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Food Studies - Business Administration

Chatham University

24 months
987 USD/credit 25168 USD/year
987 USD/credit 25168 USD/year
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Chatham University pioneered one of the first Master of Arts in Food Studies degrees in the country, and now we're combining it with our Master of Business Administration offering – truly a unique combination. Master of Arts in Food Studies - Business Administration is offered by Chatham University.


Core courses provide breadth and depth in food studies, business, and sustainable business, equipping all students with a holistic understanding of food systems and business skills. All students are expected to maintain full-time enrollment, and graduates will be uniquely prepared to work in various aspects of food systems in the real world.

Students in the program benefit not only from the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus, with its organic gardens, apiaries, orchards, kitchen and root cellar, but also from Pittsburgh's explosive culinary scene. An in-depth knowledge of food production, culture, and history combined with unimpeachable mastery of business concepts and strategy prepares students to move into positions as leaders and entrepreneurs in these increasingly popular–and important–areas.

Master of Arts in Food Studies - Business Administration is offered by Chatham University.

The dual degree program leverages the strengths of Chatham's Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS) and Master of Business Administration(MBA) programs to create a curriculum that develops business management acumen in aspects of food systems. Graduates of the dual degree program will be capable of driving food and sustainability-related initiatives for companies, government agencies, and nonprofits that return triple-bottom-line success.

Dedicated Career Development Professional

Students can work with Kate Sheridan, M.A., associate director of Career Development, who provides a full-service professional development experience for Falk School students.

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


51 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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)
  • Completed Application Form

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 987 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    25168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 987 USD per credit during 24 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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