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APU’s Online MBA Wins National Recognition

Master’s Programs Guide, an online guide to finding the best master’s program for your career goals, recently ranked APU’s online MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship No. 6 nationwide in that category, alongside such prestigious institutions as North Carolina, Illinois, and Syracuse. And UniversityHQ, a leading online resource for students wishing to pursue higher education, recently ranked APU’s MBA program No. 48 in California.

Azusa Pacific University’s School of Business and Management offers a customizable, Christ-centered Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program that prepares ethical leaders capable of adapting to the changing business landscape. This program teaches working professionals the key concepts and skills, both analytical and relational, to be successful managers and leaders in business and society.

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You Decide What, When, and Where to Study

The School of Business and Management gives MBA students the freedom to structure the program based on their individual schedules and career interests. All MBA students complete the same required core of business courses, then choose from a broad range of concentrations, including accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, marketing, organizational science, and sport management. Students also get to choose when and where to study: face-to-face instruction in a classroom, or online classes; at the main campus in Azusa, or at one of four regional campuses. You can even mix and match delivery formats—for example, studying at Azusa one semester and either online or at a regional campus the next. Full-time students who take advantage of online, afternoon, and evening courses can graduate in as little as 12 months.

Join Us at an Information Meeting

Learn more about the MBA program at an upcoming information meeting.

Earn Microcredentials

As a student in the School of Business and Management, you have the option of earning internationally recognized badges or certificates, also known as microcredentials, to build your résumé and make yourself more marketable. Microcredentials are available for Formstack, Tableau, Python, Hootsuite, Google Digital Garage, Excel, Project Management, and many other areas. Learn more about microcredentials.

Other MBA Degree Highlights

  • Eight-week terms
  • Six start times per year
  • Engage in optimal faculty-to-student and peer-to-peer interaction for networking and support
  • Opportunities for domestic and international travel
  • Develop a strong business code of ethics
  • Opportunities to visit companies and meet with executives

Learn more about our faculty. For students interested in earning their MBA degree online, Azusa Pacific also offers an online option.

School of Business and Management Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, 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).

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 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.