One College. Three Distinct Schools. An Ivy League Institution.

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University unites the strengths of three top-ranked business schools. Together, we’re contributing to a new era of business through mission-driven, community-centered learning.


Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Collectively, our mission, vision, and values drive everything we do at SC Johnson College and across our three schools.

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Our Mission Statement

Together, our three schools transcend the traditional boundaries of business education and research to transform critical thinking into practical solutions. We collaborate within SC Johnson College, across Cornell, and beyond to mobilize diverse expertise, generate world-class knowledge, inspire students, and positively impact society.

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Our Vision

At SC Johnson College, we’re guided by this vision: 

We inspire leaders to build sustainable, shared prosperity.

Our Values

The college, our schools, and all of our programs are rooted in our core values of excellence, inclusion, engagement, community, and impact.

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Excellence

Exceed standards and insist on the highest quality of execution in all we do. Research and innovate continuously. Courageously experiment with new ideas and approaches. Do the right thing; exhibit integrity and the highest ethical standards in all we do.

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Inclusion

Embrace diversity in all its forms. Collaborate across disciplines and colleges. Value one another with integrity and transparency. Celebrate one another’s contributions to our mission.

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Engagement

Inspire students, alumni, and external partners through personalized, transformative interactions. Partner with all stakeholders for mutual gain. Instill an entrepreneurial spirit to pursue development and fulfillment.

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Community

Foster unity through adaptability. Value one another with integrity and transparency. Engage with neighboring communities through service and stewardship. Show compassion through acceptance and consideration, and seek out ways to nurture growth.

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Impact

Make a meaningful and positive difference in the world. Help students, staff, scholars, and organizations to flourish. Develop innovative solutions to pressing local and global problems.

Strategic Plan: Building our College, Living our Values


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Our Leadership

Led by Dean Andrew Karolyi, the SC Johnson College leadership team is a diverse group of academic experts and industry professionals who are committed to the success of our college, its schools, and our students, faculty, and alumni.

Meet Our Leadership Team
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Dean’s Welcome: Meet Andrew Karolyi

We are architects of a new era of business.” Dean Karolyi’s vision is resolute: to empower today’s leaders, shape industry, and redefine the very essence of business education. Learn more about our dean and his goals for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

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Our Priorities: Dedicated to Making a Difference

With our mission in mind, SC Johnson College is committed to equipping our graduates to make a meaningful difference in their chosen profession—and in the world. Among our top priorities are programs and initiatives that cultivate diversity and create positive societal impact.

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Celebrating Differences: Cultivating Inclusivity on Campus and Beyond

Nurturing diverse talent pipelines and creating equitable workplaces is more than a skill set. It’s a mindset. We empower our college community to cultivate inclusivity through an array of learning opportunities, including professional development for faculty, mentoring programs for students, and open forums for the entire campus.

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Our Time is Now: Community-Centered, Impact-Driven Education

We empower students to become innovative, ethical leaders who make an impact in their communities and the world at large. You’ll find elements of engaged learning in our academic programs, individual classes, and experiential opportunities. Our faculty models this societal focus every day through impact-driven research and community collaborations.

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Our Schools: Innovators in Business Education

Discover the three schools within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Guided by the motto “Our Business is a Better World,” the Dyson School offers an unparalleled educational experience full of real-world learning opportunities at every level.

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Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

The first school of its kind in the nation, the Nolan School offers groundbreaking programs in hospitality at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

With its innovative and highly relevant degree programs, the Johnson School is driving the future of impact-driven graduate business education.

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Our Outcomes: Success after Graduation

We equip our students for the real world, right away. With a solid education, immersive learning experiences, and industry insight, graduates from our three schools are highly sought after.

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business also offers programs that enable professionals to upskill without pausing their careers. The college offers Executive MBA (EMBA) programs, an MS in Business Analytics, a Cornell-Peking MMH/MBA, a Cornell-Tsinghua Dual Degree Finance MBA, and an Executive Master of Management in Hospitality all of which allow established professionals to advance their education without leaving their current position.


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The Best in Business Education: Why AACSB Accreditation Matters

With its rigorous accreditation process, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) sets the standard for quality business education worldwide. Less than 6 percent of business schools worldwide have obtained AACSB accreditation, and we are among this elite group of institutions. 

As a founding member of AACSB, Cornell University has a long history of offering outstanding academic programs, attracting and retaining expert faculty, and delivering strong career outcomes.

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What Is Accreditation, and What Does it Mean?

In general, accreditation is an external review of a school’s academic offerings; criteria vary based on the governing body but often include curricula and outcomes. AACSB is the longest-standing, most recognized form of specialized accreditation that business programs can earn.

AACSB accreditation includes a rigorous review of a school’s mission, program quality, and relevance; faculty qualifications and research; industry connections; student outcomes; societal impact; and framework for continuous improvement. Top-tier employers often recruit from AACSB-accredited programs because they demonstrate continued commitment to teaching excellence and industry relevance.


Updates from SC Johnson College

Explore what’s happening around the college and learn more about our students, faculty, and alumni.

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May 22, 2024

Persistent Questioning of Knowledge Takes a Toll

Research coauthored by Dyson and A&S assistant professor Laura Niemi shows it can be demoralizing to work in a climate of repetitive skepticism.

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May 21, 2024

Honoring Legacy and Leadership: Highlights from the Johnson School’s Big Red Bash

The Johnson School community celebrated distinguished alumni Anne Chow ’88, MEng ’89, MBA ’90, Barry W. Ridings, MBA ’76, and Marques E. Zak, MBA ’10.

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May 20, 2024

Community College Transfers Flourish at Cornell

Graduating transfer students from SUNY and CUNY community colleges reflect on their journeys – as well as the support, opportunity and community they've found at Cornell.