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Cornell / Johnson Deadlines 2011-2012

The 2011-2012 Cornell / Johnson deadlines have been announced!  The deadlines are as follows: Round 1 Deadline: October 12, 2011 Notification: December 20, 2011 Round 2 Deadline: November 30, 2011 Notification: February 28, 2012 Round 3 Deadline: January 25, 2012 Notification: March 27, 2012 Round 4 Deadline: March 14, 2012... Read more »

Trivia Tuesday: International Study at Johnson

Welcome to this week’s Trivia Tuesday, in which we help applicants differentiate one leading MBA program from the next by highlighting the elements that set each one apart.  Today, we’re investigating the international opportunities available to students at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, as... Read more »

$4 Million Alumni Gift Creates New Professorship of Management at Cornell’s Johnson School

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University earlier this month announced the creation of a new endowed management professorship thanks to a $4 million alumni gift. The gift, from the estate of Barbara Collyer and Frank Collyer ’48, will establish the Lewis H. Durland Professorship of... Read more »

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

As prospective students might have noticed when the Johnson School’s 2011-2012 application essay topics were announced last week, Cornell is shaking things up a bit this year.  The admissions committee has moved their goal-related prompt to the start of the set – a new place of prominence for this topic... Read more »

Analysis of Cornell / Johnson Essay 3: What legacy would you hope to leave as a Johnson graduate?

What legacy would you hope to leave as a Johnson graduate? (200 words) A new addition to the Cornell MBA application, this prompt asks applicants to go beyond their potential involvement in the school community and discuss some kind of lasting impact they’ll have on the program.  At its heart,... Read more »

Analysis of Cornell / Johnson Essay 2: You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book.

You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book. Note: Approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity. (400 words) This unusual prompt calls for a high-level and non-narrative overview of an applicant’s life to... Read more »

Analysis of Cornell / Johnson Essay 1: What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why?

What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why? (400 words) This is a fairly typical career goals essay.  Although Johnson has dropped the follow-up question – “How will the Johnson School help you achieve this goal?” – that appeared in this prompt last... Read more »

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topics 2011-2012

The 2011-2012 Cornell / Johnson essay topics are now available!  The three essays are below: What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why? (400 words) You are the author for the book of Your Life Story.  Please write the table of contents for... Read more »

Citigroup’s Citi Foundation to Fund Financial Research at Leading Business Schools

Citigroup, through its philanthropic arm the Citi Foundation, will provide up to $25 million to leading business schools to conduct research on issues affecting the financial services landscape, Citigroup announced last week. As the first phase in its five-year Financial Insights Program, Citigroup this year will award individual grants to... Read more »

Trivia Tuesday: Immersion Programs at Cornell’s Johnson School

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. In the spring semester of their... Read more »

Kellogg, Johnson Schools Launch New Impact Investing Competition

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University have launched a new competition designed to help MBA students hone their skills in the emerging field of impact investing, the schools announced earlier this month. The 2011 International Impact... Read more »

Cornell / Johnson MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 3 / Ad Com / On Campus

Questions asked: Tell me about your work experience. How did you end up doing what you do? What led to that career choice? (Asked follow up questions about my work experience.) Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision at work Why MBA? What measures... Read more »

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