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

Why you should consider this program

The AACSB accredited NAU MBA program is fast and affordable. You will earn your degree in just 10 months, saving you time and money. Students without an undergraduate degree in business administration can complete the program in approximately 12 months. Class size is small, ands limited to a maximum of 50 students. Classes are taught in a lockstep, cohort approach with the average faculty to student ratio kept low to ensure a student-focused delivery. The program puts a heavy emphasis on teamwork, communication skills, leadership, and the building of a collaborative learning environment. In addition to traditional classroom study, enrichment activities include the following: international trip during the spring semester, executive job shadows, visiting guest lecturers. mock interviews, and alumni engagement. Learn more about the program at our MBA webpage:

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 29,339 $ 11,502 $ 17,837
Out of state $ 29,339 $ 27,492 $ 1,847
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Students also receive a stipend, paid out bi-weekly. The stipend amount for 21-22 is $6000.

Graduate Research Assistantship (GA) which includes a partial tuition waiver and monthly stipend over the course of the program. Non-residents awarded the GA will be reclassified as resident students. The GA carries a 10-hour per week work commitment. 

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 16,534

Application fee waived?



Students awarded the fellowship are assigned to work on projects with the College of Business faculty members. 

Jobs for program alumni

RPCVs completing the NAU MBA program have gone on to work for firms such as Vangaurd, Grant Thornton, Sealaska, and the U.S. Government.

Other details

Program length

10 months

Application requirements

Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. GMAT or GRE exam (may be waived for students who meet certain criteria) 3 essays, resume, unofficial transcripts, completed reference form with information for two references, completion of interview with MBA admissions committee.

Admissions process

Please reach out to Graduate Program Coordinator via email at [email protected] to request a fee waiver code.

Inform admissions committee of RPCV status. One fellowship is available. If more than one RPCV is admitted, the MBA scholarship committee works to provide funding for the additional RPCV.

Program begins

Students complete 3 one-credit summer courses in late July. The fall semester starts in late August.

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Lydia Wielgus, Graduate Program Coordinator

P.O. Box 15066
Flagstaff, AZ 86011