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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 below, you can see detailed admissions statistics for Johnson School.
CONCENTRATIONS
Investment Banking Immersion, Brand Management Immersion, Managerial Finance Immersion, Semester in Manufacturing Immersion, E-business Immersion

TOP 10 EMPLOYERS

  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • American Express
  • Salomon Smith Barney
  • Andersen Consulting
  • Bain & Company
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Warburg Dillon Read
  • Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath
  • Deloitte & Touche Consulting

APPLICATION MATERIALS

 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:
 TOEFL
 1 certified true copy of your diploma

ADMISSION CRITERIA
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.

ESSAY QUESTIONS
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 you?
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?

CONTACT
Address: Johnson School, Ithaca, NY 14853-4201
E-Mail: [email protected] Website: www.johnson.cornell.edu Phone: 607-255-4526
Fax: 607-255-0065

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