Business Administration (MBA)
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Business Administration (MBA) Overview
Fall recommended deadline: July 1 (rolling admission until August 1)
Spring recommended deadline: November 1
The MBA can be completed in two years as a full-time student. A part-time option is also available.
Cost consists of program tuition (cost per credit times number of credits) as well as any applicable University and degree-specific fees.
Best Online MBA Program
In 2020, Chatham's MBA program was ranked a Best Online MBA Program by U.S. News and World Report.
Explore the MBA Degree:
The MBA curriculum is designed for working adults, and all courses are available either online or on our Shadyside campus.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with less than a 3.0 who show extreme promise through other achievements may be granted conditional admission.
- Pre-requisite courses in Financial Accounting and Business Statistics (completed prior to enrollment)
- Completed Application Form, including submission of the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, sent directly by the institutions
Admissions Materials may be submitted to:
Office of Graduate Admission
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
International Applicants to the MBA program must submit additional documentation to the Office of Admissions.A list of these documents can be found on the International Admission web pages.
BUS550: Innovation and Commercialization
This course focuses on how to successfully commercialize an innovation. Understanding commercialization activities such as pre-product launch planning, market testing, actual product launch, and post-launch follow-up is a major part of the course. The course provides a run-through of the complete cycle from idea to market entry.
BUS699: Business Consulting Capstone
This course is the culminating experience in the MBA program. Students apply professional-level business consulting skills learned in the MBA program. Business Consulting Capstone student teams solve business problems for businesses and entrepreneurs.
BUS551: Informatics in Healthcare
This course is designed to assist the student in understanding various database systems used within a healthcare setting. Key to this course is understanding how healthcare professionals can collect and extract data from database systems to assess the organization’s performance and impact on patient outcomes.
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 SHRIVER, MBA '14
Students can choose from specialized concentrations in Healthcare Management, Information Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Food and Agriculture, Sustainability, Accounting, and Entrepreneurial Leadership & Strategy, or select courses to develop a personalized curriculum for their career responsibilities and aspirations.Explore Degree Concentrations : Checkerboard 1 - Degree Concentrations
MBA Graduate Assistantships
Work as a graduate assistant in a flexible, fast-paced office environment while pursuing full-time MBA studies. In addition to providing financial assistance, these positions offer valuable hands-on experience, expanded learning opportunities, and professional skill development.View Funding Opportunities : Checkerboard 2 - MBA Graduate Assistantships
Center for Women's Entrepreneurship
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University creates economic opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking. Many events are open to students, and there are other ways for students to participate, too.
The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at Chatham University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programs, click here.
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.
Chatham Business Insight
Learn about funding opportunities and read about people, events, and other activities associated with the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship on Chatham’s Business Insight blog.
Student Achievement and Outcomes
View Accreditation Info : Checkerboard 7 - Student Achievement and Outcomes
SARA-Approved Participating Institution
Due to federal regulation, all universities offering distance education programs and practicum experiences in states other than their own must receive authorization or be a SARA-approved institution. Chatham University is a SARA-approved institution.SARA-Approved Institutions : Checkerboard 8 - SARA-Approved Participating Institution
Alumni have worked 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.
Students have held internships at organizations including Merrill Lynch, Ariba, Cleveland Clinic, Gateway Health, Conservation International, Westinghouse, Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Deloitte, and the Children’s Home.
A Look at the (Award-Winning) Chatham Women's Business Center
Chatham’s Women’s Business Center (CWBC), part of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE), was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as the 2018 Women’s Business Center of the Year. We look at why.