As the United States’ job growth picks up and unemployment rates fall, questions around the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee’s response toward the situation continues to arise. How much is the Federal Reserve going to raise interest rates given the low unemployment rates but slower rate of economic growth? Since its creation in 1973, the
Chapman University’s full-time MBA program ranks among the best in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings. The MBA program housed in the Argyros School of Business and Economics made a remarkable jump to #79 this year, up from its previous place at #98.
To an MBA, writing a business plan without an Excel spreadsheet might seem like trying to make soup without a pot. As a Peace Corps volunteer in northern Peru, Paula Mattison (MBA’15) was teaching high school students how to write business plans with even less. “The unfortunate thing is that many of them do not
The buzz of commerce filled the Leatherby Center Launch Labs at Chapman University this month as more than a dozen pop-up businesses opened shop. The sound had a slightly higher pitch: Most of the entrepreneurs were 8-to-11-year-old girls. With shops and mini-restaurants such as the Unicorn Café, Dazzle Salon, Passion 4 Fashion, Slime Time and
Seated side by side in their sandwich shop on the corner of Glassell Street and Walnut Avenue, Mathew Riscalla ’16 and his father Daniel have an easy give and take. Their Subway Café, a new interpretation of the usual Subway franchise, has USB outlets, a digital jukebox, reclaimed wood and a trendy color scheme, all
The Valencia orange tree a few steps outside Beckman Hall is not the only reason Maria Correa (MBA ’17) chose Chapman University for her graduate studies. But it definitely helped. As Correa toured the campus to learn more about the Executive MBA program a vice president at her company recommended, the tree that thrives alongside
Marty O’Connor has been a familiar sight in Chapman University’s Beckman Hall the last couple of years, rolling to class in his wheelchair. Just five years ago, O’Connor (MBA ’17) was a young salesman for packaging industry firm TricorBraun, traveling internationally and “making great strides, at the apogee of my career,” he said. A fall
All are invited to a free screening of the 1987 movie Fatal Attraction at 5 p.m., Monday, May 8 at Memorial Hall. Director Adrian Lyne will be on hand for an audience talk back following the screening. Legendary director Lyne is also known for such movies as 9 1/2 Weeks, Jacob’s Ladder, Indecent Proposal, Flash
When you think of an industry meet-and-greet event, you probably conjure up images of pressed suits, nervously guarded business cards and carefully thought-out pitches. Sweaty handshakes and sparse—or at least less-than-stellar—food. Sounds horrible. So, scrap that. Instead, picture a breezy, coastal-rustic party patio in Santa Monica buzzing with the overtones of hundreds of excited conversations.
A group of Chapman University offices has been named the Esmael Adibi, Ph.D. Director’s Suite, in homage to the beloved professor who led the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research for three decades. The tribute honors Adibi’s intellectual contributions to the field of economics and his devotion to teaching, as well as his 17