Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business

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Cornell University’s SC Johnson School of Business offers a first-rate business education unparalleled to others. The three academic schools housed within Johnson S.o.B. are the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the School of Hotel Administration, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The Dyson School is ranked 10th among Best Undergraduate Business Programs in the 2020 ranking by U.S. News and World Report. The Princeton Review also recognized the Cornell MBA as the #1 MBA for Management. Additionally, Johnson Graduate School was featured among the top 10 business schools by Forbes in 2019 and by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2018.


Students who earn an award-winning Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management or Hotel Administration will be positioned for success in all future business endeavors. AEM students can complement their degree with a concentration in Accounting, Agribusiness Management, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Food Industry Management, International Trade and Development, Marketing, Strategy, and Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics. Hotel Administration students can select from among 16 industry-specific specializations, such as Hospitality Facilities Design, Hotel/Restaurant Development, Beverage Management, and Services Marketing Management.

Students can earn their MBA in a variety of formats, including a one-year or two-year version, Cornell Tech MBA, EMBA Americas or Metro New York, the Cornell Tsinghua Finance MBA, or the joint EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership. Specialty master’s degrees are available in Real Estate, Management in Hospitality, Applied Economics and Management, Hotel Administration, or Management with an Accounting specialization. For most programs, students have the flexibility to enroll in a combination of courses from the Ithaca or NYC campus. The MBA programs focus on real-world business experiences, such as a semester-long Management Practicum featuring a major consulting project, immersions taught by industry experts, and case studies.

Student Life

Cornell’s business community encourages teamwork and offers a wide breadth of 87 business organizations to meet the diverse personalities of its students. A few of the professional clubs include the Sustainable Global Enterprise, Investment Management Association, and the Johnson Cannabusiness Club. When students want to take a break from academics, they can play ice hockey, rugby, or golf with their business classmates on an intramural team. Poker, billiards, video games, and wine are some of the other light-hearted clubs offered for Johnson Business students. Johnson students also seize opportunities for professional growth through the school’s 65 corporate partnerships.

Four centers equip students with the tools to conduct cutting-edge research and provide consulting services. Students gain first-hand knowledge of some of the world’s toughest challenges, such as climate change and poverty through service projects with the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise. The Emerging Markets Institute expands students’ global perspective by offering international experiences to help women establish businesses in Pakistan and studying abroad in China. By the time students graduate, their classroom and out of class experiences have molded them into highly competitive candidates. Alumni assume leadership roles with Amazon, Apple, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and Wells Fargo.

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