Overview

In this one-year MBA program, founded on a tech-focused campus, you can earn a business degree deeply imbued with the needs of the digital age. You’ll learn the foundations of business in the context of the technology and innovation reshaping the competitive landscape worldwide.

Our students are trained and prepared to lead in industry for product management/development, product marketing, program management, consumer insight/analytics and user experience strategies, consulting, general management, operations management as well as entrepreneurship.

Degree Issuer: Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University

Prerequisites

Ideal candidates have a deep interest in the tech industry as well as strong academic background in a science or engineering discipline.  Candidates without this academic background will still be considered but will need to show experience within engineering communities and familiarity with technical tools.  All applicants, regardless of their undergraduate degree, should reflect the entrepreneurial and innovation-driven mission of the campus.

Highlights

You'll begin on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, N.Y., with intensive 10-weeks of core business and leadership training.  You'll then move to New York City for nine months of rigorous, cross-disciplinary, entrepreneurial and innovation courses.  At Cornell Tech, MBA candidates work in teams with MEng in Computer Science and MS in Information Systems - Connective Media students, building real products and designing software.  MBA courses are taught in intensive, multiweek modules that includes Advanced Entrepreneurship; Design Thinking; Digital Marketing; Tech Innovation; Principled Leadership; and more.

Requirements

Summer start in Ithaca:

  • March 2015 pre-work is a self-paced study of Statistics and Economics
  • Ithaca Campus arrival in May to complete Statistics and Economics, NYC Intro, Leading Teams core 
  • June: Accounting, Critical Thinking, Tech Innovations
  • July: Finance, Strategy, Skills Clinics
  • August: Marketing, Big Data Analytics, Integrative Case

Fall semester in NYC:

  • August through December: You'll work in teams with classmates and paired with local tech organizations to complete semester-long projects.  These projects are not internships - they are valuable opportunities to complete a specific, real project on key tech and digital challenges.  2014 matches included:  AOL, Bloomberg, Canary, eBay, ff Venture Capital, Google, iCrossing, IMAX, JPMorgan Chase, LinkedIn, MasterCard, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Segovia, TradeBlock, and WebMD.  
  • August: Entrepreneurial Intensive 
  • September: Product Management with technical degree students, Design Thinking, Operations
  • October: Ethical Leadership, Digital Marketing, Tech Strategy
  • November: Agility, FSA/Valuations
  • December: Experiential Learning – Global Tech and Negotiations

Spring semester in NYC:Startup Project (ideation, team forming, proof of concept)

  • Early January: Startup Challenges in  Israel, Entrepreneurial Finance
  • January to May: Career-directed Project Concentration/Focus
  • February: Connective Media/Healthy Living, Macroeconomics
  • March: Social Entrepreneurship, Cost Accounting
  • April: Product/Software Development Process, Agility
  • May: Sales and Business Development, Small Business Operations

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News Mentions

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June 06, 2013

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