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* Application deadline for international applicants; # last round to apply for scholarship consideration
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A demonstrated record of achievement
Prior academic performance at an accredited college or university with the minimum of a U.S. bachelor's degree or the international equivalent for the two-year MBA program
Breadth and depth of work experience
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Solid decision making skills
TOEFL or IELTS scores (for non-native English speakers)
Letters of evaluation
Extracurricular and community involvement
To ensure the depth and dynamism of the Johnson School education, we seek to enroll a class composed of students whose insights are distinct and whose actions are penetrating. The essay portion of your application gives you the opportunity to candidly demonstrate your attributes and your compatibility with our rich and vibrant program. MBA - Essays 1, 2 and 3 are required essays. Essay 4 is optional. All re-applicants are required to complete essay 5. Please observe the 400 word maximum limit for each essay.
1. Describe your greatest professional achievement and how you were able to add value to your organization. (Required; 400 word limit)
2. What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why? How will the Johnson School help you achieve this goal? (Required; 400 word limit)
3. You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the Table of Contents for the book. (Required; 400 word limit)
4. Complete this essay if there is other information you would like to add regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one or more aspects of your application (e.g., undergraduate GPA or test scores) does not accurately reflect your potential for success at the Johnson School. (Optional; 400 word limit)
5. Describe the measures you have taken to strengthen your application since you last applied to the Johnson School. (Required for all re-applicants; 400 word limit)
Letter of Evaluation Form
The Admissions Committee requires two letters of evaluation. These evaluations should address the range of questions asked on our Letter of Evaluation Form. We prefer evaluations from people who are well acquainted with you and your professional capabilities. We recommend at least one letter be from an immediate supervisor. If you are unable to obtain an evaluation from an immediate supervisor, use your best judgment in supplying a substitute. Indicate why you selected an alternate to your supervisor in the optional essay.
There are two options for submitting letters of evaluation: online or hard-copy. Evaluators with Internet access and a valid email address can submit evaluations electronically. After you have contacted your evaluators about providing a recommendation on your behalf, enter their title, name and e-mail address on the Letters of Evaluation page and check the "Send" button beneath each evaluator you wish us to contact. An email is immediately sent to the specified evaluator with instructions for completing your evaluation online. You will be notified by email when we receive each letter of evaluation. For recommenders providing a paper based evaluation, download a copy of the two page Letter of Evaluation Form (in Adobe Acrobat format). Your evaluators must then complete and return the form directly to you in a signed, sealed envelope or mail it directly to us at the address provided on the form. If you choose this option, fill out only the titles and names of your evaluators in the online recommendation page(s) and do not include e-mail information.
1. How long have you known the applicant?
2. In what capacity have you known the applicant? Please be specific.
3. What are the applicant’s most outstanding abilities or characteristics?
4. What are the applicant’s most noticeable weaknesses?
5. What impact has the applicant had on the organization in which s/he works?
6. Please comment on the applicant’s personal and professional integrity.
Please give us your appraisal of the applicant in terms of the traits listed below. Please compare the applicant with others whom you know to have applied to graduate school or with individuals in your organization who are being groomed for position in senior management.
Persistence & Drive
Ability to work with others
Ability to complete projects and deadlines
Analyze problems & formulate solutions
Oral communication skills
Written communication skills
Overrating of applicant
Please give examples of the applicant’s performance for any “Top 2%” rating from the table.
Please provide us with any additional information you may have about the applicant.
Microeconomics for Management
Statistics for Management
Option A - Immersions - Plus
Managing and Leading in Organizations
Option B - Customized Program - Plus
Managing and Leading in Organizations
Advance Private Equity: Negotiations and Structuring
Advance Spreadsheet Modeling
Advanced Corporate Finance
Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
Advanced Topics in Valuation
Advanced Valuation: Mergers, Acquisitions and Chapter Restructuring
Applied Portfolio Management
Business In Emerging Markets
Business in the European Union
Case Studies in Venture Financing
Cases in Business Strategy
Cases in Finance
Cornell Management Simulation
Corporate Financial Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility: Organizational Issues
Entrepreneurship & Private Equities
Equity Derivatives and Related Products
Financial Markets & Institutions
Financial Statement Analysis
Fixed Income Securities & Interest Rate Options
Law For High Growth Business
Macroeconomics and Int'l. Trade
Management Practicum for Accelerated MBA Students
Managerial Cost Accounting
Managerial Decision Making
Managerial Spreadsheet Modeling
Oral & Written Communications
Power & Politics
Private Equity Financing
Projects in Sustainable Global Enterprise
Strategic Change and Renewal
Strategic Cost Management
Strategic Decisions of Organizations at Key Stages of Development
Strategies for Global Competition
Technology Management, Bio, Info, Nano
The Global Enterprise
The IPO and M&A Process
The Search for Alpha
The Strategic Role of Information Technology
Students learn theoretical frameworks, apply them to real-world situations and receive continuous feedback from experts. The various venue of Performance Learning are:
Integrative Case Competition sponsored by Citigroup foundation
Leadership of clubs
Cayuga MBA Fund: one of largest student managed hedge funds
BR Ventures: funds real new growth businesses
BR Incubator: provides business consulting to start-ups
BR Legal: delivery of legal advice to entrepreneurs
Business Idea Competition
Stock Pitch Event
A semester of integrated field work and course in a specific industry or areas of interest like.
Capital Markets and Asset Management
Entrepreneurship and Private Equity
Semester in Strategic Operations
Strategic Marketing Immersion
Sustainable Global Enterprise
TOP 25 EMPLOYERS
American Express Company
Bain & Company Inc.
Barclays Capital Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ernst & Young
General Electric Company
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
McKinsey & Company
Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc.
UBS Investment Bank
A.T. Kearney, Inc.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
Aleutian Capital Partners
American Century Investment Management, Inc.
Analog Devices Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland, Co.
Asian Development Bank
BAM Management LLC
Bank of America
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
Batterymarch Financial Management
Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.
BNY ConvergEx Group
Boston Consulting Group, The
Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc.
Campbell Soup Company
Carlyle Group (Eastern Multimedia Group)
CEI Community Ventures
Cherokee Investment Partners
China International Capital Corporation Limited
CITIC Ka Wah Bank
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Cool Earth Solar
Cornell Office of University Investments
Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
Cronus Partners LLC
Denihan Hospitality Group
DTE Energy Services
Duff & Phelps
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, The
Emerging Markets Management, LLC
Federated Investors Inc.
Fenwick & West LLP
Fortress Investment Group
Franklin Templeton Investments
General Mills, Inc.
Harrahs Entertainment Inc.
Hewlett Packard Company
India Innovation VC Fund
Ingenix Health Intelligence-United Health Group
Korea Investment & Securities
Kraft Foods Inc.
Lazard Freres & Co., LLC
Liberty Lane Partners
Linwood Management Group
Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy LLC
Lux Capital Management
M&T Bank Corporation
Marriott International, Inc.
Mars Snackfood US, LLC
Merck & Co., Inc.
MFS Investment Management
Mirae Asset MAPS Investments
Moelis & Company
National Park Service
Nepal Mineral Water Project
New Boston Fund, Inc.
New York Life
Novartis Consumer Health
Parker Center for Investment Research
Phatra Securities Public Comapny Limited
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Plantar Timber S.A
Procter & Gamble Company
RBC Capital Markets
Ropes & Gray LLP
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Sewon America Inc.
Simon-Kucher and Partners
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
Solae Company, The
Standard & Poor's
The Bank Street Group LLC
The Essar Group
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Water Initiative
United Technologies Corporation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Waddell & Reed
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Welch's Foods Inc.
Wellington Management Company, LLP
Yingli Green Energy
Base Starting Salaries by Industry
Other Financial Services
Consumer Product Manufacturing
Base Starting Salaries by Function
Research, Sales & Trading
Other Finance Functions
Base Salaries by Location
New York City
USA-Northeast (Outside NYC)
USA-South & Southwest
Outside the USA
Dual Degree Programs
Cornell Baccalaureate Degree + MBA
MA Asian Studies/MBA
MBA/MPS - Real Estate
Johnson offers the option of spending a semester of the second year at one of the following institutions
Melbourne Business School
Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales
Katholique Universiteit Leuven
Université Catholique de Louvain
Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Ecole de Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC)
Ecole Superieure de Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
EGADE Tecnologico De Monterrey
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)
Peoples' Republic of China
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management
National University of Singapore
University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
University of Stellenbosch Business School
Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE),
IESE Business School, University of Navarra (IESE)
Instituto de Empresas (IE)
Stockholm School of Economics
University of St. Gallen
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration
Manchester Business School
Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney
For academic year 2008-2009: USD 44900
Housing and Food
Financial Aid for Business Students: http://www.businessschools.com/financial-aid/#Scholarships
The Little Family Foundation MBA Fellowship Award: http://www.ja.org/programs/programs_schol_littl.shtml
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation: http://www.aauw.org/
MBA/Master of Arts in Asian Studies - Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study: http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: http://www.pdsoros.org/requirements.html
National Society of Hispanic MBA's: http://www.nshmba.org/
The Point Foundation: the national LGBT scholarship fund: http://www.pointfoundation.org/apply.html
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: http://www.hsf.net/
National Black MBA Association for minority students enrolled full-time in an MBA program: http://www.nbmbaa.org/
USA Funds - Educational Scholarships: http://www.usafunds.org/planning/access_to_education_scholarship
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: http://www.jkcf.org/
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): http://www.aicpa.org/nolimits/index.htm
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - The foundation of Entrepreneurship: http://www.kauffman.org/
Richard Metzler Scholarship: http://www.amcf.org/2007/scholarship/default.htm
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA): http://www.tiaca.org/
Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Fellowship: http://www.elpnet.org/
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, Graduate/Medical Scholarship Program: http://www.sbscholarship.org/students_applicants_info.html
The Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc.: http://www.gracelegendre.org/files/
Roche MBA Fellowship: http://www.mba-fellowship.org/mba/
Free Canadian Scholarship Search: http://www.canlearn.ca/cgi-bin/gateway/canlearn/en/home.asp
Instituto Ling Fellowship Program: http://www.institutoling.org.br/
MBA International- Scholarships and loan programmes: http://www.hhs.se/MBA/
The Gerondelis Foundation for Greek or Cypriot Nationals: phone (781) 595-3311.
The International Fellowships Program: http://www.fordfound.org/
The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA: Scholarships for International Students. http://www.edupass.org/
Student Loan Programs
Federal Direct Loan Program:
Qualifiers: U. S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
Limit: $ 20500 per academic year; $ 8500 may be interest free
Interest rate: 6.8% (fixed)
Repayment: from 6 months after graduation
Federal Direct Grad PLUS Program:
Interest rate: 7.9% (fixed)
Repayment: 10 years extendable up to 25 years
Johnson School & Institutional Loan Program:
Qualifiers: U. S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
Financial need based
Private Education Loan Programs (available from):
Citibank CitiAssist Loan
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