Active Military and Veterans

Veteran Success Center

The Veteran Success Center: Your first stop!  Read about it HERE. The 1600 square foot Center, located at the Student Union, is your first stop for information regarding your experience at NAU as a military or veteran student. Our representatives are available to assist military affiliated students with the transition into university life.  The center is a great place to find support and interact with fellow military students. Visit the website HERE.

Military Times Recognition

Our commitment to returning service members has been recognized for 2016 again! The W. A. Franke College of Business has been recognized by Military Times as 10th in the nation.  This is the third year in a row that FCB has been recognized. Details about the designation can be found at our News feed.

Admissions Assistance

The NAU Graduate College application fee is waived for military personnel applying to the MBA or the Business Foundations Graduate Certificate programs. Please contact us directly for assistance with the waiver. We also understand that the admissions process can be tough to navigate. Please refer to the checklist HERE.

MBA Veteran & Military Leadership Program

The W.A. Franke College of Business recognizes the importance of graduate education and the impact it can have on an individual’s career path.  We also recognize and give gratitude to the U.S. Military service men and women who have made great sacrifices to preserve our freedom.  The MBA Veteran & Military Leadership Program has been established in coordination with the FCB Veteran Student Center to provide assistance to military veterans and active duty service members in their pursuit of graduate education.

An applicant must be a veteran or active duty service member of the US Armed Forces and have completed the application process for the NAU MBA program. The award consists of the following:

  • Fully funded Executive Job Shadow experience.
  • Executive Mentor assigned to the recipient for the fall and spring semesters of the MBA program.
  • Fellowship award.

Please contact Jordan Linder at the MBA office,, or Zach Hamilton at the Veteran Student Center, for details.

Military Friendly School Designation

Again! The W.A. Franke College of Business and the MBA progam are proud to be designated as Military Friendly for the fourth year.  Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Northern Arizona University and The W.A. Franke College of Business MBA program to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2016 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2016 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Northern Arizona University and The W.A. Franke College of Business’ commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran.   “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

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