Anglo-American University’s top ranked MBA program
Prague’s Anglo-American University (AAU), located in the Mala Strana district,
only a few steps from the Charles Bridge, has partnered with Chapman University
in California to create a unique opportunity for students to earn their MBA from a
prestigious American university, while studying abroad in the beautiful city of Prague.
The combination of having 60% of all classes taught by Chapman faculty, ensuring high-
quality instruction in all course material, while having the chance to study and live in
Prague is extremely beneficial to the pursuit of an MBA. Having had a recent economic
transformation and being a member of the European Union, Prague is a pertinent place to
partake in an academic program that focuses on business and economics, providing you
with an early position in the global business world.
Accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) –
one of the most prestigious accreditations in the world, having only been granted to 14%
of all schools of economics – the Chapman University MBA program is of the highest
quality. The program has also been awarded the regional American accreditation, WASC
(Western Association of Schools and Colleges). All courses in Prague are conducted
in English, and the on-site Chapman professors at Anglo-American University are
renowned specialists with degrees from Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, and many other
esteemed universities. Many of the Chapman professors have worked in multinational
companies and they can bring experience and perspective from the world’s market.
Particularly noteworthy is the close connection between Vernon L. Smith – who was
awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002 – and the Argyros School of Business
in Economics, guaranteeing that the program is of the highest quality. Professors from
Anglo-American University comprise the rest of the faculty, and they, too, are equipped
with the highest scientific and pedagogic degrees, as well as years of practice in business
and finance fields.
Coupling the prestige of Chapman University’s MBA program with the opportunity to
pursue the program in Prague is an invaluable combination for post-graduates who wish
to be more globally competent individuals. Both undergraduate and graduate students
from over 60 countries have taken advantage of all the programs Anglo-American
University has to offer, and each student brings a bit of their culture to the school,
enhancing the educational process for everyone. Being a part of this multi-cultural
experience is an excellent way to gain the tools that are required for the international
The 16-month program emphasizes strategy formulation, execution and evaluation. The
program is delivered in an intensive weekend format, meaning all courses are conducted
Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning, making it the ideal option for
students who wish to work during the week. The program consists of 1, 3, and 4 credit
courses, including ten core and four elective courses. The program is offered for 430.000
CZK, which is approximately half the price of the same program at Chapman University
in California. This significant discount reflects the strategic interest of Chapman
university as an extension of its operation in Europe. Students also have the option of
taking one class at Chapman University’s U.S. location for the same price.
In preparing its students for management positions, the Chapman MBA program consists
of three modules, which include Management and Personal Development, focusing on
basic development of management skills; Strategic Management, giving students the
tools to create optimal strategies while in management positions; and Financial and
Economic Analysis, teaching students accounting and statistic methods, and preparing
them to be financially savvy. Graduates of the program will receive a U.S. MBA diploma
from Chapman University, as well as qualifications for highly professional positions.
AAU MBA graduates have obtained careers in government and non-governmental
organizations, diplomacy, academic institutions, and international business organizations,
often working as international business or economic advisors.
To be considered for admittance into the Chapman University/Anglo-American
University MBA program each applicant must fulfill the following:
- Completed application form
- Proof of English proficiency
- Notarized copy of BA, MA diploma
- Notarized copy of transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Two passport-sized photographs
- Copy of ID or passport
Application deadline is August 1, 2012 and new student orientation is on August 21,
Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis.
When do I start?
New students meet for an orientation in August and form a cohort. They take all their
What is the timeline for applying?
Applications need to be submitted by June 1 for international candidates and by August 1
for those already staying in the Czech Republic. AAU has a rolling admission policy.
Where is the program located?
The program is located on the AAU campus in Prague and includes the opportunity to
take one class at either Chapman campus in California or abroad (Brazil, Argentina or
China). Graduates have the option to attend both the June AAU graduation held in Prague
and the May ceremony on the Chapman campus.
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
come to the program sponsored by their companies; others are interested in individual
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, Chapman university will verify all information
provided for accuracy.
How much experience should I have?
Chapman University encourages candidates to have a minimum of five year’s 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
Whom should I contact if I have questions regarding my application status?
Please e-mail the Dean of Anglo-American University’s School of Business.
What are my financing options?
There are several financing options to pay the program tuition and a customized
installment plan can be arranged with the Chief Financial Officer.
For additional information about Chapman University MBA program contact
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