Yes. In fact, we offer four ways to earn a Cornell MBA. The differences among our MBA programs reflect the varying backgrounds and needs of the students. All result in a rigorous general management education that prepares MBAs for leadership roles.
No. Students in our one-year and two-year Ithaca-based MBA programs take classes together and work closely together on a variety of projects. One of the distinctions of Johnson is our focus on teamwork and collaboration.
If you intend to make a significant career change—particularly to a field that requires a depth of specific knowledge and experience—you may want to consider the Two-Year MBA program over the One-Year MBA Program. The Two-Year MBA program affords career changers extra time to fully broaden and solidify their knowledge base through immersions and additional elective courses, while also affording them the opportunity to hold an internship in their target field.
Extremely well! Our One-Year MBAs have strong historical placement rates that are just as good as our Two-Year MBA placement rates, if not better depending on the year. One-Year MBA students also tend to earn slightly higher average starting salaries and bonuses when compared to Two-Year students due to their additional expertise and education. Interested in seeing the numbers for yourself? Review our latest employment report.
No. The One-Year MBA curriculum is a carefully structured learning sequence. It begins in May and ends in graduation the following May.
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