Two-Year MBA Global Learning


Johnson provides an astonishing array and depth of international business learning opportunities.

Our approach is multi-faceted:

  • A large number of international business courses, including many specialty courses that go well beyond the offerings at other premier graduate business schools.
  • The Johnson Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise sponsors several courses that focus on the issue of global sustainability.
  • The Johnson Emerging Markets Institute provides education and thought leadership on the role of emerging markets—and emerging market multinationals—in the global economy.
  • We incorporate significant international content in other courses, through the addition of cases, guest speakers, and student presentations.
  • Eight internationally-oriented student clubs create more events and provide an informal means of learning about a new country or region.
  • International Study Trips
  • International Exchange Program

Beyond Johnson

Cornell offers more than 4000 courses of study in nearly 100 academic departments. MBA candidates may take up to a quarter of their coursework elsewhere in the university.

Among the opportunities of special interest for students of international business are those found in these schools and areas of study:

Students also have access to Cornell’s Language Resource Center. More than 50 languages are taught here – from Akkadian and Arabic through Vietnamese and Welsh. Supporting these, the Language Resource Center has an extensive media library of audio and video files.

Among Cornell’s language programs is FALCON (Full-year Asian Language Concentration), which provides intensive programs in Chinese and Japanese.

Cornell University Student Clubs

Cornell students operate more than 500 organizations, reflecting the enormous diversity of cultures and interests across campus. Among these are some 165 focused on various international interests – from associations of students from particular countries or areas of the world, to those that promote cross-cultural perspectives or causes.

Explore the complete list of Cornell University Student Organizations

Cornell Libraries

The Cornell University Library System, comprised of 20 libraries, is one of the ten largest research libraries in North America and is a leader in incorporating electronic and wireless technologies into library functions. The Cornell library system includes holdings in many cultures and languages. In addition to substantial holdings on all areas of the world, the Cornell library system has unusually strong collections of works on AsiaIcelandthe Middle East and Islamic Studies, and Slavic and East European Studies.

Cornell Events

Cornell University’s huge list of events includes many opportunities to learn about other cultures – through music, dance, meals, art exhibitions, lectures, and other special events.

In addition, of course, lectures and events all across the Cornell campus provide a rich resource for learning about other cultures and global change.

For events specifically focused on international topics, see the Calendar of International Events at the Einaudi Center website.

Cornell Cinema, widely regarded as one of the best university cinema programs in the U.S., sponsors more than 400 films each year. Many of them are foreign.

Live performances on campus also include a mix of theater, music and dance representing multiple cultures. For theater, and dance, see the Schwartz Center calendar. Cornell’s Music Department sponsors both student performances and concerts by renowned artists. Teatro Taller sponsors Latin American theatrical events.

Cornell University is fortunate in having the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on campus. Its fine permanent collections include Asian Art; a European Collection, and an African, Pre-Columbian, and Oceanic Collection. In addition, the museum sponsors special exhibitions each year, always including one or more that reflect the art of cultures outside North America.

For a comprehensive list of campus-wide events, see the Cornell Events Calendar

Research Centers and Institutes