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Argyros School of Business and Economics

» Full-Time MBA

The Full-Time MBA is ranked #79 nationwide and #8 in California by US News & World Report, and #82 by Bloomberg Businessweek. The program is designed for early career professionals, preparing them to flourish as future business leaders locally, nationally and globally. Our 16-21 month program includes specializations in areas such as finance, marketing analytics, entertainment, global business and more.     

Highlights of the Full-Time MBA program include:

  • Lock-step cohort with daytime courses 
  • Fall enrollment
  • Professional Development Program (PDP) offered by our dedicated Career Services team
  • Highly personalized classes taught by renowned faculty
  • Access to distinguished research centers
  • Optional travel course to Scandinavia, Prague and more 
  • Merit scholarship and graduate assistantship opportunities

Students also have opportunities to pursue leadership roles in the Graduate Business Association (GBA) and Argyros Ambassador programs, the Women in Business, attend national conferences and case competitions, and engage with top executives both inside and outside the classroom.

+ - Application Requirements

  • Submit the online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official 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 or GRE score (institution code 4047)
  • 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

+ - Class Profile

Average GPA: 3.41

GMAT: 600-710

Age Range: 23-28 years  

Range of Work Experience: 2-5 years

Women: 41%            

International: 23%

+ - Program Specializations

Students have the opportunity to personalize their programs by pursuing an area of specialization using only 3 electives. While the specialization will not be recorded on the transcript or diploma, it can be referenced on a resume. Students must meet all prerequisites in order to enroll in a course. Specialization areas are as follows:

Content Area

Business Analytics
Entertainment & Media Management
Global Business
Strategic Management

+ - Sample Program Plan




Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Economic Analysis for Business
Statistics for Business Decisions
Marketing Management
Financial Accounting

Winter Managerial Accounting
Spring Organization & Management
Financial Management
Business Analytics

Understanding Global Business 
Operations & Technology Management
2 Electives

Spring Strategic Management (capstone)
2 Electives

+ - Tuition

The cost per credit for the 2018-2019 academic year is $1,655. Please refer to Student Business Services for more detailed tuition and fee information.  

Scholarship opportunities are offered to qualified applicants in varying amounts; contact us to find out more. For additional financial aid consideration and information, please visit Financing Options

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