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Argyros School of Business – Chapman University

Chapman University Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Chapman University full-time MBA program at Argyros School of Business functions as a traditional graduate program, in which students take classes during the day over the course of 21 months. Core courses required by the program are taken as a cohort in planned, sequential order. Elective courses can be taken in afternoon and evening sessions.


The Chapman University full-time MBA curriculum has three main components: core/required courses, a capstone course, and elective courses. Students have the option to pursue tracks in their degrees, though these will not show up on their diplomas. Tracks include Finance, Marketing, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Entertainment and Media Management, Strategic Management, and Global Business, and may utilize only three electives. Overall, students must complete 50 credits in order to graduate. Students can pursue a 12-elective-credit emphasis in Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, or marketing. The core courses comprise 31 credits, electives 15 credits, and the capstone course worth four credits.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 85 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 73 (U.S.); 91 (Global)

Class Profile

The average student in the Chapman University full-time MBA program enters with a GMAT score of 655 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.7 The average student in this program has 3.5 years of work experience, and while the full-time MBA program does not require work experience, it is desired. About 41 percent of students in the full-time MBA are female, and 59 percent are male. Nearly 23 percent of students in the program are international.

Career Statistics

According to the most recent Chapman University employment report, 69 percent of students had full-time job offers within one year of graduation.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The Chapman University full-time MBA program costs $1,720 per credit, which puts the total tuition around $86,000—not including fees.

Chapman gives grants to those applicants who demonstrate exceptional merit. The criteria for grants include GMAT/GRE scores, work experience, undergraduate GPA, and other relevant experience. Grants start at $3,000 and can equal as much as full tuition. No separate application is needed to apply for grants, although those seeking grants are encouraged to apply early, given that the amount of grant money given each year is limited.


Chapman lists the following as required for an application for the full-time program: an updated resume, completion of the online application, a personal statement (within the online application), an undergraduate transcript, a GMAT or GRE score two letters of recommendation, and an interview. International applicants are also required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, a copy of a diploma, as well as an international graduate student supplemental form.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round One – Oct. 1, 2019
Round Two – Feb. 1, 2020
Round Three – June 1, 2020

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