About SBM

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 six Bachelor of Science degrees. The B.A. in Business Management degree requires students to complete 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, entrepreneurship, 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 and online), Master of Business Management (MBM) (traditional and online), and Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc). These experience-based programs offer students the most relevant education possible.

School of Business and Management Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, the School of Business and Management is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and is a candidate school in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Azusa Pacific University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by IACBE:

Outcomes Assessment Results

Read IACBE’s Outcomes Assessment Results (PDF) to learn how we’re doing.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.