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The IBC is an innovator of global business education. The IBC has helped the Business School to offer an array of undergraduate and graduate programs that deeply integrate globally-focused experience-based learning into the curriculum and that added valuable global skills to the students' portfolio. 



As a graduate business student, your time here at Katz is compact. Well-designed and highly-focused short-term global experience-based learning (EBL) is meaningful and results in gaining valuable transferable skills, such as critical thinking, leadership, flexibility, and global mindset, to name a few. Katz students have the opportunity to gain these skills through impactful global experience-based learning opportunities offered by the Katz School.

  • Katz Global Research Practicum (GRP)
  • Katz Global Consulting Project (GCP)
  • Katz Global Issue Workshop (GIW)
  • Partner Programs 
  • Global EBL Travel Awards
    • A variety of global EBL travel awards are available for Katz students. When these are offered, a scholarship application will be part of the EBL program application (e.g. GRP).
  • Certificates and Concentrations
  • Global Management Certificate
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
    • Academic Year FLAS - Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is one of the most generous awards offered by three area studies centers at the University of Pittsburgh. This prestigious award enables the recipient to devote full time to graduate study. FLAS Fellowships are awarded only for the study of modern, foreign languages. Recipients receive full tuition and most fees in addition to a stipend. 
      • Applications are accepted in late January/early February. The application materials are available online at The complete application materials must be submitted to Jacqueline Saslawski, International Business Center, 10 Mervis Hall. 
    • Summer FLAS-The application deadline is early March. See for information and application. 


  • Dissertation Awards

    • The IBC supports PhD dissertation projects that have a significant international business component, thus helping to develop the next generation of scholars. Please contact IBC Managing Director Jacqueline Saslawski,

The Katz Graduate School of Business deeply integrates globally focused experience-based learning into the curriculum. This is accomplished with the help of the International Business Center, a dedicated MBA Programs Office, and an internationally focused environment at the University of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh was honored with the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, recognizing its commitment to international education and the strength of its global programs. The University was one of only four institutions nationwide to receive the award.