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October 2013 Pitt Business Alumni Newsletter

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Katz Top 25 Among U.S. Publics: The Economist, Forbes
In the 2013 rankings, the Katz Full-time MBA program improved to No. 20 among U.S public universities in The Economist and No. 23 in Forbes. The program also placed in the Top 50 overall among U.S. schools, ranked No. 47 in The Economist and No. 48 in Forbes.

Dean's Blog: Massive Online Open Courses? Much aMOOC about Nothing?
Many leading minds are predicting a dramatic shift in higher education as a result of this new technology. Dean John T. Delaney, writing in his faculty blog, talks about what the effect will really look like.

We Want to Feature You in Pitt Business Magazine!
Are you part of a family whose children, parents, and maybe even grandparents all went to Katz or CBA? Did you meet your husband or wife here? If so, we're interested in talking with you for an alumni story! E-mail us at social@katz.pitt.edu.

Alumni Spotlight: CEO Opens Doors for U.S. Firms in Brazil
Foreign companies entering the Brazilian market face a number of unique hurdles. A company led by Celeste Boucinhas (EMBA '07) clears a smooth path for the multinational firms by offering strategic consulting services.

CBA Spotlight: Students Help Pittsburgh Guitar Store Hit the Right Note
Students in the College of Business Administration's Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics have been helping a Pittsburgh music institution develop its community outreach program.

PhD Spotlight: Graduate a Rising Star in Strategic Management
Weilei "Stone" Shi, a 2008 graduate of the PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, is the co-author of a recently published paper about the effects of Chinese political ties.

Attend a Fall 2013 Pittsburgh Alumni Dinner
Alumni based in Western Pennsylvania are invited to attend an upcoming networking dinner focused on the industry in which they work. View upcoming alumni dinner series dates and industry topics.

Visit the Faculty Expert Blog
Our professors give their sharp commentary on important national news stories and business trends. Visit the blog for insights on issues in marketing, human resources, information technology, finance, and more.

Shop the Katz Online Store
Show your school pride and support future students by purchasing authentic Katz clothing online. Available high-quality items, made with the finest materials, include neckties, golf shirts, and jackets.

Join the Katz LinkedIn Page
The Katz LinkedIn page is another way to stay connected with the school, fellow alumni, and faculty and staff. Please consider joining the page if you haven't already.

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