The Katz Global Research Practicum (GRP) is a three-credit course that provides graduate students with a business-focused study abroad experience. Offered in the spring term, the Katz GRP consists of a series of country-specific workshops, followed by an international trip held over Spring Break. Deliverables from the practicum may include a team research project and an individual cultural report.
United Kingdom and Belgium - London and Brussels Focus: Global Markets and Sociopolitical Risks Faculty lead: Paul Harper
China - Beijing and Shanghai Focus: Conducting Business in China Faculty Lead: Jennifer Shang
Argentina - Buenos Aires Focus: Conducting Business in Latin America Faculty lead: Jo Olson
Overview Video of Katz GRP
Who Should Go?
Open to all MBA students, the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School GRP is an opportunity for students to interact with one another, with Europe, Asia, or South America as their backdrop. Read a story about the experiences of students who signed up for multiple GRP trips.
Students are responsible for paying three credits of tuition and the trip package, which includes international and domestic airfare, ground transfer, hotel, some meals, and company and cultural visits. The GRP class typically meets three times before the trip and once afterwards. Attending the classes is mandatory. Please contact Bill McShane, Program Manager, at 412-383-8835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katz has introduced a Professional MBA program that is designed to cater to the busy schedules of working professionals. The program, which offers blended online courses, gives students flexibility and the ability to customize their education to their unique career aspirations.
Anirudh Kothari (MBA/MS-MIS ’18), Julian Ferrante (MBA/MS-Engineering ’18), and Pia Pricken (MBA ’17), Nishant Ranjan (MBA ’18) offered the winning solution for global manufacturer Crane Co. and were awarded $2,000 at the 2016 Crane Co. Case Competition.
MBA candidates Lamart White, Bhanu Narne, Vishal Rajendran, and Wenjia (Anna) Huo represented the Katz Graduate School of Business at the 2016 LMI Minority MBA Exclusive (MBAX) Case Competition hosted by Howard University. The team earned first place and a prize of $5,000.
Devlin Robinson (EMBA ‘16), a former Corporal for the United States Marine Corps and John Rossmiller (MBA ’17), a former Army Ranger and Intelligence Collector within the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, are applying their leadership experience and business skills learned at Katz to a growing Pittsburgh startup, Folia Water.