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Argyros School of Business and Economics

» Executive MBA

The Executive MBA (EMBA) is offered to ambitious mid-career managers and executives. Students will gain the skills and intellectual confidence to lead in a competitive marketplace with a structured curriculum designed to immediately benefit their organization. The EMBA program offers opportunities to network with top executives inside and outside the classroom, cultivate lifelong friendships and business partners, and gain first-hand knowledge and experience in a global market. 

Program highlights include: 

  • Three residential courses 
  • 21-month program
  • Textbooks and case studies for all classes
  • Group workshops and private sessions with an executive coach
  • Meals before class
  • Tutors for quantitative courses

+ - Application Requirements

  • Submit the online application at Apply Now
  • Resume
  • Official academic transcript 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, GRE or Executive Assessment (EA) score waived based on work experience and interview 
    • Applicants are not typically required to take the GMAT, GRE or EA exam. In some cases, the admissions committee will ask that a candidate take one of these tests to provide additional evidence of academic readiness. Candidates who are asked to take a test are encouraged to take the Executive Assessment which is specifically designed to evaluate the business school readiness of seasoned professionals.  The assessment focuses on skills that are critical both at work and in an EMBA program: higher order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving.  Because it was designed specifically for experienced professionals, it requires modest preparation, takes only 90 minutes to complete, and includes flexible rescheduling options. The test is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), creators of the GMAT® exam. Learn more about the Executive Assessment by visiting gmac.com/ea.

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • International applicants must also submit the following:
    • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Cambridge English Advanced Exam test score
    • Please click here for more information on our international admission requirements

+ - Sample Program Plan

Classes meet weekly on Thursday evening and Saturday morning



Fall Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage (San Diego travel course)
Economic Analysis and Policy
Managing Effective Organizations
Winter Applied Statistics 
Spring Financial Information Systems
Managerial Finance
Summer Marketing Management
Management in a Global Environment (Asia travel course)
Fall Year 2 Operations and Technology Management
Spring Year 2 Strategic Management
Business and Public Policy (Washington, D.C. travel course) 

+ - Tuition

Executive MBA Fall 2018: $106,455 for entire program

Cost includes:

  • Tuition
  • Textbooks and case studies
  • Sessions with an executive coach
  • Meals and accommodations for three residential courses
  • Pre-class meals
  • Tutors for quantitative courses

For more information, please visit Financing Options