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.