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University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

Pittsburgh, PA
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Students are drawn to the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business for its “value, location, course offerings, [and] study abroad program.” In addition, many tout “the small class size, accessibility of the administration and faculty, and the collegial and collaborative ... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

301 Mervis Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States

Phone: 412-648-1700

Fax: 412-648-1659

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Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: August - April
Degrees Offered: Ph.D. program. 5 years
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: - MBA/MS-Engineering in the following specialties in 20 months: • Bioengineering • Chemical and Petroleum Engineering • Civil and Environmental Engineering • Electrical and Computer Engineering • Industrial Engineering • Materials Science and Engineering • Mechanical Engineering - MBA/MS-MIS in Management of Information Systems in 20 months; - MBA/JD - Business and Law in 43 months; - MBA/MPIA in Masters of Public and International Affairs in 20 months; - MBA/MID in Masters of International Development in 20 months; - MBA/MIB in Masters of International Business in 20 months.
Concentrations: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems/Information Technology, International Business, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Marketing, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree, Organizational Behavior, Supply Chain Management
Study Abroad Options: 1) Foreign exchange programs with German institutions: a)The Universität Augsburg b) The European Business School (Oestrich Winkel) 2) Foreign exchange program with Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso, Chile 3) Foreign exchange program with Euromed Management, Marseille, France 4) Summer internships abroad as part of the MBA/MIB 5) Study abroad in Montevideo, Uruguay and India in cooperation with the School of Engineering
Online Course Catalog: http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/academics/courses/index.php
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Faculty

Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Total Faculty
112
Academic specialties of facultyURL
Faculty with diverse interests and expertise in cutting-edge research streams, explosing students to the latest business theories.www.business.pitt.edu/katz/faculty/index.php
One-Year Accelerated MBA Optionwww.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/academics/programs/one-year.php
Emphasis on Experience Based Learningwww.business.pitt.edu/katz/ebl.php
Consulting Field Projectwww.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/academics/courses/consulting-project.php
Joint and dual degree programs -- MBA/JD, MBA/ MS in Engineering, MBA/ MIB, MBA/MISwww.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/academics/programs/index.php
MBA Certificates with cross-disciplinary focus -- such as in Global Supply Chain Management; Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship; and Project Managementwww.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/academics/certificates
Sustainability
Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Optional
Description: Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility - study of strategic and compliance issues related to the natural environment of the business firm. http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/academics/courses/strategy.php Social Entrepreneurship - focuses on the actions of outstanding social entrepreneurs who have succeeded in creating sustainable enterprises that combat important social problems. MBA Project Course - a project course led by finance faculty member in which: a student team worked with Bayer USA to determine the business "drivers" that will convince building developers to utilize eco-sustainable building materials.
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: BNY Mellon CSR MBA Fellowships are projects done in partnership with World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Pittsburgh BNY Mellon Faculty Research Fellows Food Abundance Index: The David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh has developed a scorecard called the Food Abundance Index (FAI) that measures food security within a neighborhood or geographic area. The index was created to determine the access to and availability of healthy, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food and to eliminate "food deserts" - areas where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/berg/index.php
School's environmental commitment:  
1: Katz Gives Back Program is designed to find opportunities for MBA students, faculty and staff to work on volunteer projects to aid the community including: Neighborhood beautification efforts; Parks and trails upkeep and disposal efforts of electronic and Freon based devices
2: BNY Mellon CSR MBA Fellowships that are projects done in partnership with World Business Council for Sustainable Develoment and Sustainable Pittsburgh
3: The Kenneth R. Woodcock Fellows Program places MBA students as guest members of nonprofit or economic development corporation boards of directors. As part of Leadership Pittsburgh's Leadership on Boards program, MBA students work with board members to tackle strategic real-world leadership issues outside the classroom.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:1) Katzport http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/career/katzport.php 2) English Language Institute 3) Accent Language Modification and Improvement (Language Assessment Workshop)
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:MBA Womens International
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:1) Diversity scholarships 2) National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Pittsburgh Chapter MBA 3) Association of Latino Professionals in Finance (ALPFA) 4) Annual Diversity Recruiting Luncheon 5) Annual Orientation Breakfast 6) Funded travel to diversity job fairs and case competitions 7) Regularly scheduled update meetings 8) Pitt Black MBA Network 9) Roberto Clemente MBA Association http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/admissions/diversity/index.php
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:Networking, giving back, and speakers series
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:We provide a system of peer mentoring for all students in the MBA program. http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/career/index.php
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Degrees / Programs

  • Academic Experience Rating:
    93
  • Part Time Program:
    Yes
  • Evening Program:
    Yes
  • Executive MBA:
    Yes
  • Online MBA:
    No

Faculty

  • Student Faculty Ratio:
    6:1
  • Total Faculty:
    112
  • Full-Time Faculty:
    79%
  • Part-Time Faculty:
    21%
  • Female Faculty:
    27%
  • Minority Faculty:
    5%

Academic Services Offered

  • Academic Prep Programs:
    Yes
  • Peer Tutoring:
    Yes
  • Minority Support Groups:
    Yes
  • Women Support Groups:
    Yes
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