Faculty and Research

Faculty Retreat

World-Class Faculty

Our faculty members anchor our strong research culture and collaborative atmosphere. Their teaching approach ties the latest in business theory to experience-based learning to prepare students to be catalysts for change.

Pitt Business faculty pursue a wide variety of cutting-edge research streams. They ask the bold questions needed to unearth and expand globally relevant insights for today’s business leaders. Not only do our faculty members frequently publish in top academic journals, but many also serve as journal editors and command leadership roles in academic organizations.

The University’s urban location in Pittsburgh gives faculty members opportunities to collaborate with business leaders, which they leverage into opportunities for consulting-based projects, case studies, and guest speakers. Students find that our faculty members genuinely care about their education and are committed to helping them in their careers.

From day one, Pitt Business students interact closely with professors to build a strong foundation in the core management principles and in their chosen business concentration. The rapport our students share with their professors gives them a broad perspective of business trends that prepares them to adapt and evolve to meet the business challenges of tomorrow.

“Because Katz students are very smart and motivated, I enjoy engaging them in classroom discussions and analysis of real-world business problems.”
David Denis

Roger S. Ahlbrandt, Sr. Chair in Finance and Professor, Pitt Business


The faculty and staff were exceptional at Katz throughout the entire time I was in the program. Everyone was always willing and able to help the students in any way possible (in and outside of the classroom).

Scott Frenz

MBA '02

There is a close mentorship in Katz and the professors really care about their student success. I have deeply been touched that no matter how busy the faculties are, and no matter if they are my advisor or not, they are always willing to help and to provide valuable feedbacks on my research at any time.

Peiyuan Huang

PhD '21