Professional Associations

Networking and engaging in professional communities is critical for managing a successful career. Chatham University provides MBA students with a one-year, FREE membership to any of the following associations:


The American College of Heathcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE credential signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level.


APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.


Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.  Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities.


National Black MBA Association-Pittsburgh Chapter  is a non-profit organization of minority MBAs, business professionals, entrepreneurs and MBA students.  With close to 8,000 members working in both private and public sectors throughout the country, we share a commitment to education and business–the two principal keys to the economic development of the African-American community.


MBA Women International – Pittsburgh Professional Chapter is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women MBAs in order to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America, and to enhance the diversity of the nation’s workforce. In order to accomplish our mission, MBAWI focuses our efforts in four key areas: education, professional development, networking, and collaboration.

Professional Pricing Society nurtures a growing community of pricing professionals committed to disseminating pricing expertise throughout the business world. We do this by providing a multi-platform forum through which exceptionally talented and creative experts can exchange cutting edge pricing strategies, tactics and technology. The Professional Pricing Society administers the Certified Pricing Professional (CP) credential.

Net Impact inspires a new generation to use their careers to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. We empower student and professional leaders to act locally through our vibrant chapter network and connect globally online and through our flagship conference. Chatham University now has a Net Impact chapter! Email the Business and Entrepreneurship Department at to get involved.


American Marketing Association  is the leading organization for marketers, AMA is the trusted go-to resource for marketers and academics. We are counted on as the most credible marketing resource where our members can stay relevant with knowledge, training and tools to enhance lifelong learning and obtain valuable information and connections.


Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education works to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. They do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research. Chatham’s Sustainability Department has partnered with AASHE to offer students and faculty access to online resources and opportunities for networking, information sharing, collaboration, and professional development.


Contact the Business and Entrepreneurship Department at for a FREE, one-year membership to an organization.

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