Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA Program

Latest Up-to-Date Executive MBA Rankings:

2012 Poets&Quants: 32

2011 BusinessWeek: NR

2011 U.S. News & World Report: NR

2010 The Wall Street Journal: 18

2011 Financial Times: 44

Rankings Analysis: Considering the fact that BusinessWeek and U.S. News do not rank partnership programs, the Cornell-Queen’s program is at a significant disadvantage when it comes to rankings of EMBA programs. Nonetheless, the program managed to overcome this handicap to rank 32nd in the world in the 2012 PoetsandQuants’ analysis.

It did so well on the basis of The Wall Street Journal’s rank of 18 in the newspaper’s 2010 list of the world’s best as well as The Financial Times’ rank of 44 in 2011, up 11 places from a rank of 55 in 2010. The FT found that graduates of the program experienced a 64% increase in salary to an average of $152,732 within three years of graduation.

2012 Tuition & Fees: $106,890

Average Months of Work Experience: 156

GMAT Required: No. Candidates who have taken the exam may submit their score reports for consideration.  In cases when the Admissions Committee needs additional evidence to support a candidate’s academic preparedness for the program, applicants may be asked to take the GMAT.

Class Enrollment: 127

International: NA

Female: 14%

Advanced Degrees: 49%

Mean Age: 37

Classes Meet: Three Saturdays a month via videoconferencing classes with faculty from Cornell and Queen’s. Program Locations (for weekend classes):  New York City, Ithaca, Washington DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Seattle, Portland, Salem (NH), San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Bruno, Walnut Creek, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. There also are three residential sessions that are seven to 15 days in length split between the Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY, and Queen’s campus in Canada. They occur at the beginning, middle, and end of the program.

Length of Program: 16 months

Start Date: July for Salem, N.H. program. Late June for several other locations.

Students Are From These Industry Sectors:
  • Financial Services:  11%
  • Manufacturing: 13%
  • Technology & Engineering:  35%
  • Health, Science & Agriculture:  11%
  • Public Sector & Other:  11%
  • Other Business: 19%

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.