Chatham University

Chatham University
Master of Business Administration

Located amongst Pittsburgh's entrepreneurial hotbed with the likes of Google Pittsburgh, the exciting new Bakery Square and Carnegie Mellon University, the Chatham Master of Business Administration program prepares aspiring professionals for successful careers in specialized fields through an innovative curriculum, a dynamic network of business leaders, and collaboration with Chatham's award-winning Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (CWE).

Chatham's learner-centered MBA program is facilitated by an outstanding faculty deeply committed to nurturing future business leaders and entrepreneurs. MBA students develop:

  • Practical experience through complex consulting projects that can take students' careers to the next level.
  • Cutting-edge business skills most in demand by today's employers: integrity, strong business acumen, rigor in making evidence-based decisions, and specialized expertise.
  • An expansive professional network by working with Chatham's executive-in-residence through the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship, and taking advantage of abundant professional development opportunities available through the Entrepreneurship Club, the Net Impact student chapter, CWE events, Rachel Carson Institute, Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, Chatham's Global Focus program, and other partner organizations.

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Chatham University's mission focus on women's leadership, sustainability and global understanding infuses and enriches the MBA curriculum. In addition to the core coursework, the student can choose to focus on one of the following specialized areas:

  1. Healthcare Management
  2. Supply Chain Management
  3. Project Management
  4. Sustainable Business
  5. Entrepreneurial Leadership and Strategy
  6. Self-Designed Concentration

The innovative curriculum is designed for full-time working professionals to complete the MBA degree on a part-time basis in two years, or full-time students to complete in one year. Classes meet every other week for 8 times over the 15 week semester. The program features many benefits including corporate partner discounts, competitive graduate assistantships, grant-funded positions, internships, and assistance with professional memberships and networking events. Qualified MBA students may also earn as many as 6 graduate credits through credit transfer or Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), or test out of the college-level pre-requisites through College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), or other time-efficient and cost-saving options. Full-time Chatham students are allowed to take one course each semester from PCHE institutions including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. All Chatham University students have access to free public transportation in the City of Pittsburgh, and free evening parking on campus.

The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at Chatham University is an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and is committed to achieving full accreditation in 2015.