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The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics

Orange, CA


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Introduction | Chapman University Graduate School: Argyros School of Business and Economics

Established in 1861, Chapman University is a private, coeducational university located in Orange, California, in the western region of the United States. 

Created in 1977, the Argyros School of Business and Economics offers graduate degrees in business, accounting, real estate and economics. Argyros School of Business and Economics is named after George L. Argyros, a former Chapman student and U.S. Ambassador to Spain. Argyros offers a challenging and innovative curriculum, offered with a choice of executive (EMBA), flexible and full-time programs. 

Argyros is accredited under the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is ranked #4 by US News & World Report as the top Private MBA Program in California. 

The 2020 U.S. News and World Report ranks Chapman University as one of the best colleges in America and in 2019, Chapman University was ranked 5th among master’s-level universities in the Western U.S.

Key Facts and Overview | Chapman University Graduate School: Argyros School of Business and Economics

The Argyros School is ranked #74 nationally for full-time MBA programs and 75% of graduates are offered employment within 90 days of graduation. 

The Argyros School has grown significantly over the past 20 years. Today, there are currently 80 full-time faculty with nearly 100 academic journal articles published. 

In 2018, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Argyros #26 Best US Full-Time MBA in Entrepreneurship category. 

The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, as defined in its strategic plan, develops business leaders who create value by blending economic reasoning and a global perspective with integrity, effective communication, analytical skill, and individual initiative.  Operating in one of the nation's most dynamic business communities, The Argyros School distinguishes itself by providing students and alumni with access to exceptional professors, scholars, and influential executives in a personalized setting.

Graduate students attending the Argyros School receive an unparalleled educational experience. Small class sizes means individualized attention and professional bonds that transpire to mentorships, internships, and careers. Students will join a community like no other, and are exposed to an abundance of opportunities post graduation. 

Argyros School has a prominent alumni network, with more than 7,000 graduates. Alumni and business partners include major influencers in business who are supportive of graduates from Argyros School of Business and Economics. 

Research is a significant attribute at Argyros School. Over the past 20 years, research has expanded into the following services: 

-Economic Science Institute

-Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics and the Launch Labs

-C. Larry Hoah Center for Real Estate and Finance

-Sims Shen Data Analytics Lab 

-Janes Financial Center 

-Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society

-Career Services Center and Office of Graduate and Executive Education. 

The Argyros School is proud to provide students cutting edge technology and tools to build student’s experience and skill set.

Majors and Degrees | Chapman University Graduate School: Argyros School of Business and Economics

The Chapman University Graduate School, Argyros School of Business and Economics is proud to offer the following nationally recognized graduate programs: 

Full Time MBA

Full time MBA is ranked #85 nationwide and #9 in California by US News & World Report, and #73 by Bloomberg Businessweek

Flexible MBA

Offered as a highly flexible format, allowing students to customize their pathway with weekday classes at a part time or full time pace.  

Executive MBA 

For ambitious managers and executives who want to gain the skills and intellectual confidence to lead in a competitive marketplace. 

Accelerated MBA 

Also referred to as 4+1, this program is offered to current Chapman University undergrads. Students begin taking MBA coursework in their senior year, and earn an MBA degree one year after completing their undergraduate studies. 

MS Real Estate 

Designed to prepare students for a career in real estate development, and finance and/or investment. 

MS Accounting 

Created to assist graduates prepare for the California CPA exam and earn credits that are necessary for CPA licensure, while obtaining a master’s degree. 

Accelerated MSA 

Accessible to current Chapman University undergraduate students registered in the BS in Accounting Program, this program allows students to begin taking MS in Accounting Coursework during their senior year and earn a MS in Account Degree within one year of finishing their undergraduate studies. 

MBA/MFA Film and TV Producing 

A rewarding program designed for students seeking a management or executive level position at a production company, talent agency, studio or television network. 

MBA/MS Food Science 

Designed for students who currently work or intend to move into the food manufacturing and/or food production industries. 

Juris Doctor/MBA 

This joint program allows students to earn both the JD and MBA degrees simultaneously and can be completed full-time in four years. 

Prague MBA 

Students can complete this program in 17 months, offering a unique opportunity for Chapman University to study at Anglo-American University in Prague. 

MS Behavioral & Computational Economics

Offered through the Economic Science Institute, this program uses the laboratory method of inquiry to study the role human institutions play in creating social rules and order.

Admissions | Chapman University Graduate School: Argyros School of Business and Economics

Chapman offers students many areas of study; students are encouraged to visit the Chapman University Academics Page to view more information about their school’s admission requirements and application details.  

Chapman University offers an accelerated graduate program. Current undergraduate students interested in working on their Master’s Degree while earning their Bachelor’s Degree can take advantage of this opportunity. For more information, prospective students can attend an Information Session, Meet Chapman at a Graduate Fair, or Contact Chapman Directly

Prospective students are encouraged to review the Graduate Application Deadlines based on their particular graduate program. Programs that accept applications after the deadline on a space-available basis will be noted. Please visit the Application page to view a particular program application and requirements. 

A non-refundable application fee is $60 through the online application system. Students are required to submit all official transcripts; applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. Most programs require a minimum of two letters of recommendation. Some programs require a statement of intent with specific information included in your statement. 

According to US News and World Report, Chapman University is #87 (tied) in Best Colleges for Veterans. Veterans are encouraged to meet with the Director of Veterans Affairs during the application process by phone or in-person. Veterans can learn more by visiting the Veterans Resource Center.

Costs and Financial Aid | Chapman University Graduate School: Argyros School of Business and Economics

Chapman University offers a variety of financial aid options available to help students invest in their higher education and attain their educational goals. Students can view more information about financial aid and cost of attendance at Chapman’s Graduate Financial Aid website. 

Graduate costs and fees vary by college; students can view their particular program on the 2020/2021 Tuition & Fee Information page. 

The Chapman University Harriet S. Salmon Interest Free Loan is an interest free loan awarded through the Office of Financial Aid. For information on eligibility for this type of loan, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 714-997-6741. 

Students interested in need-based financial aid should submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the California Dream Act Application if they are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Executive Master of Business Administration (Exec MBA) Business administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Business administration
Master of Science (MS) Behavioral and computational economics
Master of Science (MS) Accounting

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 127

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
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Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 16.59%
Black or African American 1.9%
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 18.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.47%
Two or more races 3.79%
Unknown 2.37%


Male (56%)
Female (43%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 73
Part-time - 38
Male (84)
Female (27)

Location & Contact

Address One University Drive
Orange, CA  92866
United States
Contact Dr. Thomas A Turk
Phone: 714-997-6819

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