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The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, June 1-5, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Final Rounds are Underway, Decisions Roll Out!  Rounds 1 and 2 are now behind us. Round 3 is near completion. The decision dates listed are up... Read more »

Fridays from the Frontline: Cornell Johnson MBA Diaries – When “Normal” Becomes a Memory of the Past

Many aspects of life have been turned upside down due to COVID-19. MBA students around the world have had to adjust to a “new normal,” which Natalie Kirchhoff, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management MBA ’21, describes in this edition of Fridays from the Frontline. Natalie Kirchhoff, Cornell Johnson... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, April 6-10, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Many Late Round Deadlines  Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is near completion. Round 3 deadlines are underway. The application deadlines listed are up-to-date... Read more »

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

I interviewed mid-January with an adcom member for the 2Y MBA program. The interview was conversational and not at all a stress interview and lasted for ~30 minutes. The interviewer had read my resume and not essays or other aspects of my application (a semi-blind interview). Below were the questions... Read more »

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

1. Why are you pursuing an MBA now? 2. Tell me about your experience working in a multicultural environment. What did you learn? 3. Tell me about a professional experience, where you failed, how did you manage the failure? 4. What is your leadership style? Give an example where you... Read more »

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

My January round interview occurred in March. The interview was conducted on Skype by an admissions officer who claims that he had my resume along with application notes. He did not mention that he read my essays. In June, I was accepted into the Johnson community! Experience summary: Most of the time... Read more »

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / On-Campus

Before starting, the interviewer mentioned that: – The interview would take 30-45 minutes – He had my resume and some notes from my application – It was going to be a two-way conversation The interview was as they said. Questions included: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Career goals?... Read more »

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

I interviewed in mid-February with an adcom member for the 1-year MBA program at Cornell. The interview was conversational and not a stress interview. It lasted for about 30 minutes. The interviewer had read my resume and not essays or other aspects of my application (a semi-blind interview). Below were... Read more »

U.S. News 2021 Business School Rankings Insights: HBS Sinks While Others Float On

The U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools rankings are out and there are a few surprises, especially within the top 10.  For those of you who have yet to see our announcement of the ranking, the top 25 schools in this year’s edition (with last year’s rankings included for... Read more »

Stanford & Wharton Share the Throne of Best Business School in U.S. News 2021 Rankings

While Wharton held the #1 spot of the Best Business Schools list from U.S. News & World Report last year, it is now joined by Stanford GSB at the top of the 2021 rankings. Northwestern Kellogg shot up three spaces to join Chicago Booth at #3.  Then, MIT Sloan rounds... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, March 16-20, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 Decisions Roll Out While Round 3 Heats Up Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is now fully underway, with several decision deadlines... Read more »

Real Humans of Deloitte: Vinithra Raveendran, Cornell Johnson ’19, Senior Consultant

Consulting is consistently one of the most popular industry choices for MBA graduates. It’s a lucrative lifestyle, and the work is dynamic, engaging and analytical.  Consultants need a full suite of management skills to thrive in the industry—and global firms to provide a landscape of projects to execute. Deloitte is... Read more »

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Very conversational. Have your why MBA/why Johnson story clearly defined, and then prep “what career would you pursue if your target industry doesn’t work out” and “what would prevent you from getting a job in your target industry.” Know what immersion, courses, and clubs (all by their proper names) you... Read more »

Cornell Tech MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Faculty / Skype

Was given a case study 48 hours prior to my scheduled interview. (Typical Product Management Problem Solving) During the first ~10 minutes of the interview, I was asked to walk through my case study and explain my reasoning/line of thought and defend some of my points. During the 2nd half... Read more »

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Consortium Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

I applied through the Consortium to Cornell Johnson. Standard behavioral interview. Prompts include: Walk me through your resume. Tell me about your leadership style. Why Johnson? How will you contribute to our community? The interviewer will have a list of questions about potential weaknesses in your application, and ask you... Read more »

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