The Katz Professional MBA Program

Confident. Prepared. Ready to Lead.

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.

Program Snapshot

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.

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At this time, a limited number of Katz blended courses are available. More are being continuously added.

Diverse Classmates

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.

Global Reputation

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.

Academic Excellence

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.

Flexible Curriculum

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. 

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Top Value

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. 

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Student Testimonials

Linwood Mitchell Nathan Peterman Andrew Wells
Linwood Mitchell Nathan Peterman Andrew Wells