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Your MBA at Alaska Pacific University is grounded in real-world expertise – including yours

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Unlike like many business schools where MBA students are vying for that first job, APU’s master’s degree in business administration typically attracts professionals like you eager to advance at a current workplace.

It’s a distinctive demographic that fosters collegiality in the classroom, where workplace experience may be shared and integrated for discussion. After graduation, you’ll continue to benefit as your close-knit cohort becomes part of your APU alumnae network.

Teamwork that involves your peers and faculty members are everyday examples of Alaska Pacific University’s commitment to experiential learning throughout your MBA program.

Coursework in entrepreneurship challenges you to develop a mindset for new venture formation while practicing ways to assess markets and risk. As an MBA student concentrating in finance, you’ll help manage the Student Fund, a $200,000 investment that lets you demonstrate expertise in risk management and valuation.

Hands-on learning in your MBA program includes the chance to take part in the Alaska Business Plan Competition, sponsored in part by APU. Held annually, the competition simulates the real-world process of learning, continuous improvement and raising capital – regular features of your MBA core courses.

Whether you choose one of four MBA concentrations or either certificate program, you’ll gain from structured, project-based learning. You’ll benefit from APU faculty who draw on practical expertise in specialties that include accounting and finance, entrepreneurship and risk, and health services management.

We call it active learning. You’ll call it an MBA that engages your hands as well as your head.