Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management (Samuel Curtis)

Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
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Key Statistics
  • Full-Time
    Full-Time MBA Rankings
    Full-Time MBA Employments
    • Median Base Salary: $138,767
    • Median Salary with Bonus: $175,158
    • Employed After Graduation: 93%
    Application Essay Prompts
    • Essay Prompts

      Our essays for the 2022-23 season will include a goals statement and one required prompt. Further information regarding each prompt and suggestions for completion are available in the Essays section of our application guide.

      Goals Statement

      A statement of your goals will begin a conversation that will last throughout the admissions process and guide your steps during the MBA program and experience.  To the best of your understanding today, please share your short and long-term goals by completing the following sentences and answering the enclosed short answer question (350 words maximum):

      Immediately post-MBA, my goal is to work as a(n) ____[Role]____ at ___[Company]___within___[ Industry]___.
      Targeted Job Role:
      Target Job Company:
      In 5 – 10 years post-MBA, my goal is to work as a(n) ____[Role]____ at ___[Company]___within___[ Industry]___.
      Targeted Job Role:
      Target Job Company:
      How has your experience prepared and encouraged you to pursue these goals?

      Impact Essay

      At Cornell, our students and alumni share a desire to positively impact the organizations and communities they serve. Taking into consideration your background, how do you intend to make a meaningful impact on an elite MBA community? 

      Park Leadership Fellowship Essay
      The Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program is a two-year, full-tuition fellowship award for domestic Two-Year Ithaca MBA candidates.

      Describe a past formal or informal leadership experience and how it informs your goals for growth as a leader.  How would the Park Leadership Fellowship assist with these goals?

      Finally, we are pleased to continue to offer applicants the option to submit a request for a GMAT/GRE test waiver with their applications for the 2022-2023 application cycle. Candidates should be prepared to submit a short statement for why you will flourish in our rigorous academic environment (100 words). 

    Full-Time Key Statistics
    • Full-Time MBA Students: 303
    • Average GMAT: 710 median
    • GMAT Score Range: 660-760
    • Average Age: 29
    • Average Work Experience: 5.5 Years
    • Rolling Admissions: Yes
    • Students who are Women: 39%
    • International Students: 43%
    • Number of Applicants: 1959
    • Online Application
    • Program Homepage
    • Deadline 1: 09/22/2022
    • Deadline 2: 01/10/2023
    • Deadline 3: 04/11/2022
  • Executive
    Executive MBA Rankings
    Executive MBA Employments
    Application Essay Prompts
    • Personal statement (400 words):
      In a concise statement, tell us why you are seeking an MBA. Specifically, what are your short- and long-term career goals? And, how will an MBA earned through an executive MBA program at Cornell University help you achieve your goals?

      Leadership (400 words):
      Describe your first experience as a leader in a professional setting and your current leadership role. Explain how your first experience in a leadership position influenced your style and how you act as a leader today.

      Open-ended (250 words):
      What else would you like us to know? Please use this statement to address potential concerns such as gaps in employment or prior academic difficulties. You can also use this statement to highlight any achievements or significant life events that are not included elsewhere in the application.

    Executive Key Statistics
    • Executive MBA Students: 81
    • Average GMAT: 696
    • GMAT Score Range: 680-720
    • Average Age: 29
    • Average Work Experience: 5.5 Years
    • Rolling Admissions: No
    • Students who are Women: 31%
    • International Students: 60%
    • Online Application
    • Program Homepage
    • Deadline 1: 10/11/2022
    • Deadline 2: 01/05/2023
    • Deadline 3: 03/07/2023
Applicants by Industry
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Individual Applicants
User Round Status GMAT GPA Age Location Gender Major Work Experience Target Industry
4402841Awaiting decision...6603.627
Raleigh, NC, United States
MaleBusiness Administration
Healthcare / Biotech (47 months)
Financial Services
4049301Awaiting decision...7003.430
Annapolis, MD, United States
Consulting (48 months)
375325Not SureAwaiting decision...0430
Kansas, IN, United States
FemaleBusiness Administration
Manufacturing (33 months)
356776Not SureAwaiting decision...Not yet taken2.8334
Houston, TX, United States
MaleBusiness Administration
Consumer Products (65 months)
Advertising / Marketing
391679LaterAwaiting decision...Not yet taken337
Melbourne, Australia
Financial Services (45 months)
Financial Services
384695LaterAwaiting decision...Not yet taken3.733
New York, NY, United States
High Tech (36 months)
Financial Services
3394431Awaiting decision...Not yet taken3.533
Hermosillo, Mexico
Other (60 months)
High Tech
3803954Awaiting decision...6203.1230
Columbus, OH, United States
MaleBusiness Administration
Financial Services (40 months)
272763Not SureAwaiting decision...Not yet taken2.831
Bangalore, India
High Tech (60 months)
3784573Awaiting decision...02.9733
Kawanishi, Japan
Other (70 months)
331224Not SureAwaiting decision...03.3131
San Diego, CA, United States
Healthcare / Biotech (35 months)
3540302Awaiting decision...630430
Bhubaneswar, India
MaleBusiness Administration
Other (4 months)
3624642Awaiting decision...6603.132
Des Moines, IA, United States
MaleBusiness Administration
Other (48 months)
3730171Awaiting decision...710031
Philadelphia, PA, United States
MaleBusiness Administration
High Tech (50 months)
Financial Services
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