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May 26, 2017
t1234

Joined: Jul 02, 2013

Posts: 17

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Proud Johnson Graduate, couldn't be happier

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This review is for Cornell Johnson

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2016

Experience during the program

I'm a Johnson grad and I had an amazing experience at Johnson - I highly recommend it as a program, and I think it particularly over performs given its current standing in top ~20 rankings.

1st year - Great core curriculum, lots of focus on hard skills (finance, accounting, data analytics, etc.) that really set me apart from skills that my colleagues gained at other top tier programs. When I went to my internship (top tech firm) I was able to impress and over-deliver. Data analytics with Prof. Schmidt was especially useful. Ithaca isn't exactly a sprawling metropolis but it does have some great bars and is overall a pleasant place to spent 1.5 years. I also met some truly lifelong friends in the program. 1st year academics are definitely tough but worth it.

2nd year - After I got my full time offer, career services helped me negotiate and leverage other opportunities. I built on that academic expertise, built friendships, and had an overall wonderful experience branching outside of Johnson and into the larger Cornell community. Also, Cornell/Johnson network is amazing at NYC and West Coast firms.

Highly recommend Johnson to anyone interested in a great education with a great community.


Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Alumni Network
Career opportunities provided by school

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Finance
Marketing
Investment Banking
Tech
Entrepreneurship
Management

Can be improved:

Location
Facilities
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)


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