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Cornell SC Johnson College of Business - Executive MBA Metro NY

Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY Program Structure

The Executive MBA Metro NY program is a 22-month, executive-style program offered on alternating weekends in New York City.

Curriculum and Experience

The Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY program features a comprehensive, integrated, general management approach that is designed for experienced professionals from a variety of industries. Students are introduced to a holistic view of business operations that emphasize the refinement of leadership and advancement of management skills.

The program, which is organized in four terms—each beginning with a week-long residential session at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)—emphasizes core coursework in its first year, with advanced and strategic coursework incorporated into the curriculum in its second year. Students complete a total of six electives throughout the program, which are offered during the winter residential sessions and vary from year-to-year based upon student preferences.

The Metro NY program includes a Saturday overnight stay on class weekends, which creates an immersive format for extended networking, focus and collaboration, and engagement with classmates and faculty.

Class Profile

The Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY class features 70-75 students who are an average of 36-years old with an average 12 years or relevant work experience. Approximately 34 percent of the class comprises women students.


The Cornell Executive MBA Career Development team partners with each executive MBA student to develop a customized and strategically-designed professional development path that is focused on individualized objectives and needs. Once developed, a dedicated EMBA career coach will provide resources, tools, and programming to support these goals.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY program Class of 2021 is $195,498 (USD). A limited number of partial merit-based scholarships are available for applicants.

There is no need-based aid available for Johnson’s graduate/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 Metro NY 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 reviewed on a rolling basis. In advance of formal application submission, applicants are encouraged to complete a pre-assessment to see if they are a possible fit for the program.

As part of your formal application, applicants must provide:

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

Application deadlines are as follows:

November 15, 2021: Priority Consideration
January 5, 2022: Priority Consideration
March 1, 2022: Regular Decision
May 15, 2022: Final Application Deadline

Interviews, granted by invitation only, are conducted shortly following the submission of a complete application. Decisions are typically communicated within two to three weeks of the interview. Classes begin late in July.

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