About the Program

The Master of Arts in Management (MAM) Program exposes students to realistic organizational management situations through service-learning projects for profit and not-for-profit companies in the local community. Students are able to put theory and methodology into practice as they collaborate to implement management and leadership principles in the modern workplace.

Whether developing human resources, enhancing organizational effectiveness, increasing productivity, or overseeing dynamic growth, the MAM equips students with the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to face the challenges common in leadership positions and achieve their professional and personal goals.

Class Scheduling for the Working Professional

Azusa Pacific University’s School of Business and Management conducts a year-round schedule. The academic year is divided into nine-week terms. Management program students can opt for a 12-month, full-time, concentrated program, or an extended program of 18 to 30 months of academic work. Fewer units in each semester are permissible. The School of Business and Management requires completion of a graduate degree within five years of initial enrollment.

Classes are held one evening per week, from 5:55–10 p.m., to accommodate working professionals. The average class size is 20.

Students benefit from personal attention and opportunities to build meaningful relationships with professors and peers from diverse backgrounds.

To be classified as a full-time graduate student, one must be enrolled in at least nine units during each of the two nine-week sessions (e.g., Fall I and Fall II). New students are accepted each nine-week semester. The application deadline is approximately four weeks before the start of any session. For more information, call (626) 815-3835.

International applicants may obtain international application deadlines from APU’s International Center.

Academic Advising

MAM students meet with the program coordinator to discuss scheduling classes and selecting electives based on personal interests and circumstances. Academic advising provides an opportunity to continuously monitor students’ progress and individualize their programs of study. All graduate students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the duration of the program.

Onsite – This program is delivered onsite within an organization’s executive training and development program. Such programs have been delivered to leading public and private sector organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a semester?
The School of Business and Management graduate programs run on nine-week terms.

How many units do I take each term?
To be classified as a full-time graduate student, one must be enrolled in at least nine units during each of the two nine-week semesters (e.g., Fall I and Fall II or Spring I and Spring II). Students can take from one to three classes per quarter.

How many hours does each class session require?
Fall and spring classes meet once a week for 4 hours and 5 minutes (including a break). Summer classes meet twice a week for 4 hours.

How many evenings per week do I attend classes?
Students generally attend class one to two nights per week, depending on the number of classes in which they are enrolled.

How soon can I finish this program?
This program can be completed between 1 and 5 years. Most students complete the master's in management program in 18–30 months.

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.