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The Professional MBA, ranked #65 in part-time programs by Bloomberg Businessweek, is offered in a flexible format, and allows students to customize their pathway. Working professionals who want to maintain momentum in their career may complete the program with evening courses. Emerging professionals are offered daytime courses and the Professional Development Program (PDP). PDP prepares early career candidates through active exploration of career assessment, and personal brand development and activation. Students in the Professional and PDP programs may complete the program at a flexible pace in 21 - 28 months.   

The Professional MBA includes concentrations in Finance and Marketing. 

Students may take advantage of leadership roles in the MBA Association and Argyros Ambassador programs, attend national conferences, participate in case competitions, and engage with top executives both inside and outside the classroom. 

Highlights of the Professional MBA include:

  • Fall or Spring start 
  • Flexible course offerings in the day or evening
  • Optional travel course to South America or Scandinavia
  • Merit scholarship and graduate assistantship opportunities 

+ - Application Requirements

  • Submit the online application at Apply Now
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate degree granting institution
    • Send electronically to admtranscript@chapman.edu
    • Send via mail to:
      Chapman University
      Office of Graduate Admissions
      One University Drive
      Orange, CA 92866
  • Official GMAT or GRE score (institution code 4047)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview conducted by invitation only
  • International applicants must also submit the following:

+ - Sample Program Plan

Evening Cohort

Students are not required to enroll in winter and summer sessions.  

Term

Courses

Fall Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Accounting and Financial Analysis
Statistics for Business Decisions

Winter Economic Analysis for Business
Spring Marketing Management
Financial Management
Summer Business Analytics
Accounting for Management and Control
Fall (Second Year) Operations and Technology Management
Organization and Management
Winter (Second Year) Elective
Spring (Second Year) Understanding Global Business Environment
Elective
Summer (Second Year) 2 Electives 
Fall (Third Year) Strategic Management (capstone)
Elective 

Daytime Cohort

Term

Courses

Fall Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Accounting and Financial Analysis
Organization and Management
Economic Analysis for Business
Winter Accounting for Management and Control
Spring Business Analytics
Operations and Technology Management
Financial Management
Marketing Management

Summer Elective
Fall (second year) Understanding Global Business Environment
2 Electives
Winter (second year) Optional Elective 
Spring (second year) Strategic Management (capstone)
Elective (1 or 2) 

View course descriptions

+ - Course Tracks

Students have an opportunity to pursue a track during the MBA program using only 3 electives.  While the track will not be recorded on the transcript or diploma, it can be referenced to on a resume. Students must meet all prerequisites in order to enroll in a course.  Track areas are as follows:

Track Area

Courses (3 from the following)

Marketing

Marketing Research
New Product Development
International Marketing
Marketing Strategy
Internet & Social Media Marketing
Advertising Management
Statistical Models for Analytics

Corporate Finance

International Finance
Advanced Corporate
Finance Financial Reporting & Analysis
Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring

Investment Management

Investments
Advanced Corporate Finance
Financial Reporting & Analysis

Global Business

Building Cross-Cultural Business Competencies
International Business Travel Course
International Finance
International Marketing
International Negotiations & Diplomacy

Entrepreneurship

Managing Entrepreneurial Enterprises
Financing Entrepreneurial Enterprises
New Product Development
Internet & Social Media Marketing
Launching a Business

Information Management

Marketing Research
Information Technology for Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Statistical Models for Analytics
Data Mining

Accounting

Advanced Accounting I - Investments & Consolidations
Advanced Accounting II - Not-for-Profit & International Accounting
Forensic & Fraud Accounting
Advanced Business Law for Accountants

Entertainment & Media Management

Success in Media
Business of the Business or Agents & Managers
Internet & Social Media Marketing
Advertising Management
Conflict & Negotiation

Management

Managing Entrepreneurial Enterprises
Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
Conflict & Negotiation
Information Technology for Sustainable Competitive Advantage
International Negotiations & Diplomacy
Leadership Theory

Strategy

Marketing Strategy
Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
Information Technology for Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Statistical Models for Analytics
Leadership Theory

Please visit the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions and prerequisites.  

+ - Tuition

Please visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Round 1: April 1
Round 2: June 1

Spring Semester

Round 1: October 1
Round 2: December 1

Applications received after the deadlines will be considered on a space available basis.