Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Application
- Online Application: You must submit a completed Johnson Cornell Tech MBA online application. Please note that this is a separate application from other Johnson MBA programs, and our applications are not transferable across programs.
- Academic Records or Transcripts: Please provide copies of your academic records or transcripts from each previously attended university and proof of graduation from a Bachelor’s program (if this is not indicated on the transcript). While we do not require official transcripts at the time of application, you may send any official transcripts to Cornell Tech admissions electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to Cornell Tech Admissions, Cornell Tech, 2 W Loop Rd, New York, NY 10044 USA. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from the academic institution.IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Cornell Tech requires that transcripts from colleges and universities outside the U.S. and Canada undergo a course-by-course analysis by an expert academic credential evaluator in the United States. Students are responsible for paying all fees for such evaluations and making arrangements with the credential evaluation company to send and receive their documents. Cornell Tech will accept evaluations from World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), SpanTran, or any NACES organization member. If you are using the service of a credential evaluator that has the capability to send the credentials evaluation electronically, please instruct them to send it to email@example.com.
- TOEFL or IELTS Score Report (international applicants only): If your first language is not English, you must submit a valid TOEFL (minimum 100) or IELTS (minimum 7.0 overall band) score. To see if you qualify for an English language proficiency test waiver, please read Johnson’s English Language Proficiency Policy under MBA Application Requirements. If you have any questions about the English language waiver or would like to confirm whether or not you qualify, please contact Cornell Tech Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. While we do not require official score reports at the time of application, you may report your official TOEFL through testing code 2098 or official IELTS through the e-download account “Cornell University Cornell Tech.”
- GMAT or GRE Score Report: A GRE or GMAT score report is required for all MBA applicants. This requirement cannot be waived for any reason. If you submit multiple scores, your highest score will be considered. Please see our Class Profile below for our current GMAT and GRE averages. While we do not require official score reports at the time of application, you may report your official GMAT through testing code 5JW-BM-64 or official GRE through testing code 8296.
- Resume: Your resume must list your professional history (with dates of employment), academic background (with dates of attendance and graduation), and any skills or activities that are relevant for your admission into this program. Please limit your resume to 2 pages in length.
- Personal Statement: In an essay that is 500-700 words in length, please answer the questions below:
- Why are you applying to the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA?
- Why are you interested in a one-year, tech-focused MBA (as opposed to a traditional two-year MBA program that would offer a summer internship opportunity)?
- What personal attributes or skills do you think make you ideally suited to be a Cornell Tech MBA student?
- Demonstrate the relationship between your current professional experience and academic background to your short- (0-5 years after graduating) and long-term (6-15 years after graduating) career goals for this program.
- Describe a situation in your personal or professional life when you were faced with a difficult decision or dilemma and how you resolved it (focusing on your process, not just the resolution itself).
- At Cornell Tech, we aim to educate leaders for the digital age. What, in your opinion is the single most important characteristic that such leaders must possess? Why?
- What else would you like the admissions committee to know about you?
- Letter of Recommendation: In a letter of no more than 700 words, your recommender should speak to your academic and interpersonal abilities, technical aptitude and/or professional experiences in tech, your experience working on teams, and any areas of improvement. Your letter of recommendation should come from a current or former manager, supervisor, or someone who has worked with you in a professional capacity. We generally advise that you do not choose clients, co-founders, or colleagues to write your recommendation. Only one letter is required, but you may submit an additional letter if relevant to your candidacy for the program.
- Application Fee: A nonrefundable $200 application fee is required in order to submit your application.
If you have any questions about the application or application process, please e-mail email@example.com.
Priority Deadline: October 8, 2020, at 11:59 pm EST
Round 2 Deadline: January 5, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST
Rolling Admissions Deadline: March 8, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST
- Applicants who wish to be fully considered for merit scholarship should apply by the priority deadline date.
- Applications must be complete – including letter(s) of recommendation – and submitted prior to a round deadline in order to be considered for that round.
- Applications received after the round deadline will be moved to the following round.
- Applications received after the Round 2 deadline will be considered on a rolling basis until Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
- Applicants who have submitted a completed application prior to a round deadline will receive an update regarding their application status 5-7 weeks following the round deadline.
All finalists will be invited for a 30-minute video interview with a member of the Admissions Committee. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate in-person interviews.
Candidates will receive a case study prior to interviewing that must be presented as part of their admission interview.
All interviewed candidates will receive an admission decision within 2-3 weeks of their interview.
Class of 2020 Profile
Please refer to our Class Profile below for our most up-to-date averages and other general statistics.
Total enrolled: 84
Average age: 28
% Female students: 31%
% Underrepresented minorities: 19%
(Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)
% U.S. minorities: 44%
(Asian American, Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)
Countries represented: 16
% International students: 44%
Average GMAT: 693
GMAT range (middle 80%): 647-730
Average GRE: 159 (Verbal), 159 (Quantitative)
GRE-Q range (middle 80%): 150-170
GRE-V range (middle 80%): 154-166
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.33/4.0
Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%): 2.79-3.81
Average years of work experience: 4.7 years
Years of work experience (middle 80%): 2-7.7 years
Computer engineering and/or computer science: 16%
Management and/or Information Systems: 8%
Business administration: 8%
Cornell Tech offers scholarship aid to a limited number of master’s degree students each year. Merit-based aid is determined by a holistic review of all the applicants’ credentials at the time of their admission. All admitted students who are not fully sponsored are considered – no additional application is needed.
While it is not possible for Cornell Tech to offer full-tuition funding for master’s students, merit scholarships may cover a significant portion of tuition costs. Please note that scholarships cannot be applied to housing or costs other than tuition.
Need-based financial aid is not available from Cornell Tech, but students who are qualified for federal loans may refer to Johnson’s Financial Aid FAQs for more information about financing their degree.
For more information about the cost of attendance, please refer to our Tuition & Fees.