News covers Cornell, ISU partnership

Cornell College Professor of Economics and Business Santhi Hejeebu and junior Abby Patten were featured in a story on KCRG-TV9, “New partnership guarantees acceptance for Cornell College business students to get masters at Iowa State.” 

The partnership was also featured in the Cedar Rapids Gazette and on AM 600 WMT Newsradio. 

Cornell College and Iowa State University Ivy College of Business are teaming up in a new partnership that streamlines the acceptance process for Cornell students interested in enrolling in one of three master’s programs in business.

Students who meet certain criteria, agreed upon by both schools, will not have to pay an application fee and will be automatically accepted into the following ISU master’s programs:

  • Master of Finance 
  • Master of Information Systems 
  • Master of Accounting

Students must earn a Cornell College bachelor’s degree related to economics and business and maintain a certain grade point average (3.25 for the Master of Finance and Master of Accounting programs and 3.0 for the Master of Information Systems). According to ISU enrollment leaders, this is the first partnership of its kind for the school of business.