Master of Business Administration and Master of Management

The graduate degree is granted from NAU upon recommendation of the president and graduate faculty upon completion of all academic requirements for the degree. The requirements for obtaining a master's degree are as follows:

  • A student must successfully complete a specified number of courses or credits at NAU to be eligible to graduate. Non-traditional or prior learning credit does not apply toward the number required.

  • A student must take a minimum of 13.5 quarter credit hours at NAU unless otherwise specified by the degree or articulation. (Non-traditional or prior learning credit does not apply to this requirement).

  • A student must successfully complete at least 45 quarter-credits composed of seven core courses and a minimum of three elective courses. If the student selects the thesis option, he/she must complete both thesis courses for nine credits.

  • A student must successfully complete the capstone course with a grade of "A" or "B."

  • A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the core and elective courses.

  • A student may have a grade of "C" or below in no more than two core and elective courses. Courses in which a "C" or below is received may be repeated a maximum of two times by the student at his/her discretion. However, no program of study with more than two core and elective courses in which a "C" or below is received as a final grade in a master's-level course will be approved for graduation.

  • A student must complete and submit a graduation application to the registrar for evaluation of degree completion. After the student has completed the last course and sent in the necessary paperwork, the registrar will process the graduation application. The time frame for this process is four to six weeks. A diploma and final transcript will be mailed to the student providing they have met all academic requirements of the degree and have no financial obligations with NAU. The degree cannot be confirmed until this process has been completed.