Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership Program Hosts Faculty Spotlight with Stephen Cohen

The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program boasts an incredible faculty that includes both top academics and leading industry practictioners, teaching practical and theoretical frameworks that transition seamlessly from the classroom to the boardroom.

Recently, prospective and current students were invited to a special reception with one of the newest faculty additions to the program, Stephen M. Cohen, former executive vice provost of Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM).

During his 16-year tenure, Cohen oversaw WCM’s finances and operations for the institution’s nearly 9,000-person workforce. He also served as the principal liaison to Cornell University and NewYork-Presbyterian's financial and administrative offices. 

Cohen provided an overview of his course, Capital Investment in Healthcare. Underlining the size of the healthcare industry's market cap and the role capital plays in healthcare policies, he developed his curriculum to help students attract capital to the projects they are advocating for. “This program brings together the intensity and depth of a real-world experience and a commitment to intellectual rigor that will serve you well,” he explained. Classroom objectives include estimating the private market value of a healthcare startup, presenting the capital cost and balance sheet impact of a clinical expansion, appreciating the financial return and development challenges associated with intellectual property, and outlining a term sheet for a potential deal.

“New York City is the most competitive medical marketplace in the country,” he noted. “It’s also the financial capital of the world. This is really where you want to be.”

The Cornell Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership Program is a dual-degree program created by two powerhouses in graduate education—the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences— that focuses on building general management skills and developing a deeper understanding of the healthcare industry. Learn more about the program here.

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