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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Business Administration (MBA)

With a Chatham MBA, you can build your dream career while balancing your life and school with flexible and convenient courses. You also benefit from affordable tuition and employer discounts and gain access to relevant courses and concentrations that will grow your skills and knowledge. Within one year of full-time study, you will gain mastery in strategic planning, business analytics, entrepreneurship, leadership, global marketing, effective communication, and more.

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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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Help Funding Your Degree

A 20% tuition discount on select programs is available for full-time employees and members of organizations who have partnered with Chatham University (and if your organization hasn't partnered with Chatham yet, it's easy to get them added to the list). Chatham also offers a range of assistantships that provide tuition discounts along with valuable hands-on experiences, expanded learning opportunities, and professional growth possibilities.

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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.

MBA at Chatham

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Mission Meets Margin—Paul Lim, MBA '06

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The Advantages of a Chatham MBA

Fulfill Your Goals

“By enrolling in Chatham’s MBA program, I have acquired invaluable skills and business knowledge. The relationships I have made will no doubt provide me with a network that will fulfill my professional and personal goals in the future.”

—Holly Shrivner, MBA ’14