About the FCB

Northern Arizona University-The W. A. Franke College of Business (NAU-FCB) is a place you'll come – and you may never leave. You may make a connection for life.

Ask our faculty, many who have been here for more than a dozen years. They will tell you about their connections with students today and students from yesterday. As they do, a spark is in their eyes, because this is what they love about their commitment here.

Ask our alumni, so many of whom work or teach at Northern Arizona University and at the FCB. Or ask our alum who give back as guest lecturers or recruiters for their company. They look forward to coming back, renewing the connections they made while earning their degree.

This is what we hear, over and over (see videos). The FCB is a place to feel connected.

Living our Mission Statement, one day at a time.

The College will be a leading provider of business education for students who are from Arizona and the surrounding region. Our primary focus is providing a residential campus experience for traditional undergraduate students.

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:

  • We will foster a sense of community and promote diversity among our students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

  • We will offer a rigorous, current, AACSB-accredited curriculum.

  • We will integrate advanced technologies into the curriculum.

  • We will support and encourage our faculty in their creative and personalized delivery of our curriculum and their counseling of our students.

  • We will maintain and nurture an ongoing faculty commitment to a broad array of intellectual contributions that includes pedagogical research, contributions to practice, and discipline-based scholarship


One Man's Commitment is Transformational

Study in the Heart of the Great Outdoors

A Little of a Lot of History