Joint and Dual Degree // MBA and Master of Health Policy & Management

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MBA/Master of Health Administration in Health Policy and Management

An outstanding opportunity to become highly skilled in the management of healthcare processes, quality, and finances, the MBA/MHA joint-degree program is designed to create future leaders in the management of healthcare organizations. Uniting the strengths of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, the program blends outstanding training in management and finance with the content expertise in healthcare quality improvement, outcomes measurement, and analytics.



Please visit the Graduate School of Public Health’s program page for information about credits and requirements.



Year One, Fall (13.5 credits)

Course Credits
BACC 2401 Financial Accounting 3
BECN 2401 Economic Analysis: Managerial Decisions 3
BQOM 2401 Statistical Analysis 3
BSEO 2401 Business Ethics 1.5
HPM 2020 HPM Professional Development Seminar 1
HPM 2105 Health Care Delivery System I 1
HPM 2108 Leadership 1
PUBHLT 2022 The Dean’s Public Health Grand Rounds 0

Year One, Spring (14 credits)

Course Credits
BFIN 2409 Financial Management I 1.5
BMIS 2409 Information Systems 1.5
HPM 2021 HPM Professional Development Seminar 1
HPM 2106 Health Care Delivery System II 1
HPM 2141 Managerial Epidemiology 3
HPM 2216 Health Insurance: Financing Health Care 3
PUBHLT 2022 The Dean’s Public Health Grand Rounds 0
MBA Elective 3

Year One, Summer (1 credit)

Course Credits
HPM 2115 Management Residency (Report & Presentation) 1

Year Two, Fall (14 credits)

Course Credits
BMKT 2409 Marketing Management 1.5
BOAH 2421 Human Resources for Competitive Advantage 1.5
BOAH 2517 Interpersonal Skills Managers 1 1.5
BSPP 2409 Strategic Management 1.5
HPM 2012 Financial Management Foundations for Healthcare 3
HPM 2028 Microeconomics Applied to Health 3
HPM 2130 Health Law and Ethics 2

Year Two, Spring (10 credits)

Course Credits
BOAH 2409 Organizational Behavior  1.5
BQOM 2421 Decision Technology 1.5
HPM 2014 Applications & Issues in Financial Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HPM 2220 Cost Effectiveness Analysis 1
MBA Elective 3

Year Two, Summer

Course Credits
HPM 2115 Management Residency (Report & Presentation) (optional 1 credit) 0

Year Three, Fall (15 credits)

Course Credits
BIND 2444 Management Simulation Capstone 3
HPM 2017 Quantitative Methods in Health Care 3
HPM 2145 Marketing Health Care & Business Planning 3
HPM 2207 Quality Assessment & Managing Patient Safety 3
MBA Elective 3
Extended Residency (optional 1 credit)  

Year Three, Spring (10.5 credits)

Course Credits
HPM 2037 Master’s Essay 1
HPM 2150 Strategic Management of Health Services Organizations & Health Policy 3
PUBHLT 2011 Essentials of Public Health 3
MBA Elective 3.5
Extended Residency (optional 1 credit)  

NOTE: 78 total credits required for graduation.


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

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