Full Time MBA FAQ’s

Program Information for the Full Time MBA program. If you do not see the answer to your question, please contact us HERE.


When does the program start?

The NAU MBA is a cohort based residential program.  Each cohort starts in early August and graduates the following May.  Students that receive their undergraduate degree in the fall term are encouraged to participate in a spring internship and join the cohort that beings the following August.

When should I submit my application and is there an advantage to submitting my application early?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full.  Application review begins in the early fall.  Early applicants have access to a larger pool of financial aid offerings than do late applicants.

When do supplemental application materials need to be submitted?

Supplemental materials may be submitted as they are completed and added to your application packet.  You will be notified when your packet is complete.

Does NAU offer conditional admission?

Conditional admission may be granted to students with complete applications only.

Can I take some of the courses online?

All courses are offered in person at the NAU mountain campus.  There are no online, evening or weekend courses.

Are students in the MBA program permitted to work while they attend school?

The program is offered in a 10-month accelerated format, with students completing 30 credit hours of graduate coursework. The rigorous format is such that students are asked to not work more than 10 hours per week while enrolled.  Graduate assistantships and internships available are limited to 10 hours per week.

Is post-undergraduate work experience required for admission?

Work experience is not required in order to apply to the program.

Does NAU accept 3-year bachelor's degrees?

Three year degrees are accepted depending upon which country and university you attended.  Please contact the NAU Center for International Education for clarification.

Do you require the GRE or GMAT?

Applicants must submit scores from either the GMAT or GRE.

When should I submit my official examination scores?

The scores can be submitted at any time and are part of the application.  An application is not complete until the official scores are submitted.

What is the average GMAT score for admitted students?

For the Class of 2012-2013 the score was 530.

What is the minimum undergraduate gpa requirement?

The minimum cumulative undergraduate gpa must be 3.0 or higher.  Emphasis is placed on your last two years of study.  If you are a current undergraduate student and your gpa is below 3.0, you are encouraged to apply with the intention of raising your gpa to the minimum requirement.

Does NAU require prerequisite math or business foundation courses ?

Yes.  You are required to complete a series of business foundation coursework.   Your transcripts will be evaluated for coursework that satisfies the foundation requirement.  If you have an undergraduate business degree from a member institution of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB),  have grades in core business courses of  'B' or better, and a business gpa of 3.0 or higher, you will have met the foundation requirement.  If you do not have an undergraduate degree in business, we will advise you on how to complete the prerequisites.

Does NAU accept transfer students or transfer credit?

Transfer credit is considered for equivalency for the foundation courses only.