The Katz Professional MBA program's unique format combines the rigor and quality of the Katz MBA with the flexibility and support that working professionals need. Experience-based learning and personalized professional development are cornerstones of this nationally ranked, AACSB-accredited degree program.
At Katz, we prepare students to be dynamic leaders who can interpret data, solve tough problems, adapt to change, and inspire others. These qualities are essential in the competitive global landscape. And they are what position our graduates for career advancement through promotions, taking on new roles and assignments, and moving into new career opportunities.
Are you ready? You can be.
The Katz Professional MBA program caters to the busy schedules of working professionals, but without diluting the quality or intensity of the highly ranked Katz MBA. Students set their pace for completing the program, can customize their degree through electives, and may take a portion of coursework online should they choose.
Minimum of 51 academic credits
Admissions on a rolling basis: fall, spring, and summer
May take as few as 3 credits or as many as 15 credits at a time
Courses offered on campus and in a blended online format
Courses available in morning, afternoon, and evening
Blended Online Format
Katz Professional MBA students have the option of completing courses in the traditional, in-person format or in a blended, partially online format. Blended courses offer the majority of the course online, with a limited number of in-person class sessions. This design limits time spent traveling to campus, while still providing the quality of face-to-face interactions and networking opportunities.
The online portion of the blended courses have a mix of asynchronous and synchronous learning. Students have on-demand access to video lectures, course materials, and online discussion boards. Additionally, they meet for live online classes via video conferencing technology.
By flipping the traditional classroom, Katz blended courses give students the best of both worlds: the convenience of online learning, and the immersive experience of a classroom setting.
At this time, a limited number of Katz blended courses are available. More are being continuously added.
The Katz Professional MBA Program is designed for focused professionals who have an unstoppable drive to succeed. Our students come from diverse backgrounds. They are corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, engineers, military veterans, and individuals transitioning from one career path to the next.
The diverse pool of students is a source of strength. Students are able to dramatically expand their professional network through peer and alumni interactions. View the 2016 Class Profile.
The Katz MBA degree is respected all over the world and is accredited by AACSB International. Katz’s full-time and Professional MBA programs are ranked among the world’s best by U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.
With a tradition of excellence dating to 1960, the Katz School has one of the largest MBA alumni networks in the world. Katz has over 23,000 graduates spread across nearly 90 countries. Included in this group are over 1,000 CEOs, presidents, and board chairs. In addition, Katz students are part of the larger University of Pittsburgh network of over 310,000 alumni. That means no matter where they are, their network is not far behind.
Courses in the Katz Professional MBA program are taught by the world-renowned faculty of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
As thought leaders in their fields, Katz professors are creating the ideas and research used by businesses all over the world. This knowledge is brought into the classroom, giving our students a world-class education that combines the latest in theory with real-world practice.
The core curriculum of the Katz Professional MBA Program gives students a strong foundation in accounting, finance, economics, ethics, marketing, information systems, strategy, supply chain management, and the Management Simulation Capstone. Students then customize their education through electives, which make up half the curriculum and can be tailored to the student’s personal brand.
The tuition of the Katz Professional MBA Program is extremely competitive with other nationally ranked, AACSB-accredited business schools in the United States. The program is designed to deliver a strong return on investment, both in the short and long term.
Students immediately benefit from being able to apply lessons from the classroom to their job. Students also have access to an expanding professional network. Long term, students are able to elevate their career trajectory and raise their ceiling for advancement.
Research primarily focuses on new products or services in terms of forecasting, product design, and pricing. Particularly interested in technology-oriented offerings. Has led executive training sessions at PNC Bank and Westinghouse. Recipient of Katz teaching awards.
Katz has introduced a Professional MBA program that is designed to cater to the busy schedules of working professionals. The program, which offers blended online courses, gives students flexibility and the ability to customize their education to their unique career aspirations.
Anirudh Kothari (MBA/MS-MIS ’18), Julian Ferrante (MBA/MS-Engineering ’18), and Pia Pricken (MBA ’17), Nishant Ranjan (MBA ’18) offered the winning solution for global manufacturer Crane Co. and were awarded $2,000 at the 2016 Crane Co. Case Competition.
MBA candidates Lamart White, Bhanu Narne, Vishal Rajendran, and Wenjia (Anna) Huo represented the Katz Graduate School of Business at the 2016 LMI Minority MBA Exclusive (MBAX) Case Competition hosted by Howard University. The team earned first place and a prize of $5,000.
Devlin Robinson (EMBA ‘16), a former Corporal for the United States Marine Corps and John Rossmiller (MBA ’17), a former Army Ranger and Intelligence Collector within the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, are applying their leadership experience and business skills learned at Katz to a growing Pittsburgh startup, Folia Water.