5-Year Bachelors/MBA

If you are an exceptional Cornell undergraduate with demonstrated leadership potential, the five-year bachelor’s+ MBA program can give you a fast start on your career.

We accept exceptional Cornell undergraduate students to this program with outstanding grades, proven leadership potential, and personal maturity.

MBA + Bachelor’s Degree Application Process & Johnson Requirements

In order to earn your bachelor’s degree and an MBA in five years, apply to Johnson during the fall semester of your junior year.

To earn an MBA in addition to your bachelor’s degree, you must:

  • Complete all the requirements for your undergraduate major by the end of your junior year
  • Take all of the MBA core courses during your senior year and apply these credit hours to your bachelor’s degree program as free electives
  • Earn two residency units at Johnson by registering as a full time student at Johnson after graduating from your undergraduate college
  • Successfully complete at least 30 credit hours of graduate level coursework, including a minimum of 25 credit hours of Johnson electives
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.50 or better in Johnson core courses and an overall GPA of 2.70 or better in Johnson courses

When can I apply?

Begin the admissions process during the fall of your junior year, take the GMAT or GRE early in the fall and create an online application. The Johnson Admissions office hosts general MBA information sessions throughout the academic year where you can learn more about the Cornell MBA. See our admissions events calendar or call the admissions office at (607) 255-4526 for more information.

What is the program structure?

There are no undergraduate course requirements to apply for this program, but you will find that taking quantitative courses equips you for the rigor of the Johnson MBA program.

You will need to complete all of the requirements for your undergraduate major by the end of your junior year. Then, during your senior year, you must take all of the Johnson core courses and apply these to your bachelor’s degree as free electives.

Enrolling in Johnson courses prior to applying for admission will not necessarily enhance your chances for acceptance, nor will the courses be applied to Johnson MBA graduation requirements.