National American University

Introduction

Success is made, not born. In 1941, NAU opened its doors to students in Rapid City, South Dakota who desired specialized business training. Located on a Rapid City main street, the founder of the university, Clarence Jacobson, strived to bring unique opportunity to fulfill a need. This vision continued to grow with the university and evolved with Harold D. Buckingham who acquired the school in 1962.

Anticipating a demand for business leaders after World War II and the Korean Wars, the university was ready with new classes in accounting, marketing and management. The programs were geared toward the educational needs of returning veterans who sought an expanded role in the business world. NAU believes that a university should be built around the needs of its students— that’s why we spent decades cultivating opportunities like this to meet those needs. And as NAU continued to expand in both its geographical locations and its faculty and staff, the focus remained on Harold D. Buckingham's belief in providing everyone the opportunity to pursue their education.

In 1998, NAU developed online courses to once again fulfill a need and continue to provide learning as a powerful pathway for working adults. Today the university includes 35 campuses across 10 states offering degrees in today’s top growing industries including business, accounting, information technology, healthcare, criminal justice, and more.

And because caring for a student is as important as educating them—we offer degree options that meet their goals, flexibility for their lifestyles and a personal advisor to help them the whole way through.

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 degree programs to help prepare you for today’s top growing industries, including business, information technology, healthcare, and more. And because we understand that 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 know 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 qualified military training and other real-world experience.

Our Mission

National American University welcomes students of diverse interests, cultures and abilities and prepares them for careers in technical and professional fields by providing quality higher education in a caring and supportive environment.

The university builds learning partnerships with students and other institutions and organizations locally, nationally and internationally through its private, regionally accredited system of campuses and education centers offering courses in traditional, accelerated and distance learning formats.

As a comprehensive technical and professional institution of higher learning, the university responds to the changing needs of students, employers, and their communities by providing undergraduate and graduate programs and continuing education opportunities to serve an evolving global society.

Core Values

  • Offer high quality instructional programs and services.
  • Provide a caring and supportive learning environment.
  • Offer technical and professional career programs.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master of Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Austin

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. [+]

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. Course topics focus on management issues in areas such as human resources, marketing, information technology, finance and accounting, leadership, communication and international business. The degree program consists of 10 courses and successful completion of 45 credit hours. MM Program Outcomes MM graduates will: Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge of human resources, marketing, information technology, organizational development and change, accounting and finance, and relevant management theory. Demonstrate the ability to collect and analyze information and data in order to formulate analytically sound decisions and understand their likely consequences of these decisions. Demonstrate the verbal and written communication skills required of executive-level employees. Identify and manage ethical issues and multicultural diversity issues. Evaluate the actions of an organization operating in a global business environment. Demonstrate the ability to utilize technology in multiple ways to achieve project and/or organizational goals. Demonstrate leadership ability and team building skills through class projects and involvement in student, community and/or professional organizations. MM Program Requirements The MM degree provided by NAU consists of two requirements: graduate core courses and elective courses. Once students complete the first course (MT6255), they will begin taking the emphasis courses providing they have met the prerequisites for those courses. The... [-]

Master of Management – E-Marketing

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Austin

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. [+]

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. Course topics focus on management issues in areas such as human resources, marketing, information technology, finance and accounting, leadership, communication and international business. The degree program consists of 10 courses and successful completion of 45 credit hours. Emphasis E-Marketing: - Provides the student with a strong base of knowledge around the Internet’s marketing potentials, comprehensive enough for the student to be able to identify its fundamental application to, and maximize its value for, myriad business models. - Examine the relationship between e-commerce business models and strategies, Internet technology, and the legal and social context of e-commerce, three factors that permeate all e-commerce. - Looks at the steps required in creating a comprehensive and effective social media marketing plan Electives Internet Marketing E-Commerce Social Media Marketing E-Marketing Analytics Career Options Advertising Promotions Marketing Manager Market Analysts Marketing Coordinator [-]

Master of Management – Human Resource Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Austin

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. [+]

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. Course topics focus on management issues in areas such as human resources, marketing, information technology, finance and accounting, leadership, communication and international business. The degree program consists of 10 courses and successful completion of 45 credit hours. Emphasis Human Resource Management: - Students will learn about human resource practices associated with each stage of the employment process-- from hiring, to managing, to firing-- and emphasize the application of legal concepts to future business situations. - Students will addresses human resource topics (including reward systems, high-performance human resource systems, training and development, retention, equal employment opportunity laws, workforce diversity, and union-management relationships) from a strategic perspective. - Examine the role of the human resource (HR) function in contributing to an organization’s business strategy and creating sustainable competitive advantages. Electives Human Resource Law Human Resource Management Training and Development in Human Resource Management Employee Evaluation and Compensation Strategic Human Resource Management Career Options HR Director/ Manager HR Consultant Training & Development Manager Executive Recruiter [-]

Master of Management – Information Technology Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Austin

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. [+]

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. Course topics focus on management issues in areas such as human resources, marketing, information technology, finance and accounting, leadership, communication and international business. The degree program consists of 10 courses and successful completion of 45 credit hours. Emphasis Information Technology Management: - Explores Information Assurance (IA) from the concepts of computer systems foundation, networking, information security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines. - Explore both technology and management issues related to Computer Security Risk Assessment and Management to protect information assets - Explore all possible cyber adversaries that could attack on these national critical infrastructure control systems without which our economy could cripple, human lives will be devastated, and the national security would be compromised - Security vulnerabilities, exploitations, and attacks are examined in various cyberattack phases. Electives - Computer Security - Risk Assessment and Analysis - Critical Infrastructure Control System Security - Computer Forensics and Incident Handling - Foundations of Security (prepares student to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam) - Advanced Security Practices and Risk Management (CISSP- This class will prepare students who meet ISC2’s requirements to sit for the CISSP exam.) Career Options IT Project Manager IT Project Director Database Administrator Management Consultant IT Consultant [-]

Master of Management – Operations & Configuration Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Austin

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. [+]

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. Course topics focus on management issues in areas such as human resources, marketing, information technology, finance and accounting, leadership, communication and international business. The degree program consists of 10 courses and successful completion of 45 credit hours. Emphasis Operations & Configuration Management: - Logistics, materials, and supply chain management - Review the fundamental requirements of effective enterprise resource management, and incorporates an overview of software and decision support systems used in related processes. - Explore the use of advanced configuration management techniques to organize and optimize a variety of organizational functions. - Explore the functional and quantitative processes and tools used to manage and control the operational processes of delivering goods and services Electives Enterprise Process Management Optimize Enterprise Operations Operations and Supply Chain Management Career Options Configuration Management Administrator Implementation Manager Configuration Analyst [-]

Master of Management – Project & Process Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Austin

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. [+]

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. Course topics focus on management issues in areas such as human resources, marketing, information technology, finance and accounting, leadership, communication and international business. The degree program consists of 10 courses and successful completion of 45 credit hours. Emphasis Project & Process Management: - Students will investigate the required tools and techniques used to plan, measure, and control projects and the methods used to organize and manage projects. - Focus is on providing an in-depth review of the five process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing. - Students will complete projects using a project management simulation software to practice and reinforce the processes involved in successfully managing a project. - Student will gain foundational knowledge of the project manager’s role. Electives Project Management Essentials Intermediate Project Management (This class is intended to prepare students for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)) Advanced Project Management Career Options Project Coordinator Assistant Project Manager Project Scheduler Project Manager Senior Project Manager [-]