Business Administration (Online)
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Business Administration (Online) Overview
As of 8.1.23, applications and new enrollment for the 23-24 academic year to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program have been paused. All currently enrolled students will progress through the program to completion. Students interested in this program should explore our on-campus business majors.
Our Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is a fully-online program designed to provide a general foundation of business knowledge that can be applied to almost any industry. Courses are available in seven-week formats, and students can transfer up to 90 credits previously earned from an accredited two- or four-year college or university or earn credits for prior learning. Courses are taught by passionate and dedicated faculty, many of whom are also practitioners.
The number of credits required to complete the program varies based on individual academic history. Please contact Admissions for your credit evaluation.
Cost consists of program tuition (cost per credit times number of credits) as well as any applicable University and degree-specific fees.
Chatham's Business Insight
Learn about funding opportunities and read about people, events, and other activities associated with business majors on Chatham’s Business Insight blog.
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.
Explore the Business Administration Degree:
- Enjoy flexible, online classes offered full- or part-time that meet the needs of working adults.
- When you attend Chatham University online, you still have full access to the resources and services offered through the Jennie King Mellon Library, located on our Shadyside Campus. This includes interlibrary loans and more than 50 online databases of articles that are accessible from anywhere in the world.
- If you can make a visit to Shadyside Campus, our Career Development staff will gladly assist you with resume writing, interviewing skills, and maintaining a professional file for you. They also send out information about job and career fairs regularly and can direct you to the best traditional and online resources to aid in your job search.
Information Systems & Operations
This course explores basic concepts of communication networks (e.g., the Internet), hardware, software, databases, and systems. Students apply information systems to decision making, communication, collaboration, and coordination in the operations of contemporary organizations. Students gain skills in word processing, presentation software, data visualization, spreadsheets, and relational databases.
Strategy & Entrepreneurial Ventures
This course illustrates the strategic management framework by taking students through the entrepreneurial process from start-up growth while exploring personal and professional challenges. The student examines key issues in opportunity recognition, financing models, strategic choices, and courses of competitive advantage at different stages of the firm’s development.
Business Law & Business Ethics
This course introduces students to the concepts of business law including employment law, social and environmental responsibility of corporations, and international business law. It also emphasizes frameworks for conducting ethical analysis and the analysis of ethical dilemmas.
- Complete the online application
- Submit proof of high school diploma or GED with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
- Submit a copy of official transcripts of all regionally accredited colleges or universities previously attended. Students may receive transfer credits for courses in which they received a letter grade of "C" or better.
- High school transcripts are not required for those who have completed at least 24 college credits.
Admission Materials may be submitted to:
Berry Hall/SCPS Admission
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Full Access to Resources & Services
When you attend Chatham University online, you still have full access to the resources and services offered through the Jennie King Mellon Library, located on our Shadyside Campus. This includes inter-library loans and more than 50 online databases of articles that are accessible from anywhere in the world.
If you can make a visit to Shadyside Campus, our Career Development staff will gladly assist you with resume writing, interviewing skills, and maintaining a professional file for you. They also send out information about job and career fairs regularly and can direct you to the best traditional and online resources to aid in your job search.Learn About Career Development : Checkerboard 2 - Career Development
Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE)
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship 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.
Women's Leadership Certificate
The certificate in Women's Leadership offered by the Women's Institute at Chatham University is a multi-disciplinary program designed to equip students with the theory, skills, and practice of leadership. Students earning a certificate will be prepared to take on leadership roles in their chosen fields and beyond, from business, politics, science, and the arts to healthcare, education, non-profits, NGO’s, and more.Explore the Women's Leadership Certificate : Checkerboard 4 - Women's Leadership Certificate
The Department of Business & Data Science 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.
Accreditation, Student Achievement, and Outcomes
The Department of Business & Data Science at Chatham University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). See our public disclosure of Student Achievement.View Accredited Programs (PDF) : Checkerboard 6 - Accreditation, Student Achievement, and Outcomes
SARA-Approved Participating Institution
Due to federal regulation, all universities offering distance education programs and practicum experiences in states other than their own must receive authorization or be a SARA-approved institution. Chatham University is a SARA-approved institution.SARA-Approved Institutions : Checkerboard 7 - SARA-Approved Participating Institution
Six Questions with Angela Forrester, '22
Think you don’t have time to complete your bachelor’s degree? Think again! We caught up with Bachelor of Business Administration (Online) alumna Angela Forrester ’22 to find out what she’s doing now, and what made the program valuable to her.
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.