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Top School in Pittsburgh for an International Business Degree

Students interested in studying international business in Pittsburgh, PA, have only a few schools to choose from. Read about the top local school's degree programs, tuition and ranking information to find the right one for you.

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School and Ranking Information

There is one public university and four private universities in the Pittsburgh area that offer degrees in international business. Based on programs offered, location and school rankings, the following school ranks number one in Pittsburgh for a degree in international business:

  • Winner: Carnegie Mellon University is a private, not-for-profit school offering international business degrees directly in the city of Pittsburgh. The Tepper School of Business offers an undergraduate business degree program with a concentration in international management, along with an MBA program that includes relevant coursework.

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Category Carnegie Mellon University
Rankings Ranked #25 among Top National Universities (2015)*, #20 among Top Graduate Business Schools (2015)* and #8 in Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)**
Location Pittsburgh, PA
School Type 4-year, private, not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2014-2015) Undergrad: $48,786**
International Business Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
International Business Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013-2014 7 (bachelor's)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 88%**
Noteworthy MBA students can participate in the school's Global Treks program, in which they travel to a country such as China or India, and take classes, as well as visit corporations and socialize with peers, faculty and local business professionals ***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator, ***Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

  • Business classes are smaller in size and are taught by highly-distinguished faculty
  • School hosts Wednesday Night Insights, where students explore various career and industry opportunities
  • Students can participate in the annual business plan competition, the Tepper Venture Challenge, as well as a variety of case competitions throughout the year

Carnegie Mellon University is a private four-year school, enrolling more than 12,000 students each year. The university operates seven schools and colleges. One of these is the Tepper School of Business, which offers international business studies through its undergraduate business program and its MBA program.

The university's undergraduate business program offers eight concentrations areas, including one in international management. Required courses in this concentration address international trade laws, global management strategies and international marketing. Elective course topics could provide study in international finance and international relations. A core courses in global business is part of the curriculum, in addition to courses in accounting, operations, business communication, marketing and finance.

While the MBA program does not offer a specific concentration in international business, it does offer a class in global economics and many courses that address topics applicable to the global business environment, such as leadership strategies, personnel management, organizational management and communications. Its Global Treks program allows students to experience first-hand life and business operations in an international setting.

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