Take The Lead

Register now to join the Foundations for Success:
Healthcare Leadership and Business Fundamentals series.

Create the Foundation for
Personal and Organizational Change

Foundations for Success:
Healthcare Leadership and
Business Fundamentals

In the fast-changing healthcare industry, it takes more than your clinical expertise to navigate the complex environment of healthcare – business acumen and strong leadership skills are more important than ever before.

Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh are centers of excellence with world-renowned researchers and clinicians. Nationally recognized for innovation, research, and operational practice.

Become a part of this dynamic learning experience today.

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Innovative Education Rooted in Excellence

Katz Graduate School of Business

The Foundations for Success: Healthcare Leadership and Business Fundamental Series, created by the Center for Healthcare Management at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Katz Center for Executive Education, is designed to support you in building the skills and strategies for success. Join other healthcare professionals seeking to build on their foundational skills.

Build your healthcare career equipped with foundational business, leadership, and team development skills. Designed specifically for healthcare emerging or advancing leaders, the three-part series delivered over four months will be practical, informative, and relevant to your daily challenges. A convenient format allows you to fit the program into your busy schedule.

The University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, also known as Pitt Med, is at the forefront of progress in education, research and patient care. Consistently ranked as a “Top Medical School” by U.S. News & World Report and in the Academic Ranking of World Universities’ list of best medical schools in the world, Pitt Med is a national leader in biomedical research and in specialties such as Psychiatry, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Pitt’s School of Medicine operates on a global stage, with active collaborations connecting Pittsburgh with China, Colombia, France, Ghana, India, Italy, the Philippines and many other nations. And it remains on the leading edge with innovative ventures such as a new, expanded MD/PhD program, an integrated curriculum, a physician-investigator fellowship training program, an organ transplant program, the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Pittsburgh NMR Institute.

  • No. 13 Among Best Medical Schools: Research
  • No. 14 Among Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • No. 6 in Psychiatry
  • No. 11 in Surgery
  • No. 11 in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Customized and Action-Driven Learning Experience


Your Needs, First

Customized for you, our program can be completed in four months. The program is delivered in primarily asynchronous remote sessions, with one scheduled synchronous remote session per month.

Navigate Change

Discover your leadership skills and build on that foundation. Create strategies and manage the change around you. Become the manager of organizational change in the workforce.

Lead Effective Teams

Improve your communication, negotiation, and conflict management skills. Implement new strategies and initiatives. Become a voice in your industry or organization.

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Mixed race doctors conferring in a hospital hallway.

Defined Decision Making

Put forth your understanding of healthcare processes to make informed, evidence-based decisions. Develop strategies that your consumers and constituents want and need. Discover how finance, accounting and operations work together to promote an efficient healthcare system.

Connect and Discover

Led by the faculty within Katz MBA, rated among the best graduate programs by Financial Times and The Economist, the Foundations for Success series offers a premier path to your business and leadership success.


Convenient Course Schedule and Learning Format


Four Modules taught by faculty thought leaders in Business Healthcare. 
Primarily asynchronous remote sessions with once-a-month scheduled synchronous remote sessions for each module.

Leadership: Self-Awareness and Managing Change

Six hours of asynchronous content

One 2-hour synchronous session (January 26, 2022)

Teamwork: Leading Effective Teams

Six hours of asynchronous content

One 2-hour synchronous session (February 23, 2022)

Foundational Skills: Evidence-Based Decision Making

Eight hours of asynchronous content

One 2-hour synchronous session (March 30, 2022)

Best Practice with the Experts

One 2-hour synchronous session (April 27, 2022)

Lead the Future of Healthcare – Today


Foundations for Success: Business, Leadership and Healthcare
series will begin in January 2022.

Tuition: $2,000


Are you interested in sponsoring an in-person session to augment the Foundations for Success series? Would you like to create a cohort of your organization’s members to share in the experience?

Contact us for details about the in-person and cohort options.


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It is incredible how quickly your network can expand and how many opportunities you are presented with through the Katz MBA Program. I had always heard that an MBA, for those who are all in, is life changing. After receiving my degree from Katz, I realize that is certainly the case.

Luiz Henrique Badalotti De Geroni

MBA '17

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