DEFINITION of 'The Johnson School at Cornell University'

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is the business school at Cornell University. It offers a wide range of programs, including several MBA programs as well as doctoral degrees. The school has over 70 corporate partners and is respected nationwide as a top-notch institution of higher business learning.

BREAKING DOWN 'The Johnson School at Cornell University'

The Johnson school was founded in 1946 in Ithaca, New York and has nearly 100 full-time, adjunct and visiting faculty members. Originally known as the School of Business and Public Administration, it was renamed in 1984 for Samuel Curtis Johnson, the founder of SC Johnson and Son, after his family donated $20 million to the school.

Programs Offered at SC Johnson Graduate School of Management

SC Johnson Graduate School of Management offers the following programs:

  • One-year MBA: This program is designed for those with real-world business experience and an advanced academic standing. Classes start in May and are full-time. Tuition as of the 2017-2018 school year was $98,940.
  • Two-year MBA: Students go full-time for 21 months to earn this degree and paid $127,788 in 2017-2018.
  • Johnson Cornell Tech MBA: Students spend 12 months earning this degree immersed in technology in New York City. The 2017-2018 tuition rate was $97,453.
  • Cornell Executive MBA Metro New York: Another program offered just outside the limits of New York City, students complete this MBA on the weekends over the course of 22 months. Cost as of 2017 was $176,104.
  • Cornell Executive MBA Americas: What makes this program unique is that it is offered in multiple cities in North and South America. Tuition was $138,522 in 2017 and 158 were enrolled.
  • Cornell-Tsinghua MBA/FMBA - Perfect for executives working in China, this program is bi-lingual and is offered part-time over two years. Students can also attend in Ithaca or New York City.

The school also offers dual degrees, executive education and a PhD program.

There are over 15,200 alumni, which include CEOs, school deans and a secretary of state. According to Forbes, only 27% of applicants are accepted into the school and have a median GMAT of 700. The school offers scholarship for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and encourages innovation among its students by offering an in-house U.S. Patent and Trademark officer. It was ranked 15th among U.S. graduate business schools in 2018 by U.S. World & News Report and 17th globally by the Financial Times.

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