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Argyros School of Business – Chapman University - Flexible MBA

Chapman University Flexible MBA Program Structure

The Flex MBA program is offered in a highly flexible format, allowing students to customize their pathway with weekday classes at a part time or full time pace. Working professionals who want to maintain momentum in their career may complete the program with all evening courses, while students who prefer a more traditional path may complete the program with day or evening courses.   The program can take between 21-28 month program with fall and spring enrollments.


The Chapman University Flexible MBA curriculum has three main components: core/required courses, a capstone course, and elective courses. Students have the option to pursue “emphases” in their degrees, which are comprised of 12 credits in elective courses. Overall, students must complete 50 credits in order to graduate. The core courses comprise 31 credits, electives 15 credits, and the capstone course worth four credits.

Students have the opportunity to personalize their MBA program by pursuing an area of specialization using only 3 electives. While the specialization will not be recorded on the transcript or diploma, it can be referenced on a resume.  Students must meet all prerequisites in order to enroll in a course. Specialization areas are as follows: Accounting, Business Analytics, Entertainment & Media Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business, Marketing, and Strategic Management.

Part-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 168 (tie)

Class Profile

The average student in the Chapman University Flexible MBA program enters with a GMAT score of between 530-610 and an undergraduate GPA ranging between 3.0-3.5. The average age of students is between 26-34 with a range of 3-8 years of work experience.  The class is made up of 46% women while 11% are international students.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The Chapman University Flexible 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 Flexible MBA: an updated resume, completion of the online application, a personal statement (within the online application), your undergraduate transcript, a GMAT or GRE score, and two letters of recommendation. Interviews are conducted on the basis of invitation.

In addition, International applicants are required to submit their score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE), a copy of their diploma, and an international supplemental application form.

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

Application Deadlines

March 1
June 1


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