Details for Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive
Institution is part of
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa., United States
Sign Up Date to PRME
19 Dec 2008
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
13 Jun 2014
Sharing Information on Progress (2014)
Sharing Information on Progress (2012)
As an institution of higher learning involved in the education of current and future managers, the Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration is committed to continually improving our commitment to the Principles for Responsible Management Education. This report identifies initiatives that demonstrate these values in our research, experience based learning initiatives, certificates, institute offerings, internships, case competitions, and corporate and community partnerships.
Sharing Information on Progress (2010)
As an institution of higher learning involved in the education of current and future managers, the Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration are committed to continually improving our commitment to the Principles for Responsible Management Education. This report identifies initiatives that demonstrate these values in our research, experience based learning initiatives, certificates, institute offerings, internships, case competitions, and corporate and community partnerships.
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
The Katz School has a long history of dedicated teaching and research in business ethics, corporate social performance (CSP), and business-government relations. Thus, the Katz School unites the leading edges of research in social impact analysis with MBA education. Here, creativity in research informs the design and content of our classes. Our faculty are leaders in their respective fields and by design integrate ethics, and social and environmental impacts of business in their classes. MBA core professors are required to report yearly on their efforts of integrating these matters into their coursework. In addition, all MBA students participate in required ethics workshops along with dedicated events and programming throughout their MBA experience. Together with the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, MBA students are encouraged to explore ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues through project courses, student organizations (including sponsorship of a Net Impact Chapter), high impact corporate speakers and individual research projects.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Faculty within the Katz School were paramount in the introduction of the concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility as well as fundamental new concepts to the study of values in the firm; advanced the institutional theory of agency as well as the study of delegation as agency in political science, and developed important theory in regulation, corporate political activity, and CSP measurement; focused the entire field on the concept of CSP and provided research leadership in many areas, including stakeholder analysis and corporate citizenship; and produced path-breaking work on executive leadership and stakeholder analysis, contributing important studies on stakeholders, CSP, values, and religious influences on business ethics. Katz faculty have also been leaders in the national academic organizations, including the SIM Division of the Academy of Management, the International Association for Business and Society, and the Society for Business Ethics. A study published in the late 90’s in the journal Business and Society reported that the Katz school had produced more research in this area during the past 25 years than any other business school.