Community of Distinction:
alumni

Our alumni have to gone on to great things. MBA Alumni are encouraged to connect with us by joining our LinkedIn group.

  • Rachel Anderson

    Rachel Anderson

    MBA Class of 2014
    Northern Arizona University

    "I got my undergraduate in psychology and I have chosen to pursue a career that can be achieved through an education in psychology or business. I chose the MBA program at NAU because of its reputation and credentials, the small class size, and the emphasis on teamwork. It will provide me with the opportunity to strengthen my leadership skills, enhance my presentation abilities, and the knowledge of the business world that I will need to succeed."

  • Corie Bangle

    Corie Bangle

    MBA Class of 2012
    Northern Arizona University, Assistant Business Manager Athletics

    "It was always a goal of mine to get an MBA from Northern Arizona University. NAU offered the WRGP tuition assistance program. This meant that  I could apply for in-state tuition rates since I was from the Western United States. After being accepted for WGRP I was ecstatic because I could  achieve my goal of getting an MBA."

  • Gahtlin Banks

    Gahtlin Banks

    MBA Class of 2013
    Returning Peace Corps Volunteer-Belize
    University of Flordia, BS Business Administration

    "As a RPCV I was looking for an M.B.A. program that incorporated my interest in sustainable business – I found that at NAU.The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow graduate assistantship provides me the opportunity to work with a local non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving local community businesses."

  • Eric Bayles

    Eric Bayles

    MBA Class of 2014
    United States Marine Corps
    Accenture, SEC Analyst

    "One of the primary things that attracted me to the NAU MBA program is the fact that it offers a specialized accounting MBA. It's the best of both worlds; not only do you get an MBA in 10 months, you have enough credits to sit for the CPA Exam when you're through. The class sizes are small, the professors are accessible and helpful, you get invaluable feedback on things such as resumes and mock interviews, and the professors genuinely try to know you as a person and steer you to a company where you will fit in with the culture. The NAU MBA program won't just help you get a job; it will help you get the job that's right for you."  

  • Varun Bongu

    Varun Bongu

    MBA Class of 2011
    Stanley Security Solutions, SAP CRM Lead

    "I've had 20 years of education and this last year has transformed me the most. I now know I'll be successful wherever I go, whatever I do. If Mr. Buffett is calling us on and on, he has seen some value in the students of NAU, especially The W. A. Frank College of Business."

  • Kameron Holbrook

    Kameron Holbrook

    MBA Class of 2011
    PFSweb, Account Manager

    "I look back at the year in the program, I realize how much my time management skills improved and set me up for success in my career after athletics. The program gave me excellent opportunities to expand my network outside of the collegiate athletic ranks."

  • Reha Karadag

    Reha Karadag

    MBA Class of 2014
    Cag University, Turkey
    BS, International Finance

    "Opportunity cost of a two-year MBA program is very high for working professionals. NAU' s accelerated MBA program offers a great opportunity with small class size and faculty focusing on the development of MBA students."

  • Justin Kolodziej

    Justin Kolodziej

    MBA Class of 2014
    United States Coast Guard
    Moss Adams Staff/Assurance

    “If you’re leaving the military to return to college, then choosing the right university has a lot to do with successfully transitioning to civilian life and achieving your academic goals.  The W.A. Franke College of Business gave me the personal attention and sense of belonging that I needed. Aside from having great instructors and staff the MBA program is accelerated, which is great for those of us eager to return to the workforce.  And their team based program gives veterans the opportunity to apply their skills at working as part of a group in a new setting.” 

  • Chris Moriarty

    Chris Moriarty

    MBA Class of 2012
    Ernst & Young, Assurance Staff

    "This rigorous program has been noticed by many of the public accounting firms in the state and helped me land a job with Ernst and Young.  The small class size allows the group to progress further because the professors know our abilities.   This program has helped prepare for my career and I highly recommend it for anyone going into public accounting."

  • Daniel Okpomor

    Daniel Okpomor

    MBA Class of 2009
    Vanguard, Retail Operations

    "At the end of the day, the key differentiating factor for the NAU-MBA is the faculty.In my opinion, the NAU-MBA faculty are a committed group of individuals that have as their primary goal your success. That's something that I sincerely believe, and I was fortunate to experience first hand.I did do extensive research [before choosing NAU-MBA], including outside of the U.S. The pivotal point was when I visited the campus and there was a very sincere, very ubiquitous positive energy in everyone I interacted with from the students to the faculty members to the administrative staff. It just felt like a good fit for me."

  • Gibbons St. Paul

    Gibbons St. Paul

    MBA Class of 1999
    Utility Consulting Group LLC, Manager

    What I like best: "Having professors truly dedicated to your success and always available to talk and bounce ideas off. As an athlete, I appreciate that  professors understood the balance between playing football and completing my MBA. Never got any special privileges but the understanding was there and that was very important to me." 

  • Beth Wixom

    Beth Wixom

    MBA Class of 2014
    Beach Fleischman, Accounting & Assurance

    "For accountants especially, it not only gets your credit hours you need for a CPA certification, it also gives you a competitive advantage over other accounting students. Additionally, if you aspire to reach management level, this program will give you tools to effectively achieve that. It may seem like a big investment, but the program offers a lot of financial aid and GA opportunities. I highly recommend this path, it is quick, effective, and 100% worth it."