Format and Schedule


Professor teaching EMBA/MS studentsWith the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program, you’ll benefit from collaborative assignments, professional development activities, and immediately applicable coursework with:

  • Weekend classes—held at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus in NYC
  • Residential sessions—four one-week sessions; two held on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York, and two in New York City

Every term begins with a residential session to kick off the semester’s classes. Then, every other weekend, you’ll join classmates for in-person course instruction. This format allows you to continue to work and apply what you’ve learned on the weekend to your full-time job right away.


EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program timeline

EMBA/MS students working together at the Tata Innovation Center

The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program is 22 months in duration and is divided into four terms with breaks between semesters. Below is a snapshot of the typical program sequence, which includes residential sessions and weekend classes.

In the program’s final term, you’ll complete a capstone project with a dynamic team of classmates—apply everything you’ve learned in the program to a real client project.

Timing Format Description
First year: Early July Opening residential session Begin the program on the Cornell University campus during a week-long residential session; complete orientation activities and start classes
July–December Class weekends Classes are held every other Saturday and Sunday at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus
Early January Residential session Begin your second term with a one-week residential session at a conference center in the NYC area
January–May Class weekends Classes are held every other Saturday and Sunday at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus
Second year: Early July Residential session Term 3 starts with a residential session at Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, New York; begin courses in advanced topics
July–December Class weekends Classes are held every other Saturday and Sunday at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus
Early January Final residential session Term 4 begins with your final residential session held in the New York City area; during this time you will officially kick off capstone client projects
January–May Remaining class weekends Complete the EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership at the Tata Innovation Center; coursework focuses on your final capstone project with a client and team; degrees are conferred at Commencement in May

Class schedules

Incoming classes for the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program begin in July.