Executive MBA Worldwide, MBA

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The University of Pittsburgh's Katz Executive MBA Worldwide program in Prague prepares established business leaders for strategic roles in the global economy. Ranked No. 1 in Central and Eastern Europe (Financial Times 2011) and accredited by AACSB International, the 16-month program is taught by Katz's world-renowned professors and features Global Executive Forums: student trips to Katz locations in Prague, North America (Pittsburgh, US), and South America (São Paulo, Brazil).
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Katz Executive MBA Worldwide Program

The Katz Graduate School of Business is part of the University of Pittsburgh, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States. Ranked among the world's finest programs, the Katz Executive MBA Worldwide Program prepares high-talent professionals with significant experience to move up to more strategic roles and enables them achieve greater success in global markets.

Global Learning

The Katz EMBA program operates on three continents. Students have the opportunity to enroll in one of three locations: Europe (Prague, Czech Republic), North America (Pittsburgh, US), and South America (São Paulo, Brazil). A hallmark of the Katz EMBA program is the Global Executive Forums. These forums are one-week trips that students take to each location, giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in international markets and gain networking exposure with foreign classmates and business leaders. The Global Executive Forums are central to understanding business in new global contexts.

Globally Respected Degree

The Katz EMBA program awards its graduates a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. Students learn as a single cohort - no matter which location they enroll in, they earn the exact same degree. They complete the same curriculum and study under the same faculty: Katz's renowned professors are flown from the U.S. into the Prague and São Paulo locations to lead study modules in person, thus ensuring the same excellent quality of executive education. The Katz EMBA program is consistently ranked among top programs in Central and Eastern Europe and has been active in the region for more than 20 yearslonger than any other program. Katz is among the few U.S. schools in the CEE region to offer a program accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Since AACSB accreditation is the universal gold standard in business school certification, the Katz MBA degree is respected all over the world.

Senior, Talented Students

In an Executive MBA program, students learn not only from professors, but also from their colleagues in the class through frequent team assignments and interaction with experienced executives from various backgrounds. This is why strict admission requirements are an important guarantee of the programs quality. The Katz EMBA program is designed for successful working professionals who want to move into more strategic roles in the global economy. On average, Katz EMBA students have 14 years of work experience, including nine years in a managerial role, and many hold senior-level positions. They have already earned academic degrees in various fields. Typically, Katz EMBA students speak multiple languages; they come from nearly a dozen countries in a given year and often travel across Europe as part of their regular job. They work in a variety of industries from financial services and manufacturing to the energy and media industry.


Full AACSB Accreditation

The Katz EMBA program is accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Very few U.S. schools in the Central and Eastern Europe region hold this accreditation, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. In fact, Pitt has been continuously accredited by the AACSB since 1919.

Programme Structure

The Katz EMBA program takes 16 months to complete. Classes are scheduled once a month over a long weekend, Wednesday through Sunday. The block scheduling structure is designed to minimize disruptions to students' work and family life and is well-suited even for those commuting from across Europe.

Additionally, students will complete three Global Executive Forums. A Global Executive Forum lasts one week, Monday through Friday. Two of the Forums are held in Pittsburgh (US) – one at the very beginning and on at the end of the program, when the global class also attends their graduation ceremony in Pittsburgh - and one is held in Prague (CZ), and one in São Paulo (Brazil). The schedule for the Katz EMBA is set a full year in advance, which gives our students the notice that they need to plan accordingly

Katz professors are flown from the United States to locations in Prague and São Paulo and deliver every study module in person. The professors, internationally respected for their academic research and industry consulting work, embrace entrepreneurship as a frame of mind. They are widely published in top-ranked research journals and provide expert opinions in leading publications including The Economist and the Financial Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.


At 48 credits, the management-focused curriculum encompasses the business concepts and analytical tools used by senior executives around the world. Students have the ability to personalize their degree by selecting electives. The core courses include the following:

  • Financial Accounting: Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Business Ethics and Public Policy
  • Decision Optimization and Risk Management
  • Economic Analysis for Managerial Decisions
  • Financial Management
  • Global Human Resource Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Information Technology and Business Value
  • Learning Community Workshop
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behavior: Leadership and Team Effectiveness
  • Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Control
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Strategic Management for Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Vision for a Global Future
  • Strategic Leadership for Change
  • Negotiating for Business Executives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

Katz EMBA applicants are evaluated on their professional experience and potential. Candidates must have the following:

  • Minimum of five years professional experience, although 10 years is preferred, as the average student has 14 years of experience
  • Position in a managerial role. Individuals who are re-entering the workforce or encountering a career transition should contact the program for more information
  • A bachelor degree from an accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent is required
  • Proficiency in English

Students must complete the following to be considered for admittance:

  • Completed application form (PDF)
  • Résumé
  • Self-recommendation letter
  • Two recommendation letters (PDF)
  • College or university transcripts
  • Organizational chart and annual report
  • GMAT (Optional in some cases)
  • TOEFL or the IELTS examination (Optional in some cases).
  • In-person interview with Katz EMBA W program representatives

Proficiency in English TOEFL or the IELTS examination is required from non-native English speakers who have not obtained their bachelor degree in an English-taught program.

Minimum education level Bachelor degree.

Work experience Minimum 5 years, applicants with less than 10 years of experience are required to take GMAT test to be considered admission.

For full information, please visit the programme website on the below link.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 37000 International
  • EUR 37000 EU/EEA

The investment required for the entire program is $48,500 USD, payable in four installments. The amount covers tuition, fees, books, and software, but not travel expenses. The Katz EMBA program delivers a strong return on investment and is a great value in comparison to similarly ranked, AACSB-accredited programs. Katz graduates cite the program's top five rewards as managerial development, networking, company promotions, increased earnings, and international mobility.


Scholarships and fellowships are available and can be awarded based on merit and/or need. Please contact us to find out what options might be available for you.

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