Dual degree,
Dual impAct.

Bridge business breadth and healthcare depth with the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program.

The New York City-based Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership dual-degree program, offered in partnership with the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, prepares healthcare professionals to facilitate change and drive innovation—from inside organizations and throughout the industry at large.

What Makes the EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership Program Different?

It’s the only industry-immersive, dual-degree Executive MBA program of its kind in the Ivy League. You’ll graduate with two degrees from Cornell University: an MBA and an MS.

Focused on building general management skills and developing a deeper understanding of the healthcare industry, this 22-month Ivy League MBA program for advanced healthcare professionals will advance your career and strengthen your ability to drive meaningful change in healthcare.

Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership at a Glance

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Degrees Awarded
MBA from Cornell University & an MS from Cornell University

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Program Location
Roosevelt Island, New York, NY

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Program Format
22 months, classes every other weekend with residential sessions

Student Takeaways

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Executive MBA/Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership Program Highlights

Class cohorts are typically composed of a mix of clinicians and non-clinicians in the healthcare field; therefore, each class represents stakeholders from across the healthcare ecosystem. The exchange of diverse perspectives among seasoned healthcare industry and medical professionals creates a dynamic learning community.

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Immediately Applicable Curriculum

Dual MBA and Master of Science curriculums will give you the tools and knowledge needed to lead complex organizations, manage multiple tasks and teams, and effectively engage with stakeholders, including physicians, technologists, insurance companies, and policy makers. Insights will be immediately applicable to your work.

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Networking and Professional Development

Professional development programming is an integral part of the EMBA/MS program. Our career and leadership coaches can help you plan your next step in the healthcare industry, and you’ll get to know faculty—professors and practitioners—from two of Cornell’s top-ranked schools who have expertise in both business and healthcare.

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At the Intersection of Healthcare and Business

The EMBA/MS dual-degree program is uniquely positioned to offer experiences that combine the strengths of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Signature events that feature business leaders and healthcare experts include Luminaries in Healthcare Leadership, the Learning Table Series during class weekends, and fast-paced Healthcare Lightning Talks on trends and innovations.

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Applying to the EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership Program

If you’re considering the Executive MBA/Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership program, we recommend you submit a pre-assessment to receive personalized feedback regarding your candidacy. You can also review the admissions process and application requirements, or take a look at our EMBA admissions page and a list of upcoming events.

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Submit a Pre-Assessment

Before you apply, you can submit a pre-assessment to see if you’re a good fit for the EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program.

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Connect With Admissions

We’ll send you information on upcoming events, such as in-person info sessions, open houses, and class visits, plus additional information about the EMBA/MS program.

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Application Dates

Round Deadline
Fall deadline 11/15
Priority consideration 1/15
Expedited decision 3/15
Regular submission 5/15
Rolling submission 6/15
After June 15, applications will be accepted on a rolling and space-available basis.

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