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S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

The S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, also referred as the Johnson School, is located at Cornell University. Specifically, it is located in Sage Hall, at Cornell's main campus in Ithaca. It has been in its present day location since 1998. It is one of six Ivy League business schools.

The Johnson School of Management was founded in 1946 as the Graduate School of Management of Cornell University. However, in 1984 the school was renamed the Johnson School of Management to honor the generousity of the Johnson family.

The S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management has 53 faculty members including 14 endowed chairs and 30 adjunct or visiting faculty members. There are 544 MBA students, 108 Executive MBA students, and 30 PhD students. There is an active alumni community of 10,336. The endowment of the Johnson School itself is $154 million; and the school has 90 corporate partners.


The Johnson School of Management has a wide assortment of business related programs. It has the standard MBA degree, and for those with advanced science or technical degrees, there is a fast track Accelerated MBA program which is completed in 12 months.

The Johnson School also has two Executive MBA programs. Established in 1999, the Cornell Executive MBA Program is based in Palisades NY, approximately 15 miles north of Manhattan. This program uses a traditional classroom setting at the IBM Executive Education Center. In 2005 the Johnson School launched the Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA program (originally called the Cornell Boardroom Executive MBA program) in partnership with Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. This program organizes participants into teams of 6-8 people in cities across the USA and Canada and links these teams via multi-point, interactive videoconferencing for class sessions. In addition, the Johnson School also provides a PhD degree in Business.

Dual-degree programs

The Johnson School of Management has numerous options for dual-degree programs on the undergraduate and graduate level.
Graduate dual-degree programs

  • Engineering: MEng and MBA
  • Law: JD and MBA
  • MA in Asian Studies and MBA
  • MILR and MBA
  • MD/MBA
  • MBA and MPS in Real Estate
  • MBA and MHA (Masters of Health Administration)

Undergraduate programs
The Johnson School does not offer undergraduate business degrees. However, Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences does, and the Johnson School of Management participates in joint programs in which students receive both undergraduate non-business and graduate business degrees.

  • BS, MEng, and MBA
  • BS/AB and MBA

International programs

The Johnson School also has MBA exchange programs with 21 universities in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Interdisciplinary centers

The S.C. Johnson School of Management's interdisciplinary centers include the Center for Leadership, the Center for Manufacturing Enterprise, the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise and the Parker Center for Investment Research.

Notable faculty

Notable alumni

  • Charles F. Knight, MBA '59 - Former CEO of Emerson
  • Al Suter, BME '58, MBA '59 - CAO, Emerson, Inc. (retired)
  • Robert Staley, BME '58, MBA '59 - Chairman, Emerson Asia (retired)
  • David Duffield, MBA '62 - Co-founder of PeopleSoft
  • James C. Morgan, MBA '63 - Chairman, Applied Materials; CEO of Applied Materials from 1977 to 2003.
  • Bill Kidd, BS'63, MBA'64 - Principal, Kidd & Company
  • Corazon de la Paz, MBA’65 – President and CEO, Social Security System (SSS) in the Philippines.
  • Warren Staley, MBA '67 - Chairman and CEO of Cargill, America's largest private company; member of President's Export Council under George W. Bush
  • Robert Sullivan '68 - Dean of University of California San Diego Business School
  • Thomas A. Russo, MBA '69 - Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer of Lehman Brothers
  • Jeffrey Parker (B.S. 1965, M ENG '66, MBA '70) - Founder of FirstCall Corporation ; CEO of Thomson Financial 86 - 91
  • Terry C. Stewart, MBA '72, JD '74 - President and CEO, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • John R. Clark Sr., MBA '72 - President and CEO, The 4-Clark Management Group, Inc., and former deputy assistant secretary for resource management of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science
  • Mark Mallon, MBA '74 - Former CIO of American Century Investments.
  • Josef Lakonishok, MS'74, PhD'76 - CEO, CIO & Founding Partner, LSV Asset Management
  • Fred Telling, MIL '74, PhD '76 - VP, Corporate Policy, Pfizer, Inc.
  • David Officer, MBA '74 - Vice Chairman & COO, Dreyfus Corporation.
  • Bill McAleer, BS '73, MBA '75 - Managing Director, Voyager Capital
  • Barry Ridings, MBA'76 - Vice Chairman of US Investment Banking, Lazard Freres & Co. Llc
  • Richard Marin, MBA '76 - Former CEO of Bear Stearns Asset Management
  • David M. Bowen, MBA '77 - CIO of Blue Cross and the FAA
  • Daniel R. Hesse,, MBA '77 - CEO of SprintNextel, Former CEO of Embarq Corporation
  • Mike Durham, MBA '77 - President/CEO, Cognizant Associates Inc.
  • Warren Ellish, BA '77, MBA '78 - President/CEO, Ellish Marketing Group LLC
  • Stephen Liguori, BA '77, MBA '78 - Sr Vice-President of Marketing, GE Consumer Finance
  • Jay Bloom, BS '77, MBA '78 - Managing Partner, Trimaran Capital Partners
  • Rick G. Sherlund '77, MBA '78 - Partner, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Paul Huck, MBA '79 - VP & CFO of Air Products
  • Arete Passas, MBA '79 - CEO, Manhattan Toy
  • Nancy Schlichting, MBA '79 - CEO of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit
  • Dave Breazzano, MBA '80 - Co-Founder/Principal, DDJ Capital Management
  • Irene B. Rosenfeld, PhD '80 - CEO of Kraft Foods
  • Scott Smith, BS '79, MBA '80 - Managing Partner, Camelot Partners, LLC
  • Rob Redmond, MBA'80 - Vice Chairman, Lehman Brothers
  • Jeff Berg, ORIE '79, '80, MBA '81 - COO (retired), PRTM
  • Mark Pettie, MBA '81 - CEO of Prestige Brands
  • Jonathan E. Beyman, MBA '81 - former Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Lehman Brothers
  • Martha Gallo MBA '81 - Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Byron Grote, MS '76, PhD '81 - CFO, BP plc
  • Peter Nolan, BS'80, MBA'82 - Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Co
  • Bill Lipschutz, MBA '82 - Co-founder and Director of Portfolio Management at Hathersage Capital Management
  • Eric Beringause, MBA '82 - President of Alcoa Consumer Products
  • Andrew Baer, MBA '82 - Chief Information Officer, Comcast Cable Communications
  • James McNair, MBA '83 - Senior Managing Director, Corinthian Capital Group, LLC
  • Jim Hauslein, BS'81, MBA'84 - Principal, Hauslein & Co. (Sunglass Hut)
  • Mzamo Mangaliso, MBA '84 - president and CEO, National Research Foundation of South Africa
  • Michael Chen, MBA '85 - President/CEO, GE Commercial Finance
  • Robert Ramin, AB '82, MBA '85 - Executive Director, National Aquarium, Washington, D.C.
  • Mary Meeker, MBA '86 - Tech Internet Analyst Morgan Stanley
  • Fisk Johnson, '79, MEng '80, MS '82, MBA '84, PhD '86 - Chairman and CEO, S.C. Johnson
  • Jamie Hintlian, ORIE '82, '85, MBA '86 - Senior Partner, Accenture
  • Randy Brown, MS'85, BA'84, MBA'86 - Co-head of Deutsche Insurance Asset Management
  • Chul-Joon Park, MBA '86 - Founder and Partner, Bain & Company Korea, co-leader of the Asia Private Equity Practice as a core member of Bain's Global Financial Services Practice.
  • William Heiden, MBA '87 - CEO, Elixir Pharmaceuticals
  • Kyung-Bae Suh, MBA '87 - CEO, AmorePacific
  • Anand Chandrasekher, BS '86,MEN '87,MBA '88 - Senior VP & General Manager, Intel Corporation
  • Jon R. Moeller, MBA '88 - Vice President & Treasurer, Procter & Gamble Company.
  • Charles M. C. Lee, MBA '89, PhD '90 - Global head of equity research, Barclays Global Investors (BGI)
  • Matt Walsh, MBA '92 - CFO, Escala Group
  • Robert V. Stefanowski, MBA '92 - President & Chief Executive, GE Commercial Finance Europe.
  • Greg Galvin, MS'82, PhD'84, MBA'93 - President/CEO, Kionix
  • John Wirth, MBA '98 - CFO of Hild Asset
  • John Hillen, EMBA '04 - Former Assistant Secretary of State


The Johnson School of Management is highly regarded among the business community. Cornell University's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management was ranked 13th among national MBA programs by Businessweek in 2006, 14th by U.S. news and World report in 2007, 10th by Forbes in 2007, and 16th by the Wall Street Journal in 2007. In addition, international publications the Financial Times and the Economist ranked it 17th and 15th in the United States respectively in 2007 and 2008. Also, the Johnson School's Executive MBA program was ranked first in the Northeast by Business Week, and the World Resources Institute and Aspen Technical Institute ranked the school 9th best in Beyond Gray Pinstripes, the only global ranking of student preparation on the social, environmental, and economic perspectives required in a competitive global economy. In addition, recruiters rank the Career Management Center at the S.C. Johnson School of Management as the 5th best in the nation by Business Week.

Johnson diversity and inclusion

Cornell University was conceived by its founders in 1865 as a university where "any person" could find instruction in "any study." The Johnson School embodies this 142-year-old vision of inclusiveness in several ways:

  • The Johnson School was the first top-tier business school to create an office dedicated to increasing diversity and promoting inclusiveness among its student body.
  • The school's five-year plan identifies increasing diversity at the school and in the business community as one of its five major objectives
  • Pipeline to the 21st Century is the Johnson School's strategy-in-action for making more young people aware of the opportunities for business education and careers.
  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion , staffed by dedicated professionals, exists to execute the school's goals and visions for a more diverse business community nationwide.

Every year Johnson school conducts various events to promote the culture of diversity. One such event is the Johnson Means Business event. The JMB 2006 event held between Oct 19-22 was a grand success.


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