You Belong at Katz

Build your community here

The strategic plan for Pitt includes a commitment to “create an inclusive and equitable environment.” For Pitt Business, this has resulted in an updated curriculum, new hiring policies, and other work to sustain a culture of inclusion. Through the University’s first custom Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) certification program, our faculty and staff learn about diversity consciousness, generational diversity, and antiracist practices. We also offer opportunities to connect with people, and celebrate cultures, from all over the world:

  • Affinity groups within Pitt and Pitt Business by race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, disability, religion, nationality, veteran status or other identities.
  • Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms: 31 rooms celebrate the cultures of ethnic groups worldwide.
  • Pitt’s Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion provides leadership and resources to create welcoming and respectful environments for everyone.
  • Proximity to the City of Pittsburgh, a mix of different cultures. The non-profit Vibrant Pittsburgh is dedicated to recruiting a more diverse workforce and provides invaluable resources.



Learn More About Katz

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Diversity Candidates

On average our students come from over 10 different states and 8 different countries and are 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. Learn more

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International Candidates

At Katz we value the experience, perspective, and diversity of thinking that our international students bring to our program. Learn more.

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Military Candidates

At Katz we appreciate not only the service of our men and women in uniform, but the experience members of the armed forces bring to our MBA programs.

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Women Candidates

From the beginning, you’ll notice a spirit of collaboration at Katz. Past women MBAs have commented that the atmosphere isn’t as competitive as it is collaborative. It comes from the school’s commitment to globalism and diversity. Learn more about how Katz is a great choice for women candidates.


 “During the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, Katz staff gave us mooncakes. It felt really heartwarming since it’s an important part of my culture. They also celebrate festivals from other countries. Katz creates an inclusive and equitable environment because everyone, no matter where they come from, is loved and valued.”

Hanruo Wang (she/her/hers)

MS in Marketing Science and Business Analytics ‘22

“We have created a close-knit community of queer students and alumni at Katz and set our school up to be a beacon of empowerment and inclusion. We have advocated for students and been a force to be reckoned with when unpleasant situations arise. We have educated our peers and our professors, and we have started to create institutional change.”

Amelia Parlier (they/them/theirs)

MBA '22 - President of Katz Alliance Club