Our Approach

As a student in the Katz Professional MBA (PMBA) program, you'll customize a schedule to fit your life and learning style. Combine online core courses with on-campus electives and weekend sessions. Choose from a variety of elective courses, concentrations, and certificates to build an MBA program that suits your unique interests and career goals. All of this, and you'll have access to the same faculty, student services, and career management assistance as our full-time students.

What to Expect

Blended courses meet weekly in an online format (each course meets one night per week) with two to three on-campus meetings per semester. This gives you the flexibility to take classes without having to physically be on campus most of the semester, while also ensuring you have quality, impactful interactions with faculty and classmates throughout the program.

Online meetings take place over Zoom and are limited to small groups of students at a time to encourage meaningful interaction between students and faculty. You will complete additional work at your own pace between meetings.

Periodic on-campus meetings provide an opportunity for networking and additional hands-on learning that supplements the online interactions of the rest of the semester. Overall, you can expect approximately three hours of in-class work and six hours of homework per week for each class.

Start Now

We review applications for the Professional MBA program on a rolling basis, with three entry points during the year. To be guaranteed consideration for a given entry, we must receive your application and all component parts by the following deadline dates.

Application Deadlines

Decision Notification

July 1 (for August entry)

within 3 weeks of receipt of your complete application

November 1 (for January entry)

within 3 weeks of receipt of your complete application

March 1 (for May entry)

within 3 weeks of receipt of your complete application


Applicants who can demonstrate strong quantitative and qualitative skills through a prior graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, an exceptional academic record from an undergraduate degree program at Pitt Business, and extensive post-bachelor’s professional experience may be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver. To see if you’re eligible, please contact the director of admissions at admissions@katz.pitt.edu or 412-648-1506.