About National American University
National American University is about personal development and community. When you choose to attend NAU, you don’t just join a group of diverse students and faculty; you join a group of people from all walks of life sharing a unique experience.
Our staff is devoted to helping you balance your education with your personal and professional obligations – it’s our commitment. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.
You deserve an education. We provide the opportunity.
Why National American University?
The American Way
Everyone has a right to a college education. That’s why we offer numerous opportunities to help you earn your degree whether online, at a campus, or both. After all, your career ambitions are uniquely your own. And with our flexible study plans, relevant degree programs and personal advising from day one, so are your options. Because we believe you should get the opportunity you deserve. That’s the American Way.
Relevant degree programs for real-world success
Earning your degree is about more than just pursuing your passions. You want an education that will not only help you reach your goals but also prepare you for success in your real-world career. We offer over 60 relevant degree programs to help prepare you for today’s top growing industries including business, information technology, healthcare and more. And because we understand education is only as valuable as your instructor— ours bring real-world experience and success to the classroom and your education.
A personal advisor from day one
After decades of service to our students, we’ve learned how to help you succeed. That’s why our support starts before you enroll—and continues until graduation day. Let a personal advisor help you find the degree program that matches your career goals.
A university built around you
Life is busy. We understand. We provide you with options that make sense for your life with a variety of classes offered online or on-campus that help you start building your career skills from day one. We also work hard to make sure you get the credit you deserve by accepting credits earned from other colleges, and grant credit for military training and other real world experience.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at national.edu/programdisclosures/
Accreditation "National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - www.ncahlc.org - 800-621-7440.
The baccalaureate and master’s programs in nursing at National American University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
Students in the state of Minnesota are not eligible to sit for the Minnesota Police Officer licensing examination upon completion of the NAU’s Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree programs
Graduates of the (MM/MBA) in Aviation Management will demonstrate the critical thinking and problem solving skills required of successful managers in the field of aviation, including planning, operations management, and forecasting. Graduates must also exhibit their understanding of the ever growing challenges of safety and security ubiquitous in the field of aviation.
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The Master of Management (MM) degree program is designed to help you develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills, and abilities and a holistic view of the organization. The curriculum provides you with both a practical and a theoretical grounding in business, management and leadership, along with the opportunity for specialization in an area that coincides with your professional aspirations. Emphasis areas are offered in Health Care Administration, Information Technology, or Human Resource Management.
An NAU online education is a great fit for busy adults. With prior work, you can earn your degree in as little as 12 months. Our philosophy has earned us the distinction of being a "Top 25 Best Buy" in regionally accredited online programs by geteducated.com.
You can enroll in NAU graduate classes completely online or a combination of both on-campus and online to complete your degree. The blended model of learning offers you the face-to-face support that campuses offer, while still providing the convenience of taking classes online. This gives you the flexibility to schedule completion of your degree program to best fit your busy lifestyle since you'll have access to learning 24 hours a day from anywhere the Internet can be accessed.
The Criminal Justice Management concentration prepares you with not only the theory and practice in criminal justice management, but also teach real-world application of these theories. The courses focus on the intersection of law and public policy, management in emergency situations, and planning and innovation within the criminal justice system to prepare students for management roles in the field of criminal justice.
The Master of Management (MM) degree program from National American University is designed to help you develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills, and abilities and a holistic view of the organization. The curriculum provides you with both a practical and a theoretical grounding in business, management and leadership, along with the opportunity for specialization in an area that coincides with your professional aspirations.
This emphasis in Health Care Administration program provides professionals already with health care experience opportunity to expand their skills in the business and management sector. The employment demand for experienced professionals with a strong business background in the health care industry is soaring. With a strong educational background in both business and health care, graduates can seek career opportunities in large hospitals, clinics, private practices, home healthcare facilities, government facilities, and more.
The Human Resource Management emphasis is for students who are interested in human resources management as their career choice. Human resources managers are becoming an integral part of every industry's operation and success. Training and development, benefits and compensations, and employment law are some of the key courses for this program.
The Master of Management program is designed to offer graduates of variety undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their business knowledge and skills base. This Master of Management is designed to help students develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities and a holistic view of the organization. Master in Management topics focus on management issues in areas such as human resources, marketing, information technology, finance and accounting, leadership, communication, international business, and application of relevant theories. If you want to increase your professional mobility, consider the benefits and resources we offer through our Master of Management program.
The Master of Management degree program can also be a great option for those with military training, career experience or college transfer credit. The skills learned in this program can help you build on your previous experience to go further in your career or help you prepare to move in a different professional direction.
At National American University, we believe in providing an educational experience that can help students achieve their goals. That’s why we are proud of our accreditation with the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE bases its accreditation on academic standards and results rather than prescriptive standards.
National American University offers the following emphasis areas:
• Health Care Administration
• Human Resource Management
• Proprietary Higher Education Management
National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org, (312) 263-0456.
National American University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE.
The MSN emphasis in Care Coordination provides students the foundation for advance nursing practice consistent with the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing: Care Coordination and Transitional Management (CCTM) Certification Exam. The Care Coordination courses synthesize principles and theories applied to facilitating effective coordination of care among various providers to ensure patient needs and preferences are met across the healthcare continuum; and oversight of services ordered or planned to be appropriate based on the patient’s acuity and payer source.
The MSN emphasis in Nursing Administration provides students the foundation for advance nursing practice consistent with the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANNC) Nurse Executive, Advanced Certification Exam. The Nursing Administration courses synthesize principles and theories applied to management of personnel, service delivery, and resources; strategic planning and evaluation of services; and policy development and oversite.
The MSN emphasis in Education provides students the foundation for advance nursing practice consistent with the graduate core curriculum established by the NLN Certified Nurse Educator Examination Test plan Blue Print (2012). The Education courses synthesize principles and theories applied to teaching and learning methods; instructional design, assessment and evaluation; and the nurse educator’s role.
The MSN emphasis in Nursing Informatics provides students the foundation for advance nursing practice consistent with the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANNC) Informatics Nursing Certification Exam. The Nursing Informatics courses synthesize principles and theories applied to integrating nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage data that can be synthesized and applied to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes.
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, for-profit, Higher Education
Courses are delivered entirely online in an asynchronous format with select opportunities for synchronous communication.
Pentium PC with 200 MHz processor or better and the following components: 32 MB RAM (minimum), Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP operating system, Internet Explorer 5 or 6. Students taking IT classes may need enhanced hardware.
U.S. and Canada only.
No on-campus requirements.
National American University provides financial aid in the form of scholarships, and low-interest loan programs through federal, state, and local sources.
Students can apply for admission online.