Back to Results
University of Pittsburgh

Katz Graduate School of Business

Pittsburgh, PA


Interested in Katz Graduate School of Business? Admissions officers are waiting to hear from you!

Get More Info
University of Pittsburgh


About the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business believes two things to be universally true: Business never stops reinventing itself, and neither should businesspersons. As a global, AACSB-accredited institution, Katz offers MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD degrees, as well as and specialized master's programs in accounting, business analytics, finance, marketing science, MIS, and supply chain management that are continually ranked among the world's best by independent publications. Led by a world-renowned faculty, the curriculum incorporates groundbreaking research, the entrepreneurial spirit, and an emphasis on experience-based learning. As part of the University of Pittsburgh, Katz students and faculty enjoy an abundance of opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Leadership and Agility

The leadership network spans the globe: over 30,000 Pitt Business alumni live in more than 90 countries. Through the Career Management Center, Katz builds partnerships with leading companies and assists students in realizing their full career potential. Katz considers the City of Pittsburgh to be more than its address—the city defines the school. Katz shares the city's spirit of resiliency and collaboration, and is a partner in its progress. Established in 1960, but with history dating to 1907, Katz is the first school to offer a one-year MBA and was among the first to offer an Executive MBA. Katz believe that success favors the agile, which is why students are immersed in real-world experiences so they graduate ready to build, lead, and contribute immediately.

Programs of Study

One-Year MBA

  • Credit Hours: 51
  • Length: 12 months
  • Start Date: May
  • Type: Full-time
  • Format: On-Campus

Two-Year MBA

  • Credit Hours: 57
  • Length: 21 months
  • Start Date: August
  • Type: Full-time
  • Format: On-Campus

Professional MBA

  • Credit Hours: 51
  • Length: 12-48 months
  • Start Date: August/January/May
  • Type: Part-time
  • Format: Blended Online

Specialized Masters

  • Programs of Study: Accounting, Business Analytics, Marketing Science, Finance, MIS, Supply Chain Management
  • Credit Hours: 30-45
  • Length: 9-17 months
  • Start Date: August
  • Type: Full-time
  • Format: On-Campus

Katz Research Centers

  • Center for Branding
  • David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership
  • Center for Executive Education
  • Center for Healthcare Management
  • International Business Center
  • Center for Supply Chain Management
  • The Business of Humanity Project®

Financial Aid

Tuition scholarships provide the primary source of financial assistance for incoming full-time Katz students. These merit-based scholarships are awarded in various dollar amounts and are directly applied to tuition charges.

Cost of Study

Full-Time, Pennsylvania Residents

 One-Year MBA:

  • Tuition: $45,564
  • Professional Fees: $4,500
  • University Fees: $1,275
  • Total: $51,339

Two-Year MBA:

  • Tuition: $45,564
  • Professional Fees: $6,000
  • University Fees: $1,700
  • Total: $53,264

 Specialized Masters:

  • Tuition: $29,252
  • Professional Fees: $1,700
  • University Fees: $850
  • Total: $31,802

 Full-Time, Non-Pennsylvania Residents

 One-Year MBA:

  • Tuition: $63,912
  • Professional Fees: $4,500
  • University Fees: $1,275
  • Total: $69,687

 Two-Year MBA:

  • Tuition: $63,912
  • Professional Fees: $6,000
  • University Fees: $1,700
  • Total: $70,112

 Specialized Masters:

  • Tuition: $40,500
  • Professional Fees: $1,700
  • University Fees: $850
  • Total: $43,050

 Part-Time, Pennsylvania Residents

 Professional MBA:

  • Tuition: $66,708
  • Professional Fees: $1,200
  • University Fees: $2,160
  • Total: $70,488

 Specialized Masters:                                                                              

  • Tuition: $33,300
  • Professional Fees: $1,400
  • University Fees: $1,080
  • Total: $35,775

 Part-Time, Non-Pennsylvania Residents

Professional MBA:

  • Tuition: $103,224
  • Professional Fees: $1,200
  • University Fees: $2,160
  • Total: $107,004

Living and Housing Costs

One-Year MBA:

  • Living Expenses: $15,920
  • Health Insurance: $2,097
  • Total: $18,017

Two-Year MBA:

  •  Living Expenses: $31,840
  • Health Insurance: $4,194
  • Total: $36,034

Specialized Masters:

  • Living Expenses: $11,940
  • Health Insurance: $1,573
  • Total: $13,513

Students should add $5,016 per year for each dependent family member.

The University of Pittsburgh does not provide graduate student housing; however, there are numerous housing options available in the nearby area.

Student Group

Class Profiles:

Entering Students

  • Full-Time MBA: 70
  • Professional MBA: 92
  • Specialized Masters: 144

Average Work Experience (months)

  • Full-Time MBA: 48
  • Professional MBA: 61
  • Specialized Masters: 7

Average GMAT

  • Full-Time MBA: 608
  • Professional MBA: 544
  • Specialized Masters: 632

Average GPA

  • Full-Time MBA: 3.41
  • Professional MBA: 3.16
  • Specialized Masters: 3.47

International Students

  • Full-Time MBA: 31%          
  • Professional MBA: 1%
  • Specialized Masters: 60%

Female Students

  • Full-Time MBA: 37%          
  • Professional MBA: 32%
  • Specialized Masters: 63%

Diversity Students

  • Full-Time MBA: 21%          
  • Professional MBA: 4%
  • Specialized Masters: 9%

Student Outcome

Area of Concentration & Career Paths


  • Investment Management
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Consulting

Information Systems and Technology Management:

  • IS Management
  • Business Analysis
  • IT Consulting
  • Product Development Management


  • Brand and Product Management
  • Marketing Research and Consumer Insights
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Business Development and Sales Management


  • Supply Chain/Logistics Management
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management

Organizational Behavior and HR Management:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Resources Consulting


  • Management Consulting
  • Business Development Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship

Sample of Hiring Companies

Accenture, Alcoa, Amazon, American Eagle Outfitters, Anheuser-Busch, Aon, AT Kearney, Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Barclays, Bayer, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bosch, Capgemini, Capital One, Citibank, Cognizant, Colgate Palmolive, Corning, Crane, Deloitte, Dick's Sporting Goods, Direct Energy, Eaton, eBay, EQT, Ericcson, Ernst & Young, FDIC, FedEx, Ford, General Electric, General Mills, Georgia Pacific, GNC, Goodyear, Highmark, Honeywell, HSBC, IBM, Key Bank, KPMG, Kraft Heinz, McKinsey, Merck, Microsoft, Nationwide Insurance, Nielson, Olympus, Oracle, Philips, PNC, PPG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Samsung, SDLC, Starkist, Sungard, Target, Texas Instruments, Hershey, The Vanguard Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific, TriState Capital Bank, Uber, United Technologies, UPMC, Volkswagon, Westinghouse Electric Company, Wipro Technologies


Pittsburgh's unique and eclectic heritage, energy, and diversity are a source of inspiration and opportunity for Katz students. Nationally renowned for livability and natural beauty, Pittsburgh has a vibrant business community anchored by Fortune 500 companies in banking, manufacturing, consumer goods, and retail, and bolstered by new tech arrivals like Google and Uber. From the moment students step onto campus, they are plugged into all the amenities Pittsburgh has to offer. Some students choose to stay in Pittsburgh after they graduate. Others end up in cities all over the world. Either way, Pittsburgh is a launch pad.

Campus Life

Katz students are part of a nurturing community of business professionals who use small class sizes, their collaborative environment, and student-led organizations to form friendships that last a lifetime. The University's urban campus is home to the Cathedral of Learning and the beautiful 300-acre Schenley Park. Students can also cheer on their Pitt Panthers as they compete for championships and renew rivalries in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).


Enter FT19PE11 in the Fee Waiver Code field of the application to apply to Katz without being required to pay the application fee.

Application Requirements

  • Application and fee
  • Two recommendations
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants)

Full-time MBA and MS in Accounting

Round 1: October 1

Round 2: December 1

Round 3*: February 1

Round 4: April 1

*Deadline for 1-year MBA and scholarship consideration

MS in Marketing Science, Business Analytics, Finance, MIS, and Supply Chain Management

Round 1: November 1

Round 2: January 1

Round 3*: March 1

Round 4: May 1

Part-time Programs

Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: March 1

Fall Semester: July 1

Correspondence and Information

Admissions Office

Katz Graduate School of Business

University of Pittsburgh

301 Mervis Hall

3950 Roberto Clemente Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15260


The Faculty and Their Research

Katz faculty members anchor a strong research culture and collaborative atmosphere. Their teaching approach ties the latest in business theory to experience-based learning to prepare students to be catalysts for change.

Faculty members pursue a wide variety of cutting-edge research streams. They ask the bold questions needed to unearth and expand globally relevant insights for today's business leaders. Not only do faculty members frequently publish in top academic journals, many serve as journal editors and command leadership roles in academic organizations.

The University's urban location in Pittsburgh gives faculty members opportunities to collaborate with business leaders, which they leverage into opportunities for consulting-based projects, case studies, and guest speakers. Students find that faculty members genuinely care about their education and are committed to helping in their careers.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)
Master of International Development/Master of Business Administration (MID/MBA)
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor (MBA/JD)
Master of Business Administration/Master of International Business (MBA/MIB)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Public and International Affairs (MBA/MPIA)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Engineering (MBA/MSE)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Management Information Systems (MBA/MIS)
Master of Business Administration/Master of International Development (MBA/MID)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration (MBA/MHA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 405
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT, GRE
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT, GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Student teaching


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GMAT, GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT, GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 recommendations, statement of purpose, transcripts of all previous coursework and degrees

Tuition & Fees

Calculator icon

Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 2.26%
Black or African American 4.14%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.13%
Unknown 2.88%


Male (59%)
Female (40%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 91
Part-time - 14
Male (71)
Female (34)


Focus of faculty research: Accounting systems/financial reporting, corporate finance, shopper marketing/consumer behavior, management information systems, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address 372 Mervis Hall
3950 Roberto Clemente Drive
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Arjang A. Assad
Phone: 412-648-1556
Fax: 412-648-1552