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 Policy and Research.
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.
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.
The Executive MBA/MS program is designed for mid-senior level working professionals from across the healthcare industry. Each cohort is split between clinicians and non-clinicians from a diversity of functional areas within the healthcare ecosystem.
Executive MBA/MS students 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 students to professionals and visionaries who live and breathe the business of healthcare.
Benefits of the dual degree program:
Throughout the year, the EMBA/MS 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
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:
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:
The Learning Table
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:
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.
“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, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research, Weill Cornell, and Chief Strategy and Contracting Officer, Weill Cornell Physicians Organization
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
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:
Schedule an Interview
Upon completion of your application, you may be invited to interview for admission to the Executive MBA/MS program. Interviews are conducted in-person or via video conference
Receive your Decision
Final admissions decisions are released approximately four weeks after the admissions interview.
Financing your degree:
Tuition for the Executive MBA/MS Class of 2023 is $170,384. The cost includes all fees, books, study materials, meals on class days, and residencies. Tuition for this dual-degree program will be payable to Weill Cornell Medicine, with the exception of the enrollment deposit. The total amount will be payable as follows:
Applicants who apply for admission to this program 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.