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 receives accreditation from 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). Azusa Pacific University has also received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The following business programs and degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

APU students’ results on the most recent national Educational Testing Service (ETS) exam are as follows:

  • MBA Mean Score: 255 (47th percentile)
  • Undergraduate Mean Score: 153 (46th percentile)

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.