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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 Corporate Finance, Marketing, Investment Management, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems in Digital Times, Accounting, Entertainment and Media Management, 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.

Class Profile

The average student in the Chapman University full-time MBA program enters with a GMAT score of 649 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.3. The average student in this program has three years of work experience, and while the full-time MBA program does not require work experience, it is desired. About 24 percent of students in the full-time MBA identify as female, and 76 percent identify as male. Nearly 42 percent of students in the program are international.


Argyros has a dedicated Career Services Center right in Beckman Hall that offers daily drop-in hours, individual career counseling, and a graduate mentor program, which matches each graduate candidates with a working professional who provides guidance and direction. The Career Services Center also offers opportunities for students to engage with employers on campus through a speaker series, industry nights, office hours, coffee chats, and information sessions. Opportunities to interact with employers outside of campus include site visits, treks, dinners and lunches for eight, and tours.

According to the most recent Chapman University employment report, 67 percent of students had job offers by graduation and 86 percent received and accepted job offers within three months of graduation.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The Chapman University full-time MBA program costs $1,590 per credit, which puts the total tuition around $79,500, 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 their diploma, as well as an international graduate student supplemental form.

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