Overview

Applicants
423
Acceptance Rate
34%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.32
Years Work Experience
4.6
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
570 - 680
GPA
3.03 - 3.64

Deadlines


Round 1
October 1

Round 2
December 1

Round 3
February 1

Round 4
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
92

30
Female
6
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University Pittsburgh attracts students that seek to find “academic rigor, stellar professors, a gifted peer group, an above-par post-MBA income, access to industry leaders, opportunities to prove one’s mettle in case competitions, hackathons and start-up weekends, and above all . . . lifelong relationships with individuals.” The school offers One-Year, Two-Year, Executive, and Part-time MBAs (as well as joint and dual degrees), focusing on giving students a core set of business skills and helping them customize their skill sets to their desired positions. Each program fosters “a cooperatively competitive attitude rather than an aggressively competitive attitude in the students.” Katz also offers a specialized Masters in Accounting, Customer Insights, Supply Chain Management, Finance, and Management Information Systems.

The faculty makes the program “seamless”; they “manage class work, class discussions and assignments to maximize the value to the students.” Accessibility of faculty members is high. Students say professors are “flexible with our work schedules,” and they “easily relate real world problems into teachings.” Most classes require team projects and exercises (in and out of class) to build interpersonal and communication skills, which is not a problem given the “driven, data-oriented, communicative” nature of the student body. Cross-cultural dimensions and global business themes run throughout the curriculum, and students in the Executive MBA program travel between the program’s locations in Pittsburgh and Sao Paulo, Brazil for global executive forums in which they can “learn about global economies [and] cultural business differences and network with incredible business professionals.” The other MBA programs include a Global Research Practicum, which is a short-term international immersion experience with a business project component.


Concentrations

Accounting
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Certificate Programs

Analytics and Information Management
Corporate Finance
Data Analytics
Data Science
Entrepreneurship
Investment Banking
Leadership/Management
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Healthcare Administration
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Faculty with diverse interests and expertise in cutting-edge research streams, exposing students to the latest business theories.




Joint and dual degree programs -- MBA/JD, MBA/ MS in Engineering, MBA/ MIB, MBA/MIS

MBA Certificates with cross-disciplinary focus -- such as in Global Supply Chain Management; Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship; and Project Management

Specialized Masters Programs



Micro-Credentials in Accounting, Corporate Finance, and other areas

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

School's environmental commitment 2:
BNY Mellon CSR MBA Fellowships that are projects done in partnership with World Business Council for Sustainable Develoment and Sustainable Pittsburgh

School's environmental commitment 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.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$88,000
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
91%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
65%
School Facilitiated
35%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

24%
Operations/Logistics
16%
Marketing
16%
Finance/Accounting
12%
Consulting
12%
General Management
12%
Other
6%
Information Technology
4%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

58%
Mid-Atlantic
14%
Northeast
10%
Southwest
10%
West
6%
Midwest
2%
South
1%
International

Students Say

Katz is “tied into the entrepreneurship community in Pittsburgh and offers many expe- rience-based fellowships and projects,” and there is “no pressure to pursue top tier con- sulting and investment banking, but rather to give you the skills to get the position with your target company.” The companies that recruit on campus “do have a manufacturing heavy tilt” as they are based on the surrounding area, but there “has been a shift toward medical, consulting, and IT industries as the economy of Pittsburgh has reinvented itself.” The Career Services office “works tirelessly to connect students with corporate recruiters and the resources needed to fulfill our career goals,” and the Executives in Residence (EIR) program (a mentorship setup that gives students access to top corporate executives with decades of experience) is “integral in interview preparation.” EIRs are “deeply imbedded in many of the academic courses that require real-world, experi- enced-based learning such as our Consulting Field Project.” Recent employers of Katz grads include Amazon, Crane Co, Deloitte, SDLC Partners, IBM, Nationwide Insurance, McKinsey, and PNC Financial Services.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Operations / Logistics 24% $85,000 $86,909 $65,000 $115,000
Finance / Accounting 16% $80,000 $80,375 $63,000 $105,000
Marketing / Sales 16% $100,000 $90,929 $47,500 $129,000
Consulting 12% $75,253 $79,168 $67,500 $95,000
Other 12% $87,000 $89,333 $60,000 $120,000
General Management 12% $100,000 $104,750 $70,000 $157,500
Information Technology 6% $89,000 $88,000 $85,000 $95,000
Human Resources 4%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 24% $95,000 $102,208 $70,000 $157,500
Manufacturing 22% $90,000 $88,650 $67,500 $110,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 12% $97,000 $97,333 $80,000 $115,000
Consulting 10% $70,505 $74,501 $60,000 $92,000
Financial Services 8% $68,500 $70,000 $63,000 $80,000
Consumer Products 6% $75,000 $74,167 $47,500 $100,000
Petroleum / Energy 6% $90,000 $90,000 $65,000 $115,000
Government 2%
Other 2%

Prominent Alumni

Howard Hanna, Jr.
Founder, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Raymond William Smith
Chairman Verizon Ventures

Susan E. Arnold
Vice Chair/President, Procter & Gamble (retired)

Robert Paserick
President, Boeing Shared Services Group

Somphote Ahunai and Blanca Huang
Both alum and married, CEO Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (Thailand)

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$20,505

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
90%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
91%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$22,782
Tuition (Out-State)
$31,956
Fees (In-State)
$850
Fees (Out-State)
$850

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,308
Tuition (Out-State)
$2,024

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$18,120
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$18,120
Academic Expenses
$1,170

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
120
Part Time
69%

In State
41.0%
Out of State
59.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

24.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
34.00%
International

38% female
62% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Pittsburgh is “a hidden gem with low cost of living and great employment and social opportunities.” People routinely study together, chat socially, and network at all levels (from students to faculty to alumni). “My fellow students are very intelligent, have great experiences to add to class discussions, and overall, offer nothing but encouragement in the program,” says a student. A large portion of the student body is international— around a third—which contributes to the overall melting pot feel; the Katz student body truly feels as if it “is a family” and there are “lots of fun activities organized for students to network with folks from other programs,” with one such session planned for every semester. Many activities involve other colleges at the university, including “theater tickets, Project Bundle Up, and happy hours (all on a regular basis).”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Thomas Keller
Director

Address
301 Mervis Hall
3950 Roberto Clemente Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

Phone
4129527863

Fax
412-648-1659

Email
15207


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