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Undergraduate and Graduate Degree & Certificate Programs in Supply Chain Management at Pitt Business

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Founded in 1787 as a small, private school and private through much of its history, Pitt became a state-related university in 1966. Today, the University of Pittsburgh system comprises the 132-acre Pittsburgh campus and regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. In the more than 220 years since founding, the University has evolved into an internationally recognized center of learning and research.

Pitt Business is made up of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, the College of Business Administration which offers undergraduate business degrees, and five education and research centers. Pitt Business believes in five strategic initiatives: experience-based learning, globalism, entrepreneurship, value chain and supply chain management and interdisciplinary collaboration. Whether you plan on a corporate career or are headed toward options like small business, public service, international affairs, or law, CBA provides a strong foundation for future success.

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Academic Programs


Undergraduate Programs

  • BS in Business Administration with Supply Chain Management Major: Program features include an emphasis on global opportunities, experience-based learning initiatives, and diverse networking and internship opportunities. The SCM major discusses integration with marketing; product and process engineering; accounting and finance; human resources; environmental, health, safety and quality; facilities management; and information technology areas. Finally, the major assumes a global perspective not only in terms of the internal operations of manufacturing and service businesses, but also with partnerships among suppliers, customers, and third-party logistic providers worldwide.
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management (CSCM): The Undergraduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management (CSCM) teaches Pitt Business students the important concepts in supply chain management that are necessary to help companies build a competitive infrastructure and create net value. Additionally, students develop the managerial skills highly valued in the corporate environment. 

Graduate Programs

  • MBA with Supply Chain/Logistics Management (Operations) Concentration: Katz offers one-year, two-year, part-time and executive MBA. You can add focused learning to your Katz MBA with one of the internal certificates. Global supply chain management certificate is aimed at students enrolled in the Katz MBA. Experience-based learning at Katz means you'll get hands-on experience with your new skills. This experience can mean all the difference in the confidence you project and the knowledge you bring to your position. MBA concentrations help University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School students sharpen specific skill sets they need to reach career goals. The chart below shows sample careers and job titles by area of concentration
  • MBA Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management: The Katz Global Supply Chain Management Certificate prepares students to secure positions as managers or directors of corporate global supply chains. Position areas include supply chain management, sourcing and procurement, supplier relationship management, or supplier diversity management.
  • MS in Supply Chain Management: The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management provides students with broad supply chain knowledge and technical skills in sourcing, logistics, planning, inventory, pricing, and consulting. The 30-credit program is designed to be completed in nine months (August - April).  The program also has a part-time option; however, part-time study will extend the length of time needed to complete the degree.

University of Pittsburgh Features

The University of Pittsburgh is an internationally respected center of learning and research, offering exceptional educational opportunities in the arts, sciences, and professions. As a state-related, coeducational institution, the University of Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh campus offers a multitude of degree-granting and other programs housed in 16 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. A City in Itself, the University’s 12,000 employees, including 3,800 full-time faculty members, serve about 34,000 students through the programs of 15 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.

  • Campus: The 132-acre campus of University of Pittsburgh is located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Allegheny County. The regional campuses are located in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville.
  • Accreditation: The University of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The University of Pittsburgh was one of 16 founding members of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and all Pitt Business Programs are accredited by AASCB International. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a prestigious organization of 63 leading doctorate-granting research institutions in the United States and Canada.
  • Pitt Business Rankings: 33rd public undergraduate program in Business Week (2010); 24th public undergraduate program in U.S. News & World Report (2009); 1st MBA overall for value for the money in the Financial Times (2009); 9th public MBA program in the Financial Times (2009); 17th public MBA program in the Economist (2010); 8th cross-continent Executive MBA program in the Financial Times (2008); 6th public Executive MBA program in the Financial Times (2009); 20th public business school in UTDallas Research Rankings (2010); and more..
  • Experience-Based Learning: One of the defining characteristics of business education at Pitt Business is the importance they place on experience-based learning (EBL) and to accomplish this, the schools uses simulations, case competitions, and encourage students to become involved in one of the many Consulting Field Projects or to take on a consulting position with the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The culmination of the course is the McKinsey Cup Competition where student teams compete for the coveted McKinsey Cup Trophy.
  • Entrepreneurship: The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and its centers have long provided Western Pennsylvania entrepreneurs with the knowledge, advice, and innovative services they need to define new markets, create new companies, and fortify the region's economy. The emphasis on more fully integrating entrepreneurship throughout the programs will help students be competitive in fluid business environments.
  • Graduate Students Networking: Career networking is the #1 way to gain valuable insights into careers. Did you know that at least 2/3 of the jobs available in the job market are in small companies who normally do not advertise openings or recruit on college campuses? This means that 60-75% of jobs lie in the hidden job market. You can penetrate the hidden job market by networking with alumni in the Pitt Career Network.
  • Student Employment & Placement Assistance (SEPA): The University of Pittsburgh is deeply committed to helping students land the right internship, part-time job, and ultimately career employment in all professions. SEPA works closely with businesses and employers representing a wide variety of professions to host career fairs, conduct on-campus interviews and information sessions, and tap into the Pitt Career Network sponsored by the Pitt Alumni Association.
  • Honors College: Honors College was established to meet the special academic and co-curricular needs of capable and motivated undergraduate students. Building upon the achievements of the University honors program, begun in 1978, the college provides increased opportunity, incentives, and recognition for high academic attainment by students.
  • University Housing: The university offers a wide-range of housing types to suit your lifestyle during your tenure as an undergraduate on-campus resident. The housing environment is rich with amenities such as online network access, e-mail kiosks, study and recreation lounges, fitness centers, coffee carts, and special living communities.

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