17 months
116076 USD/year
116076 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Executive MBA Americas program at Cornell University is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals looking to advance their careers without interrupting them. Earn an MBA with classes every other Saturday and Sunday in your city’s local classroom.


What makes the Executive MBA Americas program at Cornell University different?

Its international classroom and network. Connect with classmates throughout North and South America through live, interactive videoconferencing as you attend in-person classes with your city’s cohort.

The Americas is a truly global program that will advance your career and boost your leadership potential. This executive MBA program is offered in partnership with the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. You will complete your coursework in 17 months and earn two MBAs: one from Cornell University and one from Queen’s University.

Key facts:

Teamwork is fundamental to the Americas experience—you will work with your local cohort and classmates across North and South America. The diversity among your colleagues will lead to engaging conversations and new ways to solve challenges. Take what you learn in class every other weekend and apply it to your work on Monday. Students say their new perspectives and skills are immediately transferable.

Sampling of student employers:

● Cisco Systems

● Applied Materials

● Fidelity Investments

● Apple

● Corning, Inc.

● Merck

● Banorte

● U.S. Navy

● Amazon

● U.S. Air Force

● Shell 

● Anheuser-Busch InBev 

● Canadian Olympic Committee 

● Cornell University

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Executive MBA Americas features a highly integrated series of courses that provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of management and a thorough understanding of advanced management topics. 
  • The courses are sequenced so that each course builds on the content of the previous courses, allowing ample opportunity to apply your learning to real business situations. 
  • Throughout the program, your coursework will be augmented by guest speakers and other highly relevant hands-on opportunities in both the U.S. and Canada.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 17 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

After May 15, applications will be accepted on a rolling and space-available basis.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Cornell University and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The decision to earn your MBA is an important one. We encourage you to learn more about each of Johnson’s executive MBA programs (the EMBA Americas, the EMBA Metro NY, and the EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership) to see which option best aligns with your career ambitions, lifestyle, and current work priorities.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    116076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 164442 USD for the full programme during 17 months.
  • National

    116076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 164442 USD for the full programme during 17 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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