Global Executive Forum

Take Your Business Education Global

The University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business now offers a unique opportunity for professionals to immerse themselves in international business education. Introducing a series of global executive forums on three continents, culminating in a certificate and an extraordinary understanding of business on a global scale.

  • Organizational Behavior: Pittsburgh, United States, May
  • Strategic Visioning for a Global Future and Strategic Leadership for Change: Sao Paulo, Brazil, August
  • Understanding Business in China: Shanghai, China, March

The University of Pittsburgh’s renowned faculty lead all three forums, delivering a curriculum that addresses current, pressing business challenges:

  • Group processes and decision-making
  • Working in emerging markets
  • Judgement in a crisis
  • Motivation and rewards
  • Conflict and negotiation
  • Driving change and overcoming resistance
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Agility
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Reverse mentoring
  • And much more ...

In addition to the structured curriculum, students and faculty visit companies in each region to gain deep insights into regional business. Every aspect of a forum day offers real experiences to highlight differences in business culture—from cuisine choices and business etiquette while dining to diverse daily scheduling and office structures. The forums provide cultural immersion in a safe setting where students can ask questions, learn the intricacies of business culture through observation, make mistakes, and practice relationship building without risk to their business objectives. Plus, every forum provides formal and informal opportunities to network with fellow participants, University of Pittsburgh alumni, faculty, and executives in each region.

Forum participants are executives with significant professional experience in diverse industries. The University carefully selects participants based on previous training, years of experience, business acumen, and other qualifications—ensuring that each student can appreciate the intensive curriculum, contribute to robust discussions, provide additional insights to fellow students, and enrich the overall program.

For more information and applications contact Karla Alcides, kalcides@pitt.edu or +1 412 383-8614.