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The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration leverages the opportunities created by our urban location and strong research culture to prepare students to be catalysts for change. Our mission is to merge communities of knowledge with communities of practice to create exceptional experience-based learning outcomes for students and relevant insights for business leaders.
The Katz MBA program was established in 1960, although the business school's roots go back to 1907, with the University of Pittsburgh's Evening School of Economics, Accounts, and Finance. Katz was the world's first to offer a one-year MBA program. That spirit of innovation guides us today and is reflected in the life's work of the school's namesake: the late Joseph M. Katz, a consummate entrepreneur, businessman, and Pittsburgher.
Katz graduates form a worldwide network — 23,000 Katz alumni live and work in more than 90 countries. That is to say nothing of the broader reach of the University of Pittsburgh, a world-respected leader across virtually all disciplines. That includes the undergraduate College of Business Administration, whose annual enrollment tops 2,000 students, and complements the nearly 1,000 students in Katz's master's and doctoral programs.
Led by Dean Arjang Assad, the rigorous academic programs at Katz are based upon four key principles: