B.A. in Business Administration | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Chatham University's Business Administration program provides graduates with the foundation and credentials to move ahead in their careers. It is the focus of our program to provide students with the kind of knowledge that is immediately and universally applicable to their work or further studies in the business field.

In our technological society, a successful administrator, entrepreneur, or researcher is one who can understand the impact of change and effectively deal with it. The opinion of a growing number of professionals is that students graduating from programs like Chatham's that emphasize the liberal arts are better prepared to understand and manage change than others more narrowly educated. It is the purpose of our department of business to complement students' liberal arts training by providing them with the fundamental tools necessary to comprehend the technical as well as the human environment in which we work.


At Chatham, you can transfer up to 90 credits previously earned from a two-year or four-year accredited college or university. Plus, you can use work experience competency to earn time- and money-saving credit through our generous Prior Learning Assessment program. This saves you money and helps you finish your degree as quickly as possible.

What to expect

Through this completion program, students will be able to transfer previously earned credits from either a two year college or from a previous four-year academic program. We know and respect our students and expect the best from them, providing the support and encouragement they need to become professionals. We take pride in our teaching and make our curriculum rigorous, challenging, interesting, and innovative, resulting in consistently highly-rated courses by students. The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at Chatham University is an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.

Our business students go on to both graduate and professionals schools, and begin careers in a wide range of areas. Our graduates also apply to Chatham's Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program, where they can advance their knowledge of the field and develop specializations in areas like Healthcare Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Sustainability, Entrepreneurial Leadership & Strategy, and Self-Designed Concentrations.