Advance Your Business Skills for a Career in Technology by Earning a Tech-Focused Accelerated MBA in NYC

The one-year STEM-designated Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program prepares students for career success in the digital economy and technology-focused world. This accelerated MBA is designed to transform tech-focused individuals into business leaders and entrepreneurs, combining networks, industry, and experiential learning into one holistic education.

Apply and learn more at Cornell Tech’s website.

What Makes the One-Year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Different?

The Tech MBA program is all about real-world experience in ideation and creation. You’ll gain expertise with:

  • Hands-on experience with interdisciplinary connections. Tech MBAs work with engineering, law, and computer science students to produce visionary ideas grounded in significant needs.
  • Working in cross-functional teams in Studio to develop tech solutions for real company challenges. 
  • Immersing yourself with tech leaders in NYC. With the majority of the accelerated program based at Cornell Tech in New York City, you’ll be surrounded by a rapidly expanding tech sector and frequently interact with industry leaders, startup founders, and venture capitalists.
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Degree Awarded
MBA from Cornell

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Program Location
Ithaca, NY & New York, NY

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Program Format
1 year, full-time residential

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The Best of Two Campuses

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA curriculum begins during the summer semester at Cornell University’s Ithaca, New York, campus where you will complete your core courses in 14 weeks. Topics range from financial accounting to marketing and leadership development. The remainder of the program, two semesters, is delivered at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island in New York City. You’ll be immersed in the tech industry and have access to state-of-the-art facilities in and around the campus.

Hands-On Curriculum

STEM courses combine MBA-specific modules with co-curriculum among other graduate students at Cornell Tech. The accelerated program’s hand-on components are executed in Studio: Product Studio, Startup Studio, and Product Management, for example. Your interdisciplinary group will take product ideas from conception, through development, and to the launch stage while seamlessly integrating business and technology principles. You might also opt to complete intensives in fintech or digital marketing during the spring semester

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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. While tech companies are often driven by programmers and engineers, they also need business leaders who understand the industry. Your classmates will help to widen your perspectives, as they bring diverse demographics and experiences to the group, all while you develop business acumen within the sphere of technology.

Industry Connections and Unmatched Career Outcomes

Cornell Tech is located among the expanding tech sector in New York City. Its proximity to startups and established companies and organizations gives you ongoing opportunities to connect with industry leaders and hiring managers. To help you learn more about tech careers, Cornell Tech hosts weekly Conversations in Studio, bringing in speakers to talk about their paths and experiences. Throughout the year, and because of the STEM MBA program’s industry-immersive design, you’ll work on developing your networks as you plan for your next career step.

The One-Year Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program boasts a 97% placement rate within six months of graduation.

Placement Rate within Six Months of Graduation


graduates who received full-time offers





Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Events

Attend an information session, conference, or online webinar or chat to connect with the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA admissions team.

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Apply to the Cornell Tech MBA Program

Ready to take the next step? Successful applicants have digital expertise and/or knowledge of the tech industry that is grounded in years of full-time experience. While desirable, a background in science, engineering, technology, or coding languages is not required for admission. If you have a passion for technology, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a collaborative attitude, this could be the program for you.

Learn more about the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program, see recent news and events, and submit your application on the Cornell Tech website.

Important Admissions Dates for the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Program

  • October Round: 10/11/2022
  • January Round: 1/5/2023*
  • Rolling: 3/7/2023

*After January 5th, applications will be received and reviewed on a space-available basis with a final submission deadline of March 7th, 2023.

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Class of 2023 Profile

Total enrolled: 81

Average age: 29

% Female students: 31%

% Underrepresented minorities: 9%
(Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)

% U.S. minorities: 22%
(Asian American, Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)

Countries represented: 12

% International students: 60%

Average GMAT: 696
GMAT range (middle 80%): 680-720

Average GRE: 158 (Verbal), 164 (Quantitative)
GRE-Q range (middle 80%): 161-169
GRE-V range (middle 80%): 154-163

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.5/4.0
Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%): 3.16-3.8

Average years of work experience: 5.5 years
Years of work experience (middle 80%): 3-7 years

Undergraduate majors
Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science: 23%
Electronic & Communication Engineering / Engineering: 20%
Business: 19%
Data Science/Math: 10%
Information Technology: 6%
Other: 26%

Prior industries
Business Technology: 28%
Consultant: 16%
Finance: 15%
Software Engineering & Research: 14%
Healthcare: 5%
Government: 4%
Other: 19%