Part-Time MBA Admissions

Basic Requirements

We seek students that are ready to pursue the knowledge and practice to lead business organizations through collaboration and with the desire to be a catalyst for change.

An applicant will have completed a four-year undergraduate degree or similar from an accredited U.S. university, or the non-U.S. equivalent. It is expected that applicants will have taken the GMAT or GRE exam. International applicants who are not a citizen of a country whose official language is English will be required to take an English language proficiency exam.

Application

Online Application. Create your personal application account where you can start and save your work as needed.

You will submit the following in order to complete your application:

  • Two recommendations
  • Essay responses
  • Current Résumé
  • Transcripts/Academic documents
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores*
  • Official TOEFL, Duolingo English, or IELTS test results (international applicants)
  • Application fee

Competitive applications typically include official and satisfactory results on the GMAT (preferably 600 or higher) or GRE (preferably high 150s in each section). International applicants additionally may need to provide official and satisfactory English test scores; the TOEFL (preferably 100 or higher), Duolingo English (preferably 125 or higher) or IELTS (preferably 7 or higher).

Applicants who can demonstrate the following two criteria may be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver:

  • exceptional quantitative and qualitative skills through a prior graduate or undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, and
  • extensive post-bachelor’s professional experience

To determine if you are eligible for a GMAT/GRE waive, contact the director of Admissions at mba@katz.pitt.edu or call +1 412-648-1506.

Interview Process

Applicants may be asked to participate in our evaluative interview process upon initial review by the MBA admissions committee. Interviews are conducted in person or via video conference. We regret that we cannot conduct telephone interviews. Details are provided in the interview invitation.

Rolling Admissions Information

The Admissions Committee reviews 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) Decisions will be sent out within 3 weeks of the submission of your complete application
November 1 (for January entry) Decisions will be sent out within 3 weeks of the submission of your complete application
March 1 (for May entry) Decisions will be sent out within 3 weeks of the submission of your complete application