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Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business creates and disseminates knowledge that enhances the quality of the management of organizations. The Katz School, through faculty research programs and our doctoral program, produces high-quality research in areas of importance and infuses knowledge created by this research into all programs, but especially the MBA and related professional programs. Our school’s reputation, primarily resulting from our MBA programs and our doctoral program, allows us to attract international, national, regional, and campus partners, with whom collaboration results in specialty professional programs with the MBA program as a foundation. This includes areas such as international business, technology management/engineering, and the health sciences. Our culture of teamwork, adaptability, and flexibility permits the school to readily adapt to future environments and strategic opportunities.

The Katz School is accredited by AACSB—the International Association for Management Education.

Contact Information

University of Pittsburgh
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
Senior Associate Dean
372 Mervis Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Application Procedures

Please refer to individual program descriptions in this section for further information regarding application procedures for MBA programs and the doctoral program.

Degree Options

The Katz School awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as the Master of Science (MS) in management of information systems and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Full-time and part-time programs are available in the following areas: accounting, finance, management of information systems, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior and human resources management, and strategy.

In addition to the above degrees, the Katz School offers a number of dual and joint degree options for students who wish to specialize and add a second professional degree to the MBA:

  • MBA and MS in the management of information systems
  • MBA and Master of International Business
  • MBA and Master of Arts in area studies
  • MBA and Master of Public and International Affairs
  • MBA and MS degrees in engineering
  • MBA and Juris Doctorate

For further information regarding these dual- and joint-degree programs, please refer to MBA Program Descriptions.

Special Academic Opportunities

The Katz School offers the following special opportunities/programs:

Professional Workshops

MBA students participate in a variety of workshops throughout the program. During the Transition Module, students take a self-assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses in various managerial skills. Results of this capability assessment and career evaluation exercise help students determine those workshops that will be most beneficial to them such as presentation skills, project management, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, and time management.

Study Abroad

As part of a 6-credit MBA international elective course, students spend four to six weeks studying at a school in another country (past countries include the Czech Republic and India).

International Field Studies

As part of a 3-credit MBA international elective course, students spend 10 days in another part of the world studying business culture and practices and visiting different companies in other parts of the world (regions visited in the past include Eastern Europe and Latin America).

Corporate Connections

There are also a number of programs that bring CEOs of major firms to the Katz School to meet and interact with MBA students including Best Practice Partners, Executive Faculty, Executive Women’s Panel, Executive Spotlight, and the Katz on Wall Street Panel.


A special Katz School graduation ceremony for all graduating MBA and doctoral students is held at the end of July at the Petersen Events Center. A separate graduation ceremony is held in April for MS/MIS and second year MBA students. 

MBA and Master's Programs

Doctoral Program 

Katz Graduate School of Business Faculty

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