Cornell One-Year MBA

Download our checklist to see if you are eligible

Fast track your career forward with the only One-Year MBA in the Ivy League.

The One-Year MBA at Cornell University is designed specifically for established professionals who want to advance their careers while also minimizing time away from the workplace. Download the eligibility checklist to find out if the accelerated format is right for you.

The experience

Delivering a rigorous, Ivy League curriculum in an accelerated format, this Ithaca-centered residential program includes the following:

  • Summer — Complete fast-paced core courses to develop a foundational base of general business principles alongside students in the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program.
  • Fall — Join students in the Two-Year MBA program as they enter their second year. You’ll focus on the Management Practicum and work to solve challenges posed by real companies, and you’ll begin taking electives, which can include selected weekend courses at Cornell Tech in NYC.
  • Spring — Finish customizing your experience with electives or a NYC intensive in fintech or digital marketing.

The result

With the investment of just one year, you’ll be on your way to your next successful leadership role.

With an elite Ivy League MBA, otherwise known as your entrance ticket to a powerful network of more than 260,000 Cornell alumni worldwide, you will have the competitive edge your next venture or employer is looking for. You’ll join a graduating class whose average compensation ranks among the best of top business schools.

The next step

If you already hold an advanced degree or certification, Cornell's One-Year MBA program might be a good fit for you. Fill out the form to receive your eligibility checklist and more information from our admissions team.

Facts at-a-glance

Program schedule: 1 year, beginning in May
Program components: 10-week summer core, electives, intensives, leadership, professional development, and a semester-long management practicum with real business projects
Degree awarded: MBA from Cornell University
Location and residency: Ithaca, NY—take advantage of electives across the SC Johnson College of Business and Cornell University
Community: Inclusive and tight-knit—you’ll form friendships with your peers that last beyond graduation
New curriculum: Specialized weekend courses and intensives at Cornell Tech in NYC