New director appointed for the Cornell-Queen's EMBA program

Joseph Babcock to oversee CQEMBA program during current era of great growth as it adds sites both inside and outside of North America

New director appointed for the Cornell-Queen's EMBA program

Joseph Babcock has joined Johnson as the new director of the Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA program (CQEMBA). Joseph takes over this role from the founding director of the CQEMBA, Danny Szpiro, who was promoted to assistant dean for Executive Education last year. 

"We are very pleased and fortunate to have Joseph join the Executive Education team at Johnson," says Szpiro. "Joseph assumes this senior role at Johnson at a time of great opportunity for the CQEMBA as highlighted by our continued expansion of the program domestically as well as the new initiative to establish our first site in Latin America."

Originally from Central New York, Babcock comes to Johnson from the successful Executive MBA program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management where he was director. In addition to executive education experience, he brings 18 years of progressive business experience in the medical technology industry to his work here at Johnson.

"I am very excited about joining Johnson as Director of the Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA program," says Babcock. "I have been a great admirer of the CQEMBA since it was launched and I believe that the innovative learning model used by the program has been at the core of its success. I very much look forward to leading the program in continued success and growth."

After earning his MBA in global management from Thunderbird in 1990, Babcock worked in Europe (Germany and Poland) for eight years. He subsequently managed global sales and business development networks from a base in the United States. His professional travels have taken him to over 56 countries and he has a sophisticated knowledge of global business issues.

Babcock earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and German Literature from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He also earned a Certificate in Japanese language from the FALCON (Full Year Asian Language Concentration) program at Cornell University.


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