Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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The Department of Business Administration and Leadership

What does our department offer for business students at NAU–Yuma?

The Department of Business and Administration at NAU-Yuma provides excellent business management and related higher education. The faculty are highly qualified and fully engaged in a learning partnership with students. Students are the center of our focus, and our faculty are dedicated to helping you achieve your educational and career goals.

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Business Administration and Leadership degrees at NAU–Yuma

The department offers several baccalaureate degree programs and master’s degree programs, including a Master of Global Business Administration (MGBA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and more.

The Department of Business Administration and Leadership Empowers Student Growth

The degree programs provide students with the means to develop the following characteristics:

  • to communicate business and related information professionally;
  • to recognize and solve business and related problems in an ethical manner;
  • to work well in diverse teams, including virtual settings (including leadership);
  • to analyze and utilize financial information (BBA, LSCM, BM, and MGBA programs).
“I use my NAU Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree daily, from collaboration to communication and education. NAU educated me using real-life examples that I refer to daily and use to mentor my team. Leadership is a journey and without the lessons I learned in the NAU BBA program, I never would have been a successful leader in a Fortune 100 company.”
– Dan Rowley, Bachelor of Business Administration

Mission and vision of our Business Administration department

To provide exceptional, innovative business management and leadership education with an in-depth focus on core business competencies within a global context.

To be a premier provider of business management and leadership education with an emphasis on value and accessibility.

We value: Visionary and innovative leadership Lifelong student, faculty, & organizational learning Ethical and socially responsible behavior Creating and improving excellent quality & value-personal and societal Diversity of people and ideas

We will train our graduates to: Work well in teams, including virtual settings. Understand finance and other core business content. Recognize and solve business problems in an ethical manner. Communicate business information professionally.

A message from our department Chair

To achieve the department’s mission, we value and feature visionary and innovative leadership; lifelong student, faculty and organizational learning; ethical and socially responsible behavior; creating and improving excellent quality and value–personal and societal; and diversity of people and ideas. We are excited you visited our web site and look forward to having you join one of the programs in the Department of Business Administration and Leadership.

The goal of the department is to be a premier provider of Baldrige quality business management and related higher education with an emphasis on value and accessibility.


Alex Steenstra, Ph.D.  Chair, Department of Business Administration and Leadership

Accreditation of NAU–Yuma’s Business Administration and Leadership Degree


The following programs are accredited by HLC only:

  • Strategic Leadership (SL)
  • Industrial Leadership (IL)
  • Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL)
  • Spanish for Business – Minor

ACBSP accredited program performance at NAU–Yuma

Student Achievement

Graduation by program and year

Degree ProgramGraduatesGraduatesGraduates
BAS in LSCM182912

Retention by program and year

Degree ProgramRetentionRetentionRetentionRetentionRetentionRetentionRetention
BAS in LSCM36.8%49.0%50.0%52.4%44.7%13.2%0.0%

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