MS in Management // Professional Development

Four students presenting on a Supply Chain Management topic in class

As a Katz MS in Management student, you’ll be asked to complete the Career Leader assessment, which will help your career goals come into focus. Based on your results, you’ll be encouraged to discover opportunities at Katz that are tailored to your interests. Such opportunities include exploring the Center for Supply Chain Management, and the Center for Branding, which offer a variety of different workshops and events.

Interested MS in Management students are encouraged to participate in professional development and student clubs, including:

Project Management

Students looking to develop their project management skills may take advantage of the following opportunities:

  • Become a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI): PMI offers a student membership for $32 to those enrolled full time in a degree-granting program.
  • Join PMI Pittsburgh: The chapter hosts a wide variety of professional development and networking events throughout the year.
  • Participate in the CAPM/PMP Exam Prep Workshop, conducted every spring at Mervis Hall
  • If you’re a veteran or serve in the U.S. Military, your PMI certification exam—including the PMI-PBA—is covered by the GI Bill.

Process Improvement

Students earn their Six Sigma Green Belt certification while taking the BQOM Six Sigma Theory & Practice (3 credits) course.

University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE), part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute, has served business throughout Western Pennsylvania for over 25 years.

Offering a dynamic mix of consulting, education, and networking opportunities, the IEE strives to be an innovative leader in economic development in the region.


I chose Katz because they offer so many opportunities for so many different kinds of students. The staff, faculty and professors are extremely welcoming and conductive to a great learning environment. Between all of the events, networking opportunities, or personalized career advising, I knew that this grad school was the right fit for me.

Brittany Knight

MBA '21

It was very clear to me that Katz was the perfect option for my education and future career. Great medical care strikes a balance between both business and medicine. My time at Katz allowed me to shadow and connect with UPMC doctors and get an inside look at the business side of medical startups.

Tom Cwalina

MBA '20