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Cornell University and the ILR School are world-renowned global institutions that have earned a reputation for excellence. Our highly regarded graduate degree programs provide a broad-based foundation with a specific, intense focus on the interaction between people and organizations in the workplace, and are unlike any other program in the world.

At the ILR School, we are preparing you for the future right now. ILR offers unique depth and breadth combining the latest in theory with an applied focus, broadening your knowledge and equipping you with the skills you need to lead an increasingly complex, diverse workplace. Programs are led by accessible faculty who are the world's largest concentration of scholars in human resources, organizational behavior, labor relations, collective bargaining, labor economics, social statistics and international and comparative labor studies.

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The Joint ILR School and Johnson School Team Wins 7th Annual National MBA Human Capital Case Competition

Congratulations to Nasiya Acklen (MILR/MBA '16), Christine Chang (MILR/MBA '16), Pete Cronin (MBA '14), Kate Guydan (MILR '14), and Matt Olson (MILR '15). Way to bring home the trophy!

The ILR School and Johnson School Team Wins This Year's National MBA Human Capital Case Competition

From left to right: Nasiya Acklen, Kate Guydan, Christine Chang, Pete Cronin, Matt Olson

The ILR School/Johnson School team has won 1st place 3 times in the last 7 years of the competition. Cornell triumphed over fierce competition from 11 other business school teams, including: Boston University; Brigham Young University; Columbia University; Duke University; Emory University; Northwestern University; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); University of Michigan; University of Southern California (USC); Yale University; and Vanderbilt University. 

The competition is sponsored by Vanderbilt University, and funded by GE and Deloitte. For more information on the competition, please visit their website.

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