Northern Arizona University’s W.A. Franke College of Business has demonstrated performance and commitment to quality that has garnered a prestigious accreditation earned by less than 5 percent of business programs worldwide.

The university achieved reaccreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, considered a hallmark of excellence in business education. To earn a five-year accreditation, a business program must meet high levels of quality in teaching, research and professional engagement. Programs are reviewed every five years to ensure it continues to maintain quality control measures.

“The review team noted how universally dedicated our faculty and staff are to the success of our students,” said Craig Van Slyke, dean of the W.A. Franke College of Business. “The focus on preparing our students for success is a hallmark of NAU education for decades. It is gratifying to know that our students-centered culture is so clearly evident.”

The review committee cited several areas of strengths during their review including:

  • Dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to providing high-quality education and are adaptive to innovative learning initiatives
  • State-of-the-art facilities and technology
  • Experiential and active learning opportunities that engage students including learning communities, student competitions, the Executive Job Shadow Program, and the integrated BizBlock curriculum
  • The innovative Executive in Residence Program that brings exceptional industry leaders to the classroom to share their experience, passion, and industry knowledge.