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Northern Arizona University — The W.A. Franke College of Business

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
The W.A. Franke College of Business
Degrees Awarded:
MBA-ACC, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Admissions Deadlines:

There are no deadlines.  Applicants are accepted until the class is full.

Admissions Cycle:

Qualified applicants are interviewed within two weeks of submission of a complete application.  Notification of acceptance follows in 7-10 business days.

Program Start:
August 10
Program Founded:
January, 2001


Graduate Assistantship (GA) which includes a partial tuition waiver and monthly stipend for one or more semesters; benefit up to $11,000.  Does not include annual program fee.  The GA carries a 10-hour per week work comitment.


The full-time MBA program at Northern Arizona Univeristy is fully accredited by AACSB-International and offered in two full-time accelerated formats, 10 months for business majors and 18 months for non-business majors.  Class size is limited to 50 students.  Students complete 21 hours of team-based, integrated core classes and electives from the career tracks below.

The full-time MBA, is for individuals interested in a career in business - whether it is with a major firm, a regional or local employer, a start-up of your own or a career in the nonprofit or government sectors.

The full-time MBA-ACC program is designed for students with an undergraduate accounting degree.  In additional to a degree in accounting, the MBA-ACC program meets the 150-hour CPA education requirements.  Students complete the following courses: Advanced Auditing, Cases in Financial Reporting, Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis, and Advanced Tax.

These formats enable students to reduce the overall cost of pursuing a MBA and limit the opportunity costs associated with leaving a full-time job to return to school.  NAU MBAs return to the workforce in half the time, thereby recouping lost earning at a faster pace than their counterparts in traditional 2-year MBA programs.

Career Tracks

*  Applied Management

*   Accounting


Bachelor degree with a minumum GPA of 3.0/4.0.  Applicants must take the GMAT exam and meet the admissions criteria for the The W.A. Franke College of Business MBA Program and NAU Graduate College.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Kathy Savage
MBA Graduate Coordinator

W. A. Franke College of Business
P.O. Box 15066
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5066

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