Whether you are a working professional seeking to advance in your career, change careers or to develop additional skill sets and wider expertise in your current position, APU’s Master of Business Administration supports your goals by emphasizing a broad understanding of successful business operations and the development of critical skills you need to be an effective leader in today’s complex and dynamic business world. Under the guidance of faculty mentors and industry leaders with experience in a wide variety of fields, you will have many opportunities to collaborate on real-world projects with professional peers that prepare you to graduate with an enhanced resume and a strong network within the business community.
Busy working adults
pursuing an MBA at APU discover a career-enhancing and cost effective option in a format that supports work-life balance.
Gain mastery of core
business concepts through seamless integration of classroom learning with relevant, hands-on application in the workplace.
Close faculty mentoring
and collaborative learning in a small cohort of your professional peers support your investment in your future.
APU alumni, building upon their experience and education, contribute in the advancement of for-profit and not-for-profit operations. Their roles are as corporate managers, executives, policy leaders and entrepreneurs.
Developing High Performing
Organizations presents models for building and maintaining an appropriate organizational culture. This course examines issues associated with subcultures, divergent or parallel cultures of owner/parent organizations, decision-making, conflict and collaboration.
examines the theory and practices of change processes in organizations, paying special attention to planning and management of change. Globalization, technological advances and community expectations all impact the nature of work and how organizations are designed. Students examine the constraints and opportunities of sustainability in organizations and the roles leaders play in fostering innovation and determining timing and rate of growth.
E-Business is an exciting
and cutting-edge component of entrepreneurial studies. This course is designed to educate students so that they are prepared to plan for and implement an e-business start-up or be able to lead a transition team of a traditional business that is expanding to include e-business solutions in its business strategy.
MBA with Concentration in Finance combines the breadth of the MBA with the depth required for careers in finance: understanding the securities markets, raising capital, valuations, and portfolio and investment theory.
Health Services Administration
MBA with Concentration in Health Services Administration builds upon the MBA Core with specialized courses in finance, ethics, systems and policy, evaluation and outcomes, and the opportunity to explore emerging issues.
The format of the MBA at APU really caters to students with lives. The instructors are full-time, long-term faculty who have a lot to offer. There is great communication between students and great professional networking that takes the degree outside the classroom. I’m disappointed that I waited so long to do this!-Jim Hinkle, MBA, 2017
Institute & Program Area
APU’s Institute of Business & Public Policy promotes the advancement of knowledge, understanding, and reasoning in Business Administration, Management, and Public Policy. Honoring Alaska’s complex and distinctive organizational and business enterprises, the Institute prepares students to address and engage in stewardship of our peoples and communities, with relevance to the world.
Move on to the next challenge with purpose. Develop your career – or chart a new path – with the APU business degree that’s right for you. We maintain small class size and focus on relevant studies. Our faculty double as mentors throughout your program and beyond graduation. You’ll be among close-knit peers who value cooperation as much as competition. Flexible course schedules include your choice of degree programs delivered online and at night– without sacrificing network building. And our advising makes the most of your time as well as the transfer credits you’ve already earned.