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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 mba@aauni.edu.

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 mba@aauni.edu. You may also contact the Dean of Anglo-American University’s School of Business Administration, Miroslav Svoboda, Ph.D. at miroslav.svoboda@aauni.edu.

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. Please find more information about tuition and fees here.

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 zdenek.johanovsky@aauni.edu.

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 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 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.

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