University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business

Prague, Czech Republic

No. Students: 35,000 (14,000 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 5,300
Funding type: Public
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* The Katz EMBA program is consistently ranked amongst the best programs in the world
* The Katz MBA degree is AACSB-accredited and globally respected
* Renowned US professors fly to Prague and São Paulo to deliver each module in person
* Global campus rotation: Prague Pittsburgh - São Paulo
* 16 months curriculum: The program cover the areas of finance, marketing, operations, entrepreneurship, strategic leadership and more in a format designed for working professionals managers and executives
* Senior executive class: Students possess 14 years of professional experience on average and come from a variety of industries and nations
* Experiential learning: The program is focused on sharpening of strategic skills and broad-view required of business leaders today
* Executive mentoring and career-planning programs


The University of Pittsburgh is among the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States. Its alumni and faculty include winners of the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, as well the first scientists to synthesize insulin and develop a vaccine for polio. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students. Its 132-acre main campus in Pittsburgh has more than 90 buildings, among them is the 42-story Cathedral of Learning, one of the tallest academic buildings in the world. The campus offers 285 different degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels.

The Katz Graduate School of Business is one of the Universitys 16 schools. A sense of international business pervades nearly every class at Katz. Case studies and examples often center on the global business environment. For any given year approximately 40% of Katz students are from abroad. All of this gives Katz an unmistakable international flavor. However, one of the main driving forces in the global outlook of the School has been its Executive MBA Worldwide Program. It operates on three continents: in Pittsburgh, in Europe (Czech Republic) and South America (Brazil), thus providing organizations in each region with the support they need to equip their executives with the knowledge, skills, networks and competencies required from strategic roles in the global economy. Organizations such as DuPont, Alcoa, PPG, ABB, US Steel, Unilever, Bayer, and Kennametal count on us for talent development and executive education across the three continents.


AACSB Accreditation

In 1916, the University of Pittsburgh was one of the sixteen founding members of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.


The Katz Schools Prague premises are located in the very historic heart of the capital - just a few steps from the Art Nouveau Municipal House, the Gothic Powder Tower or the Czech National Bank and in five minutes walking distance from the famous Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock and the Wenceslas Square with the National Museum. Literally surrounded by monuments and architecture from across centuries and styles. The Katz School in Prague is very easily accessible by public transport. Theres a large shopping mall around the corner (Palladium) and a plethora of restaurants of all kinds of cuisine and shops.

The Katz Schools premises in Prague are open for students 24/7 so that they can meet to study and work on team projects in a comfortable and calm environment. There is wireless internet connection in every room. Each seat in the executive classroom moreover has it own a data cable, to ensure high speed connection during online simulations and business case studies. The classroom and offices have large windows that face an inner courtyard covered by grass this is where students can take a leap of fresh air and just enjoy their breaks

The School offers a wide range of services to its students in Europe from assistance with booking tickets and accommodation and from popular students events (BBQs, bowling, etc) to executive extra-curricular workshops and exclusive panel discussions with top business and political leaders of the region that are attended by senior business community and complimentary for the Schools students as a rule. Further, the Katz Executive Mentoring Program is to be launched in January 2013.

Master's Programmes at University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business

Executive Education

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