Executive MBA Program

Program Overview

Now more than ever, organizations need leaders who are prepared to navigate a constantly changing and complex world -- leading not only today's organization, but tomorrow’s. The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business has designed an innovative program to meet the needs of individuals wanting to leverage their skills and have an impact within their organization or industry.

A Future-Ready Focus

Every where you look, work is changing. These changes are reflected in technology, the workforce, delivery methods, and customer expectations. The University of Pittsburgh Executive MBA is designed to leverage your skills and abilities and prepare you for the future you face.

Knowledge and Experience

Be distinctive. You gain a competitive edge with a Katz Executive MBA. Our program expands your edge by building your expertise through a core MBA curriculum augmented by a focus on issues that are transforming organizations such as data analytics, diversity and inclusion, and critical global challenges.

Talent and Engagement

You join a talented cohort of professionals from across industries. Individuals who are leaders within their own organizations. By also engaging with faculty members who are thought-leaders and experts in their fields, you are part of a dynamic learning experience.

Program Highlights

Become a Global Leader

As a leader, it is important to understand the world around you. Expand your knowledge and gain valuable skills through exposure to and work on a critical global issue. Includes coursework, project work, and travel.

Lead Today’s Workforce

How do you lead an organization that is constantly changing? Today's employees are expected to constantly learn new skills and adapt. Learn how to lead a highly engaged, more diverse, and resilient workforce. Includes coursework and co-curricular activities.

Lead with Insight

Decision-making has become more complex. Having the information you need and the ability to analyze and assess a situation is key. Build your data analytics and critical thinking skills. Includes coursework and project work.

Take Action

You have challenges you are facing today and no have time to waste. Take what you learn on a Saturday and put it into practice on Monday. Gain experience and knowledge through practice and application. In addition, the program practicum affords you the opportunity to address a large-scale problem within your organization or across your industry.

Invest in Your Future

The program is designed for busy professionals like you. In addition to investing your time, the program cost includes tuition, fees, textbooks, course materials, and meals when in session. Merit aid is available for qualified students.

Lead with Flexibility

The program begins each September and can be completed in 19 months over five terms. Classes are delivered in a blended format with in-person sessions held one weekend a month. 45 credits are required for graduation, which include 33 credits in the core MBA curriculum and 12 credits in theme-specific courses, electives, and practicum.

Learn More

Are you ready to create your future success through a Katz Executive MBA? If so, consider speaking with one of our outreach specialists or attend one of our online information sessions.

Application Process

Individuals pursuing the program typically have 12+ years of experience and at least three years of experience managing or leading others. A baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited college or university is required for admission. Candidates submit an application, resume, self-nomination letter, official transcripts, and the names of two references. The GMAT is not required. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.