Chatham University Business
Studying business at Chatham University will allow you to combine business acumen with creative innovations, design sustainable business practices, and engineer solutions to the toughest problems in organizations.
This program provides the foundational understanding of business and organizations that is crucial to all careers, especially in an increasingly global and interconnected economy. The core curriculum in economics, accounting, organizational behavior, and statistics provides a rigorous foundation for highly specialized coursework within specific majors. All Chatham students are required to complete at least one internship, which connects classroom learning with real-world experience.
The Accounting major prepares students with not only technical accounting skills but also the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century workplace. Chatham Accounting graduates are fully prepared to take advantage of diverse career opportunities including public accounting, industry or government.
The Economics major provides a flexible and attractive skill set in key areas: statistics, managerial economics, decision-making, and global and emerging markets. Through coursework and hands on experience you ’ll develop verbal and written communication skills that are critical in the workplace. A degree in economics is excellent preparation for graduate study in law, policy, or business.
International Business majors learn how to think globally about the business world. The curriculum engages the student in all functional areas of business and explores how these functions change and adapt by expanding across borders. Through an innovative combination of cross-disciplinary coursework, students develop expertise in language, cultural sensitivity, and an ongoing knowledge of world affairs.
The Management major at Chatham cultivates strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills through both academic coursework, and real-world applications. Graduates are prepared to address challenges in talent acquisition, management, and the development of sustainable human capital.
Management Information Systems (MIS)
The MIS major prepares students to become critical thinkers and innovative designers of contemporary information systems in organizational settings. MIS majors develop both conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills in computing, relational databases, and web design. They will become competent in recognizing opportunities to improve business processes or areas, communicate with stakeholders, and implement and manage information systems projects. Download the Management Information Systems (MIS) information sheet.
Marketing is a unique combination of art and science, creativity and rigor, innovation and fundamentals. Marketing majors obtain the full range of knowledge and skills needed to develop cutting edge marketing strategy and tactics. The program enables students to develop analytical and practical insights for leveraging business growth opportunities across industries and within targeted populations. Special emphasis is placed on ethical marketing practice and adaptation to new technologies, changing consumer preferences, environmental sustainability and a rapidly expanding global economy.
BS Applied Data Science Analytics
The Applied Data Science Analytics curriculum allows students to develop theoretical understanding of data analytics and translate theory into practice through hands-on applications. Students can benefit from innovative courses such as Digital Marketing (BUS496), which engages students in the analytics of online advertising and promotion data, and Careers for the Digital Age (IND250), which explores computing and digital skills essential to professionals in the 21st century.
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.
Chatham University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Arts in International Business, Bachelor of Arts in Management, and Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.
Chatham also offers fully online, degree completion bachelor's programs in Business Administration and Healthcare and Business Management. Through these completion programs, students may transfer previously earned credits from either a two-year college or from a previous four-year academic program. Please visit the program websites to learn more and see if these programs are right for you.
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Chatham has been named a 2017-2018 College of Distinction, recognizing the program for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in its Business majors.