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Argyros School of Business and Economics

» Full-Time MBA

The Full-Time MBA, ranked in the top 100 nationwide by US News and #82 in full-time programs by Bloomberg Businessweek, is designed for early career professionals, preparing them to flourish as future business leaders locally, nationally and globally. Our 21-month program includes concentrations in Finance and Marketing. 

While gaining business expertise in the classroom, Argyros Career Services prepares, challenges and encourages all business students to create their path towards professional success. All students participate in the Professional Development Program (PDP) to prepare them through active exploration of career assessment, personal brand development, and afford them the opportunity for lifelong career connections. PDP is an integrated component of the Full-Time MBA and is offered in conjunction with resources provided by Argyros Career Services. The program will empower students to be confident and competitive candidates in their industry of choice. 

The Full-Time MBA curriculum offers specialty tracks and concentrations within the program.  Each track or concentration identifies a variety of elective courses.  Students may choose one of 10 specialty tracks or they may choose a concentration in Finance or Marketing.      

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

Highlights of the Full-Time MBA program include:

  • Lock-step cohort with daytime courses 
  • Optional travel course to Europe or Scandinavia 
  • Merit scholarship and graduate assistantship opportunities

+ - 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:

+ - 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 on a resume.  Students must meet all prerequisites in order to enroll in a course.  Track areas are as follows:

Content Area

Courses (3 from the following)


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

Advanced Corporate Finance
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Portfolio Management

Global Business

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


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

Information Systems in Digital Times

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

Marketing Analytics


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


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


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.  

+ - 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

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+ - Tuition

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Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted year round. Students are encouraged to submit by the recommended deadlines for priority consideration.   


Round 1: Nov 1
Round 2: Feb 1
Round 3: June 1


MBA brochure

Full Time MBA Brochure

Download our brochure (PDF) to learn more about our Full Time MBA program.