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Ilene L. Smith-BezjianSuccessful leaders hold more than impressive titles. They possess integrity which enables them to make a difference in whatever role they assume. In fact, their influence transcends position and industry, creating a legacy built on respect and results. Graduates of Azusa Pacific University’s business programs succeed with integrity because who they are matters as much as what they do. American Demographics confirms that those who hold college degrees reap greater financial dividends as well as realize significant personal accomplishment.

Prospective undergraduates interested in business have a full complement of academic programs from which to choose: Accounting, Business Management, Business Economics, Economics, Finance, International Business, and Marketing. Each program incorporates the foundational 43-unit business core, followed by specialized coursework designed to equip students to achieve their professional aspirations. The rich classroom experience involves more than imparting business concepts. Learning is transformed by powerful exchanges with faculty, who are business experts, as well as interaction with sharp student colleagues who challenge each other to reach for excellence.

By graduation, you have produced impressive reports, conducted significant analysis, completed innovative internships, and stand ready to make a difference in the marketplace. Some may even take advantage of the Young Executive (fifth-year option), to earn the Master of Business Administration, or the Master of Arts in Management at APU by extending their studies by 12 months.

As an aspiring or seasoned business leader, prospective graduate students seek out opportunities to maximize return on any investment. The Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Management programs at Azusa Pacific University’s School of Business and Management deliver.

Take engaging classes that pair challenging curriculum with relevant case studies. Tackle tough simulations equipped with a cadre of sophisticated capabilities in human resource management, organizational development, marketing, finance, and international business, among other specializations – all infused with a purposeful, intentional code of ethical conduct. Enlarge and extend your network of professional colleagues with classmates with whom you will learn and grow. Study alongside exemplary scholars who not only possess noted academic credentials, but also the industry experience that makes the classroom a laboratory for innovation and application.

At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, our business programs stand on a foundation of integrity that draws strength from the caliber of our faculty, the incorporation of a global perspective and immersion experience, and the unquestionable evidence that our approach works – alumni who are transforming their organizations, one decision at a time.

I encourage prospective undergraduate students to make time for a campus visit and conversation with an SBM faculty member. Call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (626) 812-3016 today. For those interested in our graduate business programs, please schedule an appointment today to speak with our chair of graduate programs by calling toll free (866) 209-1559. And welcome to a life-changing experience at the School of Business and Management!

Sincerely,
Ilene L. Smith-Bezjian, DBA
Dean
School of Business and Management

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.