornell Tech to develop a product or service in response to a real-world issue.

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Tech MBA Core

Along with business fundamentals like managerial finance and operations management, your MBA core includes tech-focused courses such as entrepreneurial finance, digital marketing, and business data analytics.

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Studio Curriculum

Our distinct Studio experiences—including Product Studio and Startup Studio—allow students to partner with organizations such as Bloomberg, Citigroup, and the New York City mayor’s office on meaningful projects.

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Electives and Independent Study

Choose from electives across Cornell campuses, including Future of Work, Startup Ideas, Digital Wealth Management, Decision Models, Big Red Consulting, Early Adopters, Data Storytelling, and Technical Leadership.


Find Your Focus with Industry Intensives

With their razor-sharp focus on high-demand business specialties, the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA intensives will give you an edge in today’s competitive marketplace. Designed with collaboration in mind, this innovative program includes a mix of classroom learning and practical experience. Current intensive offerings include:

Financial Technology (Fintech)

Explore the large-scale technological advances in the financial services sector.

Culture & Media Technology

Discover how to engage audiences and retain customers in a digital-first world.

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Learning Together: Diverse Perspectives and Integrated Teams

One of the defining characteristics of the accelerated Johnson Cornell Tech MBA is its cross-disciplinary approach to curriculum and creation. Business leaders who understand the tech industry are just as critical to driving companies forward as programmers and engineers. Your classmates from across Cornell Tech—those studying law, engineering, and computer science—will broaden your perspectives in many ways. The learning experience is further enriched by faculty, staff, and students with diverse demographics and professional experiences.


After the MBA: Cornell Tech Success

Beyond an experience-rich education, the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA prepares you for career success in many ways, including:

  • Conversations in the Studio, a weekly student-led program featuring guest speakers who talk about their professional paths
  • Regular contact with industry leaders and hiring managers through our Studio curriculum and other course-related interactions
  • Comprehensive professional development resources, from one-on-one career pathing to on-campus recruitment events
  • Mentorship from faculty members, many of whom are active in the tech and startup communities

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Career Outcomes

Whether they want to advance in their current industry, change career paths, or start their own company, Johnson Cornell Tech MBA students find success after graduation. They also join the ever-growing global Big Red network of Cornell alumni.

97%

of graduates received full-time offers

89%

accepted jobs in mature or startup tech companies

17%

started their own businesses


A Closer Look at the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA

In this short video, learn more about our one-year MBA; our New York City and Ithaca campus locations; our immersive learning opportunities; and where our students go after graduation.


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Attend a Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Event

From virtual information sessions to Ask Admissions! chats, there are several ways to find out if the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA is right for you. We invite you to check out our upcoming events.


VIEW UPCOMING EVENTS

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA BusinessFeed

Exciting things are always happening at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and Cornell Tech.

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July 28, 2022

Does the Digital Yuan Mark the End of Commercial Banks, Established Players?

Four Johnson Cornell Tech MBA students examine the launch of China’s new digital currency, the e-yuan, and its implications.

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April 8, 2022

Four Cornell Tech MBAs Launched Univie to Create Digital Medical Records for Refugees

The cofounders hatched the idea for Univie after participating in a medical records hackathon in Tel Aviv sponsored by the World Health Organization.

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October 22, 2021

ConnectFor enables managers to link employees’ interests and goals with projects

Danielle Boris ’16, MBA ’21, founded ConnectFor to ensure every employee is given an equal opportunity to love their work.


Important Admissions Dates to Remember

Take note of these key dates, including application deadlines and decision announcements:

10/11/2022

October Round

1/5/2023

January Round*

3/7/2023

Rolling Admissions

05/2023

Term Starts

*After January 5, applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis; the submission deadline is March 7, 2023.


The One-Year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA: Your Questions, Answered

What is a tech MBA, and what makes the Johnson School’s program stand out from the rest? We answer these questions and more:

Have a question about the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA that isn’t answered here? Remember: You can always chat with one of our ambassadors, connect with an admissions representative, or participate in an interactive admissions event.

Apply to the One-Year MBA Program at Cornell Tech

If you have a passion for technology, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a collaborative attitude, the one-year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA could be the program for you.