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Katz Jumps 13 Spots in Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking
Katz Full-time MBA #41 in the U.S.

The full-time MBA program at the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business was recently ranked No. 41 in the U.S. and No. 17 among public institutions by Bloomberg Businessweek. This year’s national ranking is up 13 places from Businessweek’s last MBA ranking in 2019.

Businessweek added a diversity category to their methodology for 2021 which accounted for 8.6 percent of the total ranking. Within this category, Katz ranked in the top 10—landing at No. 6 in the nation—above programs at American University, Duke University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

“Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is intertwined into our vision for our Pitt Business community,” says Arjang A. Assad, Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean. “In an effort to foster a more equitable community, we’ve reimagined the core components of our programs. I have no doubt that our commitment to inclusivity and our redesigned MBA curriculum have helped us succeed in this year’s ranking.”

The Businessweek ranking methodology consists of five key areas—compensation post-graduation, learning, networking, and entrepreneurship opportunities, and student diversity. Overall, the Katz MBA program placed above other business schools at Penn State University, Ohio State University, and George Washington University.

“Not only do we train our students to become sought-out business leaders, but we teach them the professional competencies that are needed in the world today,” says Sara Moeller, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education. “Our graduates use knowledge to lead and strive to be a catalyst for change—something that employers take notice of.”

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