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Powerful network

Develop a lifelong executive network of peers who will help you succeed long after graduation.

A powerful network

The Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences program is designed for professionals from industry, care providers, service delivery organizations, consulting firms, public agencies, the sciences and payers in the healthcare and life sciences sectors around the world.

We deliberately seek out students who have achieved great things in their personal and professional lives. These are an exceptional group of professionals who will provide a lifetime of friendship and career support, and enrich your learning in endless ways.

By the time you graduate, you will take your place in the over 600,000 alumni who have received a degree from the University of Toronto, along with 20,000 graduates from the Rotman School in a powerful network of high-achieving professionals who span the globe.

Meet some current Global EMBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences students

Atif Zia

"Think of the program as a multi-dimensional personal transformation, preparing you to do great things for the future business of healthcare.

Atif Zia, GEMBA-HLS '20 | President, Novocol Pharma

Previous education: BSc, University of Toronto

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"In addition to world-class Rotman faculty, the breadth of expertise in the GEMBA-HLS students delivers unparalleled peer-to-peer real-world learning."

Kathryn Tinckam, GEMBA-HLS '20 | Director, HLA Laboratory, Director, Quality & Innovation, UHN Transplant Program 

Previous education: MMSc, Harvard University, MD, University of Manitoba

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Jocelyn Milburn

"Come with an open mind and a curious spirit - you will be amazed at how much you can learn about subjects you thought you knew and about your capacity, potential and opportunities to evolve."

— Jocelyn Milburn, GEMBA-HLS '20 | Director, Professional and Industry Relations, Government of Alberta, Ministry of Health

Previous education: Biochemistry, University of Victoria

Jancy Ali

"The investment of your time and resources in this program will help you play a meaningful role in healthcare disruption and digital transformation."

— Jancy Ali, GEMBA-HLS '20 | Senior Specialist Obstetrician, Dubai Health Authority

Previous education: MD, University of Kerala, Master's in Medical Education, Maastricht University School of Business, MRCOG 2007, Royal College of Obs & Gyn, London

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"The ability to build connections, friendships, and to diversify your network is invaluable."

Gopi Nageshwaran, GEMBA-HLS '20 |Chief Scientific Officer (Ad-interim), Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Singapore

Previous education: MD, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute

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"It's not often you get the chance to learn with so many global healthcare leaders. Be ready to provide your insights through your unique lens, and embrace being a student."

— David Pickham, GEMBA-HLS '20 | Executive Director, Office of Research Patient Care Services, Stanford Health Care

Previous education: PhD, University of California, San Francisco, RN, FAAN

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"Not only will you apply best practices from various healthcare systems and global life science companies, you will expand your leadership potential in order to improve healthcare from within."

— Nate Myers, GEMBA-HLS '20 | Director,Strategy & Business Planning, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Previous education: MS, Demography and Population Health, Florida State University

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"I’m really after that big-picture perspective on how different parts of the industry secure funding, operate efficiently and mobilize people to accomplish goals. We’re all coming into the program with such different and specific experiences."

— Young Lee, GEMBA-HLS '20 | Medical Physicist, Sunnybrook Hospital, Assistant Professor, UTDRO

Previous education: PhD, University of London, MSc, University of Surrey

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Drive Change: Global EMBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences

Drive change and impact patient value with a global executive MBA customized to the sector.

Discover more: GEMBA-HLS

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Learn more about the experiences of Rotman students and alumni

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Over $500,000 CAD available in scholarships for the 2025 intake.

Tip: Apply early to increase your chances of an entrance award.


Travel bursaries – The Rotman School offers $5,000 CAD travel bursaries to qualified applicants of the Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences. Inquire with a member of the admission team for more information.