Alumni // Join the Management Simulation Capstone

Tying Together Class and Practice

Unconventional Learning

Our capstone course ties together everything you’ve learned in your core classes. It’s an applied strategic management and general management course designed to give you a realistic assignment as an executive in a simulated athletic footwear company. Using a computer simulation, you’ll compete against students from other teams as you try to add value to your companies. Teams report to a real external Board of Directors, who provide approvals and feedback during the simulation. 

At the end of the course you’ll participate in a symposium, where you’ll be asked to articulate your vision of the company moving forward and discuss with executives and Katz faculty the transferable skills you enhanced in the program.

Learn more about a team of experts who will support your success throughout the course, Executives in Residence


My most recent internship at Healthy Ride – Bike Share Pittsburgh Inc. was funded by the James B. Tafel Endowed Internship Fund provided via Pitt Business. I was able to learn about key considerations in fostering a more sustainable and equitable way of life for community members of the City of Pittsburgh. This element of my internship instilled in me not only the immense importance of community involvement in city initiatives but also effective tactics for engaging community members during a global pandemic. Most notably, my involvement in the program heightened my passion towards eventually working in the nonprofit sector!

Tess Roth

BSBA Marketing '21

Pitt Business is like no other. The amount of organizations to get involved with and the help of the staff are truly amazing. I will always be grateful for my time spent in the Tafel Center redoing my resume and cover letter.

Juliana Hagan

BSBA Accounting '22