Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Programs

Business never stops reinventing itself.
Neither do we.

The University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business’ MBA programs are designed to help you accelerate your career success and become a dynamic leader who can ignite business success in various industries with a global perspective.

At Katz, we help you find the MBA program that is best tailored to your individual academic and career goals to provide the highest possible return on your investment. The rigor, quality, individualized service, and reputation of the Katz MBA degree are manifested whether your preference is our 12-month accelerated format, 18-month full-time format, flexible part-time format, or dual/joint MBA degree options. Our MBA program is steeped in tradition, yet anything but ordinary. 

Prepare to be a catalyst for change with your Katz MBA degree. Explore our Master of Business Administration program offerings.

Unparalleled Business Education

At the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business, we are proud of our academic excellence and our commitment to quality MBA education. From innovative curriculum and first-class faculty to caring student support, Katz endeavors to guide your unique path to success.

Katz was recognized as one of the Best Business Schools by U.S. News for its exceptional Full-Time and Part-Time MBA programs. The Full-Time MBA program also ranked in the Economist’s Top 30 MBA Program in the World. Learn more about Katz’s rankings and accolades

 

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Transformative Experience-Based Learning 

Emphasizing hands-on experience, Katz’s MBA programs take an experience-based teaching approach to help you develop marketable skills such as presentation, research, teamwork, and decision making. During the program of study, you have ample opportunities to apply the theories learned in the classroom to hands-on projects through case competitions, consulting field projects, and management capstone.

Learn more about Katz’s experience-based learning.

Powerful Alumni Network & the Katz Brand

Being in Katz’s MBA programs, you can meet like-minded peers from around the world and develop friendships that can last a lifetime. After graduation, you will join a powerful and welcoming alumni community where you can expand your professional network, seek career assistance, and give back to future students. 

What’s more, the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business brand is well-known across the globe. Your MBA degree is a valuable asset that can set you apart from the competition in the job market. 

World-Class MBA Faculty

Katz’s Master of Business Administration programs are led by esteemed faculty who are at the forefront of business and management. They are mentors that care deeply about your success. As an MBA student, under the guidance of your professors, you are inspired and challenged to grow into a well-rounded business leader in your desired field. 

Learn more about Katz’s faculty.

Master of Business Administration Program Options

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Signature MBA

The University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business’s Signature MBA program examines all aspects of business operations holistically. Focusing on leadership development and real-world experience, the full-time Signature MBA is a traditional program that takes 18 months to complete. It offers a comprehensive understanding of business operations with time for an internship experience. 

Learn more about the Signature MBA program.

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Part-Time MBA

The Part-Time MBA is a highly flexible, intensive program designed for working professionals seeking advanced career growth. Delivered in a convenient, partially online format, the Part-Time MBA program enables you to study at your own pace. Depending on your schedule, you can earn your MBA degree in two to three years.  

Learn more about the Part-Time MBA program.

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Accelerated MBA

Designed for professionals who have extensive post-bachelor’s degree experience, the Accelerated MBA program offers the fastest return on your investment. It takes only 12 months to complete, reducing the time you spend away from the workforce. 

Learn more about the Accelerated MBA program.

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Joint Degree MBA

Designed for multiple focuses of study, our Joint and Dual Degree program allows you to pair your MBA with a master’s degree in law, engineering, information systems, international development, public and international affairs, or public health. 

Learn more about the Joint Degree MBA program.

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Dual-Degree MBA/MS

Introducing new options for those who desire both a wide-ranging understanding of business and a deep specialization, our Katz Dual-Degree MBA / MS programs allow you to pair your Signature MBA with a Katz Master of Science (MS) degree in Finance, Management Information Systems, Marketing Science, or Supply Chain Management.

Learn more about the Dual-Degree MBA/MS program.

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Careers with an MBA Degree

Katz’s MBA programs prepare you to drive changes within organizations, engineer solutions to the most complex business problems, and innovate in the ever-changing business landscape. With an MBA degree, you are ready to pursue a rewarding and lucrative career in different sectors of business and management. In fact, 94% of our MBA students find employment within 90 days of graduation with a starting salary and bonus of $107,793/year.  

Learn more about Katz’s MBA program career outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in management occupations will grow 5% through 2029, which indicates a positive career outlook for MBA graduates. After graduation, you can find yourself qualify for high-level, managerial positions in different fields such as: 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Business operation
  • Data analysis 

Admission to Katz’s MBA Programs

The University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business recruits MBA candidates with diverse professional and educational experiences from around the world. If you are interested in joining the Katz MBA community, start your online application to the MBA program that fits your needs. Depending on the specific MBA program that you intend to apply to, the admission requirements may vary, but here are the essential documents that you need to provide:

  • Two recommendations
  • Essay responses
  • Current résumé
  • Transcripts/academic documents
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores 
  • Official TOEFL, Duolingo English, or IELTS test results (international applicants)
  • Application fee

GMAT or GRE waiver is available to applicants who have extensive professional experience and demonstrate exceptional qualitative and quantitative skills. 

Read the detailed admission information to learn more.

Learn More about Katz’s MBA Degree Programs

Hone your business acumen and pursue your path to success with an MBA degree. Here at Katz, we prepare leaders to shape
organizations that embrace and impact humanity.

Start your application today, or request information to learn more about our Master of Business Administration programs. 

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

It is incredible how quickly your network can expand and how many opportunities you are presented with through the Katz MBA Program. I had always heard that an MBA, for those who are all in, is life changing. After receiving my degree from Katz, I realize that is certainly the case.

Luiz Henrique Badalotti De Geroni

MBA '17

In combination with real-world experience, the Katz MBA program has built my skills in ethical leadership, teamwork, and strategic thinking, and provided both the foundation and the confidence necessary for handling complex business situations in the future

William Sapon

MBA '17