Chatham University

Chatham University Business

In our technological society a successful administrator, entrepreneur, or researcher is one who can understand the impact of change and effectively deal with it. The opinion of a growing number of professionals is that students graduating from programs emphasizing the liberal arts are better prepared to understand and manage change than others more narrowly educated. It is the purpose of Chatham’s department of business to complement the student’s liberal arts training by providing her with the fundamental tools necessary to comprehend the technical as well as the human environment in which we work.

The program is designed to provide a general foundation, as well as a concentration, in an area of the student’s choosing. The student’s first step is to take courses in economics, accounting, management theory, and statistics. Once these courses are completed, she decides on a concentration in accounting, management, international business, business economics, or marketing. After this decision, she takes a second set of courses especially designed to introduce her to more advanced topics in those areas. The final stage is to investigate in greater depth some aspect of her interest through the senior tutorial.

Management, accounting, business economics, and marketing are fields of study that can enhance a student’s education in other areas. Students with broader interests can combine these majors with a discipline outside the program in an interdisciplinary major.

Although the courses are not part of the major requirements, a year of calculus should be considered a prerequisite for those students going on to graduate school.

The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at Chatham University is an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.