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University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

Noted as one of the leading business schools in the state, University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business has distinguished itself with reputable career service, high average starting salary and rigorous academic curriculums. On this page specified for University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, you can also find its complete admissions application information, such as average GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA ranges, average professional experience and acceptance rates for part-time, full-time and executive degree programs offered by University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
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Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2018)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 1
Application deadline (international students) February 1
Application fee $50

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate (full-time) 27.0%
Average age of new entrants 26
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) 3.35
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.91-3.88
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 52
Average GMAT score (full-time) 622
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 550-700
Entrants providing GMAT scores 86
Students with prior work experience 69
Average work experience (months) 44

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 90.1%
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.26
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.72-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 60
Average GMAT score 546
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 434-640
Entrants providing GMAT scores 65
Students with prior work experience 62
Average work experience (months) 58

Admissions & Enrollment (Executive Degree Program)

Acceptance rate 98.7%
Average age of new entrants 37
Average undergraduate GPA 3.21
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.73 – 3.59
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 23
Average GMAT score 573
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 480 – 640
Entrants providing GMAT scores 3
Students with prior work experience 71
Average work experience (months) 160

GRE Scores

GRE accepted for admissions No
Percentage of fall 2013 entering class that submitted GRE scores N/A
GRE accepted as alternative to GMAT N/A

Undergraduate Majors


TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test
Mean TOEFL of entering students 103 internet-based test
Median TOEFL of entering students 105 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

Full-time program

Admission criteria are based on the application, interview, and letters of recommendation.
1) Previous academic performance and analytical skill, including GMAT score and course work;
2) Demonstrated leadership skills, communication skills, a drive to succeed, and a successful record of accomplishment;
3) Convey career plans and connect experiences to aspirations.

Executive program

Requirements for EMBA admission: professional experience and potential, previous academic performance, masters-level academic ability, English language proficiency. Admissions process includes an application, two professional references, letter of self-nomination, resume, college transcripts, and successful interview. Candidates are viewed by their organizations as valued individuals.

Part-time program

The Admissions Committee assesses application materials as well as feedback from additional interactions. Generally a potential student is assessed in three areas:
1) Previous academic performance and analytical skill, including GMAT score and course work;
2) Demonstrated leadership skills and successful record of accomplishment;
3) Career goals and objectives.

Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Thomas Keller
Full-time program phone (412) 648-1700
Full-time program email [email protected]
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​business.​pitt.​edu/​katz/​
Executive program phone (412) 648-1600
Executive program email [email protected]
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​business.​pitt.​edu/​katz/​emba/​index.​phpedu
Part-time program phone (412) 648-1700
Part-time program email [email protected]
Part-time program website http:/​/​http:/​/​www.​business.​pitt.​edu/​katz/​mba/​academics/​programs/​part-time.​php
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program email N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

* Business School Admissions details based on 2018 data

Business School Career and Salary

Class of 2018

Full-time graduates 100
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 69
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 63.8%
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 88.4%

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 57
Low base salary $45,000
Average base salary $79,925
High base salary $125,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $45,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $77,106
High base salary: U.S citizens $120,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $65,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $85,139
High base salary: Foreign nationals $125,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 34
Low signing bonus $2,000
Average signing bonus $7,132
High signing bonus $27,500

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $6,500
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $20,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $3,500
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $8,036
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $27,500

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 12
Low other compensation $2,000
Average other compensation $7,179
High other compensation $18,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $2,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $6,352
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $18,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $8,625
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $15,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 13
Marketing/sales low salary $45,000
Marketing/sales average salary $77,185
Marketing/sales high salary $95,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 9
Operations/production low salary $60,000
Operations/production average salary $85,667
Operations/production high salary $120,000
Number reporting general management jobs 0
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 12
Finance/accounting low salary $55,000
Finance/accounting average salary $74,750
Finance/accounting high salary $95,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Number reporting consulting jobs 11
Consulting low salary $64,000
Consulting average salary $82,216
Consulting high salary $125,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 3
Human resources low salary $69,900
Human resources average salary $80,967
Human resources high salary $88,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 8
Other occupations low salary $66,000
Other occupations average salary $80,252
Other occupations high salary $95,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 13
Manufacturing low salary $58,000
Manufacturing average salary $85,308
Manufacturing high salary $110,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 1

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 8
Northeast low salary $75,000
Northeast average salary $85,125
Northeast high salary $95,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 31
Middle Atlantic low salary $70,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $72,810
Middle Atlantic high salary $125,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 4
South low salary $80,600
South average salary $91,400
South high salary $95,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 6
Midwest low salary $70,000
Midwest average salary $91,500
Midwest high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 5
Southwest low salary $73,000
Southwest average salary $85,600
Southwest high salary $95,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 3
West low salary $70,000
West average salary $91,667
West high salary $110,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 0

* Business School Career and Salary details based on 2018 data


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