Chatham University

Chatham University’s Master of Business Administration program prepares aspiring professionals for careers in specialized fields through an innovative curriculum, personalized attention, and a dynamic network of business leaders.

Developed as a program for working adults, Chatham’s MBA offers:

  • Core coursework that can be completed online or on campus
  • The opportunity to take one course per term from institutions including Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh
  • Corporate partner discounts, competitive graduate assistantships, and grant-funded position
  • Qualified MBA students can earn graduate credits through credit transfer, the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), or test out of the college-level pre-requisites through College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

International Assembly for Collegiate Business EducationChatham's MBA program is fully accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

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Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management

Chatham's MBA with Healthcare Management concentration is dedicated to helping practitioners strengthen their business acumen and preparing business professionals to succeed in management and executive roles in the healthcare field. Courses are available online or on-campus, making it possible to complete the program entirely online.
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Information Management

Information Management

The Information Management concentration is ideal for business professionals who enjoy creative applications of both technical and soft skills. Students will gain theoretical understanding of information architecture, as well as experience with information management systems essential to diverse industries, such as healthcare, banking, food, and architecture. Read more »

Project Management

Project Management

Chatham's Project Management MBA concentration is designed to educate future leaders by cultivating expertise in advanced techniques with a solid grounding in foundational management principles. The MBA concentration's innovative curriculum allows students to translate theory into practice through simulations, case analyses, and experiential learning. Read more »

Food and Agriculture

Food & Agriculture

Food and agriculture organizations need business professionals to help them make strategic decisions for the wellbeing of people, animals, plants, and shareholders. The Food and Agriculture concentration develops future professionals with a practical, application-focused education in collaboration with our world-renowned Falk School's Food Studies Program. Read more »

 

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Strategy

Entrepreneurial Leadership & Strategy

Chatham's EL&S MBA concentration is designed to address the challenges entrepreneurial leaders face in today's business climate. Close ties with the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship and acclaimed business accelerators, such as AlphaLab and Idea Foundry, ensure that students have access to real-world entrepreneurial challenges and triumphs. Read more »

Self-Designed Concentrations

Self Design Concentration

Self-Designed concentrations allow students to integrate coursework in a combination of academic areas to better address their specific professional interests and needs. Read more »

MSUS-MBA Dual Degree Program

Master of Sustainability - MBA dual degree

Chatham's dual-degree Master of Sustainability/MBA program positions graduates for sustainability management and leadership in sustainable business sectors. The program includes foundational coursework in both business and sustainability and extends the breadth and depth of students' knowledge bases with advanced work in sustainable business and other sustainability and business courses. Read more »

FOOD STUDIES-MBA DUAL DEGREE Program

Master of Arts in Food Studies - MBA dual degree

Chatham pioneered the first Master of Arts in Food Studies degree in the country, and now we're combining it with our Master of Business Administration offering—truly a unique combination. Core courses provide breadth and depth in food studies, business, and sustainable business, equipping all students with a holistic understanding of food systems and business skills. Read more »

 

The Chatham MBA consists of 36 credits separated into three parts.
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Eight core courses which provide students with detailed coverage of the advanced business knowledge and critical skills that are most in demand by employers. (24 credits)

Three courses directed to students' academic and professional interests and specific to one of the program's concentrations.
(9 credits)

Business Consulting Capstone (BUS699) is the culminating experience in the MBA program. Student teams apply knowledge and skills gained through the program to solve business problems for entrepreneurs enrolled in the MyConsulting Corner program of Chatham University's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship. Students develop professional consulting skills by working with CWE's Executive-In-Residence.

MBA Faculty

The challenging and rigorous curriculum of the Chatham MBA is taught by faculty whose long and varied business experience and strong academic credentials form the cornerstone of the small interactive classes.

where our students lead ▼

MIX Salad Concept
Bridget Rose Fine Stationary
Pittsburgh Green Clean
Pressley Ridge
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Innovations in Technology, Inc.
Stonewater Salon & Spa
 
Wine & Words Pittsburgh
Bowie & Co.
 

Where our Alumni Work ▼

GIANT EAGLE
PNC
BNY MELLON
GOOGLE
GLAXO SMITH KLINE
HIGHMARK
PEIRCE WATERHOUSE COOPERS
THE SPROUT FUND
SUSTAINABLE PGH
UPMC

Where Our Students Intern ▼

MERRIL LYNCH
ARIBA
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC
GATEWAY HEALTH SYSTEM
CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL
WESTINGHOUSE
WIGLE
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
 
DELOITTE
THE CHILDREN'S HOME
 

Notable Alumni

Jackie Travisano

Jacqueline Travisano, MBA
EVP/COO, Nova Southeastern University

Travisano was named by the Florida Diversity Council as the 2014 recipient of the Glass Ceiling Award, recognizing individuals who demonstrate leadership excellence, accomplishments in expertise, positive influence, integrity, and professional growth. Read more »

 

Aafke Loney

Aafke Loney, MBA '11
Co-owner, Youngstown Phantoms

Aafke Loney, MBA '11, didn't plan for her family's lifelong involvement in hockey to blend seamlessly with her passion for business; it just happened that way. Aafke, along with her husband Troy Loney, are now the proud co-owners of the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League. Read more »

 

Jake Jacobson

Jake Jacobson,
MBA '14
Corporate Care Management Medical Director, UPMC

Dr. Roy (Jake) Jacobson, M.D. Ph.D., an MBA '14 graduate of the Healthcare Management concentration, is currently the Medical Director in Corporate Care Management for UPMC. Jake has been working at UPMC since he was recruited from Cincinnati over 3 years ago. Read more »

 

Susanne Cole

Susanne Cole, MBA
President & CEO,
Pressley Ridge

Cole, a native of Charleston W.Va., joined Pressley Ridge in 1990 and served in progressively more responsible roles throughout her tenure, including senior vice president of programs and executive vice president and chief operating officer prior to her appointment as CEO. Read more »

CURRENT STUDENTS

Sara Moore

Sarah Moore,
MBA ’16

Sara recently returned from Hawai'i, where she was hired as a Business Associate for Conservation International. Her primary project was to assist in the execution of Hawai'i Seafood Month, a statewide campaign highlighting the collective efforts of the commercial fishing sector and local businesses to promote sustainable, local seafood through the month of October. Read more.

 

Sara Moore

Olivia Brinker,
MBA ’16

Olivia is a Slippery Rock University graduate with a B.S. in Community Programs for Americans with Disabilities. During her undergraduate studies, Olivia worked as a Wellness Coordinator, managing recreational programs for children and adults with disabilities, as well as chronic illness. Olivia is pursuing her studies as a full-time MBA student with a concentration in Project Management. Read more »

Testimonials

In each class I met very supportive, warm and kind instructors that were always willing to help, appreciated your opinion and were supportive of any collaboration... I was able to meet and work with people with different experiences and from different backgrounds.”

– Polina Robinsky
MBA '16

 

“Chatham's program is much smaller and more intimate than most others nearby or far away. For students looking for a more personal approach, Chatham stands apart.

– Roy Jacobson
MBA '14

 

…the beautiful campus and the MBA program were precisely what I was looking for in a graduate degree program. Chatham got rave reviews from current and former students which really made my decision to choose Chatham an easy one.”

– Etan Pasternak
MBA '14

 

Chatham is a university with great professors and staff. It has a diverse group from different countries. Chatham offers all the resources that I was looking for.”

– Illina Maharjan
MBA'17

Chatham Partners

Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University

Chatham's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (CWE) creates economic opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking. The CWE has provided quality education and training for women entrepreneurs since 2005, with programs like Small Business Basics, MyBusiness, MyBoard, and events like the monthly Women's Business Leaders Breakfast Series. Visit the CWE page »

 

The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment & Environment was established in 2010 as one of the first such schools in the country to provide leadership for overcoming sustainability challenges from the local level to a global scale. With offerings like the MSUS-MBA Dual Degree and the Sustainability Concentration in the MBA program,, the Falk School aims to ensure success in sustainability advancement through programs of study built upon real-world learning and practice. Learn more »

 

Chatham's Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies programs allow us to leverage our strengths across the allied health fields to improve the practice of patient care. This expertise and these connections extend to the program's Healthcare Management concentration to inform the full scope of the healthcare field and bring together members from the various functions to align the increasingly demanding and evolving healthcare sector. Learn more »

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

At Chatham groups like the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship, Net Impact, and an array of student organizations and professional associations will broaden your business networks and career access points (in fact, our program was recently recognized for "Best Networking" by NerdScholar). Learn more »

American College of Healthcare Executives
The Association for Operations Management
Project Management Institute
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Professional Pricing Society
Net Impact
American Marketing Association
National Black MBA Association - Pittsburgh Chapter
MBA Women International - Pittsburgh Professional Chapter