Overview

Applicants
132
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.35
Years Work Experience
4
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
620 - 670
GPA
3.11 - 3.67

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
February 1

Round 3
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
35

74
Full-time
26
Part-time
20
Female
3
Underrepresented Minorities


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 studyabroad program” and its popular Flex MBA, which allows working students to attend fullor 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.


Concentrations

Accounting
Finance
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting

Center for Research

Economics
Entrepeneurship
Finance
International Business
Real Estate


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Reusable water cooler that recycles water from the sink.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Encourage the use of Blackboard and Dropbox rather than printing documents.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$70,125
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
79%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
63%
Graduate Facilitated
37%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
100%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

38%
Marketing
31%
Finance/Accounting
19%
Other
6%
Operations/Logistics
6%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

92%
West
8%
South

Students Say

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 accept- ing 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, and Lanes Capital Partners.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 38% $57,500 $47,833 $0 $65,000
Finance / Accounting 31% $60,000 $68,200 $59,000 $100,000
Other 19% $75,000 $71,373 $29,120 $110,000
Operations / Logistics 6%
General Management 6%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 25% $62,500 $58,000 $42,000 $65,000
Financial Services 19% $59,000 $72,667 $59,000 $100,000
Media / Entertainment 12%
Real Estate 12%
Other 6%

Prominent Alumni

The Honorable George Argyros
CEO Arnel and Affiliates, Retired Ambassador

The Honorable Loretta Sanchez
U.S. Representative for California's 46th congressional district

David Bonior
Former Member of US Congress

Steve Lavin
Basketball Coach/Sports Analyst

Randy Jones
MLB Player, Cy Young Award Winner

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$12,646

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
78%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$41,375
Tuition (Out-State)
$41,375
Fees (In-State)
$80
Fees (Out-State)
$80

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,655
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,655

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$24,626
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$24,626
Academic Expenses
$1,100

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
67
Part Time
57%

In State
100.0%
Out of State
0.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

4.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
43.00%
International

40% female
60% male

Campus Life

Students Say

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 lec- tures, 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.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Chris Lowe
Assistant Dean

Address
Argyros School of Business & Economics
One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
United States

Phone
714-997-6990

Fax
714-532-6081

Email
clowe@chapman.edu


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