2019-2020 Application Timeline

We are currently accepting applications for classes beginning in Summer 2020.

Applications for the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at with any questions.

Standardized Exams

Standardized test scores are not required for admission to the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership. Applicants may voluntarily submit their GMATGRE, or Executive Assessment score(s). Candidates are encouraged to send their score(s) to Cornell, along with their application, if they believe the information will help the Admissions Committee better understand their academic readiness for the program.

Complete a Pre-Assessment

During this step, our admissions team will provide you with preliminary feedback on your candidacy. This step is particularly helpful to those candidates who are unsure about their fit with an Executive MBA program.

The Pre-Assessment allows our admissions team to customize your candidate journey and invite you to events and experiential opportunities based on your professional interests and profile.

Start your Application

Once you start an application, you can complete it at your convenience. While working on your application, you will be required to outline your career and academic history, complete four essays, and select your recommenders.

Submit your Application

When you have completed the application to your satisfaction, it is time to submit. At this stage, you will be required to pay the application fee.

Schedule an Interview

Upon completion of your application, you will be contacted by our admissions office to schedule a personal interview. Interviews are scheduled after we receive your supplemental materials, including your official transcripts and letters of recommendation. Interviews are conducted in-person or via video conference.

Receive your Decision

Final admissions decisions are released approximately four weeks after the interview. Decisions will be communicated through the online application system and, in some instances, by phone.