For the third year straight, Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management received a higher ranking in Global MBA Ranking by The Financial Times, becoming the 17th best business school — up from 27th in 2017 and 31th in 2016.
“It’s important for all of us — for the pride of our school and for selfish reasons — to ensure that Cornell remains an elite business school,” Breazzano said. “Because that enhances the value of our diploma, and we all want to be proud that we have a Cornell diploma.”
Members of the Cornell College of Business leadership team and planning committees will hold two additional town hall meetings on campus next week, in order to hear feedback and questions about the college from the Cornell community, according to the University.
Beginning this June, the College of Engineering will offer a fellowship for PhD students studying commercialization to provide them with hands-on experience in business, according to Prof. Emmanuel Giannelis, materials science.
Faculty and staff emphasized the need for increased involvement in administrative decisions when discussing the College of Business initiative at an open forum Wednesday. Provost Michael Kotlikoff moderated deliberations about the administrative rationale for the decision at the forum. Although many have characterized the decision as sudden and surprising, Kotlikoff said discussion of the College of Business actually began in 2008. The provost called the creation of the College of Business a politically difficult initiative, explaining that this made the administration choose to bypass the faculty senate when making the decision to merge the colleges. “If we had entered an extended debate with faculty and alumni, it would have been tremendously resisted,” he said.
The proposed College of Business will combine programs from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the Johnson Graduate School of Management.