A former CFO of a large electric power and a data networking company. Teaches short-term finance, restructuring, commercial banking, investment banking, and real estate finance. Recipient of teaching awards.
In 1963, the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School became the world's first business school to offer a One-Year MBA program. The world has changed a lot since then, but our pioneering spirit and focus on accelerated career growth have stayed the same.
We help students advance in their fields by providing a 360-degree understanding of business operations. MBA students leave Katz able to walk into a business and add value from day one. By focusing on building business agility, our students can thrive in a world that's always changing.
Compared to a traditional two-year program, the Katz One-Year MBA program provides a faster return on investment. The MBA program begins in May and finishes the following April. The condensed timeline means that students shoulder a highly intensive course load. However, we still give our MBA students the flexibility to design a schedule that fits their needs.
Diversity is one of the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School MBA program's greatest strengths. While a proven skill for business is a common thread, it is not uncommon to have a class composed of Certified Public Accountants (CPA), engineers, doctors, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and individuals poised to take over the family business. Katz MBA students build interdisciplinary skills by working with people from different backgrounds, and different ways of thinking.
University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School applicants have substantial work experience and strong academic backgrounds. The ideal MBA candidate has focused career goals and has earned an undergraduate degree. After being admitted into the One-Year MBA program, a student must fulfill the following requirements to graduate:
*Students will work with advisors to select the optimal course schedule for the first semester of study.
** Enrolled if not completed in first semester of study