Rosa Oppenheim

Dean’s Professor of Business and Vice Chair

Academic degrees

Ph.D., Polytechnic University - Operations Research
M.S. Polytechnic University - Operations Research
B.S. Polytechnic University - Chemical Engineering
M.A. Rutgers University - English
M.A. Rutgers University - Liberal Studies

Student Testimonials
Dear Rosa,
This may be over 20 years late; but I really need to thank you. I was a medical practitioner and teacher transitioning to management when I took my EMBA. I subsequently became Regional Medical Director at CIGNA, and for 13 years Chief Medical Officer for Medicare for Aetna. In this capacity I was able to create new programs and approaches to medical management that had real impact on Health Policy. In 2002 we created the first large scale program to ID and manage Advanced Illness that showed dramatic impact. Encouraging and facilitating this is now national policy. In 2005 I created one of the first programs in Provider Collaboration, which likewise showed real impact. This concept is now Accountable Care. What you taught was helpful. Learning to understand techniques and "thinking" management enabled me to lead teams that resulted in programs with real and lasting impact. In summary - a belated "thank you."
—  Randy Krakauer, MD, EMBA
She teaches very mathematically oriented courses and just walks us down a strong progression. She is very impressive. After her course, quality control at work took on a new and much more rigorously defined meaning. Our quality-related complaints virtually disappeared and we were commended as an internal benchmark for quality control!