MBA-Applied Management for Hospitality Professionals
"Increase your earning potential, increase your understanding of the industry and help build opportunities."-Mark Stanton
Deputy Director, Arizona Office of Tourism
With the MBA-h, you will gain a deeper understanding of business practices, finances, and strategies. Our AACSB accredited degree will show employers that you not only have the hospitality experience but also the business acumen to take on executive and complex management responsibilities. The curriculum is taught by leading faculty in business administration and hospitality management with a majority of the coursework online and in-person residencies at the beginning of each semester. You must have seven or more years of full time hospitality, or related industry, work experience, with significant role progression, increasing management responsibilities, and demonstrated leadership in order to apply.
Designed for the busy hospitality professional, this limited residency program allows you to continue working full time, while helping you fast track your career.
Face to face course instruction takes place at two locations over the two-year duration of the program. The locations alternate between Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona. You will spend between three and six days at each site according to the schedule shown below. The W.A. Franke College of Business at the NAU Mountain Campus will be your Flagstaff location. The NAU North Valley Campus facility will be your Phoenix location. You will be responsible for lodging, transportation and some meals during the residency periods.
Portions of your coursework will be offered online between residency periods.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
- A minimum of 7 years, post-undergraduate, work experience in the hospitality industry or a related field, with significant role progression, increasing management responsibilities, and demonstrated leadership.
- Based on review of the pre-application materials, students may be asked to complete either the GRE or GMAT to supplement their application
- All admissions documentation
Length of Residency
*Students will complete coursework online between residency periods.
**BA643 is a three unit, two semester class. The final grade is received at the conclusion of the fall semester.
***There are no classes for this residency. Final exams and commencement are scheduled.
BA 520 Economic Analysis
BA 521 Accounting for Managers
BA 522 Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management for Decision Making
BA 523 Integrated Introduction to Management and Marketing
BA 524 Principles of Finance and Law for Managers
BA 587 Professional Development
BA 641 Business Consulting Skills
BA 642 Decision Modeling & Simulation
BA 643 Business Consulting Practicum
BA 650 Systems, Orientation, and Training
BA 651 Customers, Markets, and Organizations
BA 652 Managing People & Processes
BA 653 Individuals, Teams, & Careers
BA 654 Managerial Decision Making
ACC 650 Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
BA 659 Strategy & Leadership
BA 687 Professional Development
Financial aid for this program is available! For specific details, please contact Kelli Westerdahl at email@example.com or 928-523-7302.
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Students enrolled in the program will increase their ability to:
- model financial results;
- integrate strategy, tactics, and operations;
- lead and inspire diverse teams;
- effectively manage complex projects; and
- more effectively communicate verbally and in writing.