Industry Connections

Engage with innovators at the intersection of business and healthcare with the EMBA/MS dual-degree program.

In the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program, you’ll have access to networks and resources from two of Cornell University’s top schools—the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. By design, the program benefits from the strengths and connections of each school, exposing you to professionals and visionaries who live and breathe the business of healthcare.

EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership dual-degree benefits

EMBA/MS signature industry events

Throughout the year, the EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program sponsors events that dive into healthcare and business. Some events are open to the public. As an EMBA/MS student, you’ll not only attend these events, but also have the opportunity to engage with some speakers in a smaller, discussion-based format.

Luminaries in Healthcare Leadership

Chelsea Clinton speaks at Weill Cornell Medicine in 2019 (Photo credit: Ashley Jones)

The Luminaries in Healthcare Leadership series invites senior industry leaders to share their perspectives on new or upcoming issues related to the rapidly evolving healthcare sector. Previous speakers include:

  • Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation
  • Mark Bertolini, MBA ’84, chairman and chief executive officer at Aetna
  • Angela Hwang, MBA ’94, group president at Pfizer
  • Vivian Lee, MD ’08, president of health platforms at Verily
  • Sachin Jain, MD, chief executive officer at CareMore Health
  • Karen Murphy, PhD, RN, chief innovation officer at Geisinger

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks invite a panel of experts to highlight trends and innovations related to different aspects of the healthcare industry in a rapid-fire presentation format. Previous topics include:

  • Disrupting Healthcare Through Technology
  • Changing the Landscape of the Insurance Industry
  • Trends and Topics in Healthcare Investing

The Learning Table Series

The Learning Table Series invites subject matter experts and leaders from industry to present on and discuss special topics in healthcare with students during breakfast or lunch on class weekends. Previous talks include:

  • Transitioning to Value-Based Care: Challenges and Opportunities with Marc Berg, partner at McKinsey & Company
  • Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Mental Health: From the Lab to the Clinic and Your Phone with Guillermo Cecchi, research staff member at IBM
  • Key Drivers for Emerging Healthcare Data Interoperability with John Squeo, blockchain lead – health and life sciences North America at Accenture Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Transformation Through Telemedicine with Jamey Edwards ’96, MBA ’03, chief executive officer and co-founder of Cloudbreak Health
  • Intersections Between Hospitality and Healthcare with Brooke Hollis, MBA ’78, executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures