Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Business Administration

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration


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This graduate degree is intended for those early in their career or those looking to add business knowledge to their undergraduate degree. This is a 10-month, cohort-based MBA. Students with a background in accounting earn credits toward the 150-unit CPA licensing requirements along with their MBA. Management students acquire communication and leadership skills valuable to employers and have the opportunity to participate in an experiential class where they consult for real clients.

This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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The W. A. Franke College of Business

Business Administration

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration?

If you are interested in a career in business, including public accounting, our MBA program may fit your needs. Our MBA is intended for those early in their career or those interested in career change. No work experience is required. In our program, you will strengthen your knowledge of business functions while improving leadership, communication and team skills. As you build your portfolio and your resume, you will be given the opportunity to participate in career fairs, networking events, mock interviews, and executive job shadows. Graduates from our program work for top-level firms including Intel, KPMG, Raytheon, Grant Thornton, and Vanguard.

Our building features dedicated MBA space and excellent technology to support your learning. Faculty are approachable and interested in your personal development and education. If you have core business knowledge obtained at the undergraduate level, you can complete our MBA in ten months.  If you did not study business as an undergraduate you can complete in our program in 18 months or less.

Our accelerated format allows you to finish more quickly compared to many other MBA programs. You begin earning sooner, and limit the out-of-pocket and opportunity cost of your education. If you are a resident of one of 14 western states you will pay in-state tuition. Scholarships, tuition waivers and graduate assistantships are also available.  Please visit our website for details.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Accountant
  • Business analyst
  • Executive manager
  • Marketing director

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Business Administration

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Business Administration

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 30
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 119
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
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Purpose Statement

The accelerated MBA program is focused on students with a core business education seeking graduate studies in management theory and practice and those seeking accounting certification. Our primary goal is to prepare students to make valuable contributions to their chosen profession and their communities. Our secondary goal is to provide high-quality, business-related training, education, consulting, and information to the Arizona community.

In pursuit of these goals we commit to the following:

Student Learning Outcomes
 
Strategic Integrative Thinking:  MBAs should apply integrative frameworks reflecting appropriate functional knowledge to identify issues and problems, generate alternatives, and develop logical solutions for complex business situations.  Solutions should be supported by relevant analysis and decision model selection. 
 
Ethics and Social Responsibility:  MBAs can demonstrate the ability to identify ethical dilemmas and be able to recognize and evaluate alternative courses of actions. 
 
Global Applications:   MBAs are able to analyze complex global economic and business issues, understand available and feasible choices for global business decisions, and generate feasible recommendations for firms operating in global business environments.
 
Professional Self-Management Skills:  MBAs should display professional demeanor through confidence, courtesy, appearance and a proactive approach to work and career.  They should build effective working relationships and pursue opportunities for self-improvement by developing networking and feedback resources. 
 
Communication:  MBAs can communicate effectively in written and oral formats for a variety of purposes, situations and audiences.  Additionally, students can communicate effectively as both individuals and as part of a group presentation. 
 
Leadership:   MBAs will demonstrate the ability to lead classmates in the performance of team-based coursework.  The MBAs will influence their peers by using a values-based approach as opposed to a command-and-control style of influence.

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The W. A. Franke College of Business

Business Administration

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Master's Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Business Administration

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration


Campus Availability

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