Diversity is a crucial ingredient of a global education. At Katz, we create an environment rich in differences, exposing you to people of unique cultures, work histories, life experiences, ethnicities, religions, and political persuasions. You learn to value input from people different from yourself because we place you onto multicultural learning teams for group projects.
Our 2012 class comes from 13 different countries and they’re taught by faculty members who hail from all over the globe. Katz expands your worldview because the next generation of business won’t be defined by today’s geographical borders. Different ways of thinking spur new ideas and growth opportunities. Are you ready? You can be.
Top talent comes from all backgrounds. In 2011, 100 percent of our graduates from underrepresented groups received job offers within 90 days after graduation. Katz takes advantage of the networking opportunities afforded through membership in the National Black MBA Association, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and the National Association of Women MBAs. Each year, select students and Career Management staff attend the annual recruiting conferences held by each organization and also travel to a number of other diversity-related networking events. Many of our alumni have risen to prominent positions, such as Carrington Carter (MBA ’08), of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Katz offers scholarships during the admissions cycle for students from underrepresented backgrounds and for military candidates. In particular, Katz has traditionally awarded qualified graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with scholarship funds for enrollment in the MBA or PhD programs. For more information about scholarships, contact Bev Bolden, director of student services, master's programs, and diversity recruiter.
Joseph M. Katz Diversity Scholarship. The award, made during the admissions process, is based on merit and need. Katz works with various organizations to identify well-qualified candidates, who, in addition to their scholarship, receive membership into the organization, which provides valuable networking opportunities.
Pittsburgh Chapter National Black MBA Association. Well-qualified candidates may qualify for this $3,000 scholarship. Katz has a partnership program with NBMBA, which also could lead to you receiving a referral and consideration for the Joseph M. Katz Diversity Scholarship.
Pittsburgh Chapter ALPFA. The local chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting provides scholarship funding to MBA students who are members of its organization.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs. The NSHMBA University Partnership Program provides financial assistance to qualified MBA students. Katz is one of the program’s partners.
Are you an HBCU Graduate?
If you're a graduate of a Historically Black College or University, let us know. Katz has a long tradition of awarding qualified graduates of HBCUs with scholarship funds. Katz and the University of Pittsburgh have been privileged to graduate MBAs and PhDs from many HBCUs, including Lincoln University, Cheyney University, Howard University, Morgan State University, Virginia State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Florida A&M University, and Hampton University.
Diversity Recruiting and Networking Events
Bond Hill Graduate School Fair, Cheyney University
Lincoln University Job Fair/Professional/Graduate School Day
Fattah Conference on Higher Education
McNair National Research Conference and Graduate School Fair