Program Format

Azusa Pacific’s traditional MBA degree program is designed for working professionals, offering flexible scheduling and various modes of delivery (face to face or online) for a more convenient experience. All students begin their coursework with a foundation class in ethical leadership that provides the framework for looking at leadership through a Christian ethical perspective and sets the stage for the faith integration that takes place throughout the program. All coursework is comprehensive, rigorous, and experiential, often utilizing real-life cases and simulations in which students act as the decision makers and use their creativity and MBA toolkit to make sound recommendations. Along with the business core, students must select a concentration from a broad range of options, giving them the opportunity to mold their program toward their specific interests and career aspirations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a semester?

School of Business and Management graduate programs run on 8-week terms.

How many units do I take each term?

Each student can complete this program at his or her preferred pace, so the number of units per term is up to you.

How many hours does each class session require?

Classes meet once a week for 4 hours and 5 minutes.

How many evenings per week do I attend classes?

Students generally attend class one to two nights per week, depending on the number of classes in which they are enrolled.

How soon can I finish this program?

This program can be completed in 1-5 years. Most students complete the program in 2.5 years.

Field Experience

Students may elect to complete an intensive field experience trip as part of their coursework. This provides students with opportunities for field case studies and experiential visits to observe and evaluate the inner workings, management, and operations of organizations and businesses in manufacturing, merchandizing, services, finance/investment industries, and/or government and nonprofit sectors of the economy. National and international field trip destinations vary each session and may include places in Asia, Africa, Europe, South and Central America, and North America.

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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