Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership

Lead the transformation of the healthcare industry.

The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership dual-degree program in New York City prepares healthcare professionals to facilitate change and drive innovation—from inside organizations and throughout the industry at large.


What makes the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program different?

It’s the only program of its kind in the Ivy League. You’ll graduate with two prestigious degrees from Cornell University: an MBA and an MS in healthcare leadership.

Two powerhouses in graduate education—the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences—have partnered to create a dual-degree program that focuses on building general management skills and developing a deeper understanding of the healthcare industry This two-year executive program will advance your career and strengthen your ability to drive meaningful change in healthcare.


Faculty who are leaders in business and healthcare

The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program is delivered by faculty from Johnson and Weill Cornell Graduate School. Some are healthcare industry leaders, physicians and non-physicians, and others are well-known business leaders. Throughout the program faculty help students apply management and business skills to the quickly evolving healthcare landscape through case studies and simulations.

Dr. Geraldine McGinty

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Chief Strategy and Contracting officer, Weill Cornell Medicine Physicians Organization

Course taught: Healthcare Practice

''“Preparing the healthcare leaders of the future with the tools they need is critically important and we’ve constructed an educational experience that is both rigorous and relevant. Also, healthcare is best executed as a team effort and diverse teams are stronger and more effective. We’re delighted that our executive MBA/MS classes are diverse in both gender, ethnicity and experience.


Doug Stayman

Associate Professor of Marketing, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Former Associate Dean, Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Program

Course taught: Marketing

''“The students make this an exceptional program. Their professional caliber and experiences allow for a fun and effective learning environment. I think one of the best things about this program is the conscious effort to balance incoming classes between practitioners and non-practitioners in the healthcare industry. The depth and breadth of the students’ backgrounds make for great class discussion and allows them to consider different perspectives when examining issues.”



Peers who are diverse, seasoned professionals

Incoming classes are typically composed of 50 percent clinical practitioners and 50 percent non-practitioners in the healthcare field; therefore, representing stakeholders from across the healthcare ecosystem. The exchange of diverse perspectives among seasoned healthcare professionals creates a dynamic learning community.

The Future of Healthcare

Class representatives Nick Gavin, MBA/MS ’19, emergency department physician, and Neiger Green, MBA/MS ’19, PMP, and program analyst at the CDC, share insights about the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program.

Curriculum that you can immediately apply to your work

The curriculum integrates business acumen and healthcare expertise to give you the tools and knowledge needed to lead complex organizations. Learn how to engage with stakeholders including physicians, technologists, insurance companies, and policy makers. After you attend courses on Saturdays and Sundays, you’ll return to work on Monday with insights that are immediately transferable.

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Community that supports ambitious students who work full time

The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program offers a delivery format that works for full-time professionals: a combination of weekend classes and residential sessions. You’ll complete courses on alternating Saturday and Sunday sessions each semester at the Tata Innovation Center on Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus in New York City. The remaining classes are completed during residential sessions, which are held twice per year on Cornell’s Ithaca campus and in the Metro-NYC area.

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Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership students in a classroom

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Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership Class of 2020 Profile

Demographics

  • Enrolled: 47
  • Average age: 38
  • Women students: 51%
  • Underrepresented minorities: 21%
    • (Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)
  • U.S. minorities: 43%
    • (Asian American, Black/African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)
  • Average years of work experience: 12
  • Students with advanced degrees: 61%

Industry profile

  • Academic hospital: 47%
  • Community hospital/health center: 15%
  • Pharmaceutical: 13%
  • Professional services firm: 9%
  • Technology: 6%
  • Insurance: 6%
  • Academic research institution: 2%
  • Other: 2%

Geographic representation

  • New York: 71%
  • Connecticut: 6%
  • New Jersey: 6%
  • Massachusetts: 4%
  • California: 2%
  • Florida: 2%
  • Indiana: 2%
  • Ohio: 2%
  • Pennsylvania: 2%
  • Washington, DC: 2%