Executive MBA in Healthcare

Offered in partnership with UPMC for physicians and other healthcare professionals seeking high-level advancement combining the disciplines of business and medicine.

Program Benefits:

  • 19-month structure offers an accelerated path to completion
  • Blended format of in-class and distance learning, with classes on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Experienced cohort of physicians and business professionals across the health spectrum including insurance, bio-technology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals
  • World-class faculty from Katz and physician and administrative leaders from UPMC teach the courses, which all have a health-oriented management focus

Academic Schedule

The Katz-UPMC Executive MBA in Healthcare program is designed for working professionals with significant experience in healthcare. The schedule is set almost a year in advance, so students can plan ahead to meet professional, personal, and academic demands.

The MBA program can be completed in 19 months, and students meet once a month for two full-day sessions at the University of Pittsburgh’s campus. Some of the courses will be delivered through guided study or distance learning.

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Term 1 (Summer)

Financial Accounting: Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis
Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Control
Research Practicum

Term 2 (Fall)

Organizational Behavior (EMBA HC)
Healthcare Economics (EMBA HC)
Strategy, Mission, and Values (EMBA HC)
Research Practicum

Term 3 (Spring)

Operations and Global Supply Chain (EMBA HC)
Insurance and Risk Management (EMBA HC)
Research Practicum

Term 4 (Summer)

Comparative Healthcare Policy (EMBA HC)
Marketing Management
Strategic Cost Management
Research Practicum

Term 5 (Fall)

Human Resource Management and Negotiations (EMBA HC)
Information Technology and Electronic Medical Records (EMBA HC)
Elective I
Elective II
Research Practicum


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Tuition and Aid

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Online Information Sessions

Information sessions are held throughout the year in person and online. Lasting about one hour, these sessions include a presentation about the program and are followed by a Q&A session. View a schedule of upcoming information sessions and register for a session.

Contact Us

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Please contact us with any questions about the program:

University of Pittsburgh
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
Katz-UPMC EMBA Healthcare Program
5th Floor, Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Telephone: 412-648-1600
Fax: 412-648-1787