Chatham University

Chatham University Business

In our technological society a successful administrator, entrepreneur, or researcher is one who can understand the impact of change and effectively deal with it. The opinion of a growing number of professionals is that students graduating from programs emphasizing the liberal arts are better prepared to understand and manage change than others more narrowly educated. It is the purpose of Chatham’s department of business to complement students’ liberal arts training by providing them with the fundamental tools necessary to comprehend the technical as well as the human environment in which we work.

The program is designed to provide a general foundation, as well as a concentration, in an area of each student’s choosing. The first step for students is to take courses in economics, accounting, management theory, and statistics. Once these courses are completed, they decide on a concentration in accounting, management, international business, business economics, or marketing. After this decision, students take a second set of courses especially designed to introduce them to more advanced topics in those areas. The final stage is to investigate in greater depth some aspect of each student's interest through the senior tutorial.

Management, accounting, business economics, and marketing are fields of study that can enhance a student’s education in other areas. Students with broader interests can combine these majors with a discipline outside the program in an interdisciplinary major.

Although the courses are not part of the major requirements, a year of calculus should be considered a prerequisite for those students going on to graduate school.

The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at Chatham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review of its business programs.