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Cornell SC Johnson College of Business - Executive MBA Americas

Cornell Johnson Executive MBA Americas Program Structure

The Executive MBA Americas program is a unique, multi-national program built for ambitious, seasoned professionals looking to advance their careers through a rigorous educational experience that combines Ivy League prestige with local, weekend-based learning.

Classroom Locations:

United StatesCanadaMexico and South America
Dallas, TXCalgary, ABMexico City, Mexico
Houston, TXEdmonton, ABMonterrey, Mexico
Ithaca, NYMontreal, QCLima, Peru
Los Angeles, CAOttawa, ONSantiago, Chile
New York City, NYToronto, ON
Salem, NHVancouver, BC
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington DC

Curriculum and Experience

With a curriculum that incorporates management fundamentals, strategic thinking, leadership, entrepreneurship, financial principles, and more, this 17-month program features networked weekend classes that bring together 20 cities in North and South America that are coupled with residential sessions—accounting for approximately 40 percent of the program experience—held at the Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and Queen’s University (Kingston, ON, Canada) campuses. Graduates earn an MBA from each university.

Class Profile

The Executive MBA Americas class at Cornell features 160 students that are around 36-years old and who carry an average of 12 years of relevant work experience. About 25 percent of the class is made up of women students.


The Cornell Executive MBA Career Development team and the Queen’s University Career Services center partner with Executive MBA candidates to strengthen leadership skills and foster career advancement. Through leadership, team and career coaching, networking exchanges and events, forums and a dedicated EMBA Career Management LinkedIn Group, students are immediately connected to a variety of life-long career development resources.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Current tuition for the Cornell Executive MBA Americas program is $148,890 (USD). A $5,000 (USD) deposit is required at the time of admission.

There is no need-based aid available for Johnson’s graduate or professional students. There are federal student loans available to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents (green card is required).

The Cornell Executive MBA Americas program is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program. Formal submission of the Yellow Ribbon application and Certification of Eligibility (COE) are required for consideration.


Applications are considered on a rolling basis. In advance of formally submitting an application, applicants may complete a pre-assessment to review if they are a good fit for the program.

The EMBA Americas application includes:

● Resume
● Organizational chart
● Four required essays
● Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
● Two letters of recommendation; one of the letters should be from your immediate supervisor
● $200 (USD) application fee

Application deadlines are as follows:

November 15, 2021: Fall Deadline
January 15, 2022: Priority Consideration
March 15, 2022: Expedited Decision
May 15, 2022: Final Application Deadline

Interviews are by invitation only and are conducted shortly following the submission of a complete application. Decisions are communicated within two weeks of the interview.

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