• EMBA in Healthcare

    Offered in partnership with UPMC for physicians and other health care 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 the Katz School and physician and administrative leaders from UPMC teach the courses, which all have a health-oriented management focus.

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  • EMBA in Healthcare

    At Katz, we prepare well-established professionals reach the next level in their careers. See our sample schedule below.

    Courses by Term

    Term 1 (Summer)

    • Financial Accounting: Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis

      Financial Accounting: Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis

      Course Description

      In this course, students learn how to read financial reports with insight and confidence. Topics include performance dimensions, nature of present-value concepts, accounting assets and equities, financial analysis, fiduciary and managerial control, alternate accounting principles, and ethical dimensions of reporting.

    • Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Control

      Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Control

      Course Description

      This course places a fundamental emphasis on the use of statistics for modeling and solving problems in marketing, finance, human resources, and operations management. It discusses how statistics can help managers grasp and solve common managerial problems. The integrated statistical tools and methodologies that are useful in a managerial environment are discussed in depth.

    • Research Practicum

      Research Practicum

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    Term 2 (Fall)

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    Term 3 (Spring)

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    Term 4 (Summer)

    • Comparative Healthcare Policy (EMBA HC)

      Comparative Healthcare Policy (EMBA HC)

      Course Description

      Course description will be posted fall 2017.

    • Marketing Management

      Marketing Management

      Course Description

      This dynamic, fast-moving course is taught, in part, by using a simulation, where students make decisions about when to launch products and how to promote them. The course discusses such fundamental topics as proper choice of pricing, packaging, advertising, selling, and distribution of products—and ultimately develops your ability to put those ideas into practice. Issues of customer satisfaction, market orientation, quality, cross-functional integration, and new product development teams are addressed.

    • Strategic Cost Management

      Strategic Cost Management

      Course Description

      Firms around the world are under pressure to maximize efficiency. Even leading companies that are dominant players in their markets must learn to minimize costs to remain competitive. This course focuses on determining the costs of products and services as well as illustrating how managers can best use this information in the planning and control of business operations.

    • Research Practicum

      Research Practicum

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    Term 5 (Fall)

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    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.

    Download the EMBA Healthcare Class of 2018 Schedule

    Download the EMBA Healthcare Class of 2019 Schedule

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    Academics

  • TAKE THE FIRST STEP

    We are here to offer you support through the admissions process. Below, find all of the information, requirements, and key dates you’ll need to submit your application.

    Before You Apply

    Basic Requirements

    Applicants must meet the following requirements before filling out an online application.

    MINIMUM OF 5 YEARS PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE, 10 YEARS RECOMMENDED

    Applicants should be in a management position. Individuals who are reentering the workforce or undergoing a career transition should contact us for more information. Strong academic performance or exceptional test scores can compensate for individuals in the early stages of their career development.

    PREVIOUS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

    An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent is required.

    GMAT SCORES

    If you fall into any of these following categories, a GMAT exam may be required:

    • Have less than 10 years of professional experience.
    • For candidates with a master's degree, eight years of professional experience is required
    • Had an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0
    • Earned an undergraduate degree in an area with little or no quantitative coursework

    When you sign up for the GMAT exam, send your results directly to us, by using the code DPZ-M5-98

    ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

    Your employer must indicate its willingness to give you sufficient time to complete our EMBA class schedule. In addition to time off, many candidates receive some form of financial support from their employers; however, this is not required.

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

    English is the language of the Katz Executive MBA Worldwide program, even in our locations abroad. Citizens of a country where English is not the official language must present an official score from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing system). However, individuals who earned a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution in an English-speaking country are exempt.

    For the TOEFL exam, a score of 100 or higher is desired. No score below 80 will be accepted. On the IELTS, a score of seven or higher is desired. No score below 6.5 will be accepted. Applicants who fail to meet these requirements must verify their English-language proficiency by sitting for an additional test. You must send your TOEFL or IELTS scores directly to us. The TOEFL code is 2927-02. For information about the IELTS.

     

    We make admissions decisions typically within three weeks of receiving a complete application package. Your application will either be accepted, rejected, or waitlisted. If waitlisted, an admissions decision may not be made until three months before classes begin. At that time, those with the strongest credentials are admitted.

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    Application Process

    Getting Started

    The following information and components are necessary to advance in the application process.

    Required Components

    You must submit the following to be considered for admittance to the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School EMBA Program:

    • Online Application or Hard Copy Application

    • Current Résumé

    • Two Letters of Recommendation 

    • Self-recommendation letter describing your:

      • Current job responsibilities and assignments

      • Finest achievements and greatest disappointments

      • Challenges you have met within your organization

      • Civic and community activities and offices held

      • Reasons and motivations for entering the EMBA program

      • Professional and personal goals and plans

    • In Person Interview

    • College or University Transcripts

    • Official GMAT

      (Optional in some cases). Use code: DPZ-M5-98

    • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

      Our TOEFL code is: 2927-02

    Mail or fax your paper application and submit your materials directly to the EMBA location you wish to attend. Please do not email your application.

    Candidates are evaluated based on the following:

    1. Professional Experience and Potential

    A minimum of five years of professional experience is required. Ten years is recommended, as the average Katz EMBA student has 14 years of experience.  Furthermore, applicants should be in a management position. Individuals who are reentering the workforce or undergoing a career transition should contact us for more information. Strong academic performance or exceptional test scores can compensate for individuals in the early stages of their career development. However, in all cases, applicants must demonstrate a record of strong job performance, positive career progression, and high growth potential.

    2. Previous Academic Performance

    An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent is required. Candidates whose GPA was below 3.0 or who have less than 10 years professional experience must take the GMAT exam. (See GMAT Scores section for additional information)

    3. GMAT Scores

    We use the GMAT exam to assess an applicant's ability to perform in graduate-level courses. The GMAT exam is not required for all candidates; however, a successful score may strengthen your application.

    If you fall into any of these categories, a GMAT exam is required:

    Have less than 10 years of professional experience.  For candidates with a master's degree, eight years of professional experience is required
    Had an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0
    Earned an undergraduate degree in an area with little or no quantitative coursework
    When you sign up for the GMAT exam, send your results directly to us, by using the code DPZ-M5-98

    4. Organizational Support

    Your employer must indicate its willingness to give you sufficient time to complete our EMBA class schedule. In addition to time off, many candidates receive some form of financial support from their employers; however, this is not required.

    5. English Language Proficiency

    English is the language of the Katz Executive MBA programs, even in our locations abroad. Citizens of a country where English is not the official language must present an official score from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing system). However, individuals who earned a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution in an English-speaking country are exempt.

    For the TOEFL exam, a score of 100 or higher is desired. No score below 80 will be accepted. On the IELTS, a score of seven or higher is desired. No score below 6.5 will be accepted. Applicants who fail to meet these requirements must verify their English-language proficiency by sitting for an additional test. You must send your TOEFL or IELTS scores directly to us. The TOEFL code is 2927-02. For information about the IELTS.

    6. Interview

    Interviews are the final stage of our selection process. The interview helps us to assess your motivation for enrolling our Executive MBA in Healthcare program, the quality of your academic and professional experience, and your plans for future personal and career growth.

    Offer of Admissions

    We make admissions decisions typically within three weeks of receiving a complete application package. Your application will either be accepted, rejected, or waitlisted. If waitlisted, an admissions decision may not be made until three months before classes begin. At that time, those with the strongest credentials are admitted.

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    Learn more about the course schedule, world-class faculty, and more. Enter your information below to download the EMBA-H fact sheet.

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    Prospective students often want to know whether their background is a good fit for the EMBA-H program. If you would like to receive this kind of personal feedback to inform your application decision, please send us your CV (resume). You can use the form below to upload your CV and tell us about yourself. 

    Request an EMBA-H CV Review

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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
    Email: embahealthcare@katz.pitt.edu

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    Additional Information

    Need To Know

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    • I am not a UPMC employee. Can I still apply to the program?

      Yes. This program is open to individuals at any organization who have significant healthcare experience.

    • How is this program different than EMBA Worldwide?
      The Katz-UPMC EMBA in Healthcare Program is designed specifically for individuals who have significant work experience in healthcare. The curriculum is focused on healthcare and the core courses, electives, and practicum focus on how to apply business and management concepts in a healthcare environment.
    • What types of healthcare professionals can enroll in the program?
      The program is open to all types of healthcare professionals, including physicians, experienced administrators and managers in health care delivery, insurance, public health, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices. The program is designed for professionals who are thinking about what’s next for their career or what’s beyond the clinical aspects of their jobs.
    • How long does the program take to complete?
      The curriculum is delivered over five semesters in 19 months. The cohort will begin in May 2017 and finish in December 2018.
    • When are classes held?
      Classes meet Friday and Saturday, once a month. Classes are not held in the evenings.
    • Where are classes held?
      Classes are held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus in Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Avenue.
    • Who teaches the courses?
      Courses are taught by faculty from the Katz Graduate School of Business and will feature guest lectures by UPMC physicians and administrative leaders.
    • Do I need to take the GMAT or GRE before applying?
      No, there is no GMAT or GRE requirement.
    • Is TOEFL required?
      The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is required of all non-native speakers of English. For more information on the TOEFL Web site. For more information on the IELTS Web site.
    • How much does the Katz-UPMC EMBA-H program cost?
      The tuition is $95,000. See the tuition page for more details or contact Bill Valenta at wtvalenta@katz.pitt.edu.
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    Admissions

  • EMBA in Healthcare Events

    Our prospective students are offered a variety of ways through which they can learn more about the program. Participate in an online information session or attend one of our recruiting events.

    Events

    Interact With Us

    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.

    Upcoming Dates:

    • September 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. EST
    • October 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. EST
    • November 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. EST
    • December 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. EST
    • January 31, 2018, 10:00 a.m. EST
    • February 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. EST
    • March 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. EST
    • April 4, 2018, 0:00 a.m. EST
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    Throughout the year, events for prospective students, alumni, and the regional business community are held at the Katz Executive MBA (EMBA) in Healthcare location in Pittsburgh. The events showcase the talents of our award-winning faculty, bring together our students and alumni for networking, and connect our program to business leaders and government officials. Our program provides a lifelong connection for its alumni.

    Women's Executive Leadership Event

    Thursday, February 15, 2017
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    The River's Club
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Registration details to be announced soon.

    Closely Held and Family-Owned Business Event

    Tuesday, March 13, 2017

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Duquesne Club
    Pittsburgh, PA 

    Registration details to be announced soon. 

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  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition and fees for the Executive MBA in Healthcare program.

    Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    The tuition is $95,000 for the Katz-UPMC EMBA in Healthcare Program. It covers all books, cases, and simulations; meals during all class sessions; and access to University of Pittsburgh resources including fitness facilities, libraries, and public transportation in the City of Pittsburgh with the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

    U.S. citizens are able to finance their education through a federal Stafford loan for up to $20,500 per academic year and students may also receive a standard loan. Visit Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid page for more details.

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    Tuition & Fees

  • Apply to EMBA Healthcare

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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
    Email: embahealthcare@katz.pitt.edu

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    You may apply online or through a printed application. The next class will begin in May 2018. the program begins in May and runs through November of the subsequent year. 

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