6 – 15 Credits
Stackable & Flexible
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Our expanded offering of stackable and flexible credentials provides you with nearly endless options to up-skill, re-skill, or stack credits to a Katz MBA or MS (Master of Science) degree. Designed by our world-class faculty and informed by trending business challenges, choose a University of Pittsburgh credential that meets your needs today while building for your future.
Micro-credentials are cost-effective, mini-qualifications designed to provide you with knowledge, skills, and abilities in a specific area of business. Intended for working professionals, courses are offered in the evening, on weekends, or in a blended format and a micro-credential can be completed in as little as two semesters. There is flexibility to start a micro-credential any semester of the year and you can take up to three years to complete a micro-credential.
Upon successful completion of a micro-credential, students receive a certificate from the Katz Graduate School of Business and recognition of their achievement noted on their University of Pittsburgh transcript. Micro-credentials offer immediate value to current employers and demonstrate mastery of in-demand business skills to potential future employers. If you are considering an MBA, but are not ready to commit, micro-credentials are a great place to start.
Graduate Certificates are competency-based qualifications designed to provide you with specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. Successful completion of a graduate certificate is stackable to a Katz MBA or a related MS degree program.
Intended for working professionals, courses are offered in the evenings and weekends, and may be available in either on-campus or online format. Graduate Certificates typically require successful completion of 15 credits and some may require pre-requisite coursework. Each is designed to be completed in 2-3 terms. Start your Graduate Certificate in the Fall, Spring or Summer and take up to three years to complete.
Upon successful completion of a graduate certificate, students receive a certificate and recognition of their achievement noted on their University of Pittsburgh transcript. Graduate certificates offer immediate value to current employers and demonstrate mastery of in-demand business skills to potential future employers. If you are considering an MBA or MS degree program, but are not ready to commit, graduate certificates may be right for you.
Tuition and Program Fees
How to Apply to a Non-degree Program
- Submit an application
- Attach the following documents
- Academic transcripts
To be eligible for admission consideration, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution is required or the international equivalent. The guideline for admission is a 3.0 cumulative GPA. TOEFL, IELTS, or DET may be required for non-U.S. citizens.
Pathway to an MBA or MS degree
Credits completed for a micro-credential, graduate certificate or other non-degree basis may count toward the fulfillment of Katz MBA or MS degree requirements.
GMAT/GRE Test Optional
Micro-credential, graduate certificate, and other non-degree students at Katz with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.25 and a B (3.00) average or higher in a minimum of 6 credits of quantitative coursework AND/OR who achieve a 3.25 or higher in a minimum 6 credit hours of graduate business courses at Katz and a B (3.0) or better in 3 credits in any of the quantitative courses below, may apply to the Part-time MBA or an MS degree program without being required to take the GMAT/GRE or submit letters of recommendations.
Acceptable courses for the three credits of quantitative coursework are:
- BACC 2401: Financial Accounting
- BECN 2401: Economic Analysis for Managerial Decisions: Firms and Markets
- BFIN 2409/10: Financial Management 1 & 2
- BQOM 2401: Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement
The GMAT/GRE test optional policy does not imply a guarantee of admission.
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.
It’s more than just a career plan. It will help you evaluate what kind of professional you want to be, what kind of skills you want to develop. You are not just bringing home a certificate, but you are a better professional and a better person.