Master of Business Administration
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. The MBA has been completely redesigned to provide maximum relevance to the business world of the 21st century. The new program focuses on skills identified by current business leaders as vital in an increasingly competitive job market: creative thinking, innovation, effective communication, and leadership, as well as courses in finance, marketing, economics, etc. In each course, students apply management concepts to diagnose and solve practical problems in a supportive and collaborative environment.
The Chatham MBA consists of two parts: Core Classes which provide students with detailed coverage of the advanced business knowledge and critical skills that are most in demand by employers, and four Concentration Tracks:
- Strategy and Entrepreneurship;
- Healthcare Management;
- Executive Leadership for Women; and the
- NEW Sustainable Business Concentration.
In all four tracks, the Multi-Discipline Strategic Management (MSM) or Capstone class provides the opportunity for students to work in teams with local business leaders in an experiential setting to solve a real-world business problem. The MSM is flexible to allow students to place emphasis on the skills or sector they most want develop; examples could include issues relating to sustainability, strategic planning, marketing, entrepreneurship, or issues in women’s healthcare.
The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University and the MBA program are partnering to advance the region’s established and start-up businesses, and provide opportunities for men and women students to work with and network with some of the most dynamic companies in Pittsburgh. The small classes in the Chatham University cutting-edge MBA allow students to participate and lead class discussions, know their professors well and explore a variety of business topics in greater depth and to enrich their understanding of organizational complexity.
The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at Chatham University is an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.