Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1270
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $18,138
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,092
  • University Selectivity
    54%
  • University Yield
    26%
  • Job Offers
    75%
  • Average Salary
    $46,262
  • Top Industry
    Other
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1907
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
2100 Sennott Square
Pittsburgh, 15260,
Website
405x225

College of Business Administration

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration gives students the business agility to compete in the global economy. Led by our collaborative faculty, we emphasize experience-based learning, international immersion, and team-based projects. Our location in Pittsburgh, Pa. gives students abundant opportunities for internships, consulting projects, case competitions, and cultural activities. We have a network of 26,000 alumni in more than 90 countries, all graduates of a program ranked among the world's best by independent publications and continuously accredited by AACSB International

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CBA's connections with companies are unbelievable. They bring in great corporations and prepare us to enter the future. I work in campus recruiting at the moment and can honestly say that our students are prepared and knowledgeable when searching for jobs. The career preparation here is outstanding.

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About University of Pittsburgh

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
54% University of Pittsburgh 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. High school GPA
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
27634% 27,634
54% 54
26% 26
54% School Selectivity
26% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

TOEFL and translated copies of transcripts for non-English speaking applicants.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
4853% 4,853
44% 44
37% 37
44% Program Selectivity
37% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.0
  • Other transfer requirements 3.00 average GPA in four required courses
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 38
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Other 27%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 24%
  • Consulting 7%
  • Manufacturing 5%
PNC Financial Services 18
Top Employer
  • PricewatershouseCoopers 11
  • BNY Mellon 8
  • Deloitte & Touche 7
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
75% College of Business Administration 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
68% 68
62% 61.74527272727272
68% Receive Offers
68% 68
59% 59.252482758620694
68% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
7% 7
16% 15.83261363636364
7% Receive Offers
7% 7
17% 16.796475409836066
7% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
81% Graduates seeking full-time employment
19% Graduates not seeking employment
88% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
6% 6
$49,000.00
26K 60K
Finance/Accounting
39% 39
$49,437.00
32K 80K
General Management
1% 1
$43,373.00
30K 56K
Human Resources
2% 2
$41,760.00
30K 50K
Management Information Systems
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
20% 20
$41,732.00
25K 60K
Operations/Production
4% 4
$47,748.00
37K 55K
Logistics/Transportation
2% 2
$30,000.00 Data not provided
Other
26% 26
$41,542.00
31K 48K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
16% 16
$49,934.00
32K 60K
Consumer Products/Retail
9% 9
$47,024.00
40K 80K
Consulting
7% 7
$45,757.00
26K 60K
Financial Services
24% 24
$49,385.00
34K 70K
Government/Education
2% 2
$49,750.00
40K 60K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
2% 2
$42,130.00
30K 55K
Manufacturing
5% 5
$42,798.00
31K 54K
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
$35,750.00
35K 37K
Non-Profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
$34,000.00
30K 38K
Real Estate
1% 1
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology/Science
3% 3
$40,500.00
30K 60K
Transportation
1% 1
$39,500.00
25K 54K
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
27% 27
$40,686.00
30K 65K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
13% 13
$51,480.00
32K 70K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
75% 75
$45,637.00
25K 80K
U.S. South
3% 3
$53,585.00 Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
$46,250.00
40K 53K
U.S. Midwest
5% 5
$51,833.00
40K 60K
U.S. West
2% 2
$43,960.00
30K 53K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • PricewatershouseCoopers 24
  • PNC Financial Services 21
  • Northwestern Mutual 7
  • UPMC 7
  • BNY Mellon 7
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 14
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 71
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 73
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 656
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Alumni Career Panels; Alumni-in-Residence; Annual Career Conference; Career Coaching Blog; Career Development Course & Workshops (Digital); Branding Days; Corporate Guest Speakers; Corporate Networking Sessions; Corporate Sponsored Case Studies; Executives-in-Residence; Industry Consultants; Information Sessions; International Internship Program; Internship and Job Postings; Job Shadowing & Corporate Site Visits; Mock Interviews; On Campus Interviews; Podcasts

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$30,850
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $18,138
  • Fees $860
  • Expenses $11,852
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$42,280
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $29,568
  • Fees $860
  • Expenses $11,852
13% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 2% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 0%
  • Merit 100%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.oafa.pitt.edu
Scholarships
$2,265,424
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$2,662,943
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business Administration
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
65% 60
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
57% 33
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
College of Business Administration 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resources Management; Management Information Systems; Global Management
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Business Program Classes
10% Less than 20 Students 27% More than 50 Students
63% 21 to 50 students
33 Average number of students in non-business required electives
71 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Revenue Management
  • Six Sigma
  • HR Strategy & Planning
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Market Manipulations
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2013
Degrees Offered
  • BSBA, BPhil / Accounting
  • BSBA, BPhil / Finance
  • BSBA, BPhil / Business Information Systems
  • BSBA, BPhil / Global Management
  • BSBA, BPhil / Marketing
  • BSBA, BPhil / Human Resources Management
  • BSBA, BPhil / Supply Chain Management
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
115% 115
33% 33
Prominent Faculty
  • John Prescott, PhD

    Strategy

  • Kenneth Lehn, PhD

    Finance

  • Diane Denis, PhD

    Finance

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Student Ambassadors for Business Admissions Office; Freshmen Team Leaders (FTL) who co-teach Business Orientation classes with instructors; Student Professional Development Consultants trained to coach business students in interviewing and resume writing skills; Student Employee positions for event planning, marketing and technology in undergraduate Career Services Office; Federal Work Study administrative support throughout the undergraduate business school.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    International Internship Program: business internship in one of five cities-Beijing, Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, and Sao Paulo; Semester and year-long exchanges in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Singapore and Spain; Plus3, collaboration between CBA and the Swanson School of Engineering, freshmen experience real-world business practices and relations to engineering issues in a global economy travelling to one of four countries: Chile, China, Germany, or Vietnam.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    PittServes -clearinghouse for all student community service activities. Comprised of new and existing community service programs, student-led initiatives, and academic-based initiatives; CBA Panther Projects -long-term opportunities for students to work on community-based and service learning projects with long-term commitment for sustainable impact; 20 business student organizations provide multiple volunteer requirements as part of expectations for each member and for all business certified student organizations

Students

38% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 67% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1320 75th Percentile Score on SAT 29 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
83% 83
Asian American
5% 5
African American
5% 5
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
4%
4%
16%
0%
2%
74%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
92% 92
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
8% 8
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
92% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
78% 78
87% 87

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 9,748
Alumni Donations
$1,007 Average Gift $300,000 Largest Gift

John M. Petersen

Most Prominent Alumni
  • John M. Petersen

    Retired President and CEO/ Erie Insurance Group

  • James B. Tafel

    Retired Board Chairman and CEO/ Dun & Bradstreet Technical Publishing Company

  • Charles M. Steiner

    Retired CEO, Founder and Chairman/ Branch Group, Inc.