Nick Fabrizio PhD, FACMPE, FACHE, is a principal consultant with the MGMA Health Care Consulting Group and serves on the faculty at Cornell University’s Sloan Program in Health Administration, where he has also served as the executive in residence. His primary expertise is in physician practice management and managing complex physician-hospital relationships.
eCornell, Cornell University’s online learning platform, provides online professional and executive development to students around the world. We offer more than 30 award-winning professional certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines:
Ivy League Curricula & Top-Ranked Faculty
eCornell‘s unique approach to online learning combines the most effective elements of an Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online learning environment. eCornell courses are all developed by Cornell University faculty, and often include practical insights from other industry experts. All eCornell course content comes from top-rated programs with proven curricula.
Principal Consultant, Medical Group Management Association
Retired Clinical Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Bill Carroll is a retired clinical professor of marketing at the School of Hotel Administration. He taught courses in economics, new media, pricing and marketing distribution. Carroll has been recognized numerous times as teacher-of-the-year at the school and offers several online courses through eCornell. He is also CEO of Marketing Economics, a consulting firm specializing in travel industry pricing, distribution, yield management and strategic planning.
For over 25 years Carroll held a variety of senior positions in the travel industry. He was Division Vice President for Global Marketing Planning at Hertz, where he was responsible for global pricing, revenue management, marketing information systems, and counter sales. He implemented the first decentralized revenue management system in the car rental industry and a comprehensive Executive Information System that gained national recognition. Carroll later served as the global vice president for Reed Elsevier’s Travel Group, overseeing Travel Weekly, the Hotel and Travel Index, the Official Hotel Guide, and the Official Meetings and Facilities Guide.
As CEO of Marketing Economics, Carroll works with clients across the travel industry, including hotel chains, online travel agencies, hotel service companies, and travel intermediaries. He also works closely with PhoCusWright, Inc. a travel industry research, consulting and publishing company. In collaboration with PhoCusWright, Carroll writes often on the evolution of hotel distribution and its impact on major chains and intermediaries. He has also written numerous articles on economics and travel industry topics.
Prior to his work in the travel industry, Carroll was an assistant professor of Economics at Drew University. He also served as a member of the economics staff at AT&T where he was an expert witness before state regulatory bodies and prepared filings on pricing and forecasting with the Federal Communications Commission. In addition to his business and academic career, Carroll is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and was a university lacrosse coach for over 10 years. Carroll holds a B.A. degree in economics from Rutgers, an M.S. in labor studies from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in economics from Penn State.
Professor, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Professor Glen Dowell studies the interaction of firms with their natural, institutional, and competitive environments. His principle interest lies in uncovering sources of performance and survival differences among firms, and his research focuses on environmental performance. Recent publications and current working papers document the impact of environmental performance on acquisition choice, the role of acquirer capabilities and distance on change in targets’ post-acquisition performance, and how organizational structures affect responsiveness to regulatory changes.
Professor Dowell’s research has been published in Management Science, Organization Studies, Advances in Strategic Management, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, and Industrial and Corporate Change. He is on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly and represents Cornell on the board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS).
At Johnson, Professor Dowell teaches Sustainable Global Enterprise, Strategic Change and Renewal, The Global Enterprise. He is a faculty affiliate for the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise.
Expert Led with Structured Flexibility
eCornell courses are online and expert led with structured flexibility. Courses are facilitated by subject-matter experts, who guide you, challenge you, and help you apply the course concepts to your real-world, on-the-job circumstances. Courses are designed to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals, so they are available around the clock and completely asynchronous. This means that once you begin your course, there is no appointed time or day that you must be online. You determine the schedule that’s right for you.
Start and End Dates Drive Completion
eCornell courses have defined start dates and end dates. A critical part of self-directed learning is to have a finish line. Most eCornell courses take about six to eight hours to complete, over a two-week period. About 90% of students finish their courses, a completion rate that leads the industry.
Interaction & Collaboration
As an eCornell student, you are never alone in your course. You are part of a cohort of 20 to 30 learners from organizations and industries around the world. Required discussions play an important part in your course, giving you and your classmates the opportunity to share and exchange your own experiences, best practices, perspectives, and examples. All this shared learning is facilitated by an instructor who brings both subject-matter expertise and real-world experience. Your interaction with peers from different organizations, and backgrounds fosters collaboration, networking, and a lot of practical, shared learning.
Emphasis on Practice and Application
The ability for you to interact with expert instructors, to ask questions and receive answers, and to learn with—and from—other participants keeps the learning interesting, practical, and above all, relevant to your work. And there’s one more key component: the practice opportunities. Most eCornell courses include a project, which challenges you to apply the course concepts to your own organization. Others include interactive scenarios, simulations, and other engaging practice activities. All courses include tools, techniques, or job aids that you can put to immediate use in your work.
We develop every certificate program and course with very tangible outcomes in mind. To us, it’s not enough if a course helps you to know something, or even to understand it. We design our programs to go much further, to equip you to do something—better or for the first time—at your job. We ask, “after completing this course, what will participants be able to analyze, identify, assess, implement, calculate, or influence that they couldn’t before?” eCornell courses draw on a variety of components to provide this practical learning:
- practice activities
- short videos
- interviews with industry experts
- online tools and downloadable resources
- case studies and examples
- the guidance of an instructor
Our approach positions you as an active participant in the learning process, allowing you to build the necessary problem-solving skills at your own pace and in your own style to confront the real challenges you face on the job and in life.