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 email@example.com.
"The GRP experience helped me to understand the intricacies and risks of global economies in a way that, today, helps me to construct investment portfolios for clients as a financial advisor." Read more examples.
Katz students recently finished among the winners in three national case competitions, finishing first at the APICS Mid-Atlantic District Case Competition and KeyBank and Ohio State University Minority MBA Student Case Competition, and third at the TCU MBA/MS Supply Chain Case Competition.
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Katz MBA students, Bhanu Narne, Meichen Luo, Jacob Sondergard, and Kyle Watson competed in the 36th annual John Molson MBA International Case Competition in Montreal, Canada. Katz joined 36 other universities from across the world for the week-long competition.