Part-Time MBA Program

Designed with working professionals in mind, the Katz Part-Time MBA program is nationally ranked and provides an excellent value. The ROI-oriented program gives students the opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to their jobs the following morning. Many graduates have gone on to change careers or to attain long-sought-after promotions.

A National Reputation in Pittsburgh's Backyard

The Part-Time MBA is based upon Katz's innovative curriculum and taught by our world-renowned faculty members. The program prepares students for the latest developments in business by enhancing skills in globalism, collaboration, and innovation. The curriculum is centered on experience-based learning exercises that expose students to a variety of cutting-edge business problems. Students gain practical knowledge that enables them to build upon their existing work experience.

An MBA with Balance

By averaging six credits per term, it generally takes about three years to complete the program. Classes are held year-round, giving students the option of enrolling in fall, spring, and summer sessions. We understand that our students have demanding day jobs. Our classes shouldn't cause students to miss work, as they are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 6:20 to 9:20 p.m. and occasionally on Saturdays from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Yet, we understand that business travel occasionally takes people out of town. Our flexible format also allows students to take a full-time course load.

All Backgrounds Welcome

Katz offers the personalized attention of a small school but is a part of something big: the University of Pittsburgh, which is a large research institution situated in a major U.S. city. Diversity is one of our program's greatest strengths. While an abiding interest in business is their common thread, it is not uncommon to have a class composed of Certified Public Accountants, engineers, doctors, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and individuals poised to take over the family business. Our students build interdisciplinary skills by working with people from different backgrounds and different ways of thinking.

Degree Requirements

Upon formal admission to the part-time MBA program, a student must fulfill the following requirements in order to receive the MBA degree:

  • A minimum of 51 credits of approved graduate-level coursework
  • The appropriate distribution of required core courses and elective courses
  • A minimum cumulative quality point average (QPA) of 3.0

Sample Schedule

Below is a sample program of study for admitted students who intend to follow a three-year plan. Part-time students typically register for 18 credits per year.

Fourteen-week courses are worth three credits while seven-week courses are worth 1.5 credits. They virtually always meet once per week. So, for example, Fall 1 comprises seven weeks.

Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 6:20 to 9:00 p.m. as well as occasional Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Year One

  • BACC 2401 Financial Accounting (3.0 credits)
  • BECN 2401 Economic Analysis for Managerial Decisions (3.0 credits)
  • BQOM 2401 Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction & Quality Improvements (3.0 credits)
  • BOAH 2409 Organizational Behavior (1.5 credits)
  • One of the following:
    • BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1 (1.5 credits)
    • BMKT 2409 Marketing Management (1.5 credits)
    • BMIS 2409 Information Systems (1.5 credits)
    • BQOM 2421 Decision Technology in Manufacturing & Operations Management (1.5 credits)
  • Elective credits of your choice

Year Two

  • BSEO 2401 Business Ethics & Social Performance (1.5)
  • Two of the following that you have not already taken:
    • BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1 (1.5 credits)
    • BMKT 2409 Marketing Management (1.5 credits)
    • BMIS 2409 Information Systems (1.5 credits)
    • BQOM 2421 Decision Technology in Manufacturing & Operations Management (1.5 credits)
  • Elective credits of your choice

Year Three

  • BSPP 2409 Strategic Management (1.5 credits)
  • BIND 2444 Competitive Management Simulation (3.0 credits)
  • One of the following that you have not already taken:
    • BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1 (1.5 credits)
    • BMKT 2409 Marketing Management (1.5 credits)
    • BMIS 2409 Information Systems (1.5 credits)
    • BQOM 2421 Decision Technology in Manufacturing & Operations Management (1.5 credits)
  • Elective credits of your choice

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the part-time MBA program (in-state and out of state)