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Requirements to Earn the MBA

For Students Starting Fall 2013 or Later

50 units of coursework including

  • 35 units of required classes
    • BUS 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 609, 610, 612, 613
  • 15 units of elective coursework
    • 5 elective courses
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0

For Students Starting prior to Fall 2013

51-52 units of coursework including  (note- this should look the same as the above listing but a few different classes)

  • 36 units of required classes
    • Bus 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 607, 610, 612
  • 15 units of elective coursework
    • 3  4-unit elective courses and I 3-unit elective course

Required Classes for the MBA Program

BUS 600

Strategies for Competitive Advantage

BUS 601

Economic Analysis for Business

BUS 602

Accounting and Financial Analysis

BUS 603

Statistics for Business Decisions

BUS 604

Organization and Management

BUS 605

Marketing Management

BUS 606

Operations and Technology Management

BUS 607

Financial Management

BUS 609

Business Analytics

BUS 610

Understanding the Global Business Environment

BUS 613

Accounting for Management and Control

BUS 612

Strategic Management

 


Elective Courses for Emphases

Students may pursue an emphasis in one of the following areas: Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business. Each emphasis is satisfied by taking twelve credits from among the electives listed under the emphases below. To declare an emphasis, email Academic Program Specialist office at APS@chapman.edu. The emphasis area is noted on the transcript, not the diploma.

Entrepreneurship

BUS 630

New Product Development

BUS 635

Management of Entrepreneurial Enterprises

BUS 636

Financing Entrepreneurial Enterprises

BUS 638

Internet and Social Media Marketing

BUS 660

Corporate Entrepreneurship

BUS 695

Special Topics in Entrepreneurship

Finance

BUS 621

Investments

BUS 627

Advanced Corporate Finance

BUS 628

International Finance

BUS 632

Financial Reporting and Analysis

BUS 636

Financing Entrepreneurial Enterprises

BUS 694

Special Topics in Finance

Marketing

BUS 624

Marketing Research

BUS 630

New Product Development

BUS 633

International Marketing

BUS 634

Marketing Strategy

BUS 638

Internet and Social Media Marketing

BUS 693

Special Topics in Marketing

International business

BUS 628

International Finance

BUS 633

International Marketing

BUS 650

International Business Law

BUS 686

Building Cross-Cultural Business Competencies

BUS 687

International Business Travel Course

BUS 692

Special Topics in International Business

*International business emphasis students must complete one international travel course or one course at Chapman's Prague campus. For students in the 4 unit curriculum, the travel course must be taken for 4 units.


Requirements to Graduate

  • Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the overall program. No grade below “C” is acceptable toward a degree.
  • No grade below “B-” is acceptable for BUS 612, Strategic Management.
  • You will be placed on academic probation with a grade point average below 3.0. A 3.0 must be earned in the following semester or you may be dismissed by the Graduate Studies Committee.  Cumulative GPA must be a 3.0 within 2 semesters or you will also be subject to dismissal.
  • Grade points are awarded as follows:
    •      A =  4.0                                B- = 2.7                F= 0

           A- = 3.7                               C+ = 2.3

           B+ = 3.3                              C =  2.0

           B =  3.0                                C-= 1.7


Add/Drop/Incomplete

  • You may add or drop a class through the second week of the semester without a record of the class on your transcript.
  • After the 2nd week you have until the 10th week of class to withdraw with a notation of W (the number of weeks changes for interterm & summer, consult the academic calendar).
  • If you have an emergency situation and are unable to complete a small portion of the  course requirements, your professor may give you an incomplete.  You must complete the coursework within the time allotted by the professor or 1 year, whichever is less.

Leave of Absence

  • May be granted for taking more than one semester off (interterm and summer sessions do not constitute a semester)
    • Students may choose to elect requirements in effect at time of the leave or to adopt those in effect at time of return. A written request must be submitted to your academic advisor. (Students with a leave of absence during a semester prior to the end of the withdrawal period must also officially drop all course work via WebAdvisor or the Office of the University Registrar).
  • Minimum requirements for a leave of absence:
    • A student must be in good academic standing.
    • Petition must state clearly and completely the reasons for the leaves
    • Petition must be approved by the program director and dean of the college.
    • Leaves are typically granted for 1 year with a possible renewal of 1 additional year.
    • Failure to return after the specified time is considered withdrawal from the university. Retroactive leaves are not permitted.
    • Leave of absence does not supersede degree requirements: all coursework must be completed within a seven-year period.

Administrative Drop

Students who miss the first class meeting of a course in which they are registered may be administratively dropped (unless they make arrangements with the instructor prior to the first day of class).

Students who miss the first 2 weeks of class will be administratively dropped from the course.

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