Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA Program

32. Cornell University & Queen’s University

Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA Program

Joseph Babcock, Director, Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA Program

130 East Seneca Street, Suite 520

Ithaca, NY 14853

Admissions: 607-254-6587

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The Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA Program’s learning model features a combination of on-campus residential sessions and multi-point, interactive videoconferencing sessions. The videoconferencing sessions are held on weekends in selected cities across North America. Classes conclude within 16 months, and participants complete a final, team-based project after the last class session.

Approximately 40% of class time is spent during three residential sessions.  The sessions vary from 7 to 15 days in length, and are split between the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York, and the Queen’s University campus in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  Residential sessions allow for intense coursework and provide a unique opportunity for close interactions and relationship-building with faculty members and classmates from across North America.

The curriculum provides a solid grounding in management fundamentals, international business, strategic thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and leadership. Because these themes are woven throughout the curriculum, students will leave the program with the ability to approach issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.

While on the Cornell campus for the residence weeks, you will attend some classes at Sage Hall. Other classes will be held at the Statler Hotel.  You will also stay at the Statler, an on-camups hotel managed by Cornell’s internationally known School of Hotel Administration.  While on the Queen’s campus, you will attend classes and stay at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre.

Regular classes are typically held three Saturdays per month. Program participants within a region are organized into what Cornell calls “Boardroom Learning Teams” comprised of five to nine individuals. Each team attends classes at a designated boardroom location in its region.  During the boardroom sessions, “multi-point interactive videoconferencing” links the faculty and Boardroom Learning Teams in locations across North America.

The school throws two major projects at students, one on entrepreneurship and another on global business. During the second residential session, students focus on new ventures, evaluating ideas, formulating a plan, finding sources of venture capital, and building an organization capable of sustained growth. These skills are applied and reinforced through the New Venture Project.

The Global Business Project is meant to provide a bit of practical international business experience. Your team will complete a comprehensive analysis of a real international business issue or opportunity anywhere in the world outside of the U.S. and Canada. To complete this “live case,” your team will travel to the international location to interview business managers and conduct field research prior to writing your final report.

Enrollment in the Cornell EMBA program provides free access to a wide array of career planning resources, industry and company information and databases, job search tools, and networking opportunities, including a professional career advisor to help you use the degree to move forward in your career.

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions

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