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What You’ll Learn

The Online Master of Arts in Management (MAM) program offers students an integrated learning environment in which to put theory and methodology into practice as they learn to implement management and leadership principles in the modern workplace.

Whether developing human resources, enhancing organizational effectiveness, increasing productivity, or overseeing dynamic growth, the online business management degree equips students with the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to face the demands involved in leadership positions and achieve their professional and personal goals.

Designed for the Working Professional

At APU, we understand the challenges of earning your degree while juggling work, family, and other commitments. Our programs are designed to make attending Azusa Pacific simple so you can reach your educational goals.

Flexible Format

The dynamic online format of the Master of Arts in Management offers students the flexibility of taking courses wherever and whenever is most convenient for them. Students benefit from courses designed to maximize their interaction with other students and professors, creating a rich learning community. For many, the online format is the easiest, most convenient way to balance work, school, and family.

Convenient Schedule

APU’s School of Business and Management operates on a year-round schedule, with each academic year divided into nine-week terms (see academic calendar for dates). Most students take one to two classes per term, completing their degree in 18–30 months. While students can choose to extend the length of their program past the average completion time by taking fewer units per term, the School of Business and Management requires completion of a graduate degree within five years of initial enrollment.

To be classified as a full-time graduate student, students 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 or to get started, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (626) 815-4570.

Time Commitment

While your classes do not require you to be online during a specific timeframe, you should plan to be online 6–10 hours per week per unit to successfully complete assignments and participate in discussions.

All online programs include a two-week online orientation prior to the start of the first class. This offers you a chance to become familiar with the online format as you engage with helpful tutorials.

Graduate online programs follow APU's Graduate Academic Calendar with most courses offered in nine-week terms.

Committed to Your Success

We want you to feel confident as you earn your degree online. That's why all of our online programs include a two-week online orientation prior to the start of the first class. Students in the Online MAM program also have access to the program coordinator to discuss scheduling classes. Academic advising provides an opportunity to continuously monitor your progress and individualize your programs of study. Keep in mind that 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.

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.