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


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 commitment.

The application fee for the NAU MBA program is waived for all RPCVs.  Please contact us for waiver information.

Program Description

The full-time MBA program at Northern Arizona University is fully accredited by AACSB-International and offered in two full-time accelerated formats, 10 months for business majors and up to 12 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 earnings at a faster pace than their counterparts in traditional 2-year MBA programs.

Career Tracks

*  Applied Management

*   Accounting


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

Program Contacts

Dr. James Hilliard, Ph.D.

Graduate Coordinator, Associate Professor of Finance

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



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