International Candidates

Representing more than 12 countries around the world

The University of Pittsburgh is home to more than 2,900 international students—more than one half of whom are pursuing a graduate degree. At Katz, we value the experience, perspective, and diversity of thinking that you, as an international student, bring to our program.

Our class profile changes every year. Core countries represented in the classroom have included Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States, to name just a few.

We also have a number of Exchange Programs through our partner schools:

  • Augsburg Executive Fellows Exchange Program
  • Kedge Business School Exchange Program

With a Katz degree, you will be confident in your ability to tackle whatever business problems you come up against. You’ll be more valuable to future employers, or perhaps you’ll put your finely honed talents to work in starting your own business.


From the beginning, you’ll notice a spirit of collaboration at Katz. Past students have commented that the atmosphere isn’t as competitive as it is collaborative. It comes from the school’s commitment to globalism and diversity. From your very first team project, you’ll recognize the benefits of a truly global business school because you’ll be working in an environment that reflects the markets of the world.

Learn Hands-On at Katz

Hands-on, practical experiences outweigh book learning alone every time. Experience-based learning is so important that it’s one of the school’s strategic initiatives and what we’re referring to when we say, “Experience. Learn. Lead.”

Interact with Us

As always, we recommend signing up for one of our monthly information sessions or reaching out to one of our current International Student Ambassadors.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following offices:

Admissions Office: 412-648-1508;
MS Advising Office:
Office of International Services: 412-624-7120; ois@​​
Bill McShane, Program Manager: 412-383-8835;​
Career Management and Academic Advising Center:


In addition to the faculty and wide range of courses, there’s a huge network of supportive alumni in Pittsburgh and around the world. Katz offers impressive student diversity, which helps us learn more about world cultures.

Akta Parikh

MS Accounting '17

The best thing about Katz is the Experience-Based Learning curriculum. I get to work with diverse teams on real-world projects that focus on a wide range of business issues. Every professor here is highly accomplished, and their teaching methods give us the tools to deliver in any demanding business situation. The faculty takes time to establish one-on-one relationships with each student, which creates an environment for advancement and success.

Sugandha Kumar

MBA '18