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Cornell MBA Profile

Our Cornell MBA profile will supply you with the basic information you need when considering applying to Cornell. Our Admission Consultants are happy to help you decide if Cornell is the right school for you.

Application Deadlines

Application Periods: Application Deadline: Notification from board:
ROUND 1 October 2, 2013 December 4, 2013
ROUND 2 December 4, 2013 February 5, 2014
ROUND 3 February 12, 2014 March 16, 2014

Application Questions

Part I: Career Choice Essay (300 word maximum)
How would you characterize your career since college?

This is not your job description or complete history of your work since graduating (we already ask for that in the online portion and can see this on your resume). You need to choose the most important elements that show your initiative, contribution, leadership and results achieved.

Part II: Career Goal Essay (400 word maximum)
Tell us about your short and long term career goals.

Please show you have a clear direction for your goal post-MBA. Good essays will emphasize what an applicant wants to do while at Johnson and how you will use this experience to accomplish your goal.

Part III: Character Essay (400 word maximum for chosen question), please choose one of the following to write about:
a. You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book. Note: Approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity.

b. Describe a situation taken from your personal or professional life where you failed and tell us what you learned.

c. What does diversity mean to you and how will you contribute to the diversity of our community at Johnson?

Total Enrollment: 277
Applications: 1,791
Percent Admitted: 27%
Yield: Not Published
GMAT Average: 691
GMAT Score Range: 630-740 (Middle 80%
Average Age 28
Average GRE Q Not Published
Average GRE V Not Published
Median GPA 3.3

Majors: Percent:
Business: 33%
Engineering: 17%
Science or Math: 6%
Economics: 16%
Liberal Arts: 6%
Social Science: 22%

Job Function: Percent: Mean Base Salary:
Consulting 29% $121,800
Other Job Functions 2% $120,000
Finance – Private Equity 2% $114,300
Finance – Real Estate 2% $111,700
General Management 4% $103,300
Finance – Investment Banking 13% $103,200
Rotational Development Programs 7% $102,200
Finance – Sales and Trading 4% $100,800
Finance – Research 6% $100,500
Finance – Managerial Finance 12% $99,100
Finance – Other 5% $98,200
Business Development 6% $98,100
Marketing 10% $92,900
Career Hiring
Class of Accepted Offer by Graduation Accepted Offer 3 months out Median Base Salary Mean Base Salary Median Signing Bonus Mean Signing Bonus
2011 74% 85% $100,000 $103,600 $20,000 $23,100

Female 32%
International 30%
Minorities 29%
Under Represented Minorities 14%
Africa 0%
Asia 27%
Europe 3%
North America 68%
Latin America and the Caribbean 2%
Oceania 0%
Dual Citizenship 5%
Mean Work Experience 5 years
Mean Age 27
Total 1,005
Full-Time MBA 593
Executive MBA 373
PhD Program 39

Business Week 13
US News 16
Program Costs
Resident $102,960.00
Nonresident $102,960.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Resident) $73,660.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Nonresident) $73,660.00
Total Living Alumni 13,468
Joint Degrees
MBA/JD (Law)
MBA/MILR (Industrial and Labor Relations)
MBA/Meng (Engineering)
MBA/MD (Medicine)
MBA/MPS (Real Estate)
MBA/MHA (Health Administration)