Argyros School of Business – Chapman University


Chapman University was founded as Hesperian College in 1861 by members of the Disciples of Christ denomination of the Christian Church. In 1934, it was renamed as Chapman College, in honor of its largest donor up until that point. Chapman College became Chapman University in 1991, and in recent years has taken strategic steps to place itself more prominently in the national spotlight.


The University is located in Orange, California, near Anaheim. Orange is an hour by car and mass transit from Los Angeles and a 30-minute drive from Long Beach. Within the city of Orange, which has approximately 135,000 residents, the Chapman campus is located just steps away from the Orange Plaza Historic District.

The university campus is located less than 20 minutes away from the John Wayne Airport and roughly 30 minutes away from the Long Beach Municipal Airport.


The Argyros School of Business and Economics, where Chapman holds its undergraduate and graduate business and economics programs, is located in Beckman hall on the main Chapman University Campus. A highlight of Beckman Hall is the Janes Financial Center, a financial resource facility that contains a conference room and computer lab and is equipped with 12 Bloomberg Terminals, a dedicated computer system with access to financial data.

In the near future, the university will also complete it’s 88,000 square-foot Musco Center for the Arts and the 140,000 square-foot Center for Science and Technology, set to open in fall 2018.


Argyros employs 418 full-time and 496 part-time faculty members to teach undergraduate and graduate business programs. The School also maintains several research centers, which provide further educational resources to students.

Student Body

A total of 6,363 undergraduate and 1083 graduate students attended Chapman University in 2015.  Among undergraduate students, 60% are female and 40% are male. And among graduate students females represent 61% of the student body, compared to a 39% male base.

MBA Degree Offerings

The Argyros School of Business of Chapman University offers a full-time, professional, and Executive MBA.