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The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) January 25
Application deadline (international students) January 25
Application fee $60

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 47.6% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 24
Average undergraduate GPA 3.34 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.82-3.79
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 23
Average GMAT score 610 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 540-690
Students with prior work experience 14
Average work experience (months) 19

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 66.7%
Average age of new entrants 26
Average undergraduate GPA 3.28
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.72-3.83
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 40
Average GMAT score 519
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 450-620
Students with prior work experience 33
Average work experience (months) 35

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
87 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Applicants evaluated on academic performance,leadership potential,and communication skills. Work experience preferred-not required.Application to the program requires:baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution,transcripts from all institutions, online application,GMAT, two letters of recommendation.International applicants must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.Interview required.
Executive program
Applicants are evaluated on professional experience, leadership ability, and prior academic performance. Application requires: baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, transcripts, online application,two letters of recommendation.International applicants must submit a TOEFL or IELTS.Interview required.GMAT is not required for those with an undergraduate gpa of 3.0 or higher.
Part-time program
Applicants to the Flex MBA program are evaluated on academic performance, leadership potential, work experience and communication skills. Application to the program requires: online application,a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, transcripts,submit a GMAT score and two letters of recommendation. International applicants must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Debra Gonda
Full-time program phone (714) 997-6596
Full-time program E-mail mba@chapman.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​chapman.​edu/​argyros/​programs/​grad/​ftmba.​asp
Executive program phone (714) 997-6596
Executive program E-mail emba@chapman.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​chapman.​edu/​argyros/​programs/​grad/​emba/​
Part-time program phone (714) 997-6596
Part-time program E-mail mba@chapman.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​chapman.​edu/​argyros/​programs/​grad/​flexmba.​asp
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

Departments/concentrations
economics
entrepreneurship
finance
international business
marketing
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, marketing
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time accelerated, part-time evenings and weekends, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available law, MBA/MFA in Film Producing, MBA/MS in Food Science

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Students in this program receive their MBA degree in 16 months. The required courses are taken in a lockstep cohort format and students can customize their program through the five concentrations offered. The program includes a strong focus on career management supervised by the Career Management Center.
Executive program
The EMBA is a structured, lockstep program focused on strategic management and value creation. Classes for this 21 month program meet Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Special features include residential courses in San Diego, Washington, D.C., and an international residential experience.
Part-time program
The Flex MBA provides the flexibility to complete the program at your own pace. The broad based curriculum covers all areas of business with a focus on competitive advantage and value creation. Students may choose a concentration from one of five areas, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, international business and economic systems design.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#97 Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#200 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 34
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
Acceptance rate 47.6% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $64,253 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.34 - Medium
Average GMAT score 610 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 63.6% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 81.8% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 69
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 198

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 69
Minority students 27.5%
International students 23.2%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 129
Minority students 27.1%
International students 10.9%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Jack Millis
Financial aid phone (714) 997-6741

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $1,250 per credit
Part-time: $1,250 per credit
Required fees $50 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $20,100
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $32,000

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 0
Teaching assistantships 0
Research assistantships 10
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Chapman University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 31
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 22
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 63.6% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 81.8% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 15
Low base salary $38,000
Average base salary $64,253
High base salary $100,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $38,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $64,057
High base salary: U.S citizen $100,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $67,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $67,000
High base salary: Foreign nationals $67,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 0
Low signing bonus N/A
Average signing bonus N/A
High signing bonus N/A

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 1
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation $5,900
High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $5,900
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 6
Marketing/sales low salary $38,000
Marketing/sales average salary $49,300
Marketing/sales high salary $65,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 3
Operations/production low salary $42,000
Operations/production average salary $58,333
Operations/production high salary $68,000
Number reporting general management jobs 25
General management low salary $45,300
General management average salary $70,575
General management high salary $90,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 0
Finance/accounting low salary N/A
Finance/accounting average salary N/A
Finance/accounting high salary N/A
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 0
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 1
Other occupations low salary N/A
Other occupations average salary N/A
Other occupations high salary N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 1
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 1
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 0
Northeast low salary N/A
Northeast average salary N/A
Northeast high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 0
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 0
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 0
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 0
Southwest low salary N/A
Southwest average salary N/A
Southwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 17
West low salary $38,000
West average salary $64,253
West high salary $100,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 0
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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