Cornell Tech graduates pursue a variety of career paths upon graduation such as accepting a full-time job with mature companies or startups, forming their own venture, pursuing further education, or taking up fellowships. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, those seeking jobs maintained an average offer rate of nearly 100%. Despite the profound impact of the pandemic on the US economy, the average offer rate for 2022 MBA and Technical programs graduates was  92%.

Prospective students should note that past employment rates are not predictive or indicative of future outcomes.

Technical Programs

Professional Programs – MBA

Professional Programs – LLM

Employers, Roles & Compensation

The majority of Technical programs graduates accepted roles such as software developer, data scientist, data analyst, or data engineer. Examples of companies that hired students in 2022 included Apple, Amazon, Adobe, Figma, Flatiron Health, Google, Meta, MITRE, Nielsen, Palantir, Replica, Via, and others.

The total compensation at tech companies, where the majority of technical programs graduates accepted roles, depends on the stage of the company’s life cycle, the amount of equity granted (and its value) as well as years and relevance of professional experiences of a graduate. In 2022, the median salary was $135,000. In most cases, in addition to salary offers included equity, sign-on, year-end, or performance bonuses and relocation allowance (where applicable).

Summer Internships 一 Two-Year Technical Programs

Most of the students in the two-year programs take advantage of summer internships between their first and second years. Since each program’s inception — Connective Media concentration in 2015, Health Tech concentration in 2016, and Urban Tech concentration in 2020 — the majority of students who sought summer internships received offers.

Companies that hired Jacobs students for summer internships in 2022 included Adobe, Affirm, Amazon, Apple, Doordash, MITRE, MSFT, and others. The majority of the internship roles were software development and data analytics.

Note: n- indicates the total number of Johnson Cornell Tech MBA graduates each year; Other paths — graduates returning to their pre-MBA employer, pursuing fellowships and/or other personal, non-degree related interests or continuing their education (e.g., medical school or PhD).

Consistent with the prior years, the majority of accepted jobs in the class of 2022 were with mature or startup tech companies such as Adobe, Amazon, Capital One, Deloitte Digital, EYP- Parthenon, McKinsey (Tech & Digital), VMware, Wayfair. Roles included  Product Manager/PM – Technical, Digital Strategy Associate, Sr Consultant – Digital Practice, Consultant – Deal Tech Practice or Strategy Software Group.


 Johnson Cornell Tech MBA 2022 Class Spotlight

Note: Consulting indicates industry denomination; accepted roles were technology-centric rotational programs or product roles.

JCT MBA Job Functions 2022


Post-Graduation Location

Note: The above numbers include all graduates in each cohort regardless of their post-graduation paths.

For employment information on other Johnson MBA programs (in Ithaca), please refer to the Johnson Career Management site.


The median base salary for the class of 2022 was $160,000, and the median sign-on/first-year bonus was $50,000. As most students accepted jobs with tech companies, a significant portion of the annual compensation is represented by equity, the value of which compresses salary relative to offers with no equity component.

Cornell Tech graduates have accepted offers from large law firms like Orrick, Perkins Coie, Ropes & Gray, White & Case, Bryan Cave, and Gunderson Dettmer as well as smaller innovative firms that serve the startup community like Odell Girton Siegel, J&O Law, Brand Counsel, and Renno & Co. Those choosing to practice law in-house have joined established companies like McKinsey,  Amazon, Travelers, LG, IBM, AECOM, and Meta as well as emerging companies like Akoya, Traackr, Neota Logic, Paxos, UiPath, and DailyPay. Our graduates are also impacting the startup economy worldwide through work at The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. Some of our graduates are teaching in law programs around the world and others are informing policy as fellows with foundations like NewAmerica. We even have alumni working in government to establish their nations as tech leaders.

Should you have an interest in learning more about the paths taken by our graduates, please contact Cornell Tech Admissions at and we will connect you with someone who can share more information.