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Top Business Schools Report Healthy Application Volume Increases

When GMAT test-taking volume jumped by 11 percent for the year ending last June, those watching the MBA admissions space had reason to suspect that application volume at top schools might follow suit. Recent articles from Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Poets & Quants reveal exactly that, with Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate... Read more »

Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management Wins Top Accolades for Diversity

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management got an A+ for diversity in recruitment practices as part of a recent benchmark study conducted by Diversity MBA Prep, an online community offering resources to women and minorities considering an MBA. Of 50 top MBA programs included in the study, only... Read more »

Trivia Tuesday: Immersion Programs at Cornell / Johnson

Welcome to another edition of Trivia Tuesday, our weekly examination of the programs and policies that impact the student experience at the leading business schools. This week, we turn our attention to the Johnson School of Cornell University and their unusual first-year Immersion Program, as described in the Clear Admit Guide... Read more »

Cornell / Johnson MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 3 / AdCom / On-Campus

Everyone was really friendly once I arrived on campus from New York on the C2C bus. I attended an information session/tour of Johnson w/ 2 first-year MBA students – this included lunch which is good because I was starving. The students were really friendly and provided a very informal setting... Read more »

Cornell / Johnson MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

The interview was formal and lasted about 50 minutes. Questions I remember: – Please tell me about yourself – Why do you need an MBA at this point of your career? – Why Johnson? – Why 2 years MBA vs. Accelerated MBA? – What research have you done regarding your... Read more »

Tell Us Tuesdays: Submit an MBA Interview Report from Harvard, Duke / Fuqua, Cornell / Johnson, or Yale SOM and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome to our second addition of Tell Us Tuesdays, where we highlight MBA interview reports that have recently been posted to our Interview Archive! Over the past week, applicants have sent us reports from schools such as NYU / Stern, Columbia,  UCLA / Anderson, Yale SOM, Dartmouth / Tuck, and Northwestern / Kellogg. The... Read more »

Cornell / Johnson MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2/ Adcom/ Skype

This was a blind interview over Skype and my interviewer was pretty friendly. She had some general questions along with written down questions from the adcom that reviewed my application. I think the interviewer was taking notes on the computer at the same time of the interviewer. This threw be... Read more »

Cornell / Johnson MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R2/ AdCom/ Skype

I applied to the MBA-MHA program in R2. I interviewed 1/29/13 with an AdCom member. The interview lasted approximately 45 minutes. Like other interviewees, it started with the AdCom stating that she had my resume and while she hadn’t reviewed my application, she had notes and questions from others who... Read more »

Admissions Process Delay at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management

In a letter to current applicants, the director of admissions for the S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University shared that a transition to paperless review of applications has caused a delay in the admissions process this year. “Our reader form was not designed correctly and this... Read more »

Cornell / Johnson MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom / Skype

I did my interview via Skype with a member of the adcom. She stated that she had my resume and while she hadn’t reviewed my application, she had notes and questions from others who did. First she asked me to go over my job positions since graduating college and specifically... Read more »

Cornell’s Johnson School Holds Annual Battle of the Brands

The Marketing Association at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management recently hosted its annual “Battle of the Brands,” a unique two-week case competition that gives the school’s marketing students an opportunity to create and execute marketing plans for real branded products. Even better, the participating students engage... Read more »

University of Chicago Booth School of Business, London Business School Top Bloomberg BusinessWeek 2012 Rankings

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and London Business School topped this year’s rankings of U.S. and international MBA programs respectively by Bloomberg Businessweek. The rankings, released yesterday, employed a methodology shift that resulted in some major shifts for schools toward the bottom of the list but had... Read more »

Trivia Tuesday: The Johnson Honor Code

This week’s Trivia Tuesday post spotlights the academic honor code at Cornell University’s Johnson School, as detailed by the Clear Admit School Guide to the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management. “Upon matriculation at Cornell University, all Johnson students must pledge to abide by the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity,... Read more »

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topic Analysis 2012-2013

As prospective students might have noticed when the Johnson School’s 2012-2013 application essay topics were announced at the end of June, Cornell is shaking things up this year.  The admissions committee has created two career and goals related essays – placing an even greater emphasis on this topic – and... Read more »

Admissions Director Q&A: Christine Sneva of Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Christine Sneva has been director of admissions at Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson School of Management since May 2011 and spent several years before that directing the school’s International Academic Exchange Program. There are a lot of interesting things happening right now at Johnson, she tells us. Not the least of... Read more »

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