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Financial Times: Pitt’s Katz MBA Ranks Among Top 50 Programs
Financial Times Ranks Katz MBA Among Top 50 Nationwide - 2023

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business rose in the rankings of the best full-time MBA programs in the world and U.S., according to the 2023 ranking by The Financial Times (FT), one of the world’s leading business news organizations.

The new global ranking, released Feb. 13, 2023, ranks Katz’s full-time MBA program as No. 78 globally (up from No. 82 in 2022) and No. 41 nationally (up from No. 43). The program ranks No. 18 among public universities, the same as last year. These rankings mark the 10th straight year that Katz is ranked among the FT’s top 100 worldwide, top 50 in the U.S., and top 20 among U.S. publics.

Highly Rated for ‘Career Progress’

The FT’s global MBA ranking is based on multiple factors, including program assessment, alumni satisfaction, career progression, diversity, international opportunities, and the newly added environmentally responsible practices. Among public universities, the Katz Full-Time MBA program rankings in the FT methodology included:

  • No. 4 for “Career Progress” based on alumni feedback
  • No. 6 for Environmental, Social, and Governance and net-zero teaching in curriculum; and
  • No. 9 nationally in the “Value for Money” category based on salary post-degree vs. pre-degree.

Alumnus Tristan Wimmer (MBA ’20), now working at USAA in San Antonio, said: “My overall experience at Katz was great. The relationships that I created in the program among the faculty and students continue to enrich my life both personally and professionally.”

Current student Marlon Brown (MBA ’23) said: “My overall experience at Katz has been super beneficial. The students help really broaden my perspective because it’s a very intercultural atmosphere.” 

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