Northern Arizona University-The W. A. Franke College of Business is one of the best business schools in the United States. The College offers an MBA program in two accelerated, full-time formats: 10-months for students with an undergraduate business degree. 18-months for students with a non-business undergraduate degree.

 The W. A. Franke College of Business is fully accredited by the national accrediting body, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The college also houses the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

The University Assessment Committee (UAC) and the Office of Academic Assessment (OAA) recognized its Accounting, Marketing, Economics, and Finance degree-program assessment accomplishments during 2008-2009 with the Seal of Assessment Achievement.

The university earned gold ratings for the buildings that house Engineering and The W.A. Franke College of Business.


-  The MBA program is listed among the most outstanding business programs in the nation according to the Princeton Review’s 2010 edition of its book, The Best 301 Business Schools.

- The W.A. Franke College of Business is among 15 graduate schools nationwide that students rated most highly for its marketing preparation, according to the Entrepreneur magazine. NAU is listed among 15 business schools receiving the highest evaluations from their students for their career preparation in marketing (2010).

- NAU's School of HRM was ranked 11th out of the world's top 100 HRM programs in "A World Ranking of the Top 100 Hospitality and Tourism Programs", the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 2009.

- The 2008 Princeton Review ranked its MBA program in three top-10 categories including: 4th for Best Professors, 9th for Best Campus Facilities, and 10th for Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students.

- Rated 12th among the nation’s best buys in online master’s degrees in management or administration, according to

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