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Chatham’s management major is designed to provide students with specific skills in business strategy, entrepreneurship, quantitative analysis, and information systems. As part of Chatham’s liberal arts approach to a business education, you will benefit from our unique commitment to addressing issues such as sustainability, diversity, and responsible business in a global context. You will leave Chatham fully-prepared for employment in the real world, thanks to professional development in in-demand business areas such as project management, Six Sigma, and coding, as well as the individualized attention of and experience conveyed by our faculty.
I like management because I have a lot of different interests, and management is applicable to almost everything. I like studying business at Chatham because smaller class sizes provide students the opportunity to learn how to work with others and become a better leader.
— MORGAN SCHULTZ-MCCARDLE ’19
Partnerships in Pittsburgh
The B&E Department partners with the Project Management Institute Pittsburgh Chapter for many networking events. Chatham hosts the annual Intercollegiate Project Management competition and satellite PMI Pittsburgh’s monthly meetings at Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus.
Explore the Management Degree:
- Award-winning faculty with years of experience teaching management at the college level.
- Enhance your classroom knowledge with business seminars on career strategies and issues affecting international markets, personal sessions with mentors, and networking events with successful business professionals both on- and off-campus.
- Set yourself apart with a minor in one of Chatham’s other undergraduate business programs (marketing, accounting, management information systems, international business, economics, or applied data science analytics), or in another field such as psychology or communications.
- Qualified students may be eligible for Chatham’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other Integrated Degree Programs, which allow you to save money and speed time to acquiring both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
- All students complete a capstone seminar that channels the knowledge they’ve accumulated into a discipline-specific project under close faculty guidance.
- Qualified students may be eligible for the 3-1-1 program at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, where they may complete both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.
Human Resources Management
This course uses readings and case studies to assess and evaluate alternative approaches in staffing, training, organizational development, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and collective bargaining. The emphasis of the course is to help students understand these elements of human resources management within an integrated systems approach.
Leadership and Management
This course builds students’ ability to identify challenges facing managers in 21st century organizations. The course covers theories and applications of leadership in the changing environment of today’s world. Students learn organizational skills, presentation skills, and critical thinking skills. Writing skills are emphasized.
This course covers the application of intermediate microeconomic analysis to business decision making. It is designed to bridge economic theory and economic practice. Topics include consumer theory, production analysis, pricing strategy, and risk analysis.
Faculty members are accomplished teachers, scholars, practitioners, and active leaders in the field.
Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE)
The CWE connects students with area business leaders and promotes events on campus, such as the Think Big Forum, a series of panel discussions focusing on strategic business growth, entrepreneurship, leadership, and sustainability.
Accreditation, Student Achievement, and Outcomes
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. This PDF includes a listing of accredited programs. See our public disclosure of Student Achievement.
College of Distinction
Chatham has been named a College of Distinction for its business degrees, recognizing the program for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in its business majors.Read More
On-Campus Opportunities for Growth
On-campus groups such as E-Club (Entrepreneurship Club) and Toastmasters help students and community members to gain and strengthen management and communication skills for their ongoing careers.
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.
Former Starbucks SVP of Corporate Responsibility Joins Chatham University as Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business
Sandra E. Taylor, an internationally recognized expert in corporate responsibility joins the Chatham University faculty as Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business. Taylor is the former Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Starbucks and the founder and President of the consulting firm, Sustainable Business International.