The Johnson Graduate School of Management is the graduate business school of Cornell University. Located at Ithaca, New York, this business school was founded in 1946. As part of the Ivy League universities in the country, Johnson is one of the highly ranked business schools. In fact, Johnson Graduate School of Management is considered as one of the most prestigious schools for business and management in the US.
The founding of the school is owed to the co-founder of Cornell University and also the founder of Western Union, Ezra Cornell. He proposed the establishment of the school of business in the university . The idea was realized when Cornell co-founder and its first president, Andrew Dickson White proposed the establishment of professorship in bookkeeping. However, the Johnson School of Business was not established until 1946.
The Johnson Graduate School of Management offers a wide array of business-related programs. It offers the standard MBA degree and also offers a fast track Accelerated MBA Program, which can be completed in the short span of 12 months. The Johnson business school of Cornell also has two executive MBA programs and a PhD degree in Business. The school offers dual degree programs for both the undergraduate and graduate degree levels.
The Johnson Graduate School of Management has many notable alumni. These include the CEO of Kraft Foods Irene Rosenfield, the chairman of Booz and Company Joe Saddi, the former CEO of Chevron Ken Durr, and CEO Fisk Johnson of S.C Johnson and Son.
Rankings and reviews
The Johnson Graduate School of Management falls at number 7 in the 2009 ranking by Forbes. It is ranked 11th according to Businessweek and also 11th by the ranking of the Wall Street Journal. The US News and World Report ranked the business school at number 17.
To ensure better chances of admissions, one must have an outstanding result for the entrance exam and application interview. Aside from these, one must also submit a personal statement that could grab the attention of the admissions officers. The MBA personal statement should focus on the personality, aspirations, and intentions of the applicant who’s applying for a particular program.
Based on Business Week’s Johnson Graduate School of Management profile (in an article published in 2009), the admissions data are as follows:
Mean : 700
Middle 80% range GMAT scores:
Minimum paper-based TOEFL score required for MBAs:
Relative Importance of Application Elements:
GMAT Score: Very Important
Resume/Work Experience: Very Important
Application Essays: Very Important
Interviews: Very Important
Recommendations: Very Important
Undergraduate Transcripts: Very Important
S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
For more information about the university, you can visit the official site at www.johnson.cornell.edu