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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Offered in a partnership: The School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, the U.S. and the School of Business Administration at Anglo-American University, the Czech Republic

Degree awarded
AACSB-accredited M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) Degree is awarded by Chapman University based in Orange, California, USA

Anglo-American University, Letenská 5, Prague 1, the Czech Republic

+420 257 530 202

E-mail address

Type of course
Full-time degree with a weekend structure designed for working professionals

Language of tuition

Length of course
17 months

Date of commencement
Fall (the end of September)

Application deadline

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

Class size
15 – 20 students

Cost / fees
USD 21 500 for a 17-month program, including all study materials (about ¼ of the cost of tuition of a comparable MBA program in the US.)

Student grants / Financial assistance

  • Early-payment discount 5%
  • Private bank loans, students from the US are eligible for student loan deferment
  • Payment possible in three instalments

AAU will be offering student housing starting in the Fall of 2019. For more information contact our admissions team at AAU can also recommend local rental agencies, private dormitories, flat sharing housing forums, and other options to help you find the right housing.

Exchange partner schools
Chapman University, Orange, California, USA
Chapman University is a long established and reputable university ranked #6 in the Western Region of the USA and considered, “Most Innovative.” The AACSB-accredited Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University guarantees top quality teaching for the entire MBA program in Prague. The Prague MBA students also have an opportunity to take one elective MBA course on site at the Chapman University Orange campus, CA for our lower price.

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / Overseas students: 20% Czech students, 80% international students
2. Ratio of Men / Women 3:1
3. Age range 23-38

Admission requirements
BA degree from an accredited university
English at an excellent level
Ideally, above 3 years of work experience
GMAT exam (from the BA graduating with GPA< 3.00)

Contact details for application
Romana Kavanová
Address: Letenská 5, Prague 1, the Czech Republic
Telephone / Fax: +420 257 530 202

Anglo-American University

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
in a partnership with The School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, the U.S.

The Chapman MBA in Prague is offered in Cooperation with AACSB-accredited Argyros School of Business and Economics of Chapman University. Students can earn a top-ranked AACBS MBA on location in Prague for a quarter of the U.S. price. After completing the 17-month MBA program in Prague, graduates are awarded the same U.S. diploma as all other Chapman graduates.

Top Tier Faculty

The AACSB U.S. accreditation guarantees top quality instruction for the Chapman MBA in Prague. 60% of the program is taught by Chapman University’s faculty. The remaining courses are taught by local industry experts and scholars, including professionals from Fortune 500 companies based in Prague. Teaching of the program is based on the best practices of Chapman University and Anglo-American University, consisting of 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. This brings real-world experience to the classroom and helps bridge the gap between theory and application.

Program structure/ focus

The 17-month program consists of 12 courses (46 U.S. credits) during which students are evaluated through individual as well as group projects, presentations, essays, exams and quizzes. There is no final thesis.

The program's curriculum places an emphasis on strategy formation, execution and evaluation. Strategic management is defined by the question of ‘Why are some companies successful while others fail?’ The Chapman Prague MBA Program integrates core and capstone courses to further students’ understanding of how firms gain and sustain a competitive advantage. Beginning with Accounting and Financial Analysis the Chapman Prague MBA program will challenge your established thought patterns and lead you towards a positive shift in your professional career. The program concludes with three elective courses allowing students to customize their own program.

All classes are taught in a weekend format consisting of Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning classes.

Our students / graduates

The Chapman Prague MBA program is attended by a number of highly ranked professionals who are already established in their respective fields - top project managers, general managers, financial directors and analysts, risk managers, and division directors from various international companies such as Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, DHL, Oracle, Boston Science, U.S. Airforce, Exxon mobile, Accenture, Skoda auto, etc.

The interactive, case study driven courses give our alumni the competitive edge to take their career to the next level and due to the culturally diverse classes MBA graduates often build life-long professional connections worldwide.

Benefit from top U.S. and Czech Accreditations

The quality of the program is ensured by two levels of accreditation. First, the Chapman Argyros School of Business 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. The Chapman Prague MBA program is the only MBA program in the Czech Republic with such strong accreditations.

Additionally, our program is the only MBA program in the Czech Republic to be recognized by the Ministry of Education in the Czech Republic as a master’s degree program granting its participants official “student status” and giving them access to student discounts and benefits.

Top Global Rankings

Chapman University’s MBA program – in the Argyros School of Business and Economics – is ranked in CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings for 2016. The Argyros School’s full-time MBA program made one of the largest jumps in rankings of all business schools, to its best ranking ever at number 79 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 ranking of full-time MBA programs. The program has also been featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranking.


While the cost of an MBA there can easily top $100,000 when factoring in living expenses, studying the Chapman MBA in Prague offers tremendous savings, coming in at just $21,000 for the entire 17-month program. The cost of living in Prague is also less than half of life in New York, London, or Los Angeles.


The program is located in Prague- the economic, cultural, and diplomatic capital of the region. The city has also become a top global city for students due to its safety and affordability. Prague provides great exposure to open minded thinking and work opportunities, as its central location in Europe and well-developed distribution, logistics, and supply networks make it a regional hub for many major international companies like Amazon and Google. AAU's campus is located in the newly restored, baroque Thurn-Taxis Palace, just a few minutes’ walk from Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle.

Chapman University in Orange, California

Argyros School of Business and Economics in the U.S. is the owner of the MBA Program developing curriculum, reviewing the academic quality, providing 60% of teaching and issuing the final MBA Diplomas.

Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of the oldest private universities in California. Located in Orange County, the university’s mission is to provide a personalized education that produces highly-qualified global citizens.

The AACSB-accredited Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University offers access to an integrated business education taught by experienced faculty dedicated to teaching professionals. The Argyros School develops business leaders who create value for their organizations by blending sound economic reasoning and a global perspective with the qualities of individual initiative, analytical skill, accountability, effective communication, and integrity. Programs offered by the school are designed to ensure the proper balance between theory and application, exposing students to the ideas of luminaries like Vernon Smith (Nobel Laureate, 2002), as well as to the experiences of many successful entrepreneurs and business people.

The Argyros School of Business and Economics’ undergraduate program is ranked #1 on the West Coast (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) and named 4th among private schools in California.

Anglo-American University in Prague (AAU)

The School of Business Administration, in the Czech Republic provides 40% of the teaching, administrative support, study material and the location for the Chapman MBA program in Prague.

AAU is the oldest private university in the Czech Republic and has been attracting learners from around the world since its founding in 1990. AAU places emphasis on critical and creative thinking, effective communication, and adaptability. Founded as a not-for-profit university, Anglo-American continually reinvests in the betterment of its community and educational models. AAU prides itself on providing an innovative quality of teaching utilizing best practices from American and British academic institutions to offer a personalized, discourse-led education to students from over 70 countries across the world.

AAU holds dual accreditation from U.S. accrediting body, WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and from Czech accrediting body, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

With more than 80% international students, AAU is the most international institution in the Czech Republic and was recently recognized by the European Association for International Education as an innovative leader in internationalization on the global stage.