Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1202
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $42,890
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,338
  • University Selectivity
    48%
  • University Yield
    25%
  • Job Offers
    79%
  • Average Salary
    $43,011
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1946
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1 University Drive
Orange, California 92866, United States
Website
405x225

Argyros School of Business & Economics

The Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University in Orange County, California delivers exceptional 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.

What Current Students Say See All 5 Comments >

The amount of hands on experience with real companies and professors who are interested in assisting students on a personal level is something very unique to Chapman's program.

Social

Events Calendar

  • Oct 23
    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.

  • Nov 20
    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.

  • Dec 11
    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.

About Chapman University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
48% Chapman University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. High school GPA
  3. Extracurricular activities
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
11750% 11,750
48% 48
25% 25
48% School Selectivity
25% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

Non US Citizens are required to submit a financial certification as well as TOEFL or IELTS scores if they are coming from non-English speaking institutions. Certain majors within the University also require portfolio reviews or auditions.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
2545% 2,545
47% 47
22% 22
47% Program Selectivity
22% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Recommended
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements There is an internal admissions process. Applications are reviewed each term.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 80
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

By the office of admission through an extensive and holistic review process while paying special attention to major relevant performance and aptitude.

Careers

Financial Services 20%
Top Industry
  • Other 10%
  • Media/Entertainment 10%
  • Real Estate 9%
Ernst & Young 6
Top Employer
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers 3
  • Grant Thorton 2
  • Avalon Bay 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
79% Argyros School of Business & Economics 78% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
36% 36
62% 61.74527272727272
36% Receive Offers
21% 21
59% 59.252482758620694
21% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
43% 43
16% 15.83261363636364
43% Receive Offers
21% 21
17% 16.796475409836066
21% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
9% 9.05625
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
9% 9.484761904761905
0% Accept Offers
84% Graduates seeking full-time employment
16% Graduates not seeking employment
58% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
12% 12
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
30% 30
Data not provided
General Management
22% 22
Data not provided
Human Resources
5% 5
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
2% 2
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
21% 21
Data not provided
Operations/Production
1% 1
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
7% 7
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
13% 13
Data not provided
Consumer Products/Retail
14% 14
Data not provided
Consulting
9% 9
Data not provided
Financial Services
20% 20
Data not provided
Government/Education
2% 2
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
4% 4
Data not provided
Manufacturing
1% 1
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
10% 10
Data not provided
Non-Profit
3% 3
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
9% 9
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
2% 2
Data not provided
Technology/Science
3% 3
Data not provided
Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
10% 10
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. South
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. West
90% 90
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Deloitte 7
  • KPMG 3
  • Ernst & Young 3
  • Moss Adams 3
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 15
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 33
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 267
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
On-campus recruiting, career related workshops, and industry nights.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$57,519
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $42,890
  • Fees $683
  • Expenses $13,946
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$57,519
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $42,890
  • Fees $683
  • Expenses $13,946
93% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 0% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 60%
  • Merit 80%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://chapman.edu/students/tuition-and-aid/financial-aid/index.aspx
Scholarships
$11,669,206
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$14,857,764
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Argyros School of Business & Economics
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
34% 31
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
47% 27
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Argyros School of Business & Economics 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
12% Less than 20 Students 0% More than 50 Students
88% 21 to 50 students
27 Average number of students in non-business required electives
52 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Managing Rapidly Growing Businesses
  • Launching a New Business: Student Incubator
  • Business Law for Accountants
  • Economics of Non-Market Behavior
  • US Economic History
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2012
Degrees Offered
  • BS Accounting
  • BS Business Administration
  • BA Economics
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
93% 93
30% 30
Prominent Faculty
  • Jim Doti, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Business and Economics

    Economics

  • Essie Adibi, A. Gary Anderson Professor of Economics

    Economics

  • Glenn Pfeiffer, Warren and Doris Uehlinger Professor of Business

    Accounting

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) provides eligible students the opportunity to earn money to help meet educational expenses. A student must be interviewed and selected. Job opportunities are posted through the student employment website.Work Study earnings are paid directly to the student twice a month. First year students are not typically considered for FWS until completion of their first semester.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Popular destinations include: Italy, UK, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand. International Internships are also available in Australia, New Zealand, London and Madrid.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Opportunities are available through Alpha Kappa Psi and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).

Students

53% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 41% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1270 75th Percentile Score on SAT 29 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
60% 60
Asian American
14% 14
Hispanic
14% 14
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
86%
2%
4%
7%
0%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
92% 92
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
8% 8
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
91% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
55% 55
74% 74

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 5,121
Alumni Donations
$233 Average Gift $10,000 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • George L. Argyros

    Former Ambassador to Spain

  • Loretta Sanchez

    Representative, U.S. Congress

  • David Bonior

    Representative (Retired), U.S. Congress