Due to the recent changes in U.S immigration policy, Johnson Graduate School of Management, the graduate business school of Cornell University, a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, has taken several steps in order to support international MBA applicants.
Cornell University seems to be taking a political stand, judging by an announcement made by the school recently. Cornell’s business school stated that due to recent executive orders, issued by the White House, that will impact U.S. immigration policy, Cornell and Johnson will be taking several steps in order to support international students and applicants alike.
Cornell emphasized that more than a fifth of all Jonson’sstudents are international coming to the school from outside the U.S, from over 50 countries. Therefore, the support of international students remains very important to Cornell.
One of the more interesting steps taken by the school from an MBA applicant’s point of view is the increased financial support that the school will be offering international MBA candidates this year. Cornell announced that they will be increasing the total scholarships funds available to international students by 25 %, starting with students who start their MBA studies this fall, thus reducing the cost for an MBA at Johnson at Cornell for these students.
Other steps the school is taking in light of recent immigration policy changes
Cornell school’s President, Hunter Rawlings, has issued a statement about the issue that can be found here. The President also signed a letter addressed to President Trump along with 47 other college and university leaders. The letter can be found here.
The school also added a new, updated resource about immigration related issues on their website, in order to help international students who are wondering about the recent changes.