Chapman University, a “small,” “beautiful” private university in Orange County, California, has a “very strong MBA program” that offers students a great education. But “It’s not just about the classes,” at Chapman. “It is about the relationships, the networking, and the experience. It is a comprehensive, 360-degree program.” Chapman is “a research-intensive university” that offers “entrepreneurship incubators” and many other unique opportunities to its enthusiastic students. This is just one of the many reasons students are convinced that Chapman “will become one of the top business schools in the nation.”Chapman’s distinguishing features include its programs in Entrepreneurship and Financial services, a dual MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing, a “good study-abroad program” and its popular Flex MBA, which allows working students to attend full- or part-time during the evening. Chapman’s traditional full-time MBA program has a strong focus on student career campaign. Students in both programs receive the majority of their credits from Chapman’s core curriculum, which provides a solid foundation in business and finance. Electives include entrepreneurship, international business, corporate entrepreneurship, and marketing.Students say they receive a “very personalized education” from the “outstanding faculty.” Chapman’s small classes are taught by “Ph.D.s and established professionals,” who are “dedicated,” “highly accessible,” and “expect a lot.” Academic and professional development is complimented by mentoring programs and contests run by the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, and research opportunities, conferences, and workshops hosted by the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research, The Walter Schmidt Center for International Business, and Larry C. Hoag for Real Estate and Finance. Beyond the campus, the school has strong ties to the local business community, which gives students the chance to forge “lasting business relationships.” Chapman students say the school does an excellent job preparing them to deal with “current economic conditions” and whatever else they may face in the future.
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