International Business Center

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Connecting You to Learning Experiences Worldwide

The International Business Center (IBC) at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business sharpens the global business skills of students, faculty, and staff. Open to business students of all academic backgrounds, the center focuses on building international competency and cultural awareness, with a particular focus on emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.

Founded in 1989 as a joint venture of the Katz Graduate School of Business and the University Center for International Studies, the IBC is a unique resource that develops, operates, and supports programs designed to build international competence and expertise in business students, faculty, and practitioners, and it helps businesses to enhance their international competitiveness.

From 1989 to 2014, the International Business Center’s faculty research grant program has provided funding to Katz and CBA faculty for the purpose of defraying the incremental costs incurred in connection with international research projects.

During the last 25 years, the International Business Center has contributed to the global competence of Pitt Business students, equipping them for professional success in a global world. The center is excited to now take its efforts to the next level. Globalism is an important strategic thrust at Pitt Business, and the IBC will continue to develop and help launch student-focused programs designed to prepare students for a global workplace.


Explore our innovative global education programs for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral as well as K–12 students; faculty; and businesses.

Publications and Resources

View previous editions of our annual reports, and find a listing of international resources at the University of Pittsburgh.