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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 14, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Management Consulting Certificate

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The Management Consulting certificate enables students to become familiar with the structure and workings of the management consulting industry and the essential toolkit of a consultant, while requiring at least one, and allowing multiple, (elective) project-based courses in which students apply that knowledge to gain experience working on a real-life client consulting project.

Admission Requirements

The graduate certificate will follow admissions requirements consistent with existing Pitt Business micro-credential and graduate certificate programs.


Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA from an accredited U.S. university or the non-U.S. equivalent. 

Application Components

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Academic transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Essay
  • TOEFL/IELTS (international applicants)


The curriculum for the certificate includes those that provide foundational knowledge in management consulting and a customizable set of elective coursework.

  • Required credits:  6.0 credits
  • Elective credits:    9.0 credits from list of approved KGSB elective courses, or alternate coursework, including from other Pitt schools, with faculty program director approval.

Total Credits: 15

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