Business Learning Community

Business RLC

The Business Residential Learning Community is open to students majoring in Accountancy, Business Economics, Business Prep, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management and Marketing.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) allow you to live with other students sharing the same academic major or special interest. As an RLC member, you have the opportunity to attend social and academic programs with other students, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor who shares your major or interest area.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) are located in one of 10 Freshmen Connection Halls and participants are eligible for priority room selection. Additional information regarding room and roommate selection will be sent to student NAU email accounts if you are accepted into the RLC.

Join this group if you want to:

  • Tour local businesses and meet with the management teams to learn more about business.
  • Gain the tools, knowledge, and perspectives you need to become a leader within the business profession
  • Spend time meeting and creating relationships with current and future professors.
  • Attend social events with fellow freshmen business students.
  • Learn new study skills during informal workshops.
  • Begin exploring career paths in all areas of business.
  • Receive one-on-one attention from a Learning Community Mentor, who is also a business student.
  • Participate in mock interviews and resume workshops to help you prepare for applying for internships and other employment opportunities.
  • Build long-lasting relationships with students who have the same goals and aspirations as you.

Priority enrollment 

Seats in certain high-demand, major-based classes will be reserved for Business Learning Community residents. Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses.

Seats will be reserved in:

Fall semester:

  • FIN 190 - Personal Finance In A Global Economy: This course will examine the role of the consumer in society, and how elements of our social, cultural and political systems lead to healthy and unhealthy financial behaviors. Students will learn how to manage personal finances including: the use of credit, savings, insurance, stocks, bonds, and other investment programs; using bank services, determining personal taxes, planning for retirement, and estate planning.


  • CIS 120 – Introduction to Computer Information Systems: introduces computer and information systems, including the development and hands-on use of applications designed for communications, decision support, and database management.

Spring Semester:

  • ACC 205 – Legal, Ethical, Global, and Regulatory Environment of Business: introduces thebasics of the environment of business, including legal and ethical issues and the regulatory and global environment of business that affect business policies and decisions.