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Just Ask Katz Students Diversity and Globalism Go Hand in Hand The success of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, our students, and alumni increasingly depends on understanding and navigating global markets. Global thinking requires exposure to multiple contexts and diverse ideas. The strength of a global business school, like Katz, can be found in its capacity to foster students’ ability to work effectively with others and embrace diversity. One way Katz embraces diversity is by actively seeking to enroll a broad array of men and women representing different nations, ethnicities, religions, backgrounds, and political persuasions; individuals with varying levels of experience; people with and without experience in the military; and students interested in connecting business to other areas and disciplines.

Katz strives to create an environment rich in differences so as to generate true global thinking.

We take diversity seriously because it gives every member of the business school an opportunity to develop the skills essential to succeed in tomorrow’s business environment. Diversity is not narrow; it’s global. Because top talent does not come in one form or flavor, the school strives to create an environment rich in differences so as to generate true global thinking.

Bev Bolden, Director of Student Services, and Diversity Recruiter 412-648-1666

“There is no doubt that Katz is dedicated to providing a global experience. The multicultural learning teams formed during the transition module help you work with truly global professionals—engineers from India, financial analysts from Germany, retired Army officers from the U.S.,—your international network begins from day one!” -Afua Gyasi

“Katz offers valuable preparation for an increasingly globalized economy and workplace. I’ve worked with male and female students from a variety of professional, national, and ethnic backgrounds. Each has brought their unique insights and contributions to solving the many real-world business problems and cases discussed in the classroom.” -José Carlos Brustoloni

“The diverse opportunities and global thinking at Katz have provided me with tools to be successful in tomorrow’s business environment. Diversity provides different perspectives to classroom conversations and provides opportunities to expand one’s international network. This exposure, coupled with Katz’s state-of-the-art technology, has given me a competitive advantage.” -Charles Rush

Diversity Scholarship Joseph M. Katz Diversity Scholarship This award is made during the admission process and is both merit based and need based. It is designed to help meet the diversity objectives of the Katz Graduate School of Business.

Other Resources Katz works with the following organizations to identify well-qualified candidates for these scholarships. Students who are recipients of the Joseph M. Katz Diversity Scholarship are also presented with the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of membership in these organizations. The acceptance of membership is at the discretion of the individual organization.

Experience. Learn. Lead.

NBMBAA Pittsburgh Chapter MBA Awardees may be offered up to a full-tuition scholarship plus a stipend and membership in the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA).

Pittsburgh Chapter NBMBAA Graduate Scholarship Awardees receive a $3,000 scholarship.

ALPFA Pittsburgh Chapter Scholarship Award The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) provides scholarship funding to qualified Katz graduate students who are ALPFA members.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs University Partnership Program Katz is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) University Partnership Program. The NSHMBA University Partnership program provides financial assistance to qualified graduate students.

Are you an HBCU Graduate? If you’re a graduate of an Historically Black College or University let us know! Katz has a long tradition of awarding qualified graduates of HBCU’s with various scholarship funds. Katz and the University of Pittsburgh have been privileged to graduate MBAs and PhDs from many HBCU, including Lincoln University, Cheyney University, Howard, Morgan State, Virginia State, North Carolina A&T State, Florida A&M, and Hampton.

Diversity Recruiting and Networking Events • Bond Hill Graduate School Fair, Cheyney University • Lincoln University Job Fair/Professional/ Graduate School Day • Fattah Conference on Higher Education • McNair National Research Conference and Graduate School Fair • Minorities in Pittsburgh Conference Roberto Clemente Minority Business Association • National Black MBA Association Conference • National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conference For other diversity resources and organizations:

Transform Yourself

Katz Transformation Framework

Katz faculty and staff will guide you through a process that will help you develop within the core categories of a transformation framework. We will equip and empower you to take ownership of and responsibility for your MBA transformation and your professional success. Both the curricular and co-curricular experiences aim to help you develop your best self, manage people and processes, cultivate professional networks, learn through experience, and develop technical competencies. For more information about how the Katz Transformation Framework will help you launch your post-MBA career, visit our Web site.

Begin Your Transformation: Apply For information about application requirements and deadlines, or to apply online, visit MBA admissions staff members are available in person, by phone, via e-mail, or online to answer your questions about the application process, scholarship opportunities, and our full-time MBA and dual-degree programs.

Contact us:


University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business MBA Admissions Office 301 Mervis Hall Roberto Clemente Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Phone: 412-648-1700 Fax: 412-648-1659 E-mail: Office hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. eastern standard time


MBA Programs A founding member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and continuously accredited since 1919, the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh offers an education that meets the highest standards for master’s degree programs in business administration worldwide. With locations on four continents, Katz prides itself on its globalism and strives to promote international dialogue on economic and entrepreneurial activities that improve society. The school has created a vision for business education defined not only by globalism, but by experience-based learning, entrepreneurship, value chain and supply chain management, and collaborations across the University of Pittsburgh—a world leader in research.

The Katz portfolio of MBA programs: One-Year MBA Program Our world-renowned One-Year MBA Program is for self-directed people seeking to hone their management skills and return to the work world quickly. This program has been ranked number one in value by the Financial Times three years running.

Two-Year MBA Program A traditional two-year MBA program, which includes a summer internship and a host of electives that allow you to design your curriculum.

Dual-degree Programs A variety of dual-degree options add focused learning to your business education in the companion disciplines of information systems, biotechnology, marketing of engineered products, law, or international business.

Don Norrington, Associate Director of Career Services, and Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives 412-648-1666

Dual-degree options include: • MBA/Juris Doctorate • MBA/Master of International Business • MBA/Master of Science in Engineering • MBA/Master of Science in Management Information Systems • MBA/Master of Public and International Affairs • MBA/Master of International Development

MBA Admissions Office 301 Mervis Hall Roberto Clemente Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15260 412-648-1700

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Diverse Opportunities

Diversity brochure  

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