Student Programs

GRP Trip to Japan 2018

The IBC is an innovator of global business education. The IBC has helped the business school to offer an array of undergraduate and graduate programs that deeply integrate globally focused experience-based learning into the curriculum and that add valuable global skills to students’ portfolios.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

As a graduate business student, your time here at Katz is compact. Well-designed and highly-focused short-term global experience-based learning (EBL) is meaningful and results in gaining valuable transferable skills, such as critical thinking, leadership, flexibility, and global mindset, to name a few. Katz students have the opportunity to gain these skills through impactful global experience-based learning opportunities offered by the Katz School.

Katz Global Research Practicum (GRP)

The Katz Global Research Practicum (GRP)  is a three-credit course with a study abroad component. The GRP exposes Katz MBA, MAcc, and MS students to international business and current issues affecting the global marketplace. View recent photos of GRP students in Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

Katz Global Issues Workshop (GIW)

In a Katz Global Issues Workshop (GIW), students conduct an extensive analysis of a structural or external issue affecting an organization or industry abroad. A student team carries out in-depth international business research in the U.S. and travels abroad to conduct field research and speak to industry and organization expert.

Partner Programs

Katz has partnerships with various international programs that enable students to incorporate short-term study abroad as part of their MBA experience.

Global EBL Travel Awards

A variety of global EBL travel awards are available for Katz students. When these are offered, a scholarship application will be part of the EBL program application (e.g. GRP).

Certificates and Concentrations

Students can apply for a Global Management Certificate to complement their studies.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Academic Year FLAS: The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is one of the most generous awards offered by three area studies centers at the University of Pittsburgh. This prestigious award enables the recipient to devote full time to graduate study. FLAS Fellowships are awarded only for the study of modern, foreign languages. Recipients receive full tuition and most fees in addition to a stipend. Applications are accepted in late January/early February. The application materials are available online. The complete application materials must be submitted to Jacqueline Saslawski, International Business Center, 110 Mervis Hall. 

Summer FLAS: The application deadline is usually in early March. Visit the UCIS FLAS page for information and an application.

Doctoral Programs

  • Dissertation Awards

    • The IBC supports PhD dissertation projects that have a significant international business component, thus helping to develop the next generation of scholars. Please contact IBC Managing Director Jacqueline Saslawski at

Global Learning

The Katz Graduate School of Business deeply integrates globally focused experience-based learning into the curriculum. This is accomplished with the help of the International Business Center, a dedicated MBA Programs Office, and an internationally focused environment at the University of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh was honored with the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, recognizing its commitment to international education and the strength of its global programs. The University was one of only four institutions nationwide to receive the award.