Stats and Rankings

The University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business is annually recognized as being among the best in the world when it comes to our academic programs, exceptional value, faculty quality, and innovative research. Our programs are regularly awarded rankings that reflect our excellence.

All rankings have different methodologies, weightings, and survey groups which often lead to different results. We are proud of our many impressive accolades, but our priority will always continue to be preparing students for successful careers in a global business environment.

MBA Program

#1 in “Years to Payback” an MBA Investment among All U.S. Universities
Forbes Best Business Schools Ranking | 2019

#1 Business School for International Students in the U.S.
BusinessBecause | 2018

#3 in Corporate Social Responsibility among All U.S. Universities
Financial Times MBA Ranking | 2020

#4 in “Salary Increase Percentage” among All U.S. Public Universities
The Economist MBA Ranking | 2019

#5 in “Education Experience” among All U.S. Public Universities
The Economist MBA Ranking | 2019

#11 One-Year MBA Program in the U.S.
Poets & Quants Top One-Year MBA Programs | 2019

#12 Two-Year MBA Program in the World
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education | 2018

#26 Part-Time MBA Program among All U.S. Public Universities

U.S. News & World Report Best Part-Time MBA Program | 2021

139% "Salary Increase" Relative to Pre-MBA Salary
Financial Times MBA Rankings | 2020

MBA Careers

88%
of MBA students had job offers at graduation

94%
of MBA students had job offers 90 days post-graduation

$107,793
average starting salary and bonus, Class of 2019

Based on 2019 MBA CSEA data

Executive MBA

#3 in Corporate Social Responsibility among All U.S. Universities
Financial Times EMBA Ranking | 2019

#3 in Salary Percentage Increase Two Years After Graduation among All U.S. Universities
The Economist EMBA Ranking | 2018

#5 Executive MBA Program among U.S. Public Institutions
Financial Times EMBA Ranking | 2019

#5 in Career Advancement in the World
Ivey Exec Global EMBA Ranking | 2019

#7 in Curriculum in the World

Ivey Exec Global EMBA Ranking | 2019

#9 in International Course Experience among All U.S. Universities
Financial Times EMBA Ranking | 2019

#16 Executive MBA Program in the World

Ivey Exec Global EMBA Ranking | 2019

81% of Graduates Promoted or Growing Their Own Company since Graduation
The Economist EMBA Ranking | 2018

Master of Science Programs

#9 Master of Science in Accounting Program among U.S. Public Universities
The Financial Engineer MS in Accounting Ranking | 2020

#14 Master of Science in Marketing Program among All U.S. Universities
QS MS in Marketing Ranking | 2020

#14 Master of Science in Finance Program among U.S. Public Universities
QS MS in Finance Ranking | 2018

73% of Katz Graduates Pass the CPA Exam on Their First Attempt, Compared with the National Average of 49%
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Faculty

#3 in U.S. and #5 in World in Faculty Quality
The Economist MBA Ranking | 2018

#5 in Faculty Gender Balance among Public Universities
Financial Times MBA Ranking | 2020

#23 in Marketing Research Productivity among All U.S. Universities
UT Dallas Top 100 Business Schools Report, Marketing Journals | 2020

#26 in Research Productivity among Public Universities
UT Dallas Top 100 Business Schools Report | 2020

#44 in Research Productivity among All U.S. Univeristies
UT Dallas Top 100 Business Schools Report | 2020

Most Highly Cited Paper Ever in the Field of Software Engineering
Information and Software Technology | 2016
Chris F. Kemerer | David M. Roderick Professor of Information Systems

Alumni

#1 in Breadth of Alumni Network in the World
The Economist MBA Ranking | 2019

#25 in Potential to Network in the World
The Economist MBA Ranking | 2018