Business Administration (Online)

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Business Administration (Online) Overview

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.

Degrees Offered
  • BA
Program School

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.

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Our Faculty

If one word could best sum up Chatham's faculty, it would be engaged. Professors bring experiences to relate the course lessons to real-world situations.

Full Faculty
James Pierson
Program Chair/Director Business & Entrepreneurship Department

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.

Career Services

If you can make a visit to Shadyside Campus, our Career Services 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.