One college, three schools—where business breadth meets specialized depth.

At the SC Johnson College, we collaborate. We’re visionary. We’re practical problem solvers. We embrace technology and data as powerful tools for business. Most importantly, we build people-centered leaders who are empowered to create sustainable, shared prosperity.

That’s how we do business—with impact.

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Vishal Gaur Named Dean of Johnson School

Vishal Gaur has been named the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Gaur is currently the Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management and Professor of Operations, Technology, and Information Management and will begin his role as dean on July 1. Gaur will serve on Andrew Karolyi’s, dean of the college, College Leadership Team.

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Paul Rubacha

$30 Million Gift Names Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate

A gift from Paul Rubacha ’72, MBA ’73, co-founder of one of the largest privately held industrial real estate investment companies in the U.S., will establish the Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate. The $30 million commitment includes $25 million to name the new department and a $5 million challenge fund to incentivize additional philanthropy.

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Historic Gift Endows the Charles Field Knight Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Dean Andrew Karolyi has become the inaugural Charles Field Knight Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business after a $15 million gift from Joanne Knight established the deanship in honor of her late husband, Chuck Knight ’57, BME ’58, MBA ’59.

Read About this Gift

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Landmark Gift Establishes Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

A historic $50 million gift from Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82, and Stephanie Nolan ’84 will establish the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. The gift will also provide scholarship funding that expands educational access for future generations of hospitality business leaders.


Black Lives Matter - A message from our college

Our College's Commitment to Antiracism

Our deans outline leadership’s preliminary action steps across the areas of measurement and accountability, representation, curriculum, culture, community and support, and research and external impact.

Learn more about our action plan

One college with three times the expertise.

The Cornell SC Johnson College’s collective research strengths and its relative size are complemented by each school’s specialized industry depth, expertise, and network.

Dyson BS, MPS, MS, PhD

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

At Dyson, our business is a better world.

Dyson prepares tomorrow’s leaders—and supports today’s researchers—who will apply business and economics principles to solve some of the toughest societal challenges around the globe.

Unique strengths:

  • Applied economics and policy
  • Environmental, energy, and resource economics and policy
  • Food and agricultural economics
  • Finance
  • International development and policy
  • Strategy and management


Nolan School BS, MMH, MPS-RE, MS, PhD

Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

For Hotelies, life is service.

Known as the world leader for teaching and researching the business of hospitality, the Nolan School prepares people-focused, tech-savvy leaders who understand that business success happens when they model the essence of hospitality.

Unique strengths:

  • Hospitality leadership
  • Service operations and analytics
  • Real estate and development
  • Services marketing
  • Hospitality human resources and law
  • Food and beverage design and management
  • Hospitality entrepreneurship


Johnson MBA, MPS, MS, PhD

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Turn ambition into impact at Johnson.

Johnson’s graduate business programs prepare students for leadership across industries, allowing them to achieve their ambitions with business education that emphasizes collaborative and practice-based learning.

Unique strengths:

  • Consulting
  • Digital technology
  • Investment banking and finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global business and emerging markets
  • Marketing and product management
  • Sustainability


An academic powerhouse of incredible scale.



in undergraduate and graduate degree programs



spanning eight areas of business and six interdisciplinary themes



in the SC Johnson College of Business network



with cross-school coursework and collaboration

Top-ranked, positioned for success.

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business’s programs and schools are consistently ranked in the top 10 among more than 15 rankings sites, surveys, and publications.


Nolan School

Best Hospitality Management School



Dyson School

Best Agricultural Economics & Business College in the U.S.



Nolan School

Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World



Dyson School

Best Undergraduate Business Programs



Johnson Graduate School

Best B-Schools



Dyson School

Highest Starting Pay for Business Majors


Featured News and Stories

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Justin Wai ’06 Donates Gift to Create Dean’s Discretionary Fund

Nolan School graduate Justin Wai ’06 has made a $1 million gift to the dean’s discretionary fund at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

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Equity and Prosperity: 5 Questions with Real Estate Chair Stuart S. Rosenthal

Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate chair Stuart Rosenthal outlines links between economics, real estate markets, and the health of communities.

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How Do Consumers Make Online Shopping Choices? The Mouse May Hold The Answer.

SC Johnson College faculty used a novel mouse cursor-tracking method to reveal an intriguing interplay of cognitive processes that influence consumer decisions about brands and products.

MBA students complete leadership and team building exercises during their first week of class
Consortium members (MBA) raise funds for Johnson during Giving Day
Cornell Nolan students at the annual National Society of Minorities in Hospitality conference
Author Imbolo Mbue (center) visits students to discuss the Dyson undergraduate community reading project and her book, Behold the Dreamers
Participants in the General Managers Program executive education experience at Nolan
At Sage Social, Johnson community members celebrate Gaypril
Nolan students study together inside Statler Hall
MBA students checking in guests at the Johnson Women in Technology Conference, an annual student-run event in New York City
Lynn Wooten (right), dean of Dyson, meets with students and alumni during Homecoming
Some members of the Master of Management in Hospitality cohort
MBA women representing Johnson at an admissions event

A diverse

Like no other—faculty, staff, alumni, and peers will have your back…and push you forward

Different backgrounds, cultures, insights, and professional experiences strengthen our college and introduce wider perspectives so that together we can make a larger impact. Regardless of the program you’re enrolled in, you’ll find an individualized support system.

Diversity & Inclusion


Uniting hundreds of faculty members, researchers, and extension associates

Our collaborative research bridges business principles across schools and multidisciplinary areas, making an impact in agriculture, economics and policy, hospitality, real estate, sustainable business, management and organizations, and more.

Faculty & Research


A tight-knit, collegial community that extends far beyond graduation

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business alumni represent a growing network that facilitates career success. They also span industries and continents. Keep in touch with your classmates, find career resources, connect with students, and learn how you can give back to Cornell.



Programs, initiatives, and alumni around all corners of the globe

From Warren, Statler, and Sage halls on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY to the bustling streets of New York City, and from our finance MBA program in China to classrooms across the Americas, the SC Johnson College is transcending geographic — and figurative — boundaries. And through online executive education, lifelong learners can opt to complete certificate programs from anywhere in the world. What’s more, our alumni are well-represented among alumni clubs in all 50 states and 112 countries.

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Undergraduates visit MSG during a marketing industry trek to New York City
MBA students present to business leaders at Cornell's eLab pitch event for entrepreneurs in New York City
SHA students get a behind-the-scenes look while on a cruise as part of an elective course, Introduction to the Global Leisure Cruise Industry
SHA students look over restaurant plans as they direct and manage peers at Establishment, a student-run venue
MPS in Management - Accounting Specialization students worked with low-income, rural taxpayers in Alaska during their course trip
The Cornell Real Estate Club visits a construction project in Sydney, Australia
MBA students visit companies like Zulily during a High Tech Club trek to the West Coast
Dyson students learn about a farming collective in Colombia on a trip with the Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team
Executive MBA Metro NY students travel to Israel to visit startups and nonprofits during for the program's Global Business Study
Dyson and SHA students attend the National Farmers Union College Conference on Cooperatives and take a tour of a local store in Minneapolis
An SHA student volunteers at Ithaca's Loaves and Fishes as part of the course Hunger, Health, and Nonprofit Social Enterprise


Bringing real-world experiences into the classroom and getting students out into the world

More than a b-school catchphrase, performance learning connects students to communities and networks both near and far. They gain experiences and insights from hundreds of guest speakers, real client-based projects, NYC intensive courses, domestic and international treks, case competitions, immersions, student-led galas and events, national conferences, service learning, and much more.

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What's next for you?

Whether you’re a prospective undergraduate who’s interested in business, hospitality, or economics, a mid- to senior-level executive, or a future researcher — there’s a place for you here.

Upcoming Events

September 30 2023

2023 Student Photography Contest

The 2022 Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF) Student Photography Contest: Freedom of Expression: Contrasting visions of health, hospitality and...
Saturday, September 30, 2023
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September 30 2023

JoT 2023 Homecoming Tailgate

Join us for the annual Johnson On Tap Homecoming Tailgate! Tailgate will be held in the Kite Hill Parking lot,...
Saturday, September 30, 2023
11:00am - 2:00pm EDT -04:00
Kite Hill Parking Lot, 111 Wing Drive, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States
Learn how to make healthy plant-based food and an exciting apple dessert from the award-winning Chef Sahar Sidiqqi!!! (of the...
Saturday, September 30, 2023
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