Pitt Business Magazine

FALL 2022

Reaching World-Class Potential

Coursework supports on-the-job decisions

// Executive Education Update

As the process safety manager for a global manufacturing company, Drew Enochs is faced with major decisions every day to reduce the risk of catastrophic events. She relies on her experience at Koppers, Inc., along with her chemical engineering degree from Pitt, and now her Executive MBA coursework at Katz. 

“As a working professional, I’ve had opportunities to use what I’ve learned in my coursework almost immediately,” Enochs says. “The program’s design allows students to not only learn the concepts, but their application in the ‘real world.’ Each member of the cohort brings valuable experience and perspective.” 

The need for leaders who can leverage the capabilities of their organizations through strategy, operational excellence and evidence-based decision-making is greater than ever. That’s where Katz’s executive programs can make a difference.  

“Through degree and non-degree programs and services, and our dynamic faculty, we engage with leaders and their organizations in thought leadership, talent development, and research,” says Kim Abel, executive director of Executive Degree Programs and the Center for Executive Education. 

To be completed one weekend per month for 19 months, the executive programs emphasize experiential-based learning. They feature a dynamic network of talented executives with cross-industry or healthcare focuses. Students have 12+ years of experience and a track record of managing or leading others. 


Leadership Enrichment

Corporate, academic, and nonprofit organizations that recognize the strategic value of investing in talent development partner with Katz on leadership enrichment, succession planning, and special rates for the programs, which include:

Executive MBA: The future-ready focus blends traditional MBA curriculum with the knowledge for tomorrow’s increasingly global economy. Topics like data analytics, diversity and inclusion, advanced delivery methods and global challenges create a well-rounded educational experience.

Executive MBA in Healthcare: Experienced healthcare professionals engage with world-renowned faculty, physicians, and administrative leaders in the classroom. The curriculum incorporates a healthcare context, i.e., statistical analysis, economics, and policy, into traditional MBA coursework.

Foundations for Success: Healthcare Leadership and Business Fundamentals: Healthcare professionals gain skills and strategies for success in this four-module series taught by faculty thought leaders in business health care in once-a-month synchronous remote sessions.

Executive Doctor of Business Administration: Starting in Fall 2022, this new program is for professionals seeking to advance in business or government roles that would benefit from rigorous research skills in analyzing business problems or individuals interested in research-oriented teaching positions. 

Enochs said the decisions in her current role are technical in nature and “can have large impacts on the performance of the business and the lives of its employees.” She added: “I believe the education and experience from the Executive MBA will result in better decision-making, allowing me to further contribute to Koppers’ performance goals and will be foundational in my transition to executive leadership.”

For more information, email executiveprograms@katz.pitt.edu

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Drew Enochs