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Real Humans of the Cornell Johnson MBA Class of 2024

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We get a look inside the Cornell Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Two-Year MBA program with the Class of 2024 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students.

303 students matriculated to be part of the Johnson MBA Class of 2024. Forty-three percent of the incoming class are international students and represent 43 countries. Thirty-nine percent are women, and 43 percent identify as U.S. minority students. Historically underrepresented minorities, classified as students who identify as Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous peoples, make up 16 percent of the class.

Fifty-four percent earned their undergraduate degree in business. Eighteen percent pursued engineering while eight percent each studied social sciences or humanities. Nine percent received their degree in sciences. The median GMAT score for the Class of 2024 landed at 710.

Thirty-one percent of the incoming class comes from a financial services career background, and 12 percent were in consulting. Another 11 percent were working in the government or non-profit sector and 10 percent in tech. A quarter fall under the category “other,” which includes consumer products, real estate, education, and more. Just six percent worked in manufacturing and five percent in healthcare. A full 13 percent of the class are U.S. military veterans.

Read through the following student accounts to better understand the Cornell Johnson class behind the stats.

Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.