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Argyros School’s full-time MBA program continues upward trajectory

The Argyros School of Business and Economic’s full-time MBA program—in the Argyros School of Business and Economics— is number 81 in the nation according to
U.S. News & World Report
’s 2017 ranking of full-time MBA programs. This is the third time Chapman’s full-time MBA program is ranked in the top 100 – the first time being in 2012 when it was ranked at 97; and again last year at number 83. The Argyros School is one of only four private schools in California to be ranked in the top 100 this year; together with Stanford, Pepperdine, and USC.

“Being repeatedly ranked in the top 100, and third among private schools in California, is a great accomplishment given the size of our full time program— we benefit from the strength of our faculty, staff and students; and from the leadership of deans that have gone before me” said Reggie Gilyard, dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. “We look forward to continued strong progress in the years to come.”


Reggie Gilyard, dean of the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics,

Established in 2005, Chapman’s full-time MBA program maintains a very personalized approach to educating business leaders of the future. The
full-time MBA program
is designed for early career candidates aspiring to build a foundational and practical toolkit in route to future C-level careers or entrepreneurship roles.

U.S. News and World Report took many factors into consideration, including quality assessments by peer deans and recruiters; placement success to include salaries and employment rates; and student selectivity, taking the mean GMAT and GRE scores, mean undergraduate GPAs and acceptance rates.

According to
US News & World Report
, Chapman University is one of 470 institutions with graduate business schools that participated in the rankings. In order to be ranked, a program had to have 20 or more of its 2015 full-time MBA graduates seeking employment. For a school to have its employment data considered in the ranking model, at least 50 percent of its 2015 full-time MBA graduates needed to be seeking work. MBA programs that did not meet the employment criteria are listed as “Unranked.”

More information on the rankings can be found at

Sheri Ledbetter

Sheri Ledbetter

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