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Chapman University

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  • QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020
    #201+
  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    21 months
  • Avg. GMATAverage GMAT score for the program.
    625
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program
    $70k-$80k

Full Time MBA Overview

The Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics is a private research and academic institution located in Orange, California. Founded in 1977, the school is named after George L. Argyros, a Chapman alumnus and former US Ambassador to Spain. Argyros has chaired the board of trustees of Chapman University since 1976, and has donated significant resources towards establishing Chapman as a leading national business school.

The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics full-time MBA, ranked in the top 100 nationwide in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2018, US News and by Bloomberg Businessweek, is designed for early career professionals, preparing them to flourish as future business leaders locally, nationally and globally. The 21-month program includes concentrations in finance and marketing, as well as specialized tracks in 10 different areas such as entertainment, global business, and entrepreneurship. Enrollment is in the fall, and applicants must submit an online application form along with a resume, a statement of intent, letters of recommendation, GMAT/GRE scores (average GMAT score: 648), and an official transcript from an undergraduate degree granting institution. Shortlisted candidates may then be invited to attend an interview. The profile of a recent cohort shows the average age of students to be 25, with students having between one and four years of professional work experience under their belts. The most recent class consisted of 51% women and 35% international students. The Chapman University full-time MBA program costs US$1,590 per credit, which puts the total tuition at around US$79,500.

The Chapman University full-time MBA curriculum has three main components: core courses, a capstone course, and elective courses. Students have the option to pursue tracks, although these will not be included on their diplomas. Tracks include corporate finance, marketing, investment management, entrepreneurship, information systems in digital times, accounting, entertainment and media management, general management, and global business. Students can also pursue electives in entrepreneurship, finance, international business, or marketing. Students need 50 credits to graduate, and the core courses comprise 31 credits, electives make up 15 credits, and the capstone course is worth four credits.

Argyros has a dedicated Career Services Center that offers daily drop-in hours and a graduate mentor program, which matches each student with a working professional who provides guidance and direction. According to the most recent Chapman University employment report, 67% of students had accepted job offers by graduation and 86% within three months of graduation. Around 33% of those job offers were primarily facilitated by Argyros itself, with technology and financial services being the most popular industry destinations. The median base starting salary of Chapman MBA graduates was US$55,000, with signing on bonuses of around US$4,000.

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Program Highlights

Start Month
Aug
Class Size
59
Avg. Work Experience
5
Avg. Student Age
28
Int'l Students
46%
Women Students
42%
Employed (Post 3 Months)
70%
Avg. Salary (Post 3 Months)
70,492USD
Scholarship
Yes
Accreditations
AACSB

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 20th Feb 2020
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday, 22nd Feb 2020
10:00 - 13:30
Monday, 24th Feb 2020
18:00 - 21:30
Friday, 28th Feb 2020
12:00 - 15:30

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