Nancy Baca Leading the Two-Day Financial Boot Camp for Flagstaff High school seniors

This past year has been filled with unforeseen challenges and called for a heightened level of perseverance and passion from those wanting to make a difference. Many passionate, experienced professionals have still been able to make a positive impact utilizing their expertise and community building: Nancy Baca, Senior Lecturer of Economics in The W. A. Franke College of Business, performed such an exceptional feat. With the help of several other passionate educators, Baca developed and executed a two-day personal financial boot camp this summer for incoming high school seniors.

This summer, 25 Flagstaff high school students were able to participate…

The W.A. Franke College of Business is proud to partner with Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) to offer an online MBA program focused on Healthcare. Offered at just under $ 20,000 but backed up by the dedicated FCB faculty and staff, this unique MBA offering combines high-quality graduate education at a very affordable price for healthcare professionals. Students have a choice of completing it in either 22 or 30 months, and with the educational reimbursements in the healthcare sector, their out-of-pocket payments could be as little as $ 3500 for the entire program. …

“Embark on the new NAU Hospitality Innovative Technology (HIT) certificate to transform your career trajectory.” - Dr. Fred DeMicco, Professor at NAU

The HIT graduates will be competent in numerous competitive skills, including strategic management, project management, and social media/marketing. Graduates will also learn the technical aspects of information technology, including system analysis, data analytics, hospitality information technologies, operation systems, data security, and service systems. Graduates will be the future leaders in hospitality information technology in the specific context of hospitality. Whether in lodging, food services, events, destination, healthcare, retail, etc., HIT graduates will be ready, competent, and competitive.

Northern Arizona University, The W.A. Franke College of Business Accounting Program is proud to announce that the school’s accounting program has earned endorsement by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.

IMA’s Endorsement of Higher Education initiative recognizes programs that meet high educational standards, enabling students to pursue and earn the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential. Information about the program is available at

“Endorsement by IMA is a great achievement that will help our undergraduate accounting students better prepare for a rewarding career in management…

Xiaobing (Bing) Zhao, Professor of Economics, has taken a position at John Hopkins University as Associate Director for the Master’s Program in Applied Economics. Bing has been an integral and valuable member of the FCB team since 2008.

Below is some research Bing has been doing recently. With the research support from the FCB and NAU and research assistance from Tyke Weems (MBA student), Ziyue Zhang (finance major), and Yibo Yao (finance major), Bing

1. is completing her NAU FY20/21 TRIF Research Aid (TRA) Grant (awarded in September 2020) on the study of the heterogeneity of the economic impact of…

Hello Professor Cauvin,
I want to say thank you for an absolutely amazing semester. I am still sad we were not able to do the Leadership Conference last semester but I am glad I was able to know you throughout that process as well. Your teachings will stick with me for a lifetime and I greatly appreciate you being there for each of us. I wish I could take your class all over again. I will be taking a lot of your teachings and methods into my MIT position I will start in May. Thank you, thank you, thank you for…

Dean Subramanian

July 28, 2020


I am honored and excited to be serving as the new dean of The W.A. Franke College of Business (FCB). FCB has strong academic programs, dedicated faculty and staff, supportive alumni and friends, and outstanding students. Supporting NAU’s vision of excellence, FCB builds an inclusive, diverse, and responsible community to remain a force of change no matter where our graduates choose to make a difference.

The W.A. Franke College of Business is poised to do great things as we move through these unprecedented times. While we remain focused on our core curriculum, the college is committed…

University is a goal for many, and once that time has passed, most look back on their experience fondly. The place where they were able to learn, fail, make meaningful relationships, grow, and otherwise shape themselves into their best self. We were lucky enough to spend some time with an alumnus from NAU, Bill Heibel, who received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and his MBA from NAU. Moving from Southern California to Flagstaff and NAU was simply the first step in this alumnus’ traveled past. Heibel’s career in large-corporation financial planning took him across the country and abroad. …

The W.A. Franke College of Business Pathways bring University resources, Alumni discussions, and company partner presentations to our students. A few highlights include students attending the 45th annual NAU Economic Outlook Conference. FCB/HRM alumnus and Founder/CEO of Clicks and Clients, Mr. Paul Rakovich, led a discussion on all things Entrepreneurship. TGen Talks COVID with the FCB as Pathways. Dr. David Engelthaler, an NAU Ph.D. alumnus and Co-Director of the Pathogen and Microbiome Division at TGen North; leading the research efforts of the COVID virus and gave the FCB an update and discussed the new vaccine.

Craig Culver, Co-Founder of Culver’s

The W.A. Franke College of Business and the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Here at The W.A. Franke College of Business, we are very proud of the excellent work being done by our faculty, staff, and student. Below you will find recent stories of Franke in the News!

The Princeton Review ranked NAU on its list of Best Business Schools for 2021. A total of 244 schools were ranked based on a combination of institutional and student survey data.

College Consensus ranked NAU’s W. A. Franke College of Business on its list of Best Value MBA Programs 2021. The group looks at top business schools throughout the nation and calculates a Return on Investment while recognizing high-quality MBA curriculum taught through rigorous coursework.

Northern Arizona University was ranked №12 on College Rank’s list of the 35 Best Bachelor’s in Accounting. Offered through The W.A. …

The W.A. Franke College of Business

Northern Arizona University’s Franke College of Business.

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