Business Administration (MBA)

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Business Administration (MBA) Overview

In Chatham’s Masters of Business Administration 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. Students can choose from specialized concentrations in Healthcare Management, Information Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Food and Agriculture, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurial Leadership & Strategy, Accounting, or select courses to develop a personalized curriculum for their career responsibilities and aspirations.
Degrees Offered
  • MBA
Program School
Application Deadline


Fall recommended deadline: July 1 (rolling admission until August 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.

Affording the MBA

Best Online MBA Program

In 2020, Chatham's MBA program was ranked a Best Online MBA Program by U.S. News and World Report. 

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)
  • Completed Application Form, including submission of the following documents:
    • Curriculum vitae or resume which show full academic and professional history
    • Degree posted official transcript and all other previously attended institutions, sent directly by the institutions

Admissions Materials may be submitted to:
Chatham University
Office of Graduate Admission
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Fax: 412-365-1609
Email Admissions

International Applicants

International Applicants to the MBA program must submit additional documentation to the Office of Admissions.

A list of these documents can be found on the International Admission web pages.

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.

View Full Curriculum

By enrolling in Chatham’s MBA program, I have acquired invaluable skills and business knowledge. The relationships I have made will no doubt provide me with a network that will fulfill my professional and personal goals in the future.


Our Faculty

Faculty members are accomplished teachers, scholars, practitioners, and active leaders in the field.

Full Faculty
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Program Chair/Director Business & Entrepreneurship Department
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Management
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Degree Concentrations

Students can choose from specialized concentrations in Healthcare Management, Information Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Food and Agriculture, Sustainability, Accounting, and Entrepreneurial Leadership & Strategy, or select courses to develop a personalized curriculum for their career responsibilities and aspirations.

Explore Degree Concentrations : Checkerboard 1 - Degree Concentrations
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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.

View Funding Opportunities : Checkerboard 2 - MBA Graduate Assistantships
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Center for Women's Entrepreneurship

The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University creates economic opportunities for women 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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Read Our Blog

Learn about funding opportunities and read about people, events, and other activities associated with the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship on Chatham’s Business Insight blog.

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Department Mission

The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship 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.

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)