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» Professional MBA

The Professional MBA program is offered in a flexible format, allowing students to customize their pathway. Working professionals who want to maintain momentum in their career may complete the program with evening courses, while students who prefer a more traditional path may complete the program with daytime courses. Our flexible pace program can be completed within 21-28 months and includes specializations in areas such as finance, marketing analytics, entertainment, global business and more. 

Highlights of the Professional MBA include:

  • Fall or Spring enrollment
  • Flexible courses offered weekdays in the daytime or evening
  • Centralized location in the heart of Orange County
  • Highly personalized classes taught by renowned faculty
  • Access to career services, distinguished research centers, and professional networks
  • Optional travel courses to Scandinavia, Prague and more
  • Lifelong relationships with a broad alumni network
  • Merit scholarship and graduate assistantship opportunities 

Students may take advantage of leadership roles in the Graduate Business Association (GBA), Women in Business and Argyros Ambassador programs, attend national conferences, participate in case competitions, and engage with top executives both inside and outside the classroom. 

+ - Application Requirements

  • Submit the online application at Apply Now
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate degree granting institution
    • Send electronically to admtranscript@chapman.edu
    • Send via mail to:
      Chapman University
      Office of Graduate Admissions
      One University Drive
      Orange, CA 92866
  • Official GMAT or GRE score (institution code 4047)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview conducted by invitation only
  • International applicants must also submit the following:
    • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Cambridge English Advanced Exam test score
    • Please click here for more information on our international admission requirments

+ - Class Profile

Average GPA:     3.2

Average GMAT:   543

Age range:  26-30

Range of Work Experience:  3-6 years

Women:  47%

International:  28%

+ - Program Specializations

Students have the opportunity to personalize their MBA program by pursuing an area of specialization using only 3 electives.  While the specialization will not be recorded on the transcript or diploma, it can be referenced on a resume.  Students must meet all prerequisites in order to enroll in a course.  Specialization areas are as follows:

Specialization Area

Accounting
Business Analytics
Entertainment & Media Management
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Global Business
Marketing
Strategic Management

 

+ - Sample Program Plan

Evening Cohort

Enrollment in winter and summer sessions is optional  

Term

Courses

Fall Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Economic Analysis for Business
Financial Accounting

Winter Managerial Accounting
Spring Statistics for Business Decisions
Organization & Management
Summer Operations & Technology Management
Business Analytics
Fall (Second Year) Marketing Management
Finance Management
Winter (Second Year) Elective
Spring (Second Year) Understanding Global Business Environment
Elective
Summer (Second Year) 2 Electives 
Fall (Third Year) Strategic Management (capstone)
Elective 

Daytime Cohort

Term

Courses

Fall

Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Economic Analysis for Business
Marketing Management
Financial Accounting
Statistics

Winter Managerial Accounting
Spring Organization & Management
Financial Management
Business Analytics
Elective

Summer 2 Electives
Fall (second year) Operations & Technology Management
Understanding Global Business Environment
1 Elective
Winter (second year) Optional Elective 
Spring (second year) Strategic Management (capstone)
2 Electives

+ - Tuition

The cost per credit for the 2017-2018 academic year is $1,655. Please refer to Student Business Services for more detailed tuition and fee information.

Scholarship opportunities are offered to qualified applicants in varying amounts; contact us to find out more. For additional financial aid consideration and information, please visit Financing Options.

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