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Cornell SC Johnson College of Business - One-Year MBA

S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management One-Year MBA Program Structure

The Cornell Johnson One-Year MBA is a full-time program designed for students who have already earned a certification or are enrolled in one of the school’s dual degree programs. Certifications include: CFA, CPA, Institute of Chartered Financial Accountants (U.K. and India version of CPA), Society of Actuaries, and PMPs. The program begins in May and ends in May of the following year, including a 10-week orientation in the summer. The entire program takes place on the Cornell main campus in Ithaca, New York.


The condensed schedule of the Cornell Johnson One-Year MBA, combines core courses, a management practicum, electives, and performance and immersion learning options. Some core courses include:

• Financial Accounting
• Strategy
• Leading Teams
• Microeconomics for Management
•Data Analytics and Modeling

As well, students can choose from twelve initial depth concentrations in:

• Corporate Finance
• Private Equity & Venture Capital
• Strategy
• Asset Management/Investment Research
• Brand Management
• Consulting and Strategy
• Data Modeling and Analytics
• Emerging Markets
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Investment Banking
• Sustainable Global Enterprise
• Technology Product Management

Student Body

The most recent SC Johnson One-Year MBA class features 55 students that are, on average, 30-years old. Women made up about 27 percent of the class. Underrepresented minority students represent 21 percent of the class and international students make up 49 percent of the class.
Students join the program with a GMAT average of 695, a GPA of 3.52, and 6 years of work experience.

Career Statistics

SC Johnson One-Year MBA graduates earn an average salary of $130,472 and an average $32,478 signing bonus.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid for the Cornell Johnson One-Year MBA

The total cost for the Cornell Johnson One-Year MBA is currently $147,059.

To help students finance their studies, Johnson offers a range of merit-based scholarships. Admitted students are automatically considered for certain merit-based awards, and about 30 percent of Johnson students receive related financial support.

There is also a variety of loan options available to Johnson students, including federal loan programs for U.S. citizens and private loans for international students. Johnson has partnered with Quorum Federal Credit Union to offer international students loans that do not require a cosigner.

Admissions to the Cornell Johnson One-Year MBA

Application Checklist:

• Johnson at Cornell University application:
• Résumé
• Two Required essays (third optional)
• Application Fee of $200 US currency
• List of activities
• Letter of recommendation (second optional)
• Transcripts from all post-secondary coursework and degrees
• GMAT or GRE score report
• English Language Exam score report for applicants whose native language is not English (TOEFL or IELTS)

2021-2022  Cornell Johnson One-year MBA Deadlines

Early Action — 9/8/2021 (priority review)

October Round — 10/12/2021

January Round — 1/5/2022

March Round — 3/8/2022 (final deadline – rolling)

Cornell Johnson One-Year MBA FAQ’s

How has the university handled the pandemic?

Classes are currently offered in a hybrid format with some on-campus activity resuming.

What MS programs are offered at the university?

There are several MS programs offered including those in applied economics and management as well as information systems.

What industry did most graduates pursue work in?

33% of the most recent class entered the tech industry while 27% entered finance.

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