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), the Millennial MBA (accelerated), Master of Arts Management (MAM) (traditional), the Online Master of Arts in Management, and Young Executive MAM (accelerated). 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:
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the following majors:
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in the following majors:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in the following fields:
- International Business
- Strategic Management
- Human Resources and Organizational Development
- Master of Arts Management (MAM) with concentrations in the following fields:
- Organizational Development and Change
- Diversity for Strategic Advantage
- Human Resource Management
- Nonprofit Management
- Public Administration
- Strategic Management
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)
Azusa Pacific University held its place in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2013 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 179 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 121 institutions in the 2012 Best Colleges in the West for the seventh consecutive year.