MBA Programs

Chatham’s Master of Business Administration program is offered in three modalities: online, on-campus, and as a pair of dual-degree programs.

That means that whether you’re looking for a traditional classroom experience with a dedicated community of learners, the convenience of a fully-online program that integrates into your work and home life, or a deep dive into the business side of food or sustainability, there’s a program for you.

Regardless of which you choose, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge identified by business leaders as vital in an increasingly competitive job market—skills like entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, effective communication, and leadership. You’ll also enjoy the flexibility to switch between on-campus and online courses depending on course availability. The online and on-campus MBA can be completed in one to two years as a full-time student, and a part-time option is also available. The GRE or GMAT is not required for any of our MBA programs. 

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Online MBA

For those who value the convenience of online education due to work schedules or other commitments, Chatham offers an online MBA, with concentrations in Healthcare Management or Entrepreneurial Leadership & Strategy. Courses are delivered in an accelerated 7.5-week format, and students have the option to join the program in the fall or spring. In 2020, Chatham's MBA program was ranked a Best Online MBA Program by U.S. News and World Report. 

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On-campus MBA

For those who prefer a traditional classroom experience, the MBA is offered in an on-campus format, with some online components. Concentrations are offered in Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, or a self-designed track. Courses are offered in 15-week formats, and cohorts begin each fall. Participants are eligible for graduate assistantships and enjoy access to offerings like the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (which serves all genders) and other campus resources.

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Dual-degree MBA + Master of Sustainability (MSUS)

This dual degree program leverages the strengths of Chatham’s Master of Sustainability and Master of Business Administration programs to develop sustainability leadership in business management. The MBA + MSUS positions graduates for leadership positions in sustainability across all sectors, including business, government, and NGOs. The program includes foundational coursework in business and sustainability as well as advanced work in various aspects of sustainability. Courses are offered in 15-week formats, and cohorts begin each fall or spring. Students are encouraged to begin in the fall term.

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Dual-degree MBA + Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS)

Chatham’s dual-degree MBA + MAFS program leverages the strengths of our Master of Arts in Food Studies and Master of Business Administration programs to create a curriculum that develops business acumen in aspects of food systems. Graduates gain knowledge in key areas such as product development, supply chains, agricultural practices, labor, and sustainability, while engaging in hands-on project management and experiential learning. Courses are offered in 15-week formats, and cohorts begin each fall or spring. Students are encouraged to begin in the fall term.

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MBA Alumni Careers

MBA alumni graduate prepared and ready to advance and grow in their careers. Our alumni work at institutions including; BNY Mellon; PNC; Oracle; Giant Eagle; Mylan; Knopp Biosciences LLC, Pittsburgh; MSA-The Safety Company; MAYA Design; RAND Corporation; Smith & Nephew, Hamburg, Germany; Microbac Laboratories, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA; The Citizens Savings Bank; Portland General Electric, Portland, OR; the University of Pittsburgh.

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Affordability and Funding

Chatham works hard to make your education affordable, with a competitive cost per credit for both the online and traditional MBA programs. We also offer an array of funding opportunities, including:

  • A 20% corporate and strategic partner discount.
  • Paid assistantships with valuable hands-on experience, expanded learning opportunities, and professional skill development are available for on-campus and dual program students.
  • The ability to get credit for work and life experience through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

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Credit Where Credit is Due

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). Intent to pursue PLA or CLEP must be declared prior to enrollment. In addition, Chatham’s MBA program does not require GMAT or GRE scores.

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Center for Women's Entrepreneurship

The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University creates economic opportunities for all genders through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking. MBA students are encouraged to participate in CWE initiatives and take advantage of networking opportunities.

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