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

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 complete the program in 12 months. Class size is 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, 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 HERE.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 18,428 $ 9,736 $ 8,692
Out of state $ 30,414 $ 21,722 $ 8,692
* 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

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)

$ 15,832

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 minumum GPA of 3.0/4.0. GMAT or GRE exam. 3 essays, resume, official transcripts.

Admissions process

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

Second week of August

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Jim Hilliard, Graduate Coordinator

P.O. Box 15066
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011