Anglo-American University offers a prestigious MBA in prague taught entirely in English. The Prague MBA Program is an 17-month program in cooperation with Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics (ASBE) based in California USA.

Corporate recruiters ranked the Chapman MBA in Prague 30th among full-time MBA programs, and placement rankings increased dramatically. Based in California, Chapman's Argyros graduates make roughly $69,000 in salary and bonus to start, with enviable 87.5% placement rate within three months of graduation. 

 

Top Ranked MBA in Prague, Europe and US

After having completed the 17 month MBA program in Prague, students are conferred the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) by Chapman University based in Orange, California, USA. Chapman University has been featured and gained a very good placement in different prestiges rankings (U.S. News & World Report’s 2016, Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranking). The Argyros School of Business and Economics was named 4th among private schools in California.

 

Competitive Edge – Top MBA in Europe

Diverse classes and the highly interactive, case study driven, strategic courses that the MBA offers all give our alumni the competitive edge to take their careers to the next level. AAU is proud to have top project managers, general managers, financial directors and analysts, risk managers, division directors, and more among its alumni. 


Quality Guaranteed by Accreditations

The Chapman Prague MBA program is the only MBA program in the Czech Republic which is so strongly accredited. The quality of the program is ensured by two levels of accreditation. First, the Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business & Economics (ASBE) is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the “gold standard” of business school accreditation. Secondly, both Chapman University and AAU are regionally accredited by WSCUC (WASC Senior College and University Commission), one of six American regional accreditation associations acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Recognition that Makes a Difference

The program became the first and only MBA program in the Czech republic to be recognized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as a master’s degree program. This is also the only MBA program in the Czech Republic that grants its participants official “student status”, giving them access to student discounts and benefits.
 

Bridging Prague and California

AAU prides itself on offering a unique international experience to all its MBA students. The international environment is additionally promoted through our encouragement of students to take a course at Chapman University in California. Our students also have the opportunity to begin their studies in Prague and successfully conclude them by attending the MBA graduation ceremony at Chapman University. Such opportunities give our Chapman MBA in Prague students a competitive advantage within the global market by providing them with a much broader perspective on life and business. Studying at AAU enables a first-hand experience of various cultures, educational methods, and ideas.

 

Excellent Pricing

Tuition for the program amounts to CZK 450,000 (about USD 21,500*), including the mandatory instructional materials fee. Attending the Chapman MBA in Prague is 75%  less expensive than the attending the same MBA taught at Chapman University in California. With the “Early payment discount” (by June 30th) students can save an additional 5% on the tuition fee. Payment plans are available – please contact our Director for Finance, Zdeněk Johanovský, at [email protected] 


Top Tier Faculty 

Chapman MBA in Prague students are taught by qualified, experienced faculty who use the highly interactive Western style of engaging students in participative learning. 60% of the program’s credits are taught by Chapman University professors. The remaining courses are taught by local industry experts who hold prestigious degrees, including professionals from Fortune 500 global companies based in Prague.

 

*At the exchange rate of CZK 21 / USD 1. The amount in USD may vary in accordance with the current exchange rate.

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Admission

Application deadlines

We open only one cohort per year, starting in the fall semester.

  • Early Action deadline: June 30 (recommended for visa seeking applicants)
  • Regular deadline: August 31
  • Applications received after the regular deadline will be considered on a space available basis.

Fee waiver

If you submit your application and pay the admission fee by the Early Action deadline, you will be waived from paying the instructional materials fee. Thus you will save CZK 20,000 which represents almost 5% of the tuition.

How to apply

To be considered for admittance into the Chapman University / Anglo-American University MBA program, each applicant must:

  • Have English at an excellent level
  • Have completed at least an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree
  • Have at least three years of work experience
  • Undergo an interview

The following documents are necessary for submitting an application:

  • Resume (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Statement of intent
  • Two references
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Notarized copies of all undergraduate or graduate diplomas
  • Notarized copies of all undergraduate or graduate transcripts
  • GMAT score (not necessary for applicants who have either a graduate degree or their grade point average is at least 3.0 or equivalent)
  • Copy of ID or passport
  • A passport size photograph
  • Application fee of CZK 4,500 (USD 214*)

* At the exchange rate of CZK 21 / USD 1. The amount in USD may vary in accordance with the current exchange rate.

Note: To comply with Chapman University admissions requirements all application documents must be provided in English. Translations must be performed by a certified translator. Copies of university diplomas and university transcripts also require notary authentication.

You can contact us by email at [email protected] if you have any questions or comments.

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MBA courses

MBA in 17 months

The MBA course of study is comprised of twelve 3 or 4 credit courses:

  • 8 core courses
  • 3 electives
  • 1 capstone course 3 electives

Intensive Weekend Format

New student cohorts begin each year at the end of September and the program is uniquely structured to accommodate employed students. The Prague MBA Program is delivered via an intensive weekend format. The general schedule is

  • Fridays: 17:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 13:00

Non-Degree Certificate Courses

Chapman University also grants certificates for the completion of individual MBA courses to students who do not wish to complete the entire MBA program. Students can take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen their expertise in a particular field according to their specific interests or specializations. The credits from these courses, spanning three weekends, may be transferable towards an advanced degree program.

The price of individual courses can be calculated according to the number of credits per course and thus ranges from CZK 29,400 – 39,200 (USD 1,400 – 1,867*) whereas the cost of one credit is CZK 9,800 (USD 467*) including the fee for study materials. Additional costs for the non-degree certificate courses are an admission fee of CZK 4,500 (USD 214*).

*At the exchange rate of CZK 21 / USD 1. The amount in USD may vary in accordance with the current exchange rate.

 

Program Emphasis

Leaders are shaped by defining moments, but these do not just simply happen. Such moments are gradual and transform you over time. The Chapman Prague MBA program at Anglo-American University will lead you towards a positive shift in your professional career beginning with Accounting and Financial Analysis to prepare you for an experience that will challenge your established way of thinking. The program concludes with elective courses. Our MBA program places emphasis on strategy formation, execution and evaluation. It integrates core and capstone courses to further students’ understanding of how firms gain and sustain a competitive advantage.

 

In the Classroom

Students are evaluated through individual as well as group projects, presentations, essays, exams, quizzes, and class participation. Each course is completed by a final exam which may assume the form of an in-class test, final project, presentation, or take-home written exam. All required textbooks are available through Anglo-American University and additional reading materials are posted and shared through Chapman’s Blackboard, a web-based learning management system.

 

Curriculum

Study and advancement are based on class performance, which includes class participation and mandatory attendance. The full-time curriculum is delivered using traditional classroom lectures and interactive exercises. Teamwork is used extensively. We encourage interactive work in small groups combined with the application of theoretical knowledge through concrete examples and extensive class discussions with an emphasis on critical thinking.

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  • Current MBA Schedule here

 

CORE COURSES

 

Economic Analysis for Business (BUS 601P)

This course examines the application of economic analysis to business decision-making. The course integrates the elements of macroeconomics and economic policies, applied microeconomics and international economics. Particular emphasis is placed on the role and importance of business conditions in business decisions, the theory of demand, the determination of price through the interaction of supply and demand, market structure and price determination, analysis of costs and supply, and pricing in factors in production.

Total number of credits: 4

Taught by: AAU faculty

Accounting and Financial Analysis (BUS 602P)

Exploration of the use and analysis of financial and managerial accounting reports and information. The use of accounting information in financial contracts and performance evaluation and the ethical issues underlying the presentation and use of accounting information are highlighted.

Total number of credits: 4

Taught by: Chapman faculty

Statistics for Business Decisions (BUS 603P)

This course provides students with the statistical tools and conceptual framework to make informed management decisions. Data are described by their central tendency and dispersion characteristics. Sampling theory, sampling distributions, statistical inference, and testing of hypotheses as applied to economic and business problems. Correlation, regression analysis, and index numbers form a major component of this course. Statistical applications and the use of computers are an integral part of the course material.

Total number of credits: 4

Taught by: AAU Faculty

Organization and Management (BUS 604P)

For organizations to create value, they must have the capability to react to market opportunities quickly. This course introduces the tools, techniques, and skills necessary to increase the capacity of firms to do that. Building on insights from economics and strategy, this course teaches students how to align incentives, identify and change employee preferences, assign decision rights, and select and retain appropriate employees. Most importantly, this course will describe how a firm can be designed and managed to reduce the bureaucratic behavior that destroys value in organizations.

Total number of credits: 4

Taught by: Chapman faculty

Marketing Management (BUS 605P)

In the highly competitive global environment, market-oriented thinking and sound marketing management can make the difference between success and failure. Students examine such topics as customer satisfaction and retention, marketing research, market segmentation, promotion, product and pricing decisions.

Total number of credits: 4

Taught by: Chapman Faculty

Operations and Technology Management (BUS 606P)

In this course, students analyze the management of operations and technology in both production and service industries. Topics include operations and technology strategy, project management, product and process design, capacity and location planning, supply chain management, and total quality management. Students examine the tradeoffs involved in operation decisions and the application of software tools to solve these problems.

Total number of credits: 4

Taught by: AAU Faculty

Financial Management (BUS 607P)

Good financial decisions enhance firm value. This course examines the issues faced by corporate financial managers and the tools and techniques for creating value. Topics include the risk-return tradeoff, financial statement analysis, financial forecasting, valuation, the cost of capital, and capital budgeting.

Total number of credits: 4

Taught by: Chapman faculty

Understanding the Global Business Environment (BUS 610P)

Students acquire analytical skills to assess the dynamic nature of the globalization process, including the ability to relate course concepts to current international news events, and to integrate such knowledge structures into value-creation strategies for global organizations. Students will also develop the ability to apply international business concepts, via case study analysis, to problems and challenges facing firms that compete in the global economy. The course features a semester long group project wherein students develop the ability to research, write, and present a plan to develop an international business opportunity for a real firm.

Total number of credits: 4

Taught by: Chapman faculty

 

CAPSTONE COURSE

 

Strategic Management (BUS 612P)

This course relies heavily on the case method of instruction to apply strategic analyses and techniques. Students focus on the requirements for sustaining competitive advantage and the implications of these requirements for market positioning, diversification, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, and other decisions that can significantly affect firm value. This course also requires students to demonstrate significant business research and presentation skills by forming teams to analyze a strategic issue facing an actual firm. Recommendations based on that analysis are presented and defended orally and in writing and judged by a panel of professors and business leaders.

Total number of credits: 4

Taught by: Chapman Faculty

 

ELECTIVES

 

Investments (BUS 621)

Prerequisite, BUS 607, or EMBA 607. Investment principles and practices, emphasis on the problems of the investor. The evaluation, selection, and management of securities; investment principles; trading methods and valuation; different types of investments and savings; sources of information available to assure wise investing; and interpretation of financial statements. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

Total number of credits: 3

Marketing Research (BUS 624)

Prerequisites, BUS 603, 605, or EMBA 603, 605. This course guides students in identifying a firm's marketing research problem (or opportunity) as it relates to its market, product, price, promotion, distribution, and/or the external environment. Students develop solutions by implementing the marketing research process. Emphasis is placed on the planning, investigating, collecting and interpreting data, and presenting results. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Advanced Corporate Finance (BUS 627)

Prerequisite, BUS 607, or EMBA 607. This course emphasizes the analysis of the current/future practices and issues in the area of corporate finance. Topics include valuation, capital markets, management of short-term assets and liabilities, capital structure, capital budgeting, the cost of capital, investment decisions, merger and acquisitions, and corporate use of derivatives. (Offered interterm.)

Total number of credits: 3

 

International Finance (BUS 628)

Prerequisite, BUS 607, or EMBA 607. Introduction to international financial markets and application of the principles of international financial management. Topics include foreign exchange systems and markets for foreign exchange, determination of exchange rates, international monetary systems, international corporate governance mechanisms and management of exchange rate risk, problems unique to international operations, international sources and uses of funds, long–term assets and liability management, and capital budgeting and corporate financial strategy in an international context. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

New Product Development (BUS 630)

Prerequisite, BUS 605, or EMBA 605. The focus of the course is the management of the new product development process for both established firms and start-ups. Development and successful commercialization of new products and services are crucial to increase sales, profits, and even company survival rate in competitive industries. The course examines new product/service development from opportunity identification through launch. Best industry practices, development team dynamics, integration of products and services to offer higher value/benefits to users, sales forecasting, and a semester-long marketing plan project are cornerstones of the course. Students who take this class should be committed to participating fully in a team project. Teams typically meet for 1–3 hours per week outside class throughout the semester. (This is in addition to individual time spent preparing for class discussion.) The course is intended as a hands-on experience of the product development process. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Derivative Securities and Markets (BUS 631)

Prerequisite, BUS 607, or EMBA 607. Analyses of financial options, futures, and other derivative securities. The course develops a framework for the use of securities in hedging financial risk. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Financial Reporting and Analysis (BUS 632)

Prerequisites, BUS 602, 607, or EMBA 602, 607. BUS 607, or EMBA 607 may be taken concurrently with consent of the Associate Director of Graduate Programs. Selected topics in financial reporting and financial statement analysis. Examines the link between the financial reporting process and capital markets and the use of financial accounting information in investment and credit decisions. (Offered every year.)

Total number of credits: 3

International Marketing (BUS 633)

Prerequisite, BUS 605, or EMBA 605. Study of international marketing opportunities and constraints, including cultural differences, political and legal issues, and economic concerns. This course will serve as an introduction to the complex issues that are critical to the success of an international business. Special attention will be focused on examining and evaluating global marketing opportunities and developing marketing strategies to capitalize on these opportunities. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Marketing Strategy (BUS 634)

Prerequisite, BUS 605, or EMBA 605. This course provides a comprehensive framework for the development of competitive marketing strategies. The course is cross-functional in its focus, attempting (where appropriate) to integrate marketing issues with financial, operating, and other key functional issues. Conventional marketing strategy assumptions are challenged, and alternative paradigms for achieving strategic success are proposed. The course focuses on business-level marketing strategy, rather than corporate strategy or business policy. Students develop new perspectives for creating innovative marketing strategies that achieve organizational objectives and build competitive advantage. The course features a semester-long marketing simulation project. (Offered every year.)

Total number of credits: 3

Management of Entrepreneurial Enterprises (BUS 635)

Prerequisites, BUS 601, 602, 603, 604, or EMBA 601, 602, 603, 604. BUS 604, or EMBA 604 may be taken concurrently with consent of the Associate Director of Graduate Programs. This seminar introduces students to the basic activities required to successfully manage an entrepreneurial enterprise. Topics include generating entrepreneurial ideas, assessing the potential of new ventures, developing business plans, attracting capital, and taking a business public. In addition, legal issues associated with new ventures will be discussed. (Offered every year.)

Total number of credits: 3

Financial Markets and Institutions (BUS 637)

Prerequisite, BUS 607, or EMBA 607. Analysis of financial markets, instruments trading in capital and money markets, and the management of financial institutions. The course develops a framework for discussing the structure of major financial intermediaries and non-intermediaries, portfolio composition, impact of government regulation, and interrelation of financial institutions and markets. Topics include analysis of the demand and supply of loanable funds, the instruments and organization of money and capital markets, financial flows and the impact of public policy, and term and risk structure of interest rates. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Internet and Social Media Marketing (BUS 638)

Prerequisites, BUS 601, 602, 603, 605, or EMBA 601, 602, 603, 605. BUS 605, or EMBA 605 may be taken concurrently with the consent of the Associate Director of Graduate Programs. This course provides a contemporary view of how the Internet and social media technologies revolutionize marketing planning and execution. Study units include Internet marketing strategy and business models, online buying behavior, electronic commerce, online traffic generation, and social media marketing. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring (BUS 639)

Prerequisite, BUS 607, or EMBA 607. This seminar focuses on the critical corporate level strategic decisions that managers must make about the combination of assets a firm will hold and how those assets will be deployed and integrated to sustain a competitive advantage. Topics include mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, corporate restructuring, and related governance issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on mergers and acquisitions. Students learn how to value and structure acquisitions, and how to manage them to achieve their greatest contribution to firm value. Hostile takeovers, friendly mergers, and acquisitions of entrepreneurial enterprises are addressed in detail. Guest speakers with directly relevant experience are invited to address the class. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Leadership and Corporate Governance (BUS 640)

Prerequisites, BUS 601, 604. This course offers opportunity to examine current leadership practices and their application in corporate governance and organizational transformation. The rapid rate of change brought on by technological advances, globalization, ethical and economic turmoil are placing unprecedented demands on profit and non-profit boards and business leaders at all levels. Leadership and corporate governance „best practices“ and current research will be discussed and understood through the extensive use of case studies, experiential exercises and group/individual projects to better prepare students to succeed as future leaders and board members. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Portfolio Management (BUS 641)

Prerequisite, BUS 621. The course will focus on the application of financial theory to the issues and problems of security selection, portfolio theory and construction, financial futures, risk and return in investments, and will involve management of actual portfolios. The course will build upon the analytical skills developed in BUS 621. Students in this course oversee the student managed investment fund. The University has allocated $1 million for students to manage by investing in an equity portfolio benchmarked to the S&P 500. A major activity of this course will be to select industry weights and individual securities for the portfolio. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Human Resources Management (BUS 645)

Prerequisite, BUS 604, or EMBA 604. Students learn a systems approach to managing human resources in organizations. Topics include environmental scanning, managing diversity, legal issues, strategic HR, job analysis, performance appraisal, recruitment and selection, workforce reductions, career development, training, compensation, benefits, and labor and employee relations. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Creating Enduringly Successful Firms (BUS 648)

Prerequisite, BUS 610, or with consent of instructor BUS 610 may be taken concurrently. An exploration of reasons why so many firms cease to exist after just a handful of years. Case studies of several hundred year old firms are contrasted with leaders that are disappearing. The central focus is on developing and applying an inductive model of factors contributing to enduring economic success. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 4

Conflict and Negotiation (BUS 652)

Prerequisite, BUS 604, or EMBA 604. Students analyze the nature, types, and stages of conflict and conflict resolution, focusing on conflict within and between persons, groups, and organizations. Negotiation and resolution techniques are examined and applied. (Offered as needed.)

Total number of credits: 3

Project Management (BUS 656)

Prerequisites, BUS 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, or EMBA 602, 603, 604, 605, 606. This course focuses on the essential managerial skills for managing projects, including innovation and development of new products, services, and systems; selection, procurement, and implementation of new technology; (re)location and (re)configuration of facilities; mergers and acquisitions; maintenance projects; and organizing and hosting events. Using a project management framework, students will learn about the issues, problems, and solutions involved in carrying out a team project from start to finish. Students will use the Microsoft Project and Crystal Ball software programs to manage a real-world project. Topics include project selection, project planning, budgeting, project scheduling, resource allocation, resource leveling, project monitoring and evaluation, team building, and supportive communication. (Offered every year.)

Total number of credits: 3

Corporate Entrepreneurship (BUS 660)

Prerequisites, BUS 604, 605, or EMBA 604, 605. BUS 605, or EMBA 605 may be taken concurrently with the consent of the Associate Director of Graduate Programs. This graduate seminar focuses upon the necessity of creativity and innovation for individual and organizational success in dynamic and competitive environments. The course reviews recent advances in theoretical and applied models of creativity and innovation on different levels of analysis: global innovativeness and competitiveness of nations, industry level analysis of creativity and innovation in high technology sectors with consideration of government support of technology development, organizational level analysis of successful and unsuccessful case illustrations, and individual managerial level of analysis of creativity. Students will be actively engaged as a participant in this seminar with required individual research, experiential exercises, reflection assignments, and group/individual presentations. (Offered every year.)

Total number of credits: 3

Schedule

CURRENT SCHEDULE

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Tentative Schedule 2017–2019

George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics

MBA Program with Anglo-American University

 

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Schedule Highlights:

2017

Orientation

September 27

 

Classes begin

September 29, 2017

 

Winter Break

November 26, 2017 — Jan. 4, 2018

2018

Easter Break

March 4 — April 12, 2018

 

Summer Break

August 26 — September 27, 2018

 

Winter Break

December 2, 2018 — January 3, 2019

2019

Last Final Exam

March 2, 2019

  

 Tentative Schedule 2018–2020

George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics

MBA Program with Anglo-American University

 

DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE 2018–2020 COHORT IN PDF

 

Schedule Highlights

 

2018

Orientation

October 2–4

 

Classes begin

October 5

 

Winter Break

December 2 – January 3

2019

Spring Break 1

March 3 – 28

 

Spring Break 2

April 30 – May 23

 

Summer Break

August 25 – September 26

 

Winter Break

November 24 – January 2

2020

Last Final Exam

February 29

 

Tuition and Fees

Attending the Chapman MBA in Prague is 75% less expensive than the attending the same MBA taught at Chapman University in California. Tuition for the program amounts to CZK 450,000 (about USD 21,500*), including the mandatory instructional materials fee. The tuition fee can be paid in installments.

Moreover, the living cost in the Czech Republic is considerably lower. General living costs for a month are as follows: apartment rent USD 400, public transport USD 25, and food USD 150 (you can see more information here).

Complete list of tuition and fees

  • Admission fee: CZK 4,500 (USD 214*).
  • Tuition for the entire program: CZK 450,000 (about USD 21,500*)
  • Instructional materials fee: CZK 20,000 (USD 952*) – might be waived, please see below.
  • Tuition for a single class: See at the bottom of the page.
  • Graduation fee: CZK 800 (USD 38*).

Fee waiver

If you submit your application and pay the admission fee by the Early Action deadline (June 30), you will be waived from paying the instructional materials fee. Thus you will save CZK 20,000 which represents almost 5 % of the tuition.

Payment plans

  • No instalment fee: paying the tuition and the instructional fee in a lump sum.
  • 2% instalment fee: down pay of CZK 227,272 (= CZK 222,728 tuition + CZK 4,545 instalment fee) and installment plan in a total amount of CZK 227,272.
  • 4% instalment fee: down pay of CZK 115,980 (= CZK 102,062 tuition + CZK 13,918 instalment fee) and installment plan in a total amount of CZK 347,938.

If you wish to pay in installments, the payment plan can be fully customized to reflect your preference. The only condition is that the tuition shall be paid in full before you finish your studies. Please contact our Director for Finance, Zdeněk Johanovský at [email protected] for more information.

No matter which option you choose, the down payment shall be paid before the beginning of the first course of the MBA program.

Visa and deposit

In order to receive an acceptance letter for visa purposes you will also need to pay a deposit of CZK 60,000 on your tuition on top of the application fee. The deposit will be deducted from the down payment.

(In the event of a visa denial or a rejection by Chapman University you will obtain a full refund (less banking fees, and the application fee) upon presentation of the denial evidence.)

How to pay the application fee and the tuition

The fee can be paid by credit card or cash on campus or via bank transfer from anywhere.

AAU’s bank details are as follows:

  • Name of Bank: RAIFFEISEN BANK
  • Address: Vodičkova 38, 111 21 Prague 1
  • Name of Account: Anglo-americká vysoká škola
  • Note for the recipient: Your full name
  • SWIFT Code: RZBC CZ PP
  • CZ3455000000005041018306
  • CZK Account Number: 5041018306/5500

Individual courses

Chapman University also grants certificates in individual MBA courses according to students’ individual areas of interest or specialization. During three weekends, students can strengthen their expertise in a particular field without completing the whole MBA degree. The credits from these courses may be transferable towards an advanced degree program. The price of individual courses can be calculated from the number of credits listed at MBA Tentative Schedule. The price for one credit is 9,800 CZK (USD 466*). Students are also required to pay an admission fee of 4,500 CZK (USD 214*).

*At the exchange rate of CZK 21 / USD 1. The amount in USD may vary in accordance with the current exchange rate.

FAQ

Here you will find all the most frequent asked questions regarding Chapman MBA program in Prague. If  you do not find answers you are looking for, please contact admissions with your questions at [email protected].

 

When do I start?

New students meet for an orientation day at the end of September and form a cohort in which they will take all of their classes together. Academic work begins right afterwards. Check the detailed schedule for 2017–2019 and 2018–2020 cohort.

 

How long is the Chapman MBA in Prague compared to the same program at Chapman in California?

AAU’s Chapman MBA program is shorter. The whole program can be completed within 17 months. In the US, studies take about 21 months.

 

Where is the program located?

The program is located in Prague which is the economic, cultural, and diplomatic capital of the region. AAU's campus is located in the baroque Thurn-Taxis Palace, just a few minutes from Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle. The Chapman Prague MBA also includes the opportunity to take one elective class in California at Chapman University for no extra tuition cost.

 

What are the student demographics?

Students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds, schools and business industries. In general, students tend to have between five to ten years of business experience. Some attend the program with sponsorship from their companies while others register as individuals who are interested in personal educational advancement.

 

What is the credit system of the program?

The program is based on the American credit system. It is divided into 12 courses (10 four-credit and 2 three-credit courses) and students need 46 academic credits to graduate.

 

When are the classes held?

Courses are taught singularly over a three-weekend period. Most courses are taught on:

  • Fridays (17:00 – 21:00)
  • Saturdays (9:00 – 18:00)
  • Sundays (9:00 – 13:00)

There is at least a 12-day break between each course. This allows students to work during the week and study over the weekend. The AAU Career Center efficiently supports students during and after their studies.

 

Is submitting a GMAT score required?

No, it is not, if you have a graduate degree, or if your grade point average from your undergraduate studies was high enough (GPA 3.0 or equivalent). If your GPA was lower, you will be asked to submit GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score, or will be accepted only provisionally.

 

How will my application be evaluated?

Applications will not be reviewed until all documents have been submitted. They will be evaluated based on the candidate’s academic success, work experience, and English language proficiency. Additionally, for the sake of accuracy, Chapman University will verify all information provided.

 

How much experience should I have?

Chapman University encourages candidates to have a minimum of three years of work experience. This helps to foster an interactive and challenging class environment. In exceptional circumstances, a student may be accepted into the program directly from an undergraduate program.

 

Whom should I contact if I have questions regarding my application status?

The admission officers will gladly assist you in this matter. Please contact them at [email protected] You may also contact the Dean of Anglo-American University’s School of Business Administration, Miroslav Svoboda, Ph.D. at [email protected].

 

What is the cost of tuition?

The cost of the Chapman Prague MBA program is CZK 450,000 (about USD 21,500*) in total for the entire 17 months which is about ¼ of the cost of tuition of an MBA program in the US. AAU graduates earn their diploma through Chapman University in California, therefore receiving the same prestigious degree for less than a fourth of the cost of attending a US school.

What are my financing options?

Several financing options are provided to pay for the program’s tuition including the possibility of arranging a customized installment plan with our Director for Finance, Zdeněk Johanovský. You can contact him at [email protected].

 

Is any discount for an early payment offered?

Yes. If you submit your application and pay the admission fee by the Early Action deadline (June 30), you will be waived from paying the instructional materials fee. Thus you will save CZK 20,000 (USD 952*) which represents almost 5% of the tuition.

 

Are students from the United States eligible for student loan deferment?

Since the Chapman MBA in Prague is a fully accredited program and recognized by the United States financial aid system, US students are eligible for student loan deferment while they are completing their studies in Prague. They can start paying their student loan after they have completed their MBA degree.

 

Does Chapman University MBA also offer non-degree certificate courses?

Chapman University also grants certificates in individual MBA courses according to students’ individual areas of interest or specialization. During three weekends, students can strengthen their expertise in a particular field without completing the whole MBA degree. The credits from these courses may be transferable towards an advanced degree program. The price for one credit is 9,800 CZK (USD 467*). Students are also required to pay an admission fee of 4,500 CZK (USD 214*).

*At the exchange rate of CZK 21 / USD 1. The amount in USD may vary in accordance with the current exchange rate.

Faculty

Chapman University and Anglo-American University work together to make students their priority. 60% of the program is taught by Chapman University faculty directly from Orange, California while 40% is taught by Anglo-American University faculty.

All lecturers have extensive experience and are dedicated to creating an exemplary classroom environment as well as offering their students individual help and advice. The combination of lecturers from the United States and Europe provides a global experience through academic group discussion and the expression of various points of view due to the various business backgrounds of the professors.

obrázek Bruce Dehning

Associate Professor, Accounting Information Systems, Ph.D.

University of Colorado Dr.

Dehning was named a Fulbright Scholar to teach in the Czech Republic in 2005 and received the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section Notable Contributions to Literature Award in 2006. He serves as Deputy Editor for the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and has practical experience in insurance and consultancy in the area of accounting information systems. He currently sits on the editorial and review boards of the Journal of Information Systems and the Journal of Competitiveness. He has presented papers at numerous prestigious national and international conferences, and his research has been cited more than 800 times.

 

obrázek Noel Murray

Director of Walter Schmid Center for International Business

Associate Professor, Marketing Ph.D., Penn State University

Dr. Murray specializes in international marketing, cross-cultural issues in marketing communications and advertising strategy. He publishes in important international periodicals and plays an active role in the Academy of Marketing Science and has recently served as congress co-chair at the World Marketing Congress in Malta. He has practical experience with Digital Computer, Inc., Irish State Merchant Bank, Apple, and Bank of Ireland.

 

obrázek Kenneth E. Murphy

Associate Professor, Associate Provost of Academic Administration

Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Ken teaches business analytics, operations management and statistics courses. These courses emphasize quantitative analysis, effective decision-making in context, and the implementation of impactful change. Dr. Muphy has written on scheduling, technology implementation and organizational effectiveness and is published in Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Communications of the ACM and Information Systems Journal, among others.

 

obrázek Mario F. Leone

Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty

Master of Business Administration in Finance, Babson College

Mario Leone specializes in strategic management and IT Strategy. He is a retired Fortune 500 executive with lengthy experiences in a number of functional disciplines, including: IT, manufacturing, sales, business development, distribution and M&A. Mario Leone has managed international business transformation programs globally while living both in the US an Europe. Currently he is the Chief Operating Officer of a digital signage company, DocVerify; a Board Member of Trensient Plasma Systems and Managing Director at the firm Apri Technology Partners.

 

obrázek Prashanth Nyer

Associate Professor, Marketing

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dr. Nyer’s research focus is on consumer satisfaction and other aspects of consumer behavior including attitude change, public commitment, and cross-cultural differences in consumer behavior. His research has been published in various journals and he has worked in product management in the consumer products and industrial electronics industries.

 


obrázek Thomas Turk

Associate Professor, Management

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

 Dr. Turk specializes in company strategy and corporate governance and his research appears in leading academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Management. He frequently consults for businesses on strategic planning and strategic change issues. He also frequently serves as an expert witness on top executive compensation and business valuation issues.

 

 

obrázek Milan Šlapák

Operations and Technology Management

Ing., Ph.D., CEO & President at General Electric CR & SK

Vice-President of Confederation of the Czech Aviation Industry

Dr. Šlapák specializes in global supply chain management and the importance of e-shops for strategic management. He has extensive practical experience through his various positions in financial institutions.

 

 

obrázek Clas Wihlborg

Professor, Fletcher Jones Chair in International Business

Research Faculty

Dr. Clas Wihlborg specializes in financial management and international business. He previously held faculty positions at New York University, the University of Southern California, Göteborg University, Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He is also a member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

 

obrázek Matthew R. Munson

Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty

The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics

Matthew R. Munson is a specialist in accounting and finance with expertise in financial analysis, corporate accounting, global pricing, mortgage banking  and real estate finance.

 

obrázek Abel M. Winn

Assistant Professor

The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics

Dr. Abel M. Winn is assistant professor of managerial economics at the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. He specializes in economic systems design and experimental economics.