Further Your Leadership Skills and Help Others Succeed with the Master’s in Management

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Azusa Pacific University’s School of Business and Management offers a customizable, Christ-centered Master of Business Management (MBM) that prepares ethical leaders capable of adapting to the changing business landscape. This master’s in management program teaches managers and leaders how to effectively motivate employees to exceed market expectations, improve competency levels and job performance, guide their organizations to invest in their workforce, and recruit, hire, and train the right individuals. Program graduates become experts in positively steering organizational change and creating a culture of teamwork.

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You Decide What, When, and Where to Study

The School of Business and Management gives MBM students the freedom to structure the program based on their individual schedules and career interests. All MBM students complete the same required core of business courses, then choose from a broad range of concentrations, including entrepreneurship, human resource management, international business, marketing, organizational development and change, 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.

APU’s MBM Ranked Among the Nation’s Best
UniversityHQ, a leading online resource for students wishing to pursue higher education, placed APU’s MBM program at No. 25 in its latest national rankings, alongside such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Penn State, and Arizona State, and ranked the online MBM with a concentration in international business No. 17 in the nation.

Earn Certificates and 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.

Join Us at an Information Meeting

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

Other Program Highlights

  • Eight-week terms
  • Six start times per year
  • Expand your leadership capabilities through a qualitative program designed for working professionals
  • Cultivate a reputation as your organization’s expert for recruiting and developing critical talent
  • Opportunities for domestic and international travel
  • Develop managerial skills within an ethics-based framework
  • Build your resume and gain valuable networking opportunities through participation in strategic business initiatives with companies such as Target, Kaiser Permanente, and Pepsi
  • Opportunities to visit companies and meet with executives

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

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Master of Business Management Accreditation

APU’s Master of Business Management (MBM) program is accredited by the Society for Human Resource Management.

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

U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2023 edition named Azusa Pacific to its list of top national universities and several other significant lists, including First-Year Experiences and Top Performers on Social Mobility. The Princeton Review designated APU as 1 of 126 institutions in the “Best Western Colleges” section of its 2023 Best Colleges guide. APU’s School of Nursing was named a top nursing school in California for 2023 by College Factual and Niche. APU was included as a top-100 degree producer by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Azusa Pacific is also a Military Friendly School and 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 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.