How It Works
- Requirement 1: All master’s degree students take Product Studio during their first fall semester.
- Requirement 2: Students then take Startup Studio, BigCo Studio, or PiTech Studio in their last spring semester.
- Optional: Students can also add Studio Electives to their course-load during their first spring semester and/or subsequent semesters.
Throughout Studio, you’ll work in teams with other Cornell Tech master’s students — engineers and computer scientists, law students, business students, and information systems students. This will give you several distinct advantages in the workplace:
- You’ll become intimately familiar with the other skill sets needed to bring new tech to market.
- You’ll develop lasting relationships that can support you throughout your career.
- You’ll tap into a broader network of talent when you’re called on to build your own dream team in the workplace.
We use our own DreamTeam algorithm, developed here at Cornell Tech, to form student teams and match them to companies issuing challenges. In Startup Studio and BigCo Studio, you’ll have the opportunity to form your own team. We often hear students say that working with their team was the most rewarding, life-changing part of their Cornell Tech experience.
Studio at Cornell Tech
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Develop a new tech solution to answer a challenge posed by organizations like Amazon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the New York Times. Then, choose whether you want to develop your own startup and pitch it to investors or develop a new tech product with a major company like Samsung, Mastercard or E*Trade. Whichever track you choose, you can also round out your focus with a wide selection of Studio electives.
Faculty & Practitioners
Our faculty and practitioners include professors, patent-holders, former executives, founders, venture capitalists, and all types of visiting practitioners from New York City’s technology community. Thanks to the convening power of a university like Cornell, experts are eager to come to campus to advise and critique our students’ work in the Studio.
The Studio culture encourages sharing, critiquing and celebrating innovative ideas. Events like Open Studio, Studio Sprints, and Student-Led Scrums foster creativity, teamwork, and close interaction with leaders from New York City’s technology and startup communities.
Find Your Program
Our programs are driven by the project-based, cross-functional collaborations that define how the most innovative ideas and successful companies are brought into being.