MA, MBA On Campus

Food Studies and Business Administration

Chatham University

36 months
19544 USD/year
19544 USD/year
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Chatham University’s dual-degree Food Studies and Business Administration program leverages the strengths of our Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs to create a curriculum that develops business acumen in aspects of food systems. 


Food Studies and Business Administration graduates from Chatham University gain knowledge in key areas, such as product development, supply chains, agricultural practices, labor, and sustainability, while engaging in hands-on project management and experiential learning.

Explore the MAFS+MBA Degree:

An in-depth knowledge of food production, culture, and history combined with impeccable mastery of business concepts and strategy prepares students to move into positions as leaders and entrepreneurs in these increasingly popular—and important—areas.

Each student also completes a thesis or project in Food Studies. The common preparatory courses provide all students with disciplinary training in natural and social sciences and business. Students gain a holistic understanding of food systems and traditional business skills. Internships and directed study in community settings are encouraged. Graduates will be uniquely prepared to work in various aspects of food systems in the real world.

Programme Structure

    Courses Included:
  • Global Business
  • Sustainable Human Capital
  • Corporate Finance
  • Information Systems and Analytics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Economics for Managers
  • Marketing Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


56 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
    • Admissions Essay
    • 2 letters of recommendation, from an academic source and/or direct work supervisor
    • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, sent directly by the institutions
    • Additional writing sample (optional, but encouraged)

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      19544 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 58632 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
    • National

      19544 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 58632 USD for the full programme during 36 months.

    Living costs for Pittsburg

    1100 - 1600 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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