Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Cornell Tech MBA is 720 for the last entering class. If you score above 720, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee.
Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot;
“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.”
If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.
“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”
The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
The average salary at Cornell Tech MBA for the last graduating class was $150,000. 97% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (19%), Finance (6%) and technology (75%) oriented functional roles.
The Tuition fees for Cornell Tech MBA is $124,922 and an additional $44,048 in living cost.
Cornell Tech offers scholarship aid to a limited number of master’s degree students each year. All scholarships at Cornell Tech are merit-based and determined by review of an applicant’s credentials at the time of their admission. All admitted students who are not fully sponsored are considered – no additional application is needed.
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We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks
GMAT / GRE Score
If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average.
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3-4 weeks at least.
Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.
School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.
The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA is designed to educate leaders for the digital age. We train our graduates to understand the strategic, societal, and ethical dimensions of cutting-edge technologies as well as the technological underpinnings of successful businesses and equip them with an entrepreneurial mindset as well as a toolkit so they can change the world for the better.
As the pace of tech innovation continues to impact business, companies seek employees who possess a fundamental understanding of tech issues combined with well-developed critical thinking skills. Tech MBA programs that offer classroom and practical learning experiences and emphasize analytical, creative, and team-building skills are best positioned to supply companies with such candidates.
The main differentiator for the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA is our innovative Studio curriculum, which asks students to find solutions to real-world challenges at the intersection of technology and business while working in cross-program teams that closely simulate the workplace today. Students work on challenges facing existing companies or set up new ventures in order to solve problems in the market and/or society more broadly.
Almost every business challenge requires a multitude of perspectives and skills. The opportunity to work on a cross-functional team gives Johnson Cornell Tech MBA students a chance to hone their skills of incorporating diverse perspectives into a common solution. This is invaluable training for real-world dynamics in any business.