When it comes to research expertise, the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business faculty are ranked among the best in the world. Students in the new Executive Doctor of Business Administration (EDBA) program will get the direct benefit to excel in their current careers or pivot to a new career in industry, government, consulting, or teaching.

Pitt overall is an internationally renowned leader in research and repeatedly ranks among the best public universities, per The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. In 2021, Katz earned its highest-ever ranking by The Economist among MBA programs worldwide (No. 30, up 23 spots from the previous year). Many Katz faculty, meanwhile, have earned prestigious recognition and awards for their accomplishments, including five senior faculty members ranked in the top 2% in career citations by Stanford Analysis.

EDBA program faculty are also published in leading journals and participate in national committees and boards to support their research and stay current with trends in their fields of expertise.

“If you compare our program to others, many do not focus on research or have the experience in research like our faculty members,” says J. Jeffrey Inman, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty at Pitt Business. “Learning from researchers who are at the cutting edge of their field gives our students insights into critical thinking and analytical skills to apply in their profession.”

The three-year program can be completed in person, online, or any combination of the two, interacting with world-class faculty as well as other motivated, intelligent EDBA students. The “Courses and Faculty” section of the EDBA web site provides the details.

Expertise and Mentorship

Inman, who recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Marketing Association, is among the impressive EDBA faculty. Teaching the “Managing in Uncertainty 1” EDBA course, students can look forward to first-hand knowledge, expertise and mentorship from Inman.

He just finished his three-year term as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Consumer Research. He is also Past-President of the Society for Consumer Psychology and is a former President of the Association for Consumer Research. Inman has published over 50 journal articles across a variety of journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, and the Journal of Marketing. He has won the MSI/H. Paul Root, which is awarded to a Journal of Marketing article based on its contribution to the advancement of the practice of marketing.

Besides Inman, three other faculty ranked highly per the Stanford Analysis are EDBA faculty: CB Bhattacharya (course – “Organizational Science 3 – Managing the Triple Bottom Line”), Chris Kemerer (course – “Information Systems Research”), and Luis Vargas (course – “Quantitative Research Methods”).

Academic Leadership

Students will also gain extensive knowledge from distinguished faculty member, Carrie Leana, who will be instructing “Organizational Science 1 – Evidence-Based Management.”

Leana is the George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management at the University of Pittsburgh where she holds appointments in Katz, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and the Learning Research and Development Center. She is also Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Healthcare Management and is Editor of the Academy of Management Annals, the most highly cited journal of all those published in business.

Leana has published two books and more than 100 papers on such topics as economic inequality, authority structures at work, employment relations, and human and social capital development. She has received the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award for Academic Leadership, awarded for generating cutting-edge scholarship with a focus on social impact. She has been a resident scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center and at the Russell Sage Foundation. She is also Fellow of the Academy of Management.

Ranked No. 26 in “Research Productivity among U.S. Public Universities” in the UT Dallas Top 100 Business Schools Report, Katz faculty members have the research to back up their expertise and the knowledge to propel careers forward.

“The faculty members teaching the EDBA speak volumes about the program’s quality,” said Dennis Galletta, Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Ph.D. program. “The wide range of knowledge and expertise—in addition to their dedication to their students and the school—will create a highly successful and educational program.”

Galletta, who is also an EDBA faculty, adds to the already impressive catalog of instructors. Formerly a Ben L. Fryrear Faculty Fellow at Katz, he is an Association for Information Systems (AIS) Fellow, has won an AIS Lifetime Achievement Award, and was President of AIS, a global association of Information Systems Faculty. Galletta recently ranked No. 45 in the top 8,000+ faculty in information systems—the top half of 1%.

Professionals with at least eight years of management experience and currently holding a middle-to-top management position, along with other credentials, can apply today to join the January 2022 cohort.

For more information about the Katz Executive Doctor of Business Administration program, submit this form.