|As one of the leading MBA programs in the United States, Johnson School
offers the following concentrations towards an MBA degree. Please
keep reading to see the major employers of MBA graduates of Johnson School.
On the following screen, you will also see all materials required
for MBA admissions application, including MBA essays, reference
letters, TOEFL score, and application fee. By clicking the logo
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Investment Banking Immersion, Brand Management Immersion, Managerial Finance
Immersion, Semester in Manufacturing Immersion, E-business Immersion
TOP 10 EMPLOYERS
- American Express
- Salomon Smith Barney
- Andersen Consulting
- Bain & Company
- McKinsey & Company
- Warburg Dillon Read
- Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath
- Deloitte & Touche Consulting
4 required essays
Interview (by invitation only)
2 letters of recommendation
1 official transcript from each institute
GMAT (ETS code: 2098)
2 copies of Résumé
$ 200 application fee
International applicants should also provide:
1 certified true copy of your diploma
The admissions office considers, in no particular order, the type of
undergraduate institution attended, your GMAT scores, work experience,
essays, academic record, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular
activities. Admissions recommend at least three years work experience prior
to application; five years is average. adds the school, “As we put together
a diverse class – one in which students can expect to learn as much from
their peers as from the faculty – we look for strong leadership skills,
maturity and initiative, demonstrated achievement, and the potential for
career success.” The school has three decision deadlines; notification
occurs within eight to ten weeks of the deadline.
1. What professional experiences have led you to pursue an MBA from the
Johnson School at Cornell University and how does this degree fit into your
future career plans? How will your knowledge and background enhance the
education of your fellow classmates?
2. Answer one of the following two questions:
A. Leadership is highly valued at the Johnson School. Describe a leadership
decision made by a person who you admired and respected. What outstanding
leadership skills were demonstrated and what impact did the decision have on
B. In a recent lecture at the Johnson School, Benjamin Zander, conductor of
the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, explained how he gets the most from his
students. First, he gives them each an “A” in his course, then he asks each
one to write him a letter dated one year into the future. The letter begins
“Dear Mr. Zander, I received an “A” because…” and must then describe the
person she/he has become over the course of that year. Write a letter to the
admissions committee, dated at the end of your first year of your MBA
program. The letter describes the person you have become during that year.
3. Answer one of the following two questions:
A. Many organizations have a credo/value statement that they follow. Please
share with us your personal credo.
B. What is your definition of success? Describe the strategies you have
employed in striving for success in your life.
4. Answer one of the following five questions:
A. Write the table of contents and opening paragraph of your autobiography.
B. Upon completion of your MBA at the Johnson School, what will classmates
say about you or how will they remember you?
C. What does “community” mean to you? How do you currently contribute to
your community and how would you contribute to the Johnson School community?
D. What characteristics and capabilities would you like your future
classmates to possess?
E. What do you think others’ first impression of you is when you enter a
room? What is their impression once you have left the room?
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