Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership

Advancing leadership and innovation in healthcare delivery


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The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership prepares the next generation of healthcare leaders for success in a rapidly changing environment.


The admissions cycle for the Class of 2019 has concluded.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and you are welcome to begin your application for the Class of 2020, scheduled to begin in August 2018.


Executive MBA/M.S. Information Sessions

Please check back with us in late August for upcoming Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership events.


Cornell Chronicle

Johnson, Weill Cornell Medicine launch dual MBA/MS

Weill Cornell Medicine and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management today announced a new dual-degree program.



Who Should Apply?

The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership is designed for high-achieving professionals who aspire to leadership positions in the healthcare arena. The Weill Cornell Executive Program is designed to attract motivated working professionals who aspire to lead academic medical centers, community hospitals, and/or large-group multi-specialty and single-specialty practices; rise to the upper ranks of healthcare consultancy or the healthcare insurance business; or add to the growing ranks of talented healthcare innovators. This program will provide you with the skills necessary to lead healthcare organizations and implement new models of care.

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Why Should I Apply?

      • You will acquire specialized skills in healthcare policy from one of the most respected names in healthcare education and delivery, while acquiring managerial skills from one of the country’s leading management schools.
      • The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership will provide both physician and non-physician leaders in healthcare with the skills necessary to lead organizations that design and implement new models of care.
      • You will be taught methods of optimizing health and healthcare delivery for patients around the country. Through advanced education in healthcare leadership, you will be able to see opportunities to improve lives in our ever-changing medical environment.
      • Course instructors include full-time faculty at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, as well as experienced business and healthcare practitioners.
      • You will obtain skills that advance and accelerate your career, in some cases even before completion of the program. Our career-services team provides a tailored, personalized approach to career management. Career professionals are available to work with you to achieve your goals, whether they be to accelerate your career or transition to an entirely new organization.

Program Format

      • Program duration is 20 months (with breaks), consisting of two semesters per year (fall and spring). You will take courses for ten weekends per semester at the Weill Cornell Medicine campus in New York City.
      • Each semester includes residential sessions designed for intensive, experiential learning. The fall sessions will be on Cornell University’s main campus in Ithaca, New York. The spring sessions will be held at a residential location in the New York City metropolitan area.
      • The capstone project, consisting of small teams of students working with a faculty advisor, will integrate core academic knowledge as it applies to challenges in real-world settings.
      • The program consists of 60 credits of coursework in healthcare, policy, leadership and strategy, finance, accounting, and general business.
      • At the end of your studies, you will receive two degrees from Cornell University: an MBA from the Johnson School and an MS from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

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