Why Pitt Business?

At Pitt Business, we seamlessly integrate the academic, career, and international experiences that are essential to preparing students for roles in global business. Our program takes students From the Classroom, To the City, To the World through an array of experience-based learning opportunities. Our location in the City of Pittsburgh gives students full access to the city's rich business and cultural traditions.

From the Classroom, To the City, To the World

#11 Ranked U.S. Public Business School

90% Placement Rate

75+ Locations for Study Abroad

The Classroom

As a Pitt Business student, your journey begins in the classroom. Here you learn from two kinds of great teachers: Pitt's world-renowned faculty and real-world experiences. Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program offers seven majors and five certificate programs, each complemented by an array of case studies, consulting projects, case competitions, internships, and global experiences.

Outside the Classroom Curriculum

This extracurricular program is designed around the 10 functional categories that recruiters prize, categories such as professional development, cross-functional teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. Students earn points for completing activities in each category and their proficiency is measured as they progress through different levels.

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Living Learning Community

As an incoming freshman, you get started on your business education right away by living with fellow business students in the Bruce Hall dormitory. Each of the four floors represents a "community" devoted to a specific interest area: Global Business, Social Responsibility, Business Honors, and Entertainment and Sports. Residents participate in a variety of classroom lectures, special events, and projects to enrich their freshman year.

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Pitt Business Honors Program

The 9-credit honors program lets exemplary students complete a more rigorous program of study with enhanced core classes, honors electives, and an experience-based learning capstone. The capstone gives students the option of completing either a research track with a faculty member, a global business experience, or a senior-level project with an experience-based learning focus.

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“I love being part of the Pitt Business community because of the amazing academic opportunities to all students. Through our hands-on coursework, professional academies, study abroad, networking events, and programs and competitions, Pitt Business allows students to get involved in developing their careers before graduating, which is really special and valuable.”

Lucy Scalo

Marketing and Business Information Systems, Class of 2019

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The City

The City of Pittsburgh is the natural extension of the Pitt Business classroom. Our urban location lets students complete high-profile projects for Pittsburgh organizations and see their work get put immediately into action. The City of Pittsburgh, with its ongoing economic and cultural renaissance, is an ideal backdrop for our emphasis on breaking down the barriers between the classroom and outside world.

Client-Based Consulting

In the Projects in Marketing Course, students form a full-service marketing agency and envision, plan, and execute a strategic campaign for a client. Past teams have worked for the Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL, and have won national college competitions for their work with American Eagle Outfitters, Mazda, Chevrolet, and Nissan.

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Panther Projects

What if Pittsburgh organizations, particularly nonprofits, could somehow harness the collective power of Pitt Business students? Now they can, through Panther Projects, an initiative in which Pitt Business students work with a client and complete a series of strategic business projects over the course of multiple semesters.

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Powerful Career Resources

The Pitt Business Career Services team has a longstanding partnership with top employers in Pittsburgh and worldwide. They help connect students with coveted jobs and internships, and prepare students for those positions through professional development services such as résumé workshops, interview practice sessions, and Executive-in-Residence counseling services.

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“Through the career development opportunities at Pitt Business, I was able to secure a position in Microsoft’s Finance Rotational Program. This program will place me within different units of the business. Pitt Business did an excellent job at equipping me with the fundamental finance and modeling knowledge that were necessary for me to succeed in my analyst role.”

Evan Turman

Finance and Accounting, Class of 2018

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The World

The world stage is the ultimate destination of Pitt Business students, and they don't have to wait to get there — they go as part of their degree. We offer a Global Management major, a Certificate Program in International Business, exchange programs with foreign universities, and the opportunity to study abroad at more than 75 countries worldwide.

Global Business Institute

Pitt Business operates five international anchor locations year round, each of which enables students to take Pitt Business courses, while immersing themselves in another country's culture and business climate. Each location is grouped around a core business function: Buenos Aires is global management, London is finance and accounting, Florence is human resources, Shanghai is supply chain management, and Sydney is marketing and business information systems.

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International Internship Program

Pitt Business offers a 14-week International Internship Program that lets students earn credits while working for companies abroad, ranging from global corporations such as Dow Chemical, Morningstar, General Motors, and Mylan, to small-to-mid-size international businesses. Internship cities change from year to year, although popular destinations include Beijing, Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, and São Paulo.

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Pitt Study Abroad

Pick any international city and there is a good chance Pitt give you the opportunity to study there. The Study Abroad Office offers programs in the fall, spring, and summer in more than 75 countries. Trips can have either a business or non-business focus, and the length of the trip ranges from as short as a week to a full year.

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“Through the Pitt Business Plus3 program, I traveled to Germany the summer after my freshman year. I was able to learn about German lifetimes, better appreciate German culture and customs, and interactively examine the German business environment. This unforgettable experience gave me a strong sense of global awareness that will serve me as a professional in my business career.”

Krishna Subramanian

Finance and Business Information Systems, Class of 2020

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