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The New School has partnered with National ChengChi University (NCCU) to offer an exciting new 2-year Executive MBA (EMBA) program focusing on healthcare delivery that starts in 2019. This joint EMBA program will equip mid-career healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills, and global network to advance to the forefront of healthcare leadership. We seek scholars from a diverse range of health care-related specialties, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, healthcare administration, health insurance, research, public health, public policy, and medical technology. Internationally renowned faculty from premier US institutions including Stanford, UCLA, and the RAND Corporation will train New School scholars to develop both global and cross-disciplinary outlooks. This unprecedented multidisciplinary approach will empower scholars to collaborate with other future leaders to develop the innovative solutions needed to transform the future of healthcare delivery.


Scholars will take 18 courses over the span of the two-year New School-NCCU EMBA program. The average course load will be 3 classes per spring, summer, and fall term. Each course consists of eight 4-hour classroom sessions.

  • NCCU EMBA students will take twelve EMBA core courses on the NCCU campus. Classes are held approximately every other week in the morning or afternoon on Saturday and/or Sunday.

  • New School scholars will take all six EMBA elective courses at The New School. These will be held in the Juei-Low Sung Education and Research Center at the Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center.  New School class timing may vary depending on international and local faculty availability but will typically be held monthly in the evening on Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday.


Scholars should have at least intermediate proficiency level of English and Mandarin. NCCU EMBA courses are taught exclusively in Mandarin, while New School courses are taught mostly in English. 

New School Course Topics


1. Overview of the Health System and Assessing Health System Performance

2. Healthcare Economics & Financing

3. Health Economics/Team Composition and Health Outcomes

4. Organizational Culture in Healthcare Delivery



5. Social Justice and Health

6. Caring for the Patient In Resource Poor Areas (Global Health)

7. Media and Health

8. Health Law

9. Nonprofit Organizations for Health



10. Quality Assessment and Monitoring

11. Quality Improvement and Implementation Science

12. LEAN, Six Sigma, and Value Stream Mapping

13. Decision Science and Cost-effectiveness

14. Optimizing Healthcare Quality And Delivery Innovations


15. Data Analytics and AI

16. Innovations in Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine

17. New Technology Assessment

18. Systems and Design Thinking for Developing and Scaling Health Interventions



19. Managing Public Health Systems

20. Principles of Epidemiology and Infection Control

21. Community Engagement and Population Health Science

22. Mental Health

23. Health Literacy and Education of the Public



24. Principles of Drug Development and Approval

25. Research Methods: Survey Design, Qualitative and  Quantitative Methods

26. Translating Research Into Policy


International Opportunities

The New School curriculum seeks to expand scholars’ global leadership knowledge and expertise by offering international trips and/or capstone projects. These international opportunities immerse scholars in the business world of another culture to gain a broader strategic global perspective, develop cultural awareness, respond creatively to problems, and build an international network. Scholars are eligible for these opportunities in the last year of their studies.


Each New School scholar will be assigned one faculty mentor from the US and one faculty mentor from Taiwan. Their purpose is to provide scholarly guidance regarding coursework, career development, and non-professional aspects of life. Mentors will offer advice regarding future direction and job opportunities that scholars may consider upon successfully graduating from the program.


New School scholars will have the opportunity to apply for merit-based financial scholarships toward their international trip or capstone project. Selection of scholars will be based upon their academic performance and demonstrated leadership in their first year of the program as well as their potential to make significant contributions to Taiwan's society and health care.


The New School-NCCU EMBA Program will accept up to 12 scholars each year. Interested applicants should apply for admission to any of NCCU's EMBA programs in the Advanced Management division (Biotechnology & Medicine, Global Entrepreneur, Global Finance, and Innovation in Cultural & Creative and ICT Industries Section). 

NCCU EMBA Admissions information sessions are held in mid-September, and applications are due in October. Please refer to the NCCU EMBA Admissions Website for details and timeline. Specific dates will also be updated on this website under Announcements once released by NCCU.

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