Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership

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.

  • Two degrees in two years
  • Located in New York City
  • Program Format - alternating weekends

About the Program

Program Format

Executive MBA/MS program classes take place on alternating weekends at the Tata Innovation Center at the Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City over the course of two years (with breaks). Classes are offered in a Saturday/half-Sunday schedule.

Each semester begins with a one-week residential session designed for immersive, experiential learning. Fall residential sessions are held on Cornell University’s main campus in Ithaca, New York each July and Spring residential sessions are held in the NYC metropolitan area each January.

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The Executive MBA/MS program is delivered by faculty from both the SC Johnson College of Business and the Weill Cornell Graduate School, including a mix of clinicians and non-clinicians that are leaders in their field.

Faculty Testimonials

“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.”

Dr. Geraldine McGinty, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Clinical Radiology and Clinical Population Health Sciences

Course Taught: Healthcare Innovation and Transformation

“This is a great program. I say that primarily because of the students. Their quality and experience allow for a fun and effective learning experience. I think one of the best decisions the program made was to balance the participants in the program between practitioners and those with other relevant work experiences. The depth and breadth of the students backgrounds make for great class discussion and enhances the ability to include different perspectives when examining issues."

Douglas M. Stayman, Associate Professor of Marketing and Management at the SC Johnson College of Business

Course Taught: Marketing Management

Admissions Requirements


The Executive MBA/MS program at Cornell University awards two degrees in two years: an MBA from the SC Johnson College of Business and an MS in Healthcare Leadership from the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Weill Cornell Graduate School to provide a business breadth with a healthcare depth.

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

For detailed information on the admissions process, and to access the pre-assessment and application, please visit Johnson EMBA Admissions.

For questions about EMBA/MS admissions, please contact our admissions team at mbams@med.cornell.edu.

Admissions Process - Overview

Submit 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.

Submit your Application
Once you start an application, you can complete it at your convenience. A completed application includes:

  1. Resume
  2. Organizational chart (optional)
  3. Admissions essays
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you’ve attended
  6. $200 application fee

Schedule an Interview
Upon completion of your application, you will be invited to interview for admission to the Executive MBA/MS program. Interviews are conducted via Zoom.

Receive your Decision
Final admissions decisions are released approximately 3-4 weeks after the admissions interview.

Tuition & Financial Aid - Financing Your EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership Degree

EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership students often receive employer sponsorship or merit-based, partial scholarships. Remaining tuition costs can be funded with federal or private loans.

Merit-based scholarships
Applicants will be considered for partial scholarships by the scholarship committee based on the strength of their application. There is no supplemental information required for scholarship consideration. Scholarship awards will be communicated in conjunction with offers of admission.

Employer sponsorship
We encourage you to have an open conversation with your supervisor and discuss sponsorship opportunities. For more information, including tips on how to prepare for this conversation, visit our sponsorship page.

Federal loans
For information on federal loans, please visit WCM Office of Financial Aid.

Private loans
You may research and apply for private loans to finance your EMBA/MS degree. We do not recommend any particular lenders. Once you have been selected and approved, you must submit a private loan request form to our financial aid office.

Visit the WCM Office of Student Accounting for tuition and financing information.


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Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at mbams@med.cornell.edu.

Executive MBA/MS
575 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 646-949-1052
E-mail: mbams@med.cornell.edu