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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    629
  • Program Cost
    $69,000
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
One University Drive
Orange, California 92866, United States
Website

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.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    42%
  • Selectivity
    45%
  • Job Offers
    77%
  • Average Salary
    $50,964.00
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services

Events Calendar

  • Aug 6
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    MBA Information Session

    Orange, CA

    If you are ready to take your career and personal advancement to new heights, the MBA programs at Argyros School of Business and Economics will give students the knowledge, networks and skills needed to be competitive and successful in the business world. Learn more about our Full Time, Flex, Emerging Leaders and Executive MBA programs at this information session.

  • Aug 7
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    MS Accounting Webinar

    Online

    The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to qualify graduates to sit for the California CPA exam while obtaining a master’s degree. Students will pursue the degree in a highly personalized learning environment. Learn more about our MS Accounting program at this online webinar.

  • Aug 12
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    MS Accounting Information Session

    Online

    Learn more about our MS Accounting program at this information session. The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to qualify graduates to sit for the California CPA exam while obtaining a master’s degree. Students will pursue the degree in a highly personalized learning environment.

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About Chapman University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.1 GPA of All Applicants 3.29 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 37
  • Median 24
  • Middle 80% 0 to 102
Admissions Selectivity
45% Argyros School of Business & Economics 46% Average Across All Schools

629 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
66% 529
79% 629
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 168
45% 45.0
42% 42.0
Female
44% 44
International
51% 51
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 2
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Humanities
  • Finance
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • Other Business
  • Finance
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Chapman University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Riverside
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
$42,953 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Disneyland
  • Bank of America
  • Oracle Consulting
  • Wells Fargo
  • Riyadh Bank
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
1% 1
710 to 739
5% 5
10% 10
680 to 709
5% 5
10% 10
650 to 679
4% 4
7% 7
620 to 649
17% 17
32% 32
590 to 619
11% 11
19% 19
560 to 589
10% 10
14% 14
530 to 559
9% 9
7% 7
500 to 529
4% 4
0% 0
Under 500
34% 34
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Other 25%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 25%
  • Media/Entertainment 17%
  • Real Estate 8%
Wireless Werx 1
Top Employer
  • T-Force, Inc. 1
  • Oakley, Inc. 1
  • Mosaic Media Group 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
77% Argyros School of Business & Economics 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
53% 53
64% 63.699022556390986
53% Receive Offers
53% 53
58% 57.85206896551723
53% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
24% 24
21% 21.110859375
24% Receive Offers
18% 18
25% 24.93132867132867
18% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
61% Graduates seeking full-time employment
25% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Wireless Werx 1
  • T-Force, Inc. 1
  • Oakley, Inc. 1
  • Mosaic Media Group 1
  • Marcus & Millichap 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Finance/Accounting
33% 33
$66,700.00
45K 98K
General Management
17% 17
Data not provided
Human Resources
17% 17
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
25% 25
$56,600.00
36K 70K
Information Technology
8% 8
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consumer Products
8% 8
Data not provided
Financial Services
25% 25
$68,933.00
45K 98K
Manufacturing
8% 8
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
17% 17
Data not provided
Real Estate
8% 8
Data not provided
Technology
8% 8
Data not provided
Other
25% 25
$42,000.00
30K 60K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
59% 59
$53,514.00
30K 98K
More than one year, up to three years
33% 33
$45,333.00
31K 60K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
8% 8
Data not provided
North America
92% 92
$46,260.00
30K 64K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. West
92% 92
$46,260.00
30K 64K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Opus Bank 3
  • Farmer John 1
  • Cove Financial 1
  • Union Bank 1
  • Broadcom 1
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • National Black MBA Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX
  • Quiksilver, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, CA
  • Opus Bank, Irvine, CA

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$180,168
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $69,000
  • Budget $60,000
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$180,168
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $69,000
  • Budget $60,000
3 Full Tuition Scholarships
$15,408 Average Scholarship Amount 58% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
61% 61
58% 58
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$511,939
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy Only to domestic students
  • Max loan guarantee per year $20,500
  • Average post-graduation debt $41,563
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
24 Argyros School of Business & Economics 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
25% 25
Team project
25% 25
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • In 2012, the Argyros School opened the Janes Financial Center, a trading room with Bloomberg terminals, 55” flat-screen data monitors, and a 76 foot long LED stock ticker. The school also has flat-screen monitors mounted in the classroom building to serve as information kiosks. Other technology investments include computers and lab facilities for faculty teaching and research and laptops for the EMBA program. In addition, 60" flat-screens were added to the school's three conference rooms. These are used for student/administrator presentations and projects.

Students: Who are my classmates?

22% International Students
38% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
56% 56
Asian American
36% 36
Hispanic
4% 4
Student Citizenship
North America
81% 81
Asia
19% 19
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Volunteer
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

1,924 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
1% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.