Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette feature article about the new Katz-UPMC Executive MBA in Healthcare Program. The story includes an interview with Pitt Business Dean Arjang A. Assad and details the program's structure, format, and genesis.
The Katz-UPMC Executive MBA in Healthcare program is 48 academic credits and may be completed in 19 months. The program begins in May 2017 and will conclude in December 2018. The program will be delivered both in-class and through guided study and distance learning over the course of five semesters. Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays at the University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus in Alumni Hall
Through the program’s cohort format, students form a cohesive learning community during the 19 months they spend together as a class. The relationships provide students with a broad peer network across healthcare specializations and areas.
The practicum is a yearlong, six-credit project focused on applying the tools and skills learned in class to an ongoing opportunity or challenge in the students’ organizations. It will be directed by Katz faculty in collaboration with healthcare practitioners.