Pitt Business Magazine

FALL 2022

A Top 10 Powerhouse

 

Record Rankings, New Major and Minor

// Undergraduate Update

The College of Business Administration is becoming a national powerhouse.  

For the first time ever, the school was ranked among the Top 10 public undergraduate programs by Poets&Quants and No. 1 for helping students to achieve their dream career. 

For the 2021–22 school year, there was a record-high 4.18 average GPA for incoming students. Of graduates, 96 percent were placed in their first choice of company or graduate school, earning on average $64,000 — a new high as well. Applications for the Fall 2022 class were nearly 80 percent higher than last year. 

“This is an exciting time for our undergraduate programs with new records in applications, student qualifications, and student outcomes,” says Lawrence Feick, interim associate dean. “Our success is a direct result of the efforts of our entire community — our alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Thank you to everyone for their continuing efforts that have made us a premier undergraduate business program.”

New This Fall

The College of Business Administration continues to adapt to the changing world of business. The first major curriculum review since 2011 involved faculty, staff, students, alumni, and corporate partners. It resulted in significant changes for Fall 2022 that include:    

Three required foundation courses on data analytics

Updates to the Managing in Complex Environments course

Enhanced Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion content in multiple courses

New business analytics major

New business minor to make our programs and world-class faculty more accessible to students across the University

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David Turbo

Recent graduate David Turnbo is a prime example of the transformative impact of the undergraduate program. Turnbo (BSBA ’22) came to Pitt to pursue physics and left with a finance degree. His first job is in New York City as an investment banking analyst for Bank of America.

He found his passion for business by joining Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, and Panther Equity, a student-run investment fund. In those groups, Turnbo met students who shared his interests. He also held multiple internships, including one at Bank of America, that prepared him for his first job.

“My journey through college has shown me that it is okay not to get things right on the first try. What matters is that you put yourself in a position to learn more about your interests and goals,” he says. “Talking with different students is how I learned about career paths that suited me. Along the way, I’ve had a lot of guidance from these organizations, which grew my appreciation for mentorship.”

Alumni: Do you have time to help answer student questions? Join our Alumni-Connect Program to share your experiences. Contact Career Development Director Chris Meaner at cmmeaner@business.pitt.edu