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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.

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Thomas Keller

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





Applicants: 358
Acceptance Rate: 37%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.40
Years Work Experience: 3.83
Average Age: 27



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