This fall, Northern Arizona University will begin offering a Master of Global Business Administration degree at the NAU-Yuma branch campus. The program can be completed in one year.

Students in the program will learn business with a perspective on borders and within the context of broad global business principles. NAU-Yuma’s location near the U.S. border with Mexico offers unique opportunities to learn about business.

Employers cite the need for employees educated in global business theory and principles, ideas weaved through the curriculum in this new master’s degree.

Faculty members have extensive international professional experience, said Alex Steenstra, chair of the Department of Business and Administration at NAU-Yuma.

“With the solid foundation of traditional MBA classes and the additional course work in cross-cultural negotiation and communication, leading diverse cultures, and cross-cultural teams, the MGBA prepares students to succeed and excel in a border, transnational, and global work environment,” Steenstra said.

A requirement for the Master of Global Business Administration will be a capstone project, including a professional product or a deliverable that demonstrates critical thinking and an applied approach to global business.

Information is available by emailing Alex Steenstra at NAU-Yuma.