University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School MBA Program
University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School MBA Program
University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School MBA Program
University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School MBA Program
University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School MBA Program
University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School MBA Program
University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School MBA Program

Global Research Practicum

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. 

Read student testimonials here. For more information, including pricing, dates, and program information, please visit the Pitt Study Abroad Katz GRP Page

2018 Destinations

  • Latin America-United States: Detroit; Mexico City, Mexico, and Puebla, Mexico
    Focus: The Automotive Supply Chain in North America
    Faculty lead: Jo Olson 
  • Europe-United Kingdom: London
    Focus: CFO Issues and the Brexit
    Faculty Lead: Heidi Bartholomew
  • Asia-Japan: Tokyo and Kyoto
    Focus: Challenges and opportunities of doing business in Japan
    Faculty lead: Jennifer Shang

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.  

Program Details

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 wmcshane@katz.pitt.edu.

For more information, including pricing, dates, and program information, please visit the Pitt Study Abroad Katz GRP Page

GRP Trip History

  • 2017 - Argentina, China, United Kingdom and Belgium
  • 2016 - Argentina (Buenos Aires), Germany (Munich) and the Czech Republic (Prague), and South Korea (Seoul) and Taipei (Taiwan)
  • 2015 - Brazil (Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), China (Beijing and Shanghai), Germany (Munich and Augsburg), and Russia and Bulgaria (Moscow and Sofia)
  • 2014 - India (Bangalore and New Delhi), Israel (Tel Aviv), and Germany (Cologne)/Netherlands (Rotterdam)
  • 2013 - Chile (Santiago and Valparaíso); India (Bangalore and New Delhi); and Russia (Moscow and Samara) 
  • 2012- Germany (Munich) and Switzerland (Zurich); Russia (Moscow and Samara)
  • 2011- Spain (Barcelona) and Italy (Milan); United Kingdom (London and Dublin); Chile (Santiago)
  • 2010- Portugal (Lisbon) and Spain (Madrid)
  • 2009- Germany (Munich) and Czech Republic (Prague); Chile (Santiago)