About SBM

The School of Business and Management (SBM) provides professional career preparation in accordance with the university’s Christian heritage and mission. To this end, SBM has built a reputation for pragmatic and ethically based education. The curriculum blends with the liberal studies foundation provided by other schools or departments of the university.

SBM offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and five Bachelor of Science degrees. The B.A. degrees require students to complete the common professional component (the business core) and then select elective courses deemed most appropriate for their career objectives. The B.S. degrees require students to complete the business core and courses in an area of specialization: accounting, business economics, finance, international business, or marketing.

Azusa Pacific University’s graduate programs in business and management provide advanced professional education that can lead to or enhance a career in a variety of settings, including business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Careers in such areas become more demanding each day. As a result, business leaders need a wide range of management skills. A firm grounding in these skills is gained from courses grouped and selected around broad overviews of organizational activity. The School of Business and Management offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Business Administration (MBA) (traditional), Online MBA, Young Executive MBA (accelerated), Millennial MBA (accelerated), Master of Arts in Management (MAM) (traditional), Online Master of Arts in Management, Young Executive MAM (accelerated), and Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA). These experience-based programs offer students the most relevant education possible.

School of Business and Management Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the School of Business and Management is a candidate school in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Azusa Pacific University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by IACBE:

Outcomes Assessment Results

Read IACBE’s Outcomes Assessment Results (PDF) to learn how we’re doing.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.