Chapman University’s part-time MBA program is ranked in the top 50 in the nation according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2013 ranking of part-time MBA programs. Appearing as number 48 overall, this is the first time Chapman’s part-time MBA program is ranked in the top 50, jumping up in the ranking from 58 in 2011.

“Being ranked in the top 50 for the first time validates the great work being done by our MBA Programs’ faculty, staff and students,” said Reggie Gilyard, Dean, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University. “I believe that as we continue to take bold steps in terms of preparation and placement for our graduates, we will see further external validations of our work.”

Additionally, Chapman ranked much higher in related categories — out of 78 ranked programs and nearly 200 unranked programs, Chapman ranked:

• #8 in Salary Increase
• #13 Nationally in Post-MBA outcomes
• #15 for average class size

According to the Businessweek website, “The Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University in Orange County, California delivers exceptional MBA, EMBA and undergraduate accounting, business and economics programs. World class professors, intimate class sizes, experientially focused education coupled with a beautiful campus propels students to outstanding opportunities in industry and to leading graduate programs. The Argyros School continues to build upon the success of its top ranked faculty, dedication to teaching and its award winning research centers to distinguish itself among the top management schools in the United States.”

More information about Chapman’s rankings can be found at:

The part-time MBA ranking is published in November in odd-numbered years. According to Bloomberg, there are three elements to their ranking methodology: a students’ survey, a goals measure, and academic quality. More information can be found by clicking:

Established in 1977, Chapman’s Flex (part-time) MBA program currently has 132 students enrolled. Chapman’s full-time MBA program currently has 69 students enrolled and was established in 2005. The combined enrollment in all three MBA programs (including the Executive MBA program) is 253. The next Chapman MBA Information sessions are November 12 and December 12, at 6:30 p.m.

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