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Argyros School of Business – Chapman University - Full-Time MBA

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 16-21 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 program consists of 35 credits of core courses and 15 credits of electives, totaling 50 credits.


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: #74 nationally

• U.S. News & World Report: #3 private program on the West Coast

• U.S. News & World Report: #7 in California

Class Profile

The average student in the Chapman University full-time MBA program enters with a GMAT score of 600-710 and an undergraduate GPA of The average student in this program has 2-5 years of work experience, and while the full-time MBA program does not require work experience, it is desired. About 48 percent of students in the full-time MBA are female, and 52 percent are male. Nearly 21 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.


The following information is required for admissions to the Chapman Full-Time MBA

  1. Submit the online application
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Intent
  4. Official transcript from undergraduate institution
  5. Official GMAT or GRE score
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Interview
  8. 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.

GMAT/GRE waivers are available for select students. Explicit work experience requirements are not provided by the school.

Application Deadlines

Early Action: October 1, 2021
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2022
Regular Deadline: June 1, 2022


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