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» Accelerated MBA

The Accelerated MBA, also referred as 4+1, is open only to current Chapman University undergraduates, which enables students to begin taking MBA coursework in their senior year and earn an MBA degree within one year after their undergraduate studies. The Accelerated MBA is open to all undergraduate majors and does not require any previous coursework in business.  

Eligible students must have 75 credits or more of their undergraduate coursework completed and apply during their junior year.  Ten credits of specified graduate classes must be taken in the spring of senior year, in addition to any other undergraduate courses required for the bachelor degree.   

For additional information, please contact Serena Healey at healey@chapman.edu . 

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Application Requirements

  • Submit the online application in the spring of junior year, no later than May 1
  • Complete 75 credits or more of undergraduate coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.250 or higher
  • Official GMAT score of 600 or higher submitted no later than July 1 before the fall of senior year (institution code 4047)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Interview

Sample Program Plan

Term Courses
Spring of Senior Year Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Economics Analysis for Business
Accounting and Financial Analysis
Organization and Management 
Complete undergraduate coursework 
Summer Statistics for Business Decisions
Business Analytics
Fall Marketing Management
Operations & Technology Management
Financial Management
Winter Accounting for Management & Control
Spring Understanding Global Business Environment
Strategic Management
2 Electives
Summer 2 Electives 

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted through May 1 during the applicant's junior year.