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Argyros School of Business and Economics

» Graduate Business Association at Chapman University

Mission Statement

The Chapman Graduate Business Association (GBA) provides social and philanthropic opportunities for current students. The board works to enhance the student experience and increase the value of their degree.

Member Benefits

Students elect their own leaders to represent them with the faculty and administration and to make decisions based on peer feedback. Every graduate business student is already a member of the association and dues already come out of their tuition. Each student’s dues are spent on events and opportunities to enhance their time here and build relationships.

How To Join

Every graduate student in the Argyros School of Business and Economics is already a member. You just have to be actively enrolled in classes.

GBA Board Members

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Brianna Kdeiss

Brianna Kdeiss is a second-year MBA candidate at Chapman University. She received her undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton in Biological Science with a concentration in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. During her time at CSUF, Brianna researched Heat Shock Protein and lipid interactions as a student researcher. She was fortunate enough to speak at national conferences, such as Experiment Biology, and has been published multiple times in journals such as Scientific Reports and Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. Brianna worked for Johnson and Johnson’s Advanced Sterilization Products Medical Device Company for a year and a half and is excited to be at Chapman pursuing her next goal of MBA. Brianna is thrilled to be representing Chapman as GBA President and is committed to increasing club awareness on the Chapman campus and supporting personal and professional growth for all members. Brianna is additionally on the Women in Business Association Executive Board and a member of the Data Analytics Association.
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Hasnu Kwatra

VP of Marketing
Hasnu is a second-year MBA candidate at Chapman University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in History from Chapman and has experience teaching debate and managing government contracts in the medical technology field. During her time in the business program, Hasnu was able to start the Argyros Data Analytics Society and is currently the Director of Membership on the Women in Business Association Executive Board. She is excited to welcome new students to Women in Business and support an empowered community!
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Rebecca Spear

Co-VP of Events
Rebecca is an Orange County native and a proud panther who first came to Chapman for her undergraduate studies. She completed a B.S. in Health Sciences with dual minors in Psychology and Sociology in 2015. After working as a medical assistant and phlebotomist for four years, Rebecca decided to leave medicine and pursue a business career in the entertainment industry. She was ecstatic to not only return home to Chapman but to also reconnect with her ‘musical theater kid’ roots when she started her MBA in 2019. Rebecca is currently in the OnRamp program at Chapman, run by professor Judd Funk, J.D., that allows her to work with Chapman MFA and JD students in order to prepare to break into the entertainment industry through special projects, events, and mentorships. Rebecca is additionally on the Women in Business Association Executive Board and a member of the Data Analytics Association.
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Mellisa Low

Co-VP of Events
Motivated, outgoing, hardworking, innovative are a few words that would describe Mellisa Low. She is a second-year MBA student specializing in Media and Entertainment. Mellisa is originally from Mobile, Alabama where she attended the University of South Alabama to pursue her undergraduate degree in Marketing. Mellisa has work experience that ranges from supply chain with a defense contractor to marketing and promotions with a casino. Mellisa decided to pursue her MBA at Chapman because she wanted to expand her career to the big cities and do creative marketing in media and entertainment. On the leisure side, she enjoys hiking, listening to K-pop, and is a huge foodie person who loves to travel. As the Co-VP of Events for GBA, Mellisa is excited to help create and oversee events, while also increasing opportunities for members to grow and develop as successful leaders. Mellisa is additionally on the Women in Business Association Executive Board.