Jon Persky (MBA '83) is the owner of a highly successful insurance consulting firm. He's also an accomplished diver who visits the world's most exotic locations as much as he can.
At Katz, we prepare students for a business world that is constantly changing. Our Two-Year MBA program is rooted in experience-based learning. We transform students into business leaders who practice globalism, collaboration, and innovation.
Katz gives students the best of both worlds. Students receive a comprehensive business education and choose a core business area of specialization. They develop the strategic mindset to think big picture and possess the expertise that adds immediate value to a company.
Our program is designed to help focused individuals advance or change their careers. 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. In 2011, 90 percent of Katz students received job offers within 90 days of graduation. Some work for Fortune 500 companies with offices in Pittsburgh and others move to cities across the world.
The networks students build at Katz are enduring. Our award-winning faculty members mentor students and provide guidance that pays long-term dividends. Our 23,000+ alumni reside in 90 different countries and help open doors for Katz MBAs. Our Career Management team has established strong relationships with corporate recruiters and business leaders, making both groups a regular presence on the Katz campus.
Experience-based learning is the backbone of the Katz curriculum. Many of our students complete Consulting Field Projects, which give them the opportunity to work as management consultants, sometimes for multi-billion-dollar companies. Our finance classes are held in our Financial Analysis Lab, a 3,000 square-foot facility that, much like a Wall Street trading room, has a running ticker, tote boards, and bank of computers loaded with analysis software. Students grow their understanding of international business by studying abroad or by completing a Global Research Practicum or Global Business Project.
At Katz, students enhance foundations in the business fundamentals by selecting a concentration. We offer concentrations in finance; information systems; marketing; operations management; organizational behavior and management; and strategy, environment, and organizations. Katz also gives students the opportunity to further refine business talents by completing a certificate. Katz MBA Certificates include: Global Supply Chain Management Certificate; Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Certificate; Organizational Leadership Certificate; Global Management Certificate; Corporate Valuation Certificate; Corporate Financial Management Certificate; Investments and Trading Certificate; Project Management Certificate; Digital Marketing Certificate.
Upon formal admission to the full-time, Two-Year MBA program, a student must fulfill the following requirements in order to receive the MBA degree:
Transition Module: August
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Year One, Fall Term - 15 credits
Year One, Spring Term - 15 credits
Year Two, Fall & Spring Terms - 15 credits each
Caveat: To prevent scheduling complications, it is strongly recommended for students to satisfy as many core courses prior to his/her final as possible. Ideally, a student should enroll into only one (1) core course during the final term, if necessary.
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