Minor in Foundations of Business (MBA Preparation)

APU’s business economics major gives students analytical skills built on a strong general business foundation.

21 units

The foundations of business (MBA prep) minor is for non-business students who are interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree after completing their bachelor's program.

Azusa Pacific University’s School of Business and Management offers a customizable, Christ-centered MBA degree program that prepares ethical leaders capable of adapting to the changing business landscape. This program teaches the key concepts and skills, both analytical and relational, to be successful managers and leaders in business and society. This minor prepares students to enter into APU's MBA degree program or any accredited MBA program after the completion of a bachelor's degree in a discipline outside of business.  

No more than three courses in a student’s major may count toward the foundations of business (MBA prep) minor.

Core Courses
ACCT 120Principles of Accounting I3
BUSI 110Business and Entrepreneurship 13
FIN 300Business Finance for Managers3
MGMT 210Principles of Management 23
MGMT 212Managing Diverse Teams and Groups 33
MKTG 260Principles of Marketing 43
Choose one of the following:
Business Statistics 5
Introduction to Information Systems and Business Applications
Data Analytics, Spreadsheets, and Data Visualization
Survey of Economics 3
Total Units21

Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.


Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.


Meets the General Education Social Sciences requirement.


Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.


Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Demonstrate competency in multiple business disciplines.
  2. Apply critical thinking to solve business problems.
  3. Evaluate business decisions based on a Christian perspective.
  4. Communicate ideas through professional channels.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of community impact.