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University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration leverages the opportunities created by our urban location and strong research culture to prepare students to be catalysts for change. Our mission is to merge communities of knowledge with communities of practice to create exceptional experience-based learning outcomes for students and for business leaders.



The Katz MBA program was established in 1960, from a grant by the late Joseph M. Katz, a consummate entrepreneur, businessman, and Pittsburgher. A true inspiration, his goal was to instill an entrepreneurial spirit in each and every student.


Our committed faculty anchors our strong research culture and collaborative atmosphere. Pursuing a wide variety of cutting edge research streams, Katz faculty members frequently publish in top academic journals, serve as journal editors, and command leadership roles in academic organizations.


Katz is a place where communities of knowledge meet communities of practice. We are home to academic centers that create new research, build strong external partnerships, give students experiential-learning opportunities, and provide powerful community support.

  • David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership
  • Center for Executive Education
  • Center for Healthcare Management
  • International Business Center
  • Center for Supply Chain Management


Whether you are seeking a traditional role or are a budding entrepreneur, the Career Management team looks forward to partnering with you. The timeline for engaging with the Career Management Center will vary depending upon the program in which you are enrolled.The Katz Career Management Center provides Katz students with numerous resources to support their job search.Our Executives in Residence (EIRs) have significant experience in the professional world and are available to offer personalized advising support and career coaching for Katz students. As current or former senior leaders in organizations, they know firsthand what it takes to reach the top ranks in the business world.


Housing services

132-acre campus with multiple contributing historic buildings, most notable being the 42-story Cathedral of Learning.

Library services


Since its inception in 1985, the library continues to build community, enable learning and provide equal access for residents of all abilities, skills and backgrounds.

ICT services

Tech Row provides students with computer support services, including operating system and software installation, data backup and recovery, PittNet networking assistance, and virus and spyware removal. Technicians can install Parallels and Windows for students with Macintosh computers. 

Student Life

Student clubs

In order to successfully go from the classroom, to the city, to the world, our students must diversify their experiences at Pitt and develop hands-on leadership skills essential to a career in business. Pitt Business student organizations are a good way to do this. Designed to run like small businesses, the organizations put students in control. We count on members to coordinate speaker visits from the corporate community, to arrange site visits to local offices of financial institutions and accounting firms, to sponsor social activities for members, and much more. As a member of a student organization, you will make friends for life and develop skills that enhance your resume for your first job.


  • AACSB Accreditation

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States