Noteworthy: Poets&Quants features Cornell Tech’s new campus

By: Katelyn Godoy
Noteworthy: Poets&Quants features Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island Campus

Students outside of The Bridge building at Cornell Tech.

The official opening of Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus on Sept. 13, 2017 was a major milestone for Cornell University and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, as well as for New York City. Built on a two-mile strip of land in the East River, Cornell Tech represents the city’s attempt to compete with Silicon Valley and become a global leader in technology and innovation. An article in Poets&Quants highlights the new campus and discusses how the Roosevelt Island facility will benefit MBA students in Ithaca and Johnson Cornell Tech MBA students in New York City.

Key takeaways from Poets&Quants:

  • Cornell Tech’s campus is designed to support interdisciplinary interaction and its studio-based curriculum is defined by its cross-disciplinary approach.

“We’re reinventing graduate education for the digital age,” says Cornell University President Martha Pollack.

  • The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program is growing.

Enrollment in the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program is up, with 62 students in its newly entered class, compared with 53 graduates this past July.

  • Johnson has dedicated space at Cornell Tech.

Johnson has 20,000 square feet of classrooms, breakout rooms, and workspace in The Bridge, a building on Cornell Tech’s campus that houses startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and established companies alongside faculty and students.

  • The new campus means new opportunities for Ithaca-based MBAs.

Starting this fall, MBA students in Ithaca will be able to take four new weekend courses at Cornell Tech, and in the spring of 2018, MBAs in Ithaca will be able to enroll in two seven-week intensives at Cornell Tech or apply to spend either half or all of the spring 2018 semester in residence.

  • Johnson will hold events and conferences at Cornell Tech.

Johnson will soon begin executive education programming on the campus and there are plans underway to host business school academic conferences, recruiting events, and alumni receptions on Roosevelt Island.

Read the full article in Poets&Quants about the campus’ opening and what it will mean for Johnson students, faculty, and staff in Ithaca and New York City.