Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration program provides students with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in the field of business. Students may come from a business undergraduate degree or may elect to complete the foundational courses in order to ensure that all students enter the program with a solid background in the field of business. The core program courses provide students with an opportunity to enhance their analytical and practical skills in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, information systems, marketing, quantitative methods and leadership. The emphasis areas provide students with an opportunity to tailor the program to help them to meet their specific career goals. Emphasis areas include accounting, human resources, information systems, health care administration and management.

In order to meet the MBA program requirements, a student must complete a minimum of three elective courses as a part of his/her program. Each student will work with his/her advisor to develop a program of study that outlines the core and elective courses the student will complete. Final approval of each program of study is the responsibility of the dean of graduate studies. Emphasis courses are not offered every term. Once a student has completed the first two courses (MT6700 & MT6200), they will begin taking the emphasis courses providing they have met the prerequisites for those courses.

Q. Why should I get an MBA? 

A. If you’re looking for career advancement or change, or if your career goals include landing a leadership position, you should consider an MBA program.

Q. What can I do with an MBA?

A. A business administration degree can help you advance in nearly any industry. The classes in our MBA program will help you develop the communication, problem-solving, and management skills you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced world.

Q. What is the career outlook for people with an MBA?

A. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 19% growth in management analyst jobs and 32% growth in market research analyst jobs by 2022.

Q. Why choose National American University’s MBA program?

A. If you’re currently working, you need flexible education options. Our online MBA is affordable and convenient.

Q. What are the admission requirements for an MBA at National American University?

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States or from an international institution of higher learning recognized by the ministry of education or other appropriate government agency. For more information, please see our Admission Requirements page.

Q. How are classes offered for an MBA at National American University?

A. The classes in our MBA program are 100% online.

Q. What services does National American University offer to support my academic success?

A. From the time you enroll until the time you complete your MBA, you’ll get academic support; caring, dedicated faculty; and access to financial aid staff and resources.

Q. Are there benefits for service members, veterans, and their families?

A. Absolutely! It is our honor to serve the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country. Click on the link to see how NAU helps with military education benefits.

MT6700 and MT6200 must be completed during the first term as co-requisites, or during the first two terms independently, and prior to completing the other master's courses. The core MBA courses are as follows:

Core Courses

AC6550 Managerial Accounting
EC6150 Managerial Economics
FN6350 Financial Management
MA6600 Quantitative Methods for Management Decisions
MG6500 Marketing Administration
MT6200 Leading the Organization I: Communication, Culture and Change
MT6250 Leading the Organization II: Productivity, Process and Programs
MT6650 Strategy and Policy
MT6700 Managerial Communications and Research

Elective Courses
Three elective courses