Jon Persky (MBA '83) is the owner of a highly successful insurance consulting firm. He's also an accomplished diver who visits the world's most exotic locations as much as he can.
With this dual-degree program students can earn an MBA and a Master of International Business degree in two years. As a requirement of graduation, candidates must have a minimum of two years of University of Pittsburgh language education or the equivalent proficiency in a second language.
The MBA/MIB dual degree requires the core MBA work plus required MIB courses as well as MBA and MIB electives, for a total of 64.5 credits. View the required and elective courses.
Upon formal admission to the full-time MBA/MIB program, a student must fulfill the following requirements in order to receive both degrees of this dual-degree program:
The distinguishing features of the MBA/MIB program are the language requirement and the two- to three-month internship conducted overseas in the student's designated foreign language, in the summer months between the first and second years of full-time study. The objective of the internship is twofold: to gain valuable business experience, as well as to experience first-hand the language, culture, and business environment of a foreign country.
To apply to Katz MBA/MIB Dual-Degree Program complete the Katz MBA Application Process, providing your GMAT scores, academic background, and work experience. Please indicate on the application that you are interested in being considered for the MBA/MIB Dual-Degree Program and outline your past international experiences and international career objectives for the future. Students must have high proficiency in the foreign language they're designating as their second language While interviews are not a strict requirement for every prospective candidate, evaluative interviews are regularly conducted on campus, off campus, or by telephone if is not possible to meet in person.