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Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need to be online for this program?

You must be online sufficiently throughout each week to participate in threaded discussions and to complete all assignments by their designated deadlines. However, there is no prescribed amount of time or designated time that you will be required to be online because assignments and their deadlines will vary throughout each nine-week course.

Will I have to complete any part of my Online MBA program at an APU campus location?

No. You can complete your degree entirely online. No campus visits or meetings are required.

How do I get started?

For more information on how to get started in an APU online graduate program, please contact one of our admissions counselors in the Office of Graduate Admissions at (626) 815-4570 or at gpc@apu.edu.

How long is a semester?

The School of Business and Management graduate programs run on nine-week sessions. Two nine-week sessions comprise a term.

How many units do I take each term?

To be classified as a full-time graduate student, one must be enrolled in at least 9 total units over the span of a term (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Within each term, Online MBA students take courses during two, nine-week sessions. For example, a full-time student may take 6 units during the nine-week Fall I session and 3 units during the nine-week Fall II session, for a total of 9 units.

How soon can I finish this program?

This program can be completed in 18 months. Most students complete the Online MBA program in 18–36 months.

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.