Katz Launching Executive MBA in Healthcare Program

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, in affiliation with UPMC, is launching a new Executive MBA (EMBA) program for healthcare professionals. The Katz-UPMC EMBA in Healthcare Program is a 19-month accelerated MBA program that is designed to equip students with the technical skills and management foundation to lead their organizations into the future.  

“The business of healthcare is changing rapidly, and healthcare professionals are challenged to enhance patient outcomes, while decreasing costs,” says Arjang A. Assad, Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration. “The Katz-UPMC EMBA in Healthcare Program will prepare physicians, administrators, and managers to optimize the strengths of their organizations. Our goal is to transform the way they think so they can lead confidently, no matter what challenges tomorrow brings.”

Katz is recognized by the Financial Times as having one of the world’s best Executive MBA programs, ranking the school No. 51 globally, No. 18 in the United States, and No. 6 among public institutions. The University of Pittsburgh is a leader in the health sciences. The School of Medicine is consistently ranked as a top medical school by U.S. News & World Report. The publication has also recognized Pitt’s strengths in Nursing (ranked No. 13), Pharmacy (No. 9), Physical Therapy (No. 1), and Public Health (No. 13). UPMC is ranked No. 13 in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals, and has appeared on the list for 16 years. 

“What sets our program apart from others is that we are drawing from the core strengths of Katz, the University of Pittsburgh, and UPMC to create a unique experience for our students. They will learn from the best faculty at Katz and the top leaders at UPMC, all while building connections with other students in the program and the University alumni network.” says William T. Valenta, assistant dean of executive and masters programs at the Katz Graduate School of Business. 

The first cohort will launch in May 2017. For more information about the program or to apply, please visit: www.katz.pitt.edu/emba-healthcare