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Message from the Dean

APM Mission

The Mission of the College of International Management (APM) is to cultivate human resources with strong business ethics that will play an active role in resolving management issues at globalizing enterprises and other organizations by imparting fundamental knowledge in management, enhancing intercultural communication skills and upholding cultural diversity.

大竹 敏次(おおたけ としつぐ)

Educating for success in international business.

The College of International Management (APM) has four parts to its mission. Students in APM are expected to learn business ethics and fundamental skills. The other two objectives are APU’s specialty: students must develop international perspectives and cross cultural communication ability.

In 2016, APU received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a globally recognized standard of business education. Only the top 5% of business schools in the world received this internationally recognized accreditation. As a result of AACSB accreditation, students in our business program now have the opportunity to join Beta Gamma Sigma, the honors society that is open to the best students at AACSB accredited schools. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is an invaluable networking opportunity, and very useful when going overseas to enter graduate school or pursue a career. When applying to certain graduate schools, Beta Gamma Sigma members may be exempt from the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examinations).

Additionally, Students in our business program can participate in GBCC, the Global Business Case Competition. This fierce contest draws teams from top business schools around the world. Within a limited amount of time, teams must create and present a business plan based upon a case study. Teams are ranked by the feasibility of their solution and their presentation ability. 4th year students in our business programs are required to take part in a capstone course which brings together the accounting, finance, management, and marketing knowledge students are expected to master before graduation. Through this curriculum, students gain the abilities necessary to succeed on the cutting edge of international business.

Toshitsugu Otake
Dean and Professor, College of International Management