George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
The Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University develops business leaders who create value for their organizations. Nationally ranked in entrepreneurship by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review, the school provides advice in start-up strategies, business and marketing plans, strategies for growing firms, and guidance in securing angel or venture capital funding. Entrepreneurship and ethics as well as written and oral communication skills are integrated throughout the curriculum along with elements of global business. Students are provided opportunities for participation in student organizations, entrepreneurial internships, business plan contests, consulting team projects, and mentorship programs. Chapman’s entrepreneurship program was recently selected by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) as the first-place winner of the Innovative Pedagogy Award. Additionally, Women 3.0 magazine recently included Chapman University in their listing of Top 50 MBA Programs with an entrepreneurship focus.
Chapman University is located in Orange County, California, a hub of a diverse array of domestic and international economic activity and a major recreational destination. The campus is within a one-hour drive of Los Angeles and within two hours of San Diego and Mexico. Beaches and snow skiing are close by. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6,400 students and offers a full complement of undergraduate degrees as well as graduate professional programs. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Chapman University 6th in faculty resources for all four-year colleges and universities in the Western United States; Chapman has also been named a “Best Value” school every year since that designation has been added.
The Argyros School of Business and Economics is fully accredited by AACSB and offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration, economics and accounting as well as the MBA and EMBA. The Argyros School currently has 900 undergraduates and 200 graduate students who attend classes in a new 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. Classes are kept small (typically 25-35 students).