Business Administration (Campus MBA)

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Business Administration (Campus MBA) Overview

In Chatham’s on-campus Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program, students 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. No GMAT is required, and courses are offered in 15-week formats beginning each fall. For optimum flexibility, some courses and components are offered or delivered online.

For those who prefer a fully online experience, we also offer an online MBA.

Degrees Offered
  • MBA
Program School
Application Deadline


Fall recommended deadline: July 1
Spring recommended deadline: November 1

Credits Required


The MBA can be completed in two years as a full-time student. A part-time option is also available. 

Cost Per Credit


Cost consists of program tuition (cost per credit times number of credits) as well as any applicable University and degree-specific fees.

No Test Scores

Easy to Apply

The GRE or GMAT is not required for any of Chatham's MBA programs. 

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).
  • Admissions Essay (Optional)
  • Completed Application Form.

Admissions Materials may be submitted to:
Chatham University
Office of Graduate Admission
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Email Admissions

International Applicants

International Applicants must submit additional documentation to the Office of Admissions. A list of these documents can be found on the International Admission web page.

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.

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I have been twice as productive due to what I have learned in my courses. More importantly, I have been able to build long term relationships with corporate clients.


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The On-campus Experience

In Chatham’s Campus-Based MBA program, you’ll enjoy small class sizes where you get to know, network and collaborate with a dedicated cohort of professionals. Your classes will be held at Chatham’s Shadyside Campus, in the heart of the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, PA.

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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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MBA Program Faculty

MBA program faculty bring their real-world experience to augment students' understanding of concepts and practices, preparing students to adapt their learning to complex scenarios. Areas of expertise include law; taxation; information systems; industrial/organizational psychology; finance and administration; and more.

Faculty Listing : Checkerboard 5 - MBA Program Faculty
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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.

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Center for Women's Entrepreneurship

The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University creates economic opportunities for people of all genders through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking. Many events are open to students, and there are other ways for students to participate, too.

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Alumni Careers

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.

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Department Mission

The Department of Business & Data Science teaches students the fundamentals of business practice through learning and applying academic content, practicing business skills, and evaluating the context of business decision-making. The Department integrates material and programming incorporating the University’s mission in global understanding and environmental responsibility and prepares students to work as leaders in professional and civic arenas. Through student-centered curricular and co-curricular offerings, the Department assists students to reach their full potential in the business world.

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Read Our Blog

Chatham’s Department of Business & Data Science blog serves to inform current and potential students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the department. It covers recent events, highlights extraordinary students, and introduces new professors and courses that are of interest to our readers. 

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On-Campus MBA

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Caitlin Fadgen, MSUS+MBA '17

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Mission Meets Margin—Paul Lim, MBA '06

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The Advantages of a Chatham MBA

Aafke Loney, MBA '11

“My classmates were remarkable, I learned so much from them,” she says. “I gained valuable tools and the confidence to take risks.”

—Aafke Loney, MBA '11

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