Global Learning // Partner Programs
Opportunities for Short-term Study Abroad
Katz has partnerships with select international programs that enable students to incorporate short-term study abroad as part of their MBA or MS experience. These opportunities enable students to:
- deepen their analytical and critical thinking skills through coursework at a high-quality European business school
- explore business ideas and themes from a new perspective;
- advance their communication and interpersonal skills through interaction with faculty, fellow students, and European business executives;
- improve their global awareness and intercultural skills through immersion in a foreign country; and broaden and enhance their professional network.
In addition to some university-wide international partnerships, the following locations have special agreements with Katz for students to pursue summer programs:
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a leading German business school with an exceptional national and international reputation. Founded in 1984 on the initiative of the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce and Industry, WHU has become a model for future-oriented research and teaching in business economics. The WHU network consists of 1,549 students, 54 faculty members, and 200 partner schools. The university is consistently ranked in the top 25 European Business Schools.
The school is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and FIBAA
To learn more about opportunities, please visit https://abroad.pitt.edu/whu.
“The two-week program was a fantastic opportunity to expand my knowledge on how business works in Europe and more specifically how it works in Germany. Throughout the program, we had high-quality professors who taught unique topics that would not necessarily have been stressed in an American Business school environment. Of the more unique topics, we spent time discussing how family businesses are the primary economic driver in the German economy, how antitrust law works very differently in Brussels versus Washington, and how companies doing business in Eastern Europe should account for a variety of unique factors that only exist within transition economies.”
– Professional MBA Student
Kedge Business School
Founded in 1872, Kedge is among France’s largest independent Business schools with over 12,500 students, 183 Core Faculty, and locations throughout France. Additionally, the program is consistently ranked among the Top-40 business and management institutions in Europe and is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA.
“Seeing entrepreneurs in action and asking them questions was incredibly rewarding. Overall, my experience at KEDGE was one of the most enriching experiences and one that I will cherish when I think of my time at Katz” – 2-Year MBA Student – Summer Participant
To learn about opportunities, please visit: https://abroad.pitt.edu/katzkedge
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).
It is incredible how quickly your network can expand and how many opportunities you are presented with through the Katz MBA Program. I had always heard that an MBA, for those who are all in, is life changing. After receiving my degree from Katz, I realize that is certainly the case.