You can't experience the world from a desk. The University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School Global Research Practicum (GRP) takes you abroad and immerses you in international business experiences. Typically held over Spring Break or in May, the three-credit course features a weeklong trip to foreign countries. The Katz GRP enlarges the MBA student's understanding of global commerce — through site visits to multinational and local companies, meetings with top executives and government officials, and cultural visits. The Katz GRP also has a research component in which students will select a research question and then conduct field research while overseas. The Katz GRP helps you to bolster your international résumé, make new friends, and earn three credits toward your MBA degree.
Open to part-time and full-time 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. For all questions, please contact Patricia Sabolsky, director of special international programs, at 412-383-8835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.