Non-Degree Seeking

At The W.A. Franke College of Business, we recognize the desire of working professionals to advance their knowledge of business principles. We also recognize that students in NAU graduate programs, other than business, would like to augment their degree with knowledge of business principles. Professionals, graduate students and college graduates with non-business undergraduate degrees that do not have the time or resources to complete an MBA or graduate certificate may be interested in one or more of the graduate level courses we offer.  For this reason, we offer the courses individually. 

If a student begins the coursework, and then decides that a graduate certificate or MBA is desirable, the student must apply to the program of choice.  All guidelines for application and admission must be met.


Courses

  • BA 520 Economic Analysis
  • BA 521 Accounting for Managers
  • BA 522 Quantitative Analysis & Operations Management for Decision Making
  • BA 523 Integrated Introduction to Marketing and Management
  • BA 524 Principles of FInance & Business Law for Managers

Course Descriptions

BA 520 Economic Analysis Introduction to the tools and concepts of economic analysis.  Students will develop problem-identificaiton and analytic skills through application of economic concepts to real-world economic issues. Prerequisite:  Post baccalaureate or graduate status.

BA 521 Accounting for Managers Students will develop an understanding of financial and managerial accounting from a user's perspective and will be able to prepare financial reports, analyze and appropriately use financial informaotin to make informed business decisions.  Development of problem identification, analytic, and decision-making skills through application of accounting concepts to applied business problems. Prerequisite:  Post baccalaureate or graduate status.

BA 522 Quantiative Analysis & Operations Mangement for Decision Making Students will review basic data analysis and statistics, and learn basic operations management concepts such as quality management and quality control, forecasting, supply chain management, production and service processes, and inventory control all in a context of managerial decision making.  Students will develop problem identification, analytic, and decision-making skills through application of course concepts to applied business problems.Prerequisites: Completion of a math course at least one level above college algebra, and post baaccalaureate or graduate status. 

BA 523 Integrated Introduction to Marketing and Management A foundational  integrated introduction to management and marketing topics. Students will develop problem identification, analytic, and decision-making skills through application of course concepts to applied business problems. Prerequisite:  Post baccalaureate or graduate status. 

BA 524 Principles of FInance & Business Law for Managers Survey of the major areas of law and financial operations in business and their relationship to other business functions; internal financial activities, sources of funds, the firm’s involvement with money and capital markets, basic techniques of financial analysis and their application to financial decision making; knowledge of securities, employment and contract laws; development of an understanding of the financial and legal system. Students will develop problem identification, analytic, and decision-making skills through application of finance and business law concepts to applied business problems. Prerequisites: BA 521, BA 522, and post baccalaureate or graduate status.

Admissions Criteria

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Acceptance into the Graduate College at NAU.

Admissions

You must apply and be admitted to the NAU Graduate College as a degree or non-degree seeking student HERE.

Financing

Financing is not available for non-degree study. Students requiring financing are encouraged to investigate avenues outside of traditional loan programs offered by the university.