Main Profile

At A Glance

Chapman University, Argyros School of Business & Economics Executive MBA

The Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University in Orange County, California delivers exceptional MBA, EMBA and undergraduate accounting, business and economics programs. World class professors, intimate class sizes, experientially focused education coupled with a beautiful campus propels students to outstanding opportunities in industry and to leading graduate programs. The Argyros School continues to build upon the success of its top ranked faculty, dedication to teaching and its award winning research centers to distinguish itself among the top management schools in the United States.

GPA:  GMAT: 

Contact

Chapman University, Argyros School of Business & Economics Executive MBA's Full Profile

Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Tuition (Total) $90,895

Program Information

Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics Says

The Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University in Orange County, California delivers exceptional MBA, EMBA and undergraduate accounting, business and economics programs. World class professors, intimate class sizes, experientially focused education coupled with a beautiful campus propels students to outstanding opportunities in industry and to leading graduate programs. The Argyros School continues to build upon the success of its top ranked faculty, dedication to teaching and its award winning research centers to distinguish itself among the top management schools in the United States.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: Executive MBA.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 46% accepted out of 113 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.34
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 615
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • In State Application Fee: $60

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Students entering Chapman have three years of work experience on average, and though the school prefers students to have spent at least two years in a professional field, they do accept strong applicants with less. The GMAT is required for all programs except the Executive MBA; the GRE cannot be substituted. In addition to GMAT scores, the applicat...Students entering Chapman have three years of work experience on average, and though the school prefers students to have spent at least two years in a professional field, they do accept strong applicants with less. The GMAT is required for all programs except the Executive MBA; the GRE cannot be substituted. In addition to GMAT scores, the application package must also include two recommendations from people who know the student "in either a professional or academic setting." Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 for the last two years of college, but the average undergraduate GPA of the entering class is considerably higher. Interviews are required for the fulltime and Executive MBA program, while interviews for the Flex program "are by request or invitation." International students must take the TOEFL and have minimum scores of 600 for the paper-based portion, 213 for the computer- based, and 87 for the Internet-based portion. Applications for the full-time and Executive MBA programs are accepted for the fall semester only. Applications for the Flex Program are accepted for the fall and spring.

The Princeton Review

Important Dates

Round 1
April

1

Deadline
September

2

Start
Round 2
June

1

Deadline
September

2

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 248
Percent International Students 34%
Total Full-Time Faculty 28
Full-Time Faculty 82%

Student Life

Life at Chapman is filled with opportunities for networking and academic enrichment. The Entrepreneur Speaker Series and the Distinguished Speaker series regularly host influential business leaders, and each of the four research institutes offer additional lec­tures, panel discussions, and even book signings. The MBA association, run by a group of students elected by their peers, organizes lots of social and professional events, such as “Pizza and Beer Night,” which “gives students the opportunity to eat and have some drinks with a high profile executive in a relaxed, non-pretentious atmosphere.” Many Chapman students attend part-time, and students tend to be on the younger side, so there is a wide-range of work experience and perspectives in classrooms. Though many students come from work in business attire, others sport “flip-flops and board shorts,” though they “clean up nice, when they have to.” Students are “friendly” and “smart,” and are “very willing to collaborate and help one another succeed.” They’re “not at all competitive about grades, so study groups are very common.” “There are a lot of sports and community events” for students who need a break from homework or net­working, and “plenty of nearby restaurants and bars that support a small community vibe.”

Career

Chapman’s MBA program “has only become stronger with the addition of a highly visi­ble office (Career Management Center) on campus,” which employs “three full-time career placement specialists” to assist and support students in reaching their career goals. The center provides lots of specialized opportunities through individual career counseling and its many networking events, including the “Dinner for Eight” program, where eight students are selected to have an intimate dinner with a local business leader. One student says that the greatest strength of Chapman isn’t the Career Management Center but “the people associated with the school,” who provide “strong contacts, great jobs, networking, and lasting business relationships.” The majority of graduates accept­ing new jobs took positions in the consumer products field, or in media or entertainment. The top five employers last year were Standard Pacific Homes, Ingram Micro, Experian, ADP, Commerce National Bank, Lanes Capital Partners.

The Princeton Review

About

The MBA program at Chapman University's George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics offers a unique personalized experience. Our school prepares students to be business leaders by teaching leading edge business theory and the best of business practice. MBA students acquire the ability to identify and evaluate opportunities throughout the world and to execute the strategies necessary to take advantage of them. Highlights- Accredited by AACSB- MBA program can be completed in 16 months- Nationally ranked entrepreneurship program provides students the knowledge and resources required to plan, launch and manage new ventures- Home to distinguished Nobel Laureate, Vernon L. Smith Ph.D., and the Economic Science Institute

The Princeton Review

Students Say

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.

The Princeton Review

Academic

The goal of the MBA program is to provide students with the foundation required to make sound business decisions. Students develop the analytical skills required to evaluate complex business problems and implement strategic solutions. Chapman MBA students also develop the leadership and communication skills needed to succeed in today's business environment.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Janes Financial Center Anderson Center for Economic Research Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Ethics Schmid Center for International Business Hoag Center for Real Estate & Finance

  • Research Facilities:

    Janes Financial Center Anderson Center for Economic Research Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Ethics Schmid Center for International Business Hoag Center for Real Estate & Finance

  • Study Abroad:

    Czech Republic

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics include:

Randy Jones - MLB Player, Cy Young Award Winner

Steve Lavin - Basketball Coach/Sports Analyst

David Bonior - Former Member of US Congress

The Honorable Loretta Sanchez - Member of US Congress

The Honorable George Argyros - CEO Arnel and Affiliates, Retired Ambassador

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $53,989

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: GE, Ingram Micro, Experian, Deloitte, Baxter

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Marketing / Sales 60% $58,188
Other 47% $57,888
Business 40% $64,250
Other 33% $41,650
Financial Services 33% $76,300
Finance / Accounting 20% $84,000
Other 13% $56,333
Technical 3% $64,250

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 45%
Three Month Employment 85%
Questions about Chapman University, Argyros School of Business & Economics Executive MBA

Want more info about Chapman University, Argyros School of Business & Economics Executive MBA? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer

Ask a New Question