Global Business Leadership

The International Business Center (IBC) at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business sharpens the global business skills of students, faculty, and staff. Open to business students of all academic backgrounds, the center focuses on building international competency and cultural awareness, with a particular focus on emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.

Student Immersion Opportunities in Global Business

  • Global Research Practicum: In this three-credit course, Katz MBA students study the economic system of a country and then complete a self-directed research project by traveling to the country.
  • Doctoral Support programs: Katz PhD students are eligible to receive grants in support of doctoral dissertation expenses, travel expenses, and can also receive foreign language tutoring. 

View additional educational opportunities available to Katz MBA students. 

Enhancing Faculty Knowledge in Global Business

View additional educational opportunities for Katz faculty members.

Our Responsibility as a CIBER Institution

The International Business Center is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). As one of 33 CIBER institutions nationally, the center is partially funded by the federal government and is responsible for offering programs to strengthen U.S. competitiveness in strategic international markets. In addition to its higher education programs, the center also supports K-12 education and programs for Pennsylvania businesses.