Minor in Foundations of Management (MBM Preparation)

APU’s business management major offers each student a solid business foundation, followed by a focus on a special area of interest that aligns with their career goals.

21 Units

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

Azusa Pacific University’s School of Business and Management offers a customizable, Christ-centered MBM that prepares ethical leaders capable of adapting to the changing business landscape. This master’s in management program prepares students to become managers and leaders who can 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.

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

Core Courses
BUSI 110Business and Entrepreneurship 13
MGMT 210Principles of Management 23
MGMT 445Human Resource Management3
MGMT 448Organizational and Administrative Behavior 13
MKTG 260Principles of Marketing 33
Choose two of the following:
Negotiation Strategies and Skills
Managing Diverse Teams and Groups 4
Business Communications
Organizational Leadership 4
Project Management 2
Introduction to Organizational Theory and Design
Introduction to Organizational Development and Change
Total Units21

Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.


Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.


Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.


Meets the General Education Social Sciences 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.