Executive MBA in Healthcare // Core Curriculum

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Designed for working professionals with significant experience in healthcare

Academic Schedule

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

The Executive MBA program can be completed in 19 months. Students meet one weekend a month for two full-day sessions (Friday/Saturday) at the University of Pittsburgh’s campus. Some of the courses will be delivered through guided study or distance learning.



Term 1

Financial Accounting in Healthcare Organizations
Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction and Quality Control
Research Practicum

Term 2

Healthcare Economics
Strategy, Mission and Values
Leading People in Healthcare Organizations
Research Practicum

Term 3

Financial Management
Healthcare Operations and Supply Chain Management
Health Insurance and Risk Management
Research Practicum

Term 4

Comparative Healthcare Policy
Marketing Design and Analysis
Strategic Cost Management
Research Practicum

Term 5

Healthcare Information Technology
Elective I
Elective II
Research Practicum


It was very clear to me that Katz was the perfect option for my education and future career. Great medical care strikes a balance between both business and medicine. My time at Katz allowed me to shadow and connect with UPMC doctors and get an inside look at the business side of medical startups.

Tom Cwalina

MBA '20

In combination with real-world experience, the Katz MBA program has built my skills in ethical leadership, teamwork, and strategic thinking, and provided both the foundation and the confidence necessary for handling complex business situations in the future.

William Sapon

MBA '17