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MBA Program Requirements

The MBA degree provided by NAU consists of two academic requirements: graduate core courses and elective courses. The degree program consists of 10 courses and successful completion of 45.0 credit hours.

The MBA degree may be earned under a non-thesis or a thesis plan (general only). Under the non-thesis option, the student must satisfy the preparatory requirements, and complete 31 hours of graduate-level core courses and 13.5 hours of electives. Under the thesis option plan, the student must complete 31 hours of graduate-level core courses, 4.5 hours of electives and nine (9) hours of thesis.

An in-depth analysis of a case, accomplished in the Strategy and Policy course, is designed to integrate the MBA core areas and is required in both the non-thesis and thesis options to satisfy the university's requirement for a comprehensive program assessment.