Cornell Tech

Representative name: Christian Balmaseda

Position: Assistant Director, Enrollment and Admissions

Email: [email protected]

Open chat hours: 20:00-21:00

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The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA is the only MBA program in the USA where business school students learn, study, and develop digital products alongside graduate students in computer science, electrical engineering, operations research, information systems, law, and design.

The 12-month program, which begins with a 10-week summer session in Ithaca, New York working on business and leadership fundamentals at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, bridges the business and tech worlds by emphasizing cross-disciplinary teamwork in a studio-based curriculum.

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA, conferred by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, provides the same foundational curriculum as Johnson’s other full-time, residential MBA programs while focusing on entrepreneurship, developing technology-driven business solutions, and leveraging New York City’s vibrant tech startup community.

Cornell Tech is a joint academic venture between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and is partnered with the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, an independent entity that embraces novel research and entrepreneurial initiatives that address social and economic needs around the world.
Cornell Tech has very strong ties to the Israeli tech industry – all of our Master’s students have the option to participate in iTrek, a for-credit, fall-semester course that pairs student teams with Israeli startups to identify that company’s “pain point” and ends with a 10-day trek around Israel, where students present their findings to their assigned startups and explore the region.

1 year (May-May)

$100k

Merit-based; generous

2 W Loop Rd, New York, NY 10044, USA

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Guest- Roy Swisa
6/10 07:15PM
Hi all
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:01PM
Hi Everyone! I am here to answer any questions you may have! Don't be shy
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 08:01PM
Hi! I wanted to ask how do you treat people with ~10 years of experience? Do you recommend such people (if they are good enough) to come to Cornell Tech?
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:03PM
Hi Itay! Excellent question. On average students in the JCTMBA have 4.5 years of experience. You are certainly welcome to apply with the number of years of experience you have, but you may also want to consider an Executive MBA which is designed for people with more experience
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Guest- Ohad
6/10 08:03PM
Hi, do you expect the studies be on campus or online?
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:04PM
I would recommend looking at the curriculum for both and really giving thought to what you hope to achieve in terms of career goals and see which one best aligns
@Ohad - we will be resuming full time in person instruction this year
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Guest- Alex
6/10 08:06PM
hi, and thank you for doing this! I dont have a technical degree (I am a lawyer) but was doing a tech role in the army (8200 unit) is that ok? or will I not stand a chance at admissions?
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Guest- Mika
6/10 08:07PM
Hi..Do I need to send hard copies of my transcript to the school?
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Guest- Ben
6/10 08:07PM
can you tell me about job prospects?
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 08:12PM
Thank you for the answer! Where can I find more details about your EMBA program? I couldn't find it online
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:13PM
@ Alex - you are certainly eligible to apply. You may also want to consider our one year LLM program
@Mika- no. electronic copies can be uploaded to your application
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Guest- Alex
6/10 08:14PM
thank you!
any tips on scholarships?
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:14PM
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Guest- Yoel
6/10 08:14PM
Do you have fewer slots in your class due to deferrals from last year?
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6/10 08:14PM
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Guest- Alex
6/10 08:14PM
and - I have a friend that studied there last year. Matan. he said he managed to live on campus in the dorms. do all students live in the dorms? may I live on my own in Manhattan?
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:15PM
@Alex- you don't need to apply for scholarship. All admitted students are fully considered. Note: we do not offer full rides and scholarship awards vary in amount
@Yoel: no, in fact our class size grew this year! We also do not allow for deferral of admission
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Guest- Alex
6/10 08:16PM
thank you!
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:16PM
@Alex - You are not required to live on campus. You may certainly commute from manhattan
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Guest- Baruch
6/10 08:17PM
may I hear your take on the fact Cornell tech is one year?
Is it more for people that already secured a job post MBA?
Also, will it be harder to find a job with no internership?
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 08:18PM
Thank you !
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:21PM
@Baruch - Excellent question! This program is designed for individuals who already have full time work experience. Because it is only one year, it is not possible to do an internship as part of the program. With this said, our graduates have done a fantastic job securing full-time employment within three months of graduation
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Guest- Ami
6/10 08:23PM
Does apply in early rounds give any advantage? in admit or scholarship?
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Guest- Keren
6/10 08:23PM
Hi, what entrepreneurship courses and programs do you offer? Do you encourage working on a venture while studying at your MBA program?
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:26PM
@Ami- while applying earlier does not give you a competitive advantage for admission, we do recommend that people interested in scholarships should apply by the Priority Deadline Date (10/12)
@Keren - our studio curriculum is completely focused on product development and tech entrepreneurship: https://tech.cornell.edu/studio/
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Guest- Noam
6/10 08:32PM
What is the importance of the GMAT score in the MBA application? do you require a minimum score?
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:33PM
we do not use cut-off scores. The average score is a 693. In response to continued hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we continue to debate the value of a GMAT/GRE score as a predictor of future academic and career success, Cornell Johnson is offering candidates of the Full-Time MBA 2021-2022 application cycle the ability to request a GMAT/GRE test waiver, without negative bias. Prepare a short statement for why you will flourish in our rigorous academic environment (100 words) and email it to [email protected]
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Guest- Shalom
6/10 08:33PM
Hi, I am 34 and a doctor of medicine. I love tech and want to work in a tech giant like Google. do you think Cornell Tech is the place for me? in the last 7 years I have been learning (and working in hospitals) and before that I was int he army
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:34PM
Hi Shalom - we have certainly had M.D.s in our program in the past. In fact, we have a partnership with Weill Cornell college of medicine where we admit 1-2 medical students into the MBA each year.
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Guest- Chayim
6/10 08:38PM
I have taken GMAT 6 times. Is that a disadvantage? Do I need to explain this in the application somewhere>
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Guest- Shalom
6/10 08:39PM
Wow, that is amazing to hear
Will there be GMAT waivers this year? I know some schools have announced this...
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:39PM
@Chayim - You can certainly add an addendum to your personal statement to clarify if you feel that it is necessary
@Shalom - In response to continued hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we continue to debate the value of a GMAT/GRE score as a predictor of future academic and career success, Cornell Johnson is offering candidates of the Full-Time MBA 2021-2022 application cycle the ability to request a GMAT/GRE test waiver, without negative bias. Prepare a short statement for why you will flourish in our rigorous academic environment (100 words) and email it to [email protected] S
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Guest- Yair
6/10 08:41PM
What type of candidates are you looking for? any specific skills that are especially important?
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Guest- Zvi
6/10 08:45PM
Hi, I read about the program and it looks amazing! I love the fact it is one year (I dont want to leave the industry for too long) Do we study in Ithaca? or Manhattan? I didnt understand this?
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Guest- Aviv
6/10 08:48PM
Do you expect more applications this year after what happened last year?
Cornell Tech
6/10 08:53PM
we have seen a steady increase in applications this year, and we are expecting the same for next year as well
@Zvi- the program starts in Ithaca for two months and then you move to NYC for the remainder of the program
@Yair - we are looking for individuals who have experience working in tech, have a strong quant background, and a passion for entrepreneurship
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Guest- Zvi
6/10 08:58PM
thanks for this
you have been very helpful
I will be definitely applying to Cornell Tech this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thank you for doing this Cornell Tech! you rock!
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Guest- David Zhang
6/11 03:35AM
Will three will the GRE waiver if we were to apply this year?
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