Employment Statistics: Professional Programs
Highlights by Program
Johnson Cornell Tech MBA – 2015-2019
Since the inception of the program, the majority of Johnson Cornell Tech MBAs sought full-time employment upon graduation. 77% of 2019 class graduates sought full-time employment upon graduation with a small number of graduates pursuing their own ventures.
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). The above percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.
Since 2015, close to 100% of students seeking employment accepted their offers within 3 months of graduation. In the 2019 cohort, the employment rate among the job-seekers was 92% (4 graduates are actively seeking employment, 3 are international students).
Consistent with the past experience, nearly 90% of accepted jobs in the class of 2019 were with mature or startup tech companies in Product Manager, Product Marketer, Consultant, or Enterprise Sales capacity or in technical/digital capacities within non-tech sector companies.
Johnson Cornell Tech MBAs benefit from the strong network of companies that have engaged with Cornell Tech over time. Examples of companies that hired 2019 graduates included Amazon, Amazon (Audible), BlackRock, Cap One, Cisco, Disney, E&Y, Google, Microsoft, McKinsey, Verizon Innovation, Tata Consultancy Services, Zillow, Zola, and others.
Johnson Cornell Tech MBA 2019 Class Spotlight
Note: Consulting indicates industry denomination; accepted roles were technology-centric rotational programs or product roles.
The majority of Johnson Cornell Tech MBA graduates stayed in New York City. To date, very few students chose to pursue employment or ventures outside of the US.
Note: The above numbers include all graduates in each cohort regardless of their post-graduation paths.
For the 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 2019 was $135,000, and the median sign-on bonus was $40,000. 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.
Master of Laws (LLM)
Eleven students graduated from Cornell Techs LLM program in May 2017 (Class of 2017), and 9 students graduated in May 2018 (Class of 2018).
In the Class of 2017, 10 of the 11 graduates sought full-time jobs; one graduate continued, as originally planned, to pursue his PhD degree. Of the 10 students, 100% received offers of post-graduate employment (including internships) or chose to pursue their own start-up within nine months of graduation.
In the Class of 2018, 7 of the 9 graduates sought full-time jobs; the remaining two continued their legal education in order to sit for the New York State Bar examination. Of the 7 students, 6 have already received offers of post-graduate employment (including internships). One prepared for the New York State Bar examination in August and is now seeking employment.
Employment offers to Tech LLMs have come from law firms, startup firms, and VC firms. Law firm employers include Allen & Overy, Buhler Duggal & Henry, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Foley Hoag, Frankfurt Kurnit, McCarter & English, and Odell Girton Siegel. Startup employers include ClassPass, Datalogue, FastCase, and KipIt.
To date, all but one graduate in the Class of 2017 has stayed in NYC; the one graduate not in NYC is pursuing a PhD degree. Likewise, to date, all but one graduate in the Class of 2018 has stayed in NYC; the one graduate not in NYC is continuing his legal education at Cornell in Ithaca.
For Law School employment data, please refer to Cornell University Law School Career Services.