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Business at ILR

To succeed in the world of business, you must understand its most important component - the people. The ILR School is the world leader in studying the intersection of economic, legal, management, international and historical issues that impact people in every workplace.

Entrepreneurs, top executives, financial analysts, and nonprofit leaders who have graduated from ILR credit their success to our interdisciplinary and applied curriculum. Unique courses not found within many business programs, such as Conflict Resolution, Technological Change at Work, and Managing Creativity are why ILR students stand out to a wide range of employers like Google, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, and Disney.

ILR Business Stories

Kiran Abraham-Aggarwal '25

Kiran's interests have taken him from Ithaca to Turin to NYC, from a student exploring flea markets in Italy to an intern with summer positions in marketing and private equity.
Kiran Abraham-Aggarwal
Kiran Abraham-Aggarwal '25

Chris Jenkins Shares how his Career Began at ILR

May 2022 marks seven years since Chris graduated from ILR. He looks back at how his plans changed and his business career began.
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Chris Jenkins Shares how his Career Began at ILR

Dennis Woodside ’91

Dennis Woodside ’91 took his ILR degree to Stanford Law School, to a clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to the boardrooms of some of the most recognizable companies in the country.
Dennis Woodside ’91
Dennis Woodside ’91

Mitch Belisle ’07

Mitch Belisle ’07, a member of the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame, was introduced to the excitement of entrepreneurship during his time at ILR, and he continues to draw on the lessons he learned at Cornell as he molds the next generation of lacrosse players.
Mitch Belisle
Mitch Belisle ’07

Leap of Courage Impacts Families

Daria Moldavskaya '12 is co-founder of ReverCare, developed to help caregivers access resources for their elderly loved ones at home. The ILR curriculum inspired a business model of employers offering ReverCare services as an employee benefit.

Darya Moldavskaya '12
Leap of Courage Impacts Families

Business Powerhouse

Glenn August ’82, CEO of a leading investment firm, identified Cornell as his “dream school” when he was a sixth grader and says, almost 40 years later, that ILR was a great fit. “I couldn’t have asked for more.”

Glenn August '82 -  Halftime of a Brilliant Career
Business Powerhouse