Career Growth starts
on Day One
The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business prioritizes career education beginning on day one of our program through a high-touch, individualized advising approach. Katz students optimize their value through a career curriculum that equips them with the skills necessary to be a successful job seeker and effective employee. A tailored experience from the Career Management and Corporate Engagement (CMCE) team accelerates our students’ career journey and maximizes the return on investment of their Katz degree.
Katz is deeply rooted in the business community and has an unbroken legacy of educating business leaders. Our students are introduced to influential alumni who are engaged, accessible, and far-reaching. Our alumni actively recruit our students for full-time positions and internships and can be found at leading companies in practically every industry, in nearly 90 countries, and in all 50 states. With more than 600 students per year, our core programs consist of the full-time MBA, part-time MBA, and Master of Science programs with the opportunity to complete a dual- or joint-degree or STEM designation.
The full-time MBA program is steeped in tradition, yet anything but ordinary. Each program is tailored to individual academic and career goals and can be completed in 18 months. Students develop highly marketable, focused skill sets necessary to compete in tomorrow’s business environment. Students average 3 to 5 years of work experience and typically graduate in April or May.
Part-Time MBA Program
Designed for working professionals looking to increase their business acumen and professional network, the part-time MBA allows students to invest in their career advancement without leaving their current positions. The program is often completed in about 2 to 3 years with students graduating in the fall, spring, and summer.
Master of Science (MS) Programs
These programs offer razor-sharp specializations within rapidly growing business fields for students looking to develop advanced analytical skills. Candidates tend to have 0 to 2 years of work experience and often come to Katz directly after completing their undergraduate degrees.
Dual and Joint Degree Programs
Over 55% of full-time MBA students also complete a dual or joint degree
Katz students often reach beyond the MBA to gain additional expertise in a specific area of study. These dual and joint degree programs help students receive a wide-ranging understanding of business and a deep specialization as well. Examples of dual/joint degree programs include the Juris Doctorate, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Public and International Affairs, and Master of Science in Engineering. Learn more about these programs here.
STEM Visa Authorization
STEM designation affords international students the opportunity to work in the U.S. for up to three years (an additional 24 months compared to non-STEM) under an extended Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permit. Katz emphasis on analytics and STEM in business align with the skillsets that businesses and recruiters are looking for in today’s workforce.
Full-Time MBA Employment and Salary Outcomes
Katz full-time MBA students see an excellent return on their investment. Graduates average a base salary close to $100,000 and nearly 60 percent receive an additional signing bonus. Additional salary breakdowns can be found in the chart to the right including location, background, and years of experience. These factors play an important role in the value of our graduates’ degrees.
85% Students Employed @ 90 Days Post-Grad
$102,965 Average Starting Base Salary
$118,618 Average Signing Bonus
Areas of Interest
Katz Full-Time MBA graduates are extremely well-rounded and pursue careers in consulting, marketing, finance, and much more! Our MBA program prepares graduates to make an impact on day one in whichever career they choose to pursue.
Data displays graduate outcomes for full-time MBA program since 2015 of those having obtained MBA employment at 90 days post-graduation.
Top Industries for Katz Full-Time MBA Graduates
Katz graduates pursue careers in a variety of industries, led by companies in technology, healthcare, and consulting. Our school understands the value of industry relationships and experience and puts a focus on building dense industry networks between our students, alumni, faculty and corporate partners.
Full-Time MS Employment and Salary Outcomes
Full-Time MS students obtain opportunities related to their functional area of interest across a wide range of industries. Since 2020, MS Graduates who found employment in the United States have averaged a base salary of $63,756. Below you can find additional salary and employment outcome details related to our programs.
Top Hiring Companies and Roles
From multi-national Fortune 500 companies to local Pittsburgh boutique firms, Katz graduates can be
found making an impact across the globe. Our graduates find themselves immediately hired into roles that
drive business and expect them to hit the ground running. Whether becoming a product manager,
consultant, analyst, or joining a leadership development program one thing is for certain
– Katz graduates are ready for the challenge.
“Katz is dedicated to developing leaders that use business as a force for social good. That’s exactly why companies and recruiters seek out our students. They know that Katz graduates enter the workforce with the soft skills and the business acumen from day one.”
Gene Anderson, Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean
Whether you’re recruiting for a Fortune 500 company, a start-up, or a small local firm, our team takes a customized approach to help you recruit talent from Katz. Our goal is to make hiring at Katz simple, efficient, and effective. With more than 600 graduate business students pursuing our degrees each year, we have a variety of talent that can address a wide range of business needs.
Sponsor and participate in integrated learning opportunities to actively drive skill development. Help shape the workforce of tomorrow while connecting directly with our talent pool on real-world business problems.
Our priority is to connect corporate partners, students, alumni, and faculty in dense industry networks, such as health sciences or technology. Brand and position your organization as a thought leader within these networks.
Early engagement with employers is the key to building strong networks. Our students are developing skills that are highly valued and sought after in the workforce. Integrated learning projects prepare our students for the real-world problems they can expect to solve at your organization. Our team serves as a talent pipeline to help you recruit the next generation of workers.
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