Chapman University’s George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics was named after Ambassador Argyros, due to his generous contribution in 1999. His donations elevated the quality of faculty the school is able to attract, established high-caliber programs, and created scholarships to fund college for the most deserving students. Argyros holds AACSB accreditation and has been deemed a top tier business school by CEO Magazine. Additionally, the undergraduate programs were ranked 34th by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2018, and the Full-time MBA was ranked 73rd nationally. In 2020, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Full-time MBA 85th. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1, so students get a personalized experience with nationally acclaimed professors, who cumulatively have published more than 100 scholarly articles, have served as CEOs, and former accountants from Big Four Accounting Firms.
Undergraduate students can earn a dynamic Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting or Business Administration or a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. BSBA students can earn an in-demand emphasis in Business Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, or Real Estate. Accounting students will undergo a rigorous curriculum in preparation for the CPA or CMA exam. Classes are held in state-of-the-art classrooms with the latest business technology tools, such as Bloomberg terminals. A Bloomberg certificate is even offered.
The MBA program is offered in Full-Time, Flexible, Executive, and Accelerated formats, as well as in conjunction with a Juris Doctor, MFA in Film and TV Producing, or MS in Food Science. Students can even take their studies internationally with the Prague MBA. Specialty master’s degrees offered include an Accelerated MS in Accounting, MS in Accounting, and MS in Behavioral and Computational Economics. The Accelerated Accounting program can be completed in as few as ten months, and the MBA programs range from 21 to 28 months. The FT MBA meets on weekdays. Students in the Flexible MBA have the option of taking day or evening classes. The EMBA meets on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings and consists of three residencies.
Argyros students can explore career options and prepare for their future by attending workshops, coffee chats, site visits, industry nights, and career panels hosted by Argyros School Career Services. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with a mentor, attend networking events, and participate in the Professional Development Program. In the fall, students can attend the Meet the Firms event, and in the spring, they can land an internship or career at the Hire SoCal or the MORE Career Expo. The Launch Labs provide space for students interested in starting their own business, and students can also gain hands-on experience by helping start-ups in the community. In the summer, students can even work with teens who are interested in launching a business.
Successful entrepreneurs regularly visit campus to share their experiences. Conferences, such as The Experimental and Behavioral Finance Conference and the Money and Finance Conference, are great opportunities for students to extend their learning. The six business organizations include the Accounting Society, Delta Sigma Pi, Chapman Graduate Business Association, Latino Business Student Association, Chapman MBA Alumni Association, and Chapman Women in Business.