Collaborate With Experts

Your Purpose, Our Expertise

Our faculty are thought-leaders at the forefront of industry and policy. Engage with them on focused areas of research that benefit our students, your organization, and the world. Cornell SC Johnson College of Business leadership, faculty, and staff will learn about your successes and challenges to determine the most powerful partnership opportunities.

Collaborate on Research

Collaborate with our faculty to propose new research topics. Your organization will benefit from the knowledge and insights discovered, and you will enhance the student experience with your data and support.

Industry-specific research

Formal agreements can be made for faculty work on sponsored research projects delivering a specific product or report.

Contact (externalrelations@business.cornell.edu) to get started.

Support our research

Interested in supporting our students and faculty as they work on industry-changing research? Through corporate gifts and grants—and by providing data—you can support focused work of faculty in our Centers & Institutes, student-faculty research projects, the service-based work of our Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Teams (SMART), and much more.

Access our resources

There are many ways our knowledge, resources, and key learnings can help you support your organization’s work and growth—such as working with our SMART teams for technical assistance and analytical support or learning how to form a cooperative through our Cooperative Enterprise Program.

Partner visits

In-person visiting is truly beneficial, when public health allows.  Recent partner visits include Johnson & Johnson, Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, Pfizer, Boeing, Google, the NHL, Salesforce, CipherHealth, and Airbnb. Email us here.

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Industry-Specific Challenges

During industry-specific challenges, our rising leaders of industry go head to head in a fast-paced, competitive challenge of problem-solving, technology, and disruption. Contact us (ExperientialLearning@cornell.edu) to propose your challenge.

Submit a project

In a semester-long project or immersion, student coursework can apply growing expertise to your real-world challenge. Projects submitted by companies should be strategic, relevant, and challenging to our students. Corporate sponsors are invited to their team’s final presentation to educate key stakeholders on their findings.

Areas of interest: Consumer insights, digital technology, community challenges, supply chain, sustainability, and more.

Submit a Project

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Pepper Challenge

SoftBank asked students to come up with a hospitality use for an interactive humanoid robot named Pepper. Teams competed for $10,000 in prize money provided by The Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. See what the winning team proposed.

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Boeing Innovation Challenge

Students traveled to Boeing headquarters to join teams from other universities in a hackathon centered around disruptive mobility, passenger comfort, and operational efficiency. Read one student’s account of the energizing event.

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Digital Transformation Hackathon

Tech companies challenged students to use technology to solve problems—“Changing Business, Changing Education, Changing Lives.” Learn about the winning team’s device that can help doctors determine patients’ pain levels.


Join Collaborative Initiatives

How are you changing the world? Join us in supporting initiatives that make a positive impact for people and communities.

Network With Global Organizations

Connect with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business via these member organizations:

Global Business School Network (GBSN)
Partnership in International Management (PIM)
BisNet

Hospitality Entrepreneurship Roundtable [PIHE]

Centers & Institutes

Our 15 Centers & Institutes provide critical support for cutting-edge faculty research in every area of interest. Connect with them to share data, gain insight, engage in the discussions that inspire new ideas and research.

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Round-table: The Importance of Brand Consistency

One roundtable-inspired study by the Center for Hospitality Research analyzed over 30 million hotel reviews to determine the importance of consistency within a hotel’s brand. Learn what the center discovered.

SoftBank and Cornell

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“SoftBank was really happy to come to Cornell, to access new ideas in software, hardware, social sciences. So it’s the beginning of a long story, I hope, between SoftBank and Cornell.”

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Partner As Educators

Global academic immersions

Bring your students to our Cornell campuses in Ithaca or New York City for a non-credit-bearing immersion with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Our faculty tailor their lectures to the needs of your student group, whether an executive MBA program or undergraduate program.

Can’t make it to campus?
In some cases, our faculty may travel to international destinations to deliver non-degree programs to students at their home campus. This depends on the timing of the desired program and the availability of our faculty.

Study abroad and exchange

Our undergraduate and MBA students participate in a variety of exchange and study abroad programs. We are selective in our exchange agreements with prestigious business programs around the world to ensure that students receive a similar academic experience and that we can sustain an even flow of students between exchange schools.

Develop Your Talent

Leaders never stop learning. With convenient opportunities for executive education and professional development, we will help your leaders and teams continue to grow and reach higher levels of success.

Executive education

Explore executive education opportunities for professionals and organizations. From live courses to online learning—or a custom blend of the two—you’ll discover opportunities to learn and gain credentials without disrupting your work life.

Professional development

With short-term, fast-paced learning opportunities, our professional development programs will prepare you (or your employees) for continued success in rapidly evolving industries.

Industry-Specific Programs

General Managers Program
A transformational learning experience for elite hotel general managers and their immediate successors.

Professional Development Program
The premier career-building opportunity for hospitality professionals.

Food Industry Management Program
Outstanding programs for executives and managers in the food industry.

One-year master’s articulation agreements

The Dyson School, Johnson, and the School of Hotel Administration each offer pre-experience, one-year MPS (Master of Professional Studies) programs.  Contact us (externalrelations@business.cornell.edu) if you are interested in creating a pathway for your students to expand their business skills before starting their careers.

Discover eCornell

Discover eCornell for online certificates, corporate programs, and web series across a variety of industries and learning areas. With 70+ online programs and the convenience of remote learning, there’s something for everyone.Working in partnership with business schools around the world, we provide students with truly global learning experiences and opportunities. Partner with us to add to your students’ education and help them reach their career goals.

Visits bring value

“I was really inspired by my time at Cornell, which included a warm welcome, amazing engagement and insights from a number of students, strong interest in aviation/aerospace…I definitely want to make Cornell engagement and associated recruiting a priority.”

Airline Executive, Fortune 50 company