Business Administration (Online MBA)

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Business Administration (Online MBA) Overview

In Chatham’s online Masters of Business Administration program—ranked in 2020 as a best Online MBA program by U.S. News and World Report—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. Courses are delivered in an accelerated 7.5-week format, and students have the option to join the program in the fall or spring. For those who prefer an on-campus experience with a dedicated cohort, Chatham offers an on-campus MBA as well.

Degrees Offered
  • MBA
Program School
Application Deadline


Fall recommended deadline: July 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

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

International Applicants

International Applicants must submit additional documentation to the Office of Admissions. A list of these documents can be found on the International Admission web page.

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.

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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.


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How It Works

Through Chatham’s online learning management system, Brightspace by D2L, students participate in interactive class activities and discussions held asynchronously online. The platform enables students to demonstrate knowledge gained through activities, as well as submit assignments and papers electronically. Throughout the course, grades and feedback from the instructor will be available through the online grade book. Instructors often hold virtual office hours in which questions from students can be addressed.

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Online MBA Program Faculty

The online MBA program faculty bring their real-world experience to augment students' understanding of concepts and practices, preparing students to adapt their learning to complex scenarios. Areas of expertise include law; taxation; industrial/organizational psychology; information systems; finance and administration; and more.

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Center for Women's Entrepreneurship

The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University creates economic opportunities for people of all genders 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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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.

Online MBA at Chatham

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Five Ways to Excel with a Chatham MBA

Chatham’s MBA is a highly flexible, highly applicable graduate program that aims to equip graduates with vital business skills, including entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, effective communication, and leadership ability.

Gain Confidence

“My classmates were remarkable, I learned so much from them,” she says. “I gained valuable tools and the confidence to take risks.”—Aafke Loney on Pulse@ChathamU

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Students can take one course per term from partner institutions including Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh.

Best Online MBA Program

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

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“I have been twice as productive due to what I have learned in my courses. More importantly, I have been able to build long term relationships with corporate clients.”—Sasha King, MBA ’17

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Mission Meets Margin—Paul Lim, MBA ’06

“Mission meets margin in my office. You will never see mission sacrificed for margin. In my job, I get to make sure that that's the case."—Paul Lim, MBA ’06

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