International Business Center

At the International Business Center (IBC), our mission is to connect Pitt Business stakeholders to learning experiences worldwide. We understand the complexities of international markets, the nuances of diverse world cultures, and the rapid change caused by disruptive technologies. Whether you are a student, an alumnus, a faculty or staff member, or represent a business or nonprofit, we can help connect you to relevant and impactful global business experiences offered at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration and, more broadly, at the University of Pittsburgh. Our goal is to enhance your global competency and, in doing so, to make you more competitive on the world business stage.
The IBC has more than 25 years of experience in the creation, development, and oversight of programs that enhance the global business competency of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as of our business and community partners. Established by the U.S. Department of Education in 1989 as one of the five original Centers for International Business Education and Research, the IBC draws upon a vast network of contacts around the world to develop and launch programs that take Pitt Business’ strengths, such as Experience-Based Learning, to the global level.

Services Offered: 
Guest Speakers
High School Student Events
Professional Development Workshops
School Visits


Here is a sample of materials generated by the International Business Center or as a result of programming in which they participated.


Intended Audience:
Higher Education, Faculty, Post-Secondary

In January 2018, the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh invited faculty from two and four year institutions of higher education to attend a one-day workshop on internationalizing across the curriculum. For the past five years, UCIS has partnered with the Nine University and College International Studies Consortium in Georgia and with the...

Intended Audience:

Dr. Michael Giazzoni, Director of College in High School, and Cindy McNulty, Global Competence Director at Oakland Catholic High School, discuss the benefits of dual credit programs and infusion of global content into the curriculum.


Intended Audience:
Students, 9-12, Faculty, K-12

This website hosts video and audio resources from current and past CCA International Marketing Competition events. In addition it informs about the current CCA International Marketing Competition.

Outreach at International Business Center

Jacqueline Saslawski
Managing Director
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
International Business Center