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Executive MBA, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months


The Katz EMBA Worldwide Program features a cohort-based curriculum with the same demanding courses and projects as a traditional MBA program but in an accelerated time frame. The schedule allows you to keep your current rigorous work schedule while completing an MBA degree.In 18 months, you can earn an MBA degree that will accelerate your career and expand your global network through the program's:

  • Top Reputation: Ranked #6 among U.S. public programs (Financial Times)
  • Excellent Value: Graduates received 132% return on investment and 54% salary increase on average (Financial Times)
  • Peer Networking: Students have an average of 12 years work experience
  • Global Cohort: Our cohort has locations in both Pittsburgh and São Paulo


The University of Pittsburgh, including its School of Medicine is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behavior: Leadership and Team Effectiveness
  • Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Control
  • Strategic Cost Management

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Online Application or Hard-Copy Application
  • Current Résumé
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (PDF)
  • Self-recommendation letter describing your:
  • Current job responsibilities and assignments
  • Finest achievements and greatest disappointment
  • 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 scores (optional in some cases). Use code DPZ-M5-98.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 80000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    53328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 80000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    53328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 80000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Merit-based Scholarships for Full-time StudentsTuition scholarships provide the primary source of financial assistance for incoming full-time Katz students. These merit-based scholarships are awarded in various dollar amounts and are directly applied to tuition charges.Katz School scholarships are available to full-time U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and international students. You will receive notification of these awards in your official admission decision letter.Applicants desiring to be considered for scholarship awards must apply no later than February 1 for the Full-time One-Year, Two-Year and Dual-Degree programs.Educational Loans for Full and Part-Time StudentsOnce students have gained admission to their MBA program of choice, they can inquire about educational loans through the MBA Admissions Office or by contacting the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Students will also receive a link to the Katz Admitted Student Intranet, which details the different types of educational loans available for MBA students. Two general types of educational loans exist:

Graduate Stafford Loans
All MBA students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may qualify for a maximum of $20,500 per academic year under the federal Stafford Loan Program. A Graduate Plus loan is available to cover additional expenses incurred during graduate school.
Private Educational Loans
Private educational loans are available through various commercial banks and private lending institutions for educational expenses not covered by Graduate Stafford Loans or scholarship funds. All students, domestic and international, are eligible to apply for private educational loans. International students must have a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident co-sign the loan.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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