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Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration


This Bachelor of Arts degree is a unique degree program designed to prepare students to take responsible positions in the management of economic growth in the more than 500 federally recognized Native American Tribes. The program will include instructions in business management, principles of accounting and financial management, human resources management, finance, basic economic principles and business law (Federal, State and Tribal) as applied to promoting the economic well-being of the tribal communities.

Application Deadline for Class of 2016: July 18, 2014

Admission Requirements

Transfer Students - Transfer applicants are those who have completed an AA or AS at an accredited community/junior college whose graduation requirements meet or exceed Diné College’s AA in Business Administration requirements. These students will be admitted as a junior (year 3 of the 4-years) into the BA program.

Each application is reviewed individually. Strong candidates for transfer admission have earned a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in 30 or more semester credits completed at an accredited institution.

Applicants with a cumulative GPA below 2.5 and/or fewer than 30 completed credits are encouraged to apply since many factors are considered in the admission decision, including credits completed, grade point average and trends in grades, prerequisite transfer course work, community service and leadership, and the ability to contribute to a diverse campus community.

High School Graduates for Freshman Admission - Priority consideration is given to freshman applicants who have earned a minimum 3.00 GPA in a college track curriculum. These students will be admitted as a freshman, starting in year 1 of the 4 year program.

The college track curriculum must include Four units of math including; algebra 1, geometry, and algebra 2 or a comparable college-preparatory sequence. Admissions preference is given to students whose fourth year of math is above the level of algebra 2 (e.g., trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, AP statistics).

Applicants who have a GPA below 3.00 are encouraged to apply since a variety of factors are considered in the holistic review process.

Admission is subject to satisfactory completion of current courses and submission of a final, complete, official transcript.

Admission Process for Program

Step 1 - Submit BA program application and additional documentation:

  • Submit application
  • Submit transcripts (or copies) of all college coursework
  • Submit a cover letter

Step 2 - On-campus interviews will be scheduled for all eligible candidates.

Step 3 - Upon acceptance into the program:

  • Submit a completed Admissions Application and materials for admission to Diné College (if not currently enrolled). For assistance in completing this item please contact Office of Records and Admissions at 928.724.6630.
  • Submit a completed application for Financial Aid (FAFSA, ONNSFA, etc.) For assistance, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 928.724.6738.
  • Submit a completed application for Student Housing if you are planning to live on-campus. For assistance please contact Residence Life at 928.724.6782.

Division Chair & Contact

Faculty Chair

Gloria Price, Faculty
M.V.E., Northern Arizona University


Room 230
Shiprock South
Shiprock Campus



Mail to:
Diné College: Business & Applied Science
1228 Yucca Street
Shiprock, NM 87420