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Finance Major

Study Finance at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll graduate with significant experience on your résumé, contacts in the field, and the tools needed to succeed in the finance field. You’ll increase your marketability and expertise by tailoring your studies to your specific career goals during a one-on-one meeting with a faculty-mentor. We open doors to first-hand experiences through internship opportunities and business clubs. You’ll be prepared to successfully steward the financial resources of others.

Program at a Glance

The School of Business and Management cultivates students' skills, faith, and character to become business leaders who inspire change.

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  • February 23, 2024

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  • March 14-15, 2024

Application Deadline

Early Action (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

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Program Units
66

Location

  • Azusa (Main Campus)

 

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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Intern with professional companies and gain contacts through connected faculty.
  • Boost your résumé by earning nationally recognized microcredentials.
  • Dive deep into relevant topics such as risk management and investments.
  • Explore ethical stewardship of finances through a Christian perspective.
  • Learn how to make sound financial decisions.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
$138,260 Average salary of a financial advisor in California.
15 % Projected increase of financial advisor employment from 2021-31.

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Program Details

This program equips students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills necessary to evaluate and direct decisions regarding the allocation of financial resources among a variety of competing opportunities, with the goal of maximizing the value of the resources managed.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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Current APU Students Applying to the School of Business and Management

Currently, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Priority for fall admission to the School of Business and Management will be given to students who have completed 12 units of study at APU and submitted an application for admission to the School of Business and Management prior to the March 1 application deadline, who are currently enrolled in APU’s spring semester, and hold a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.70.
  • MATH 110 College Algebra or MATH 151 Applied Calculus or MATH 161 Calculus must be completed with a B- or better (C- or better for Business Management majors).
  • Upper-division courses (BUSI 300-499) require admission to the School of Business and Management and may not be available to students outside the School of Business and Management, except as required by other majors.

International Students

International students must meet the following requirements:

  • The admission requirement for international students with English as a second language (ESL) is a minimum TOEFL score of 600. The School of Business and Management specifies that the TOEFL Test of Written English (TWE) and TOEFL Test of Spoken English (TSE) be included in the TOEFL assessment score since these are critical to the success in business.
  • Priority for fall admission to the School of Business and Management will be given to students who have completed 12 units of study at APU and submitted an application for admission to the School of Business and Management prior to the March 1 application deadline, who are currently enrolled in APU’s spring semester, and hold a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.70.
  • MATH 110 College Algebra or MATH 151 Applied Calculus or MATH 161 Calculus must be completed with a B- or better (C- or better for Business Management majors).
  • Upper-division courses (BUSI 300-499) require admission to the School of Business and Management and may not be available to students outside the School of Business and Management, except as required by other majors.

To learn more, visit apu.edu/international/.

Transfer Students

  • Transfer applicants must make an appointment with a School of Business and Management academic advisor prior to enrolling in BUSI courses.

To learn more, visit apu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/transfer/.

Although a private college education may seem out of reach for many, recent research from Kiplinger reveals that the actual value of some private universities may prove this assumption wrong. In 2010, Kiplinger selected Azusa Pacific University for its Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges rankings. Read more about APU’s ranking in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges.

APU students may take advantage of three types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as finaid.org or fastweb.com. The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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We’re committed to helping families understand early in the college search process the value of the APU experience and options for affordable financing of a top-tier Christian university education.

Now that you’re familiar with the financial aid opportunities available to APU students, it’s time to estimate what your true cost may be to attend Azusa Pacific. Remember, estimations are only as accurate as the information you provide. Click on the Net Price Calculator button below to begin.


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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

  • Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  
  • The School of Business and Management receives accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Featured Faculty

Daniel Park

Daniel Park

Chair of Finance, Economics, and Business Analytics; Professor

Chang H. Kim

Chang H. Kim

Associate Professor

William Ingersoll

William Ingersoll

Assistant Professor

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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