A 1-year MBA with Internship-equivalent Consulting, Immersion Opportunities


Cornell SC Johnson College of Business claims that its one-year full-time MBA helps participants develop strong business acumen, fill knowledge gaps in key functional areas such as finance and marketing, hone up leadership qualities including managing, motivating and influencing others to name a few.

You also need not sacrifice the career momentum as unlike the longer 2-year program, the need to stay away from a job is considerably reduced as well as the expenses. It also means that you could hope for a return on investment (RoI) earlier.

The Class of 2017 comprises 72 students, 22% of them female. In comparison, the 2-year program’s Class of 2018 number 279, 31% female.

The cohort has an average full-time work experience of 5 years. Under-represented minorities (Black/African American, Native American and Hispanic American) constitute 3% while it is 15% for their 2-year batchmates.

In the latest employment report, out of 64 graduates, 57 had sought placement. By three months after graduation, 77% had received full-time offers.

Students of international origin make up 53% of the class, compared to 33% in the 2-year class. The average GMAT score is 698 (700 for the 2-year program) and average GPA at 3.58 (3.39 for the 2-year program) The average age is 29 compared to 28 in the 2-year program. Full-time average work experience for both cohorts is 5 years.

The School says only professionals with advanced degrees, certifications, or having an interest in dual-degree programs at Cornell are eligible to apply. The program is designed for professionals with a solid knowledge in all functional areas of business.

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The program, that begins in May every year, also provides an internship-equivalent consulting project with a prestigious company and leadership and professional development training. The participants can also take optional concentrations for enhanced marketability in a competitive job market. They also get an opportunity to take electives across Cornell University.

In addition to establishing strong bonds with other One-Year MBA students, you’ll form enduring friendships with classmates from the Two-Year MBA program who will be in the same core courses and electives.

Among the advantages cited for the program is that at several points, the classes are combined with those of the 2-year program. This leads to teamwork and collaboration on a variety of projects.

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The 1-year students also have the option to participate in any one of the immersions ranging from Corporate Finance, Digital Technology, Investment Research and Asset Management, Semester in Strategic Operations, Strategic Marketing or Sustainable Global Enterprise.

As far as career placement is concerned, One-Year MBA students tend to earn a slightly higher average starting salaries and bonuses when compared to their 2-year compatriots due to their additional expertise and education.

In the latest employment report, out of 64 graduates, 57 had sought placement. By three months after graduation, 77% had received full-time offers.

They also managed to net a Mean base salary of $113,529 and Mean signing bonus of $27,819.

The recruiters included A.T. Kearney, Accenture PLC, Amazon.com, Inc., American Express, Apple Inc, Bain & Company, Bank of America, Barclays PLC, Cisco Systems, Inc., Citigroup Inc. Credit Suisse Group, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deutsche Bank AG, Eli Lilly and Co, Exxon, EY (Ernst & Young), Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Google, Guggenheim Partners, LLC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co., L.E.K. Consulting LLC, Latham & Watkins LLP, Macquarie Group Limited, Mastercard, McKinsey & Company, MetLife, Microsoft Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Procter & Gamble Company, PwC, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, Tata Consulting Services Limited (TCS), The Boston Consulting Group, TripAdvisor LLC, UBS AG, UBS Securities LLC, Unilever NV, Verizon Communications, Inc., Wells Fargo & Company and Whirlpool Corporation.


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