You Belong at Katz
Unified in their passion for achieving business excellence, Katz students come from all over the world and represent many different cultures, professional backgrounds, and life experiences.Our diverse community creates a stronger environment for a true global business education.Scroll to Learn More
Building a Strong Community
Katz students can expect an inclusive, accepting environment that embraces global thinking. We support every student regardless of race, religion, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. Non-traditional students, including from military backgrounds, are welcome. Katz is a perennial 'Military Friendly School' in the annual G.I. Jobs report.
Welcoming a Diverse Community
An Inclusive Environment
Diversity Student Weekend
Held each fall term, Katz Diversity Student Weekend lets you explore Pittsburgh and experience what it’s like to be a member of the Katz community.
This two-day Diversity Weekend focuses on Full time MBA opportunities for prospective domestic women, the LGBTQIA+ community, under-represented racial/ethnic groups (specifically, African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American students) as well as Current or Former Military students.
This event is open to anyone, and all participants are encouraged to attend each activity offered during the weekend.
Diversity Student Weekend
Strength Through Partnerships
Katz has partnered with the leading national and regional organizations that support students from underrepresented backgrounds.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants represents the interests of African-Americans and other minorities in the fields of accounting, auditing, tax, consulting, finance, and information technology. Our membership is inclusive to all levels, from entry-level staff to senior executives and entrepreneurs. The Pittsburgh Chapter's mission is to address the professional needs of chapter members and to build leaders that shape the future of accounting, finance, and business professions. To achieve this mission, and with the invaluable assistance of corporate partners, we facilitate activities throughout the year to support our membership through professional development sessions, community service initiatives, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities. NABA works with the business school to identify applicants for the MBA and MAcc programs.
ALPFA – Building Latino Business Leaders
ALPFA is the nation’s largest and fastest growing Latino association with more than 23,000 members and 160 chapters serving business professionals and students for over 40 years. ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills. Benefits of student membership include access to scholarship opportunities, skills development workshops, networking with key hiring professionals and sponsors, case study competitions, and discounts to the annual national convention. ALPFA offers scholarships to students, in the US or Puerto Rico, who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies. In the past year, ALPFA awarded over $750,000 in scholarships and in-kind tuition. Learn more about ALPFA and scholarship opportunities here.
ALPFA Pittsburgh was launched in 2008 and hosts professional, student, and networking events throughout the year. ALPFA Pittsburgh is generously supported by a number of local corporations, including BNY Mellon, PNC, H.J. Heinz, PwC, KPMG, PPG, Highmark, Deloitte, and Erie Insurance. ALPFA Pittsburgh was recently awarded the 2013 National Developing Chapter of the Year at the ALPFA National Convention in Washington, D.C. Learn more about local scholarships and event information or become a member at pittsburgh.alpfa.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. ALPFA works with the business school to identify candidates for the MBA and MAcc programs.
Katz students are part of a nurturing community of peers and administrators who are unified in delivering the highest level of support. Current students may use these links to access the student intranet, University learning platform, and to contact a member of the Katz IT Services Help Desk.