Cornell combines a traditional MBA program with the general management curriculum and weekend format of an executive degree program. The program is divided into four terms of approximately equal length. Each term begins with a week in residence on Cornell's campus in Ithaca, New York. After each of the four residence weeks, classes meet on alternate weekends (Saturday morning until Sunday noon) at the IBM Palisades Executive Conference Center 12 miles north of Manhattan.
Cornell provides an integrated curriculum that takes students from core fundamentals to advanced business synthesis. All courses are sequenced so that each course builds on the content of the previous ones. Throughout the program, individual assignments give students a chance to apply course concepts and techniques to their own organizations. The curriculum also includes a global business and a new venture component. Graduates earn the MBA degree in 22 months.
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