Take The Lead

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

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The Foundations for Success: Healthcare Leadership and Business Fundamentals

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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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


A series of dynamic modules taught by faculty thought leaders in Business Healthcare.

Primarily asynchronous remote sessions with once-a-month scheduled synchronous remote sessions starting at 6:30 p.m.

Final Capstone synchronous remote session to conclude the series.

Series Launch

Now enrolling

Leadership: Self-Awareness and Managing Change

  • Six hours of asynchronous content
  • One synchronous session on Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Six hours of asynchronous content
  • One synchronous session on Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Foundational Skills: Evidence-Based Decision Making

  • Eight hours of asynchronous content
  • One synchronous session on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Capstone: Best Practice with the Experts

  • Synchronous session on Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Lead the Future of Healthcare – Today


Foundations for Success: Business, Leadership and Healthcare
is now enrolling.

Tuition: $2,000



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I am a very different person now since I completed my Executive MBA in Healthcare. As a start-up founder, one hour you’re in sales, the next hour you’re doing marketing, the third hour you’re pitching to investors, so it requires diverse skillsets that I certainly didn’t have two years ago.

Satish Madiraju, MD

MBA '20

The courses I am taking in the Executive MBA in Healthcare program are preparing me to become an effective leader and understand team dynamics, organizational leadership, and the business of healthcare. All of these align with my goals of leading a team in a product management setting.

Kristen Matichoko, RN, MS, DNP

MBA '23 (Projected)