• Executive MBA Worldwide São Paulo

    The only American Executive MBA offered in Brazil.

    For more than 15 years, the Katz Executive MBA (EMBA) Worldwide program has been the only American Executive MBA offered in Brazil. Our Master of Business Administration degree is accredited by AACSB International, the Executive MBA Council, and ANAMBA. We've also been ranked as the 6th best Executive MBA program among U.S. public institutions (Financial Times, 2015).

    The University of Pittsburgh and Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie have partnered to jointly offer the Katz EMBA program in São Paulo. The partnership joins these two exceptional institutions and makes Katz's top-ranked EMBA program in Brazil even stronger. In addition to their MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh, students are able to earn a Lato Sensu Certificate from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie.

    Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

    • 18 Months - Classes are held in São Paulo, once a month, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    • Renowned Faculty - Classes are 100% in English, taught in person by professors from Pitt and Mackenzie.

    • Global Network - Four Global Executive Forums with international classmates (starting and ending the program at the campus of the University of Pittsburgh).

    • Experienced Classmates - Average Professional Experience 13 years, Average Managerial Experience 7 Years, Average Age 35 years.

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  • Overview

  • Executive MBA Worldwide

    At Katz, we prepare well-established professionals reach the next level in their careers. See our sample schedule below.

    Courses by Term

    Term 1 (Summer)

    10.5

    Credits

    • Global Executive Forum I: Organizational Behavior

      Global Executive Forum I: Organizational Behavior

      Course Description

      Our Global Executive Forums (GEFs) break down the geographical and cultural barriers between you and your classmates. Regardless of where you study, you’ll travel to each location for a week of global business and cultural immersion activities. The GEFs provide insights into regional business practices, and political, economic, and social conditions. You’ll complete four GEFs in total, held at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the program.

    • Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Control

      Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Control

      Course Description

      This course places a fundamental emphasis on the use of statistics for modeling and solving problems in marketing, finance, human resources, and operations management. It discusses how statistics can help managers grasp and solve common managerial problems. The integrated statistical tools and methodologies that are useful in a managerial environment are discussed in depth.

    • Global Resources Management

      Global Resources Management

    • Financial Accounting: Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis

      Financial Accounting: Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis

      Course Description

      In this course, students learn how to read financial reports with insight and confidence. Topics include performance dimensions, nature of present-value concepts, accounting assets and equities, financial analysis, fiduciary and managerial control, alternate accounting principles, and ethical dimensions of reporting.

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    Term 2 (Fall)

    10.5

    Credits

    • Global Executive Forum II: Strategic Visioning and Strategic Leadership

      Global Executive Forum II: Strategic Visioning and Strategic Leadership

      Course Description

      Our Global Executive Forums (GEFs) break down the geographical and cultural barriers between you and your classmates. Regardless of where you study, you’ll travel to each location for a week of global business and cultural immersion activities. The GEFs provide insights into regional business practices, and political, economic, and social conditions. You’ll complete four GEFs in total, held at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the program.

    • Financial Management

      Financial Management

      Course Description

      Course description will be posted fall 2017.

    • Information Technology and Business Value

      Information Technology and Business Value

      Course Description

      When should an organization move into a new technology? How do you know if a new technology will give your business a competitive edge? This course equips you with the tools to answer those critical questions and, through case studies, provides an overview of how general managers can apply information technology (IT) to increase their effectiveness. With the help of case studies, it examines how IT provides information to support decision making, cooperative work, organizational competitive advantage, and inter-organizational communication.

    • EMBA Worldwide Flex Course I

      EMBA Worldwide Flex Course I

      Course Description

      In addition to the core courses, you will complete a total of six credits of flex courses. Due to the cohort model of the program, the class will vote as a whole on which flex courses to take. Courses are subject to faculty availability. Popular flex courses in the past include:  Entrepreneurship Forecasting Advertising Effective Global Management Technology Innovation, Adoption, and Diffusion Strategic Cybersecurity in Business

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    Term 3 (Spring)

    10.5

    Credits

    • Global Executive Forum III: Doing Business in China

      Global Executive Forum III: Doing Business in China

      Course Description

      Our Global Executive Forums (GEFs) break down the geographical and cultural barriers between you and your classmates. Regardless of where you study, you’ll travel to each location for a week of global business and cultural immersion activities. The GEFs provide insights into regional business practices, and political, economic, and social conditions. You’ll complete four GEFs in total, held at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the program.

    • Economic Analysis for Managerial Decisions

      Economic Analysis for Managerial Decisions

      Course Description

      Using powerful negotiating tools such as game theory, signaling, and Nash equilibriums, this course helps the student to understand how markets reconcile the separate needs of consumers and producers. This course provides a crucial economic framework for managerial decisions.

    • Marketing Management

      Marketing Management

      Course Description

      This dynamic, fast-moving course is taught, in part, by using a simulation, where students make decisions about when to launch products and how to promote them. The course discusses such fundamental topics as proper choice of pricing, packaging, advertising, selling, and distribution of products—and ultimately develops your ability to put those ideas into practice. Issues of customer satisfaction, market orientation, quality, cross-functional integration, and new product development teams are addressed.

    • EMBA Worldwide Flex Course II

      EMBA Worldwide Flex Course II

      Course Description

      In addition to the core courses, you will complete a total of six credits of flex courses. Due to the cohort model of the program, the class will vote as a whole on which flex courses to take. Courses are subject to faculty availability. Popular flex courses in the past include:  Entrepreneurship Forecasting Advertising Effective Global Management Technology Innovation, Adoption, and Diffusion Strategic Cybersecurity in Business

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    Term 4 (Summer)

    10.5

    Credits

    • Decision Optimization and Risk Management

      Decision Optimization and Risk Management

      Course Description

      Sophisticated and user-friendly decision technologies play an increasingly important role in optimizing decisions and in managing risk by managers and executives at all levels. Indeed, the utilization of these technologies in a time-sensitive manner can have a tremendous impact on a company’s profitability and can even mean the difference between competitive success and failure. This course focuses on modeling and analyzing complex problems with such technologies. Specifically, methodologies discussed include linear and nonlinear optimization, simulation, and decision analysis.

    • Strategic Cost Management

      Strategic Cost Management

      Course Description

      Firms around the world are under pressure to maximize efficiency. Even leading companies that are dominant players in their markets must learn to minimize costs to remain competitive. This course focuses on determining the costs of products and services as well as illustrating how managers can best use this information in the planning and control of business operations.

    • Strategic Management

      Strategic Management

    • EMBA Worldwide Flex Course III

      EMBA Worldwide Flex Course III

      Course Description

      In addition to the core courses, you will complete a total of six credits of flex courses. Due to the cohort model of the program, the class will vote as a whole on which flex courses to take. Courses are subject to faculty availability. Popular flex courses in the past include:  Entrepreneurship Forecasting Advertising Effective Global Management Technology Innovation, Adoption, and Diffusion Strategic Cybersecurity in Business

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    Term 5(Fall)

    6.0

    Credits

    • Global Executive Forum IV: Business of Humanity

      Global Executive Forum IV: Business of Humanity

      Course Description

      Our Global Executive Forums (GEFs) break down the geographical and cultural barriers between you and your classmates. Regardless of where you study, you’ll travel to each location for a week of global business and cultural immersion activities. The GEFs provide insights into regional business practices, and political, economic, and social conditions. You’ll complete four GEFs in total, held at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the program.

    • Global Supply Chain Management

      Global Supply Chain Management

      Course Description

      Rapidly changing markets and increased customer expectations necessitate an efficient and responsive product and services flow. A well-designed, well-managed supply network is essential to building value in the channel. This course focuses on the operational and tactical aspects of multi-facility network management, as well as its strategic implications. Using case studies and software packages, the course examines the intricacies of network management and the underlying tools, methodologies, and decision-support systems.

    • EMBA Worldwide Flex Course IV

      EMBA Worldwide Flex Course IV

      Course Description

      In addition to the core courses, you will complete a total of six credits of flex courses. Due to the cohort model of the program, the class will vote as a whole on which flex courses to take. Courses are subject to faculty availability. Popular flex courses in the past include:  Entrepreneurship Forecasting Advertising Effective Global Management Technology Innovation, Adoption, and Diffusion Strategic Cybersecurity in Business

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    Academic Schedules

    In the São Paulo location, classes are held once a month from Wednesday through Sunday. The schedule allows students from throughout Brazil and other parts of South America to travel in for class.

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    Academics

  • TAKE THE FIRST STEP

    We are here to offer you support through the admissions process. Below, find all of the information, requirements, and key dates you’ll need to submit your application.

    Before You Apply

    Basic Requirements

    Applicants must meet the following requirements before filling out an online application.

    MINIMUM OF 5 YEARS PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE, 10 YEARS RECOMMENDED

    Applicants should be in a management position. Individuals who are reentering the workforce or undergoing a career transition should contact us for more information. Strong academic performance or exceptional test scores can compensate for individuals in the early stages of their career development.

    PREVIOUS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

    An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent is required.

    GMAT SCORES

    If you fall into any of these following categories, a GMAT exam may be required:

    • Have less than 10 years of professional experience.
    • For candidates with a master's degree, eight years of professional experience is required
    • Had an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0
    • Earned an undergraduate degree in an area with little or no quantitative coursework

    When you sign up for the GMAT exam, send your results directly to us, by using the code DPZ-M5-98

    ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

    Your employer must indicate its willingness to give you sufficient time to complete our EMBA class schedule. In addition to time off, many candidates receive some form of financial support from their employers; however, this is not required.

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

    English is the language of the Katz Executive MBA Worldwide program, even in our locations abroad. Citizens of a country where English is not the official language must present an official score from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing system). However, individuals who earned a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution in an English-speaking country are exempt.

    For the TOEFL exam, a score of 100 or higher is desired. No score below 80 will be accepted. On the IELTS, a score of seven or higher is desired. No score below 6.5 will be accepted. Applicants who fail to meet these requirements must verify their English-language proficiency by sitting for an additional test. You must send your TOEFL or IELTS scores directly to us. The TOEFL code is 2927-02. For information about the IELTS.

     

    We make admissions decisions typically within three weeks of receiving a complete application package. Your application will either be accepted, rejected, or waitlisted. If waitlisted, an admissions decision may not be made until three months before classes begin. At that time, those with the strongest credentials are admitted.

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    The Application

    Getting Started

    The following information and components are necessary to advance in the application process.

    Required Components

    You must submit the following to be considered for admittance to the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School EMBA Program:

    • Online Application or Hard Copy Application

    • Current Résumé

    • Two Letters of Recommendation

    • Self-recommendation letter describing your:

      • Current job responsibilities and assignments

      • Finest achievements and greatest disappointments

      • Challenges you have met within your organization

      • Civic and community activities and offices held

      • Reasons and motivations for entering the EMBA program

      • Professional and personal goals and plans

    • In Person Interview

    • College or University Transcripts

    • Official GMAT

      (Optional in some cases). Use code: DPZ-M5-98)

    • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

      Our TOEFL code is: 2927-02

    Mail or fax your paper application and submit your materials directly to the EMBA location you wish to attend. Please do not email your application.

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    Additional Information

    Need To Know

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    • What is an Executive MBA (EMBA) program?

      EMBA programs differ from traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs because they are designed for more experienced executives and managers, who often need to balance their studies with their careers.

      Like an MBA program, an EMBA program provides comprehensive experience in business administration. The Katz Executive MBA Worldwide program helps students develop a vision of the organization as a whole, and prepares them for senior leadership roles.

    • Why is the Katz EMBA called “EMBA Worldwide”??
      The Katz EMBA Worldwide program is global in scope, as we offer our classes in the North America (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and South America (São Paulo, Brazil). Our students travel between the locations through Global Executive Forums, trips where they immerse themselves in international business through coursework, site visits to companies, and interactions with business leaders and their classmates. This international exposure is an important element of our program. The ability to compete on a global stage is an imperative skill for leaders of organizations.
    • What degree do I receive and is it recognized?
      Your diploma will be recognized and respected globally. Students in the Katz Executive MBA Worldwide program are granted a Master of Business Administration degree and diploma from the University of Pittsburgh, whether they study in North America or South America.
    • Do the curriculum and faculty differ from program to program?
      The curriculum, faculty, and selection process are the same for all Katz Executive MBA Worldwide locations. Because we use the same curriculum, faculty, and selection process at every site, you are assured of receiving the same high-quality degree no matter where you choose to earn your degree. Your diploma will be recognized and respected both locally and globally.
    • What does the curriculum include?
      The Katz Executive MBA Worldwide curriculum provides a solid balance among courses on leadership, strategy, productivity, and analysis, with additional focus on issues like cross-cultural management and group and team effectiveness. The curriculum includes a mix of required courses, Global Executive Forums, and electives, totaling 48 credit hours. Your classroom hours stress discussion, case analyses, team and small-group projects, and computer simulations.
    • Is a bachelor’s degree in business required to join the program?
      While an undergraduate degree is required, a bachelor’s degree in business administration is not. Many students in the Katz EMBA program have degrees in engineering or business administration; some have degrees in medicine, law, foreign affairs, or other areas.
    • Is the GMAT required?
      In some cases the GMAT is optional, although it is recommended for any applicant who would benefit by enhancing their application materials with a successful GMAT score. In some cases, the GMAT is required to help us assess the applicant's ability to perform successfully in the graduate-level courses of the EMBA curriculum.
    • Is the TOEFL required?
      The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is required of all non-native speakers of English. For more information on the TOEFL Web site. For more information on the IELTS Web site.
    • Am I too busy to earn an MBA from Katz?
      Your organizational and family commitments are important to you. That's why we've designed the program to be as compact as possible. Courses are delivered concisely and conveniently. In Pittsburgh, classes are held every other week on Fridays and Saturdays, while in São Paulo classes are blocked out once a month from Wednesday through Sunday. The schedule is set a full 18 months in advance, meaning that your participation is predictable and manageable.
    • Am I too experienced to benefit from the Katz EMBA Worldwide program?
      Katz Executive MBA Worldwide students come from a variety of functional and professional areas. They average about 12 to 14 years of work experience in their fields, but some have significantly more. Executives who come to our program late in their careers are often those looking for international assignments or are preparing to take on top leadership roles in the corporate world. They know that the economy is global and that they have business opportunities far beyond their borders.
    • What can I expect from the Global Executive Forums?
      Global Executive Forums are unique to the Katz Executive MBA Worldwide program. During the Global Executive Forums, students participate in coursework with a faculty member from the University, work in international study groups with their colleagues from around the world, and learn important region information through contact with local business leaders. The Global Executive Forums assist participants in developing a global network of contacts, which will serve them throughout their professional lives and will help to make them more savvy international managers.
    • Could I join the program without an employer sponsorship?
      Yes. While the majority of our students receive some support from their organization, employer sponsorship is not a requirement. We often have executives who are in the process of transitioning from one career to another (for example, a medical doctor who would like to work for a pharmaceutical company) and participate in the program as a means to facilitate this transition. It is important, though, that your employer sponsors time off, so that you can dedicate yourself to the program.
    • What does the Katz Executive EMBA Worldwide program cost?
      Our EMBA program is priced competitively for your market. See the tuition page for more details or contact the program director nearest you.
    • How do I apply?
      Contact the nearest University of Pittsburgh EMBA Worldwide office, download the application information, or apply online.
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    While earning your Katz MBA degree, you’ll build a global network. Your classmates have strong professional connections across North America and South America, and represent a wide range of industries and professional areas.

    Our class has included rising corporate stars, startup founders, medical doctors, military officers, engineers, and scientists. Regardless of background, our students are united by their drive to succeed, their demonstrated track record of success, and their intelligence and functional skills. You’ll learn to embrace this diversity. It enriches your global perspective.

    Compared with students in a traditional MBA program, Katz EMBA Worldwide students have more work experience — that’s what makes it an Executive MBA program. Some of your greatest learning in the program comes from the interactions you have with your classmates. Every student brings unique experiences that you can draw upon. This, combined with our globally focused curriculum and world-class faculty, will help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.

    EMBA Worldwide Pittsburgh and Sao Paulo Locations Combined.

     

    EMBA WW Industries Represented

     

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    Hear directly from alumni and business leaders about what makes the Katz Executive MBA Worldwide program a uniquely global experience. The testimonials below include graduates of our Pittsburgh and São Paulo locations. 

     

    • Patrick Aedo, Director Eastern Europe and Central Asian Republics at Procter & Gamble ”
      Patrick Aedo

      Class of 2014


      "I believe the Katz EMBA program contributes to faster decision making, as it enhances your knowledge of the business elements which are the most important to every executive."
    • Jefferson Anselmo, Operations and Services Director for Dimension Data
      Jefferson Anselmo

      Class of 2015


      As the services director for a global information technology services company, Jefferson’s responsibilities include all aspects of the company’s project management, engineering, support and maintenance, and strategic planning areas.

      “The Katz EMBA Worldwide program provides the convenience of local education, while giving me exposure to the world. My goal is to reposition my career with more international exposure, and through the program I have had the opportunity to travel to new locations and build on my soft skills, which has further developed my confidence and expertise.”
    • Terri Bone, Vice President and Corporate Controller, EQT Corporation
      Terri Bone

      Class of 2011


      "The Katz EMBA degree gives me a broader perspective on problem solving and strategic planning. I'm asking myself 'How does this affect the company as a whole?'"
    • Leonardo Cunha, Vice President & General Manager Latin America at STERIS
      Leonardo Cunha

      Class of 2013


      "The Katz EMBA program helped me to become a more effective and prepared professional. As a result, I have exceeded performance in the areas for which I already was familiar, and I am more capable in several other areas (finance, decision analysis, product development, etc.) because of my new confidence and expertise."
    • Nada Borková Gallová, Director of Service Quality Department & Ombudsman of Financial Group, Ceska Sporitelna, a.s.
      Nada Borkova Gallova

      Class of 2010


      "Thanks to the wide context of the Katz EMBA program I was able to successfully change my career. After 10 years of working in the domain of human resources, I was able to shift to the service quality and strategic management area. This was mainly thanks to the fact that I was newly equipped with overall up-to-date business knowledge. What really made this career shift possible was my much-improved strategic management skills, and my more-developed marketing and financial perspectives."
    • Leandro Gaunszer, Strategic and Marketing Manager of Media Networks Latin America at Telefonica Digital
      Leandro Gaunszer

      Class of 2011


      "When I started the EMBA program, I had recently assumed a new position with greater responsibilities. My education gave me a new approach that enriched my strategic plan for this year. Furthermore, the emphasis on international experiences helped me take advantage of the cultural diversity within my company."
    • Marcio Gerbovic, Head of Customer Team (Sales and Operations) - Latin America at Nokia Networks
      Marcio Gerbovic

      Class of 2011


      "The education I gained through the EMBA Worldwide program struck the right balance between knowledge and confidence so that now I'm prepared to take on more risk, which is important in a cutting-edge market such as technology."
    • Gorjan Lazarov, General Manager, Boscolo Hotel in Prague
      Gorjan Lazarov

      EMBA Class of 2006

      "The Katz EMBA program offers a great combination of academic lectures and discussions and contributions from class members with experience from various industries. The program exposed me to business problems within different industries and made my personal transition within industries (from telcommunications to hospitality) smoother."

      "The program format is ideal for working managers who would like to get exposed to different business problems and learn from the mistakes or success of other colleagues. It provides a great networking opportunity within the region, as well as worldwide. These factors, in combination with the world-class academic staff and reputation of the University of Pittsburgh, are a virtual guarantee for success."
    • Aleš Holan, Commercial Sales Manager and Vice Chairman, Shell Czech Republic
      Ales Holan
      Class of 2011


      "Thanks to the Katz EMBA program, I had the opportunity to meet new, interesting people and to enlarge my networking not only in Europe but also in North and South America. As someone with a university degree in mechanical engineering, earning the Katz EMBA allowed me to gain deeper knowledge especially in economical subjects."

      "I still consider myself a fresh graduate. Besides the newly gained knowledge, I believe that thanks to the Katz EMBA, I am now able to work more efficiently. That is because during the study times I had to manage my regular job and my private life on top of demanding study duties. Also, thanks to a wider network, I am now able to solve some business issues more quickly."
    • Eric Olson, Southeast Region Manager (Sales and Operations), System One Holdings, LLC
      Eric Olson

      Class of 2012

      "The global awareness I'm gaining from EMBA helps with the cultural challenges I encounter in my job. In fact, some of the classes cover exactly what I'm doing right now."
    • Leo Oporto, Information Management Officer, U.S. Department of State
      Leo Oporto

      EMBA Class of 2012

      "With a full-time job and a family, it seemed like it was never a good time to pursue my EMBA so I just convinced myself to go for it and looking back it was one of the best decision’s that I have ever made at a professional level."

      "Thanks to the Katz EMBA program, my focus has now shifted beyond implementing improvements in services and harnessing new technologies - to performance and cross-cultural management. This way, I can prepare my team to become the future leaders of this organization, in a world where technological change is speeding up and where the possibilities for serving our customers more efficiently are endless. This will also allow me to continue to develop in my role as one that helps guide, mentor, and facilitate progress."

      "I absorbed information from a different perspective, from a different culture, from a different economy, from different company representatives. The knowledge that we got from the rest of our classmates is quite remarkable and you can’t pay enough for that kind of experience."
    • Hannu Kasi, Leader of ABB Czech Cluster
      Hannu Kasi
      Chairman of Katz Board of Advisors, Prague/Europe

      "Most of us managers have studied years ago, and without constantly upgrading our knowledge in management and leadership, we will fall behind the global competition. The EMBA education of the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business is an excellent platform to bring in the latest business trends from one of the leading educational institutes. After the very intensive EMBA study, the fresh MBAs usually energize the whole organization with their new ideas."

      As a global ABB organization we have quite a few managers who have completed the fast track Executive MBA studies. Here in the Czech Republic, our Robotics business is led by a Katz EMBA alumnus. After finishing the EMBA program, the managers have learned to think about the business challenges in multiple dimensions. Instead of applying the standard solutions they have utilized for years in their earlier career, after the EMBA program they are confident to try new approaches that they became familiar with in the case studies. Katz EMBAs are also well connected to different cultures, and this of course helps us ultimately to grow our business in the global environment."
    • Angelika Kabaivanova, Marketing Manager, Fadata AD
      Angelika Kabaivanova

      As the marketing manager for a leading European provider of software solutions, Angelika is responsible for monitoring and evaluating market trends, analyzing competitors’ products, services, and marketing activities, and identifying and developing target markets. “The Katz EMBA Worldwide program has broadened my horizons by providing a network of peers from around the world with different roles across a variety of organizations. This has given me a strong foundation for understanding all aspects of operating a business and for doing business effectively across the global realm.”
    • Petr Palan, Director of Strategy and Planning, MSD Global IT Innovation Center
      Peter Palan

      Class of 2009


      "I am probably the one who used almost every networking relationship possible — from professors in Pittsburgh from when I considered relocating there and starting new company, to classmates with whom I'm meeting regularly around certain business topics and at casual social events."

      "My biggest return on investment was certainly the network of great people whom I am meeting all around the world — Pittsburgh, NYC, San Francisco, and of course in Prague. It helped me numerous times during my entrepreneur days and it was also these connections which got me into touch with Merck/MSD."
    • Jamie Salvucci, Field Support Liaison, PEAK Technical Staffing USA
      Jamie Salvucci

      As the field support liaison for Peak Technical Staffing, Jamie is responsible for leading the creation and marketing of nationwide marketing campaigns, while staying heavily involved in organizational change management initiatives. These initiatives include culture initiatives, employee impact, impact analysis, and leadership alignment and change readiness.

      “When my brother graduated the Katz EMBA Worldwide program, he had gained a professional and personal transformation in his career. I was inspired by him to enroll, and I realized my own return on investment immediately. The program has helped me to understand the full gamut of business. The Global Executive Forum is a crucial part of the Katz EMBA program. The experiences gained by bringing all three cohorts together have been invaluable on both an educational and personal level.”
    • Rocco Semeraro, Finance Director Aerospace EMEA at PPG Industries
      Rocco Semeraro

      As a finance director for the global organization PPG Industries, Rocco manages financial accounts, budgets and control activities of the Aerospace business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, among many other responsibilities. Living and working in Pittsburgh provided a convenient stepping stone to pursue an MBA at Katz, but connecting with peers from around the globe during the program was an added value for Rocco.

      “The Management Simulation during the Global Executive Forum is a great way to apply the concepts learned throughout the Katz EMBA Worldwide program. It inspires healthy competition between my peers and at the same time, I have the benefit of developing my leadership skills and having the opportunity to work on a team of foreign cohorts.”
    • Sebastian Siseles, International Director at Freelancer.com
      Sebastian Siseles

      Class of 2014


      "By understanding financial concepts I was never exposed to before and by using the tools the Katz EMBA program provided in courses such as Organizational Behavior, I have drastically increased my understanding of strategy and how to optimize business on so many levels."
    • James Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Global Carbon Materials and Chemicals, Koppers
      James Sullivan

      Class of 2008


      "When I joined the Katz EMBA program in 2007, I was a chemical engineer in a general manager role. To advance my career, I needed a master's degree in business from a top institution. Within a year, I was promoted to VP for the Americas at my former company. I can think of no better way than EMBA to prepare future leaders for expanding their management responsibilities within a global economy."
    • Martin Tesař, Partner in charge of Audit Practice, Deloitte Czech Republic
      Martin Tesar

      Class of 2011


      "I believe that the main positive of the Katz EMBA program is that you prove to yourself that your brain is still capable of absorbing new information. You also meet other people who have multiple years of experience in various fields and you can benchmark your views with them. Discussions with my fellow classmates were always interesting. "

      "The Katz EMBA allowed me to link my practical experience with the most up-to-date theoretical framework and also forced me to think about problem solving from different perspectives. Contact with my fellow classmates after graduation is and will continue to be one of the most useful aspects of the EMBA program." "Here are a couple examples of how I applied what I learned in my job. During the marketing class, as a team we adjusted a so-called conjoint analysis, normally used for product surveys, into the HR project, looking at key satisfaction drivers of people (which is always important to know in people intensive business). Another example is a valuable discussion I had with the professor of a strategy course on the current challenges of professional services firms."
    • John Thompson Assistant Professor of Military Science, U.S. Army
      John Thompson

      John Thompson has more than 20 years of military experience, currently serving as an assistant professor of military science and an active duty Army officer with the rank of major. When EMBA graduate Mike Gorham recommended the program to John, he recognized the opportunity to gain global experience in a business environment.

      “For me, the Global Executive Forums have been a highlight and discriminator of the Katz EMBA Worldwide program. During the GEFs, I have enjoyed the benefit of international travel and of learning from my foreign cohorts.”
    • Ricardo Vellutini, President of DuPoint Brazil


      Board of Advisors Member, EMBA São Paulo/South America

      "EMBA increases your global knowledge and holistic understanding of the current business environment. It improves your understanding of financial costs, analytical capability, international networking opportunities, organizational behavior, and decision making."
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  • Executive MBA Worldwide Events

    Our prospective students in Pittsburgh and São Paulo, are offered a variety of ways through which you can learn more about the program. Participate in an online information session, join a faculty webinar, come to campus for Executive MBA for a Day, or attend one of our annual events.

    Events

    Interact With Us

    Throughout the year, our Sao Paulo location holds information sessions in person and online. Lasting about one hour, these sessions include a presentation about the program and are followed by a Q&A session. 

    The Information Sessions Cover:

    • A full University and program overview
    • Admissions requirements
    • Application process
    • Benefits to you and your company
    • Return on investment

    For information on an upcoming event, please contact us by e-mail at brazilmba@katz.pitt.edu or call +55 (11) 2766-7300.

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    The São Paulo location hosts different events throughout the year to bring together prospective students, students, alumni, and important executives from the region. Please check back for updates on upcoming events.

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    At Executive MBA for a Day, your itinerary includes the following:

    Meet with Marcela Gontijo, Katz EMBA South America manager, and receive information about the Executive MBA.
    Attend class with current EMBA students.
    Join us for a lunch with the students, so they can share their experiences.
    Mornings: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Lunch: 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
    Afternoons: 1:45 - 4 p.m.

    Upcoming Dates:

    Information Technology and Business Value
    Professor Chris Kemerer
    Nov 10 - Fri - Morning or Afternoon
    Nov 11 - Sat - Morning

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    Information Technology and Business Value
    Professor Chris Kemerer
    Dec 8 - Fri - Morning or Afternoon
    Dec 9 - Sat - Morning

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    The Katz Executive MBA Worldwide Webinar Series, taught by our world-class faculty, offers insights on critical issues facing today's high level-managers and executives. 

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  • TUITIONS & FEES

    Tuition and fees vary based on program, residential status, and other factors.

    EMBA São Paulo

    Your tuition is $56,500. It covers all books, cases, and simulations; hotel lodging at the Global Executive Forums (GEFs) in Pittsburgh, and Shenzhen; coffee breaks during all class sessions; and access to University of Pittsburgh resources when on campus, including fitness facilities, libraries, and public transportation. Additional items covered by tuition include a one-year subscription to the Wall Street Journal and various software packages through Microsoft Windows. Please note that tuition does not include airfare to the GEFs.

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    You may apply online or through a printed application. The next class will begin in May 2018. The program begins in May and runs through October of the subsequent year. 

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    Executive MBA Worldwide Staff

    North America

    University of Pittsburgh 
    Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
    EMBA Pittsburgh
    Fifth Floor Alumni Hall
    4227 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    Telephone: +1 412-648-1600
    Fax: 412-648-1787
    Email: embaprogram@katz.pitt.edu

    South America

    Executive MBA Worldwide Program
    Rua da Consolação, 930
    Ed. João Calvino - Sala 100
    São Paulo, SP - Brazil - 01302-907 - 
    Telephone: +55 11 2766-7300
    Email: brazilmba@katz.pitt.edu

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