• Classes close to home. Student housing available at Tsaile campus .

• Affordable tuition. Financial Aid is also available from Pell Grants and The Navajo Nation .

• Full-time or part-time. Classes take place in the evenings, weekends, online, and hybrid (online and in-person)

• Increasing graduation rate from 13% to 17% from 2015 to 2018


Dean: Michael Lerma, Ph.D.
School of Business and Social Science
928. 724.6975

BA Program Coordinator:
Terra Lamotte-Harvey, M.Ed.
928. 724.6624

“Rooted in Diné language and culture, Our mission is to advance quality post-secondary student learning and development to ensure the well-being of Diné People.”


• Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration as Junior (Year 3)

• Other majors will be accepted as Sophomore (Year 2)

• High School Diploma for adm1ss1on as Freshman (Year 1)

• Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Step 1:

• Submit a Completed Application

• Submit Unofficial Transcripts of all college coursework

• Submit a Cover letter/Self-profile
Step 2:

• Submit Admissions Application online

• Submit FAFSA Application

• Submit Housing & Residence Life Application


The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree program is a 136 credit hour cohort-based program that begins each Fall. The first cohort began in the Fall 2014 semester.

The degree program is designed to prepare Native American students in the native nation building process by participating in leadership, tribal management, and economic development in their respective communities. This degree is for students who seek a career that will prepare them to join the workforce on the Navajo Nation.

A large proportion of employment opportunities with the Navajo Nation require a degree in Business Administration. Positions include: Accounts Maintenance Specialist, Community Services Coordinator, Program Manager I, Contract Compliance Officer, Public Information Officer, Office Specialist/ Assistant, Accountant, Fee Collector, Accounting Technician, Administrative Assistant, Employment Development Specialist, and Accounts Payable Specialist.

The mission of the Dine College School of Business is to be a catalyst in the social and economic transformation of the Navajo and other Native Nations by providing learning opportunities for business and economic development strategies.

Students are highly encouraged to sign up for an internship through the Dine College internship program.

BA students are required to meet with the Program Coordinator or Faculty advisor prior to scheduling classes each semester. This will ensure students are enrolling in the correct classes for their degree program.

The College is part of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and American Indian Business Leaders (Dine College Chapter) www.AIBL.org.

Faculty & Student Values:

• T’aa h6 ájit’ éego. Excellence and self-initiative in problem-solving, compassion, setting
clear goals, and establishing positive working relationships.

• Ahil na’anish. Cooperating and helping one another, keeping all employees well informed, using proper language for communication, respecting one another on equal terms, and honoring K’e.

• Il Idli. Respecting the cultural, racial,
and gender diversity of the Dine People, maintaining safe, courteous, respectful, and positive learning environments, and valuing inclusiveness.

• Il ééh6zhin. Understanding, thoughtfulness, competence, confidence, conscientiousness, and reflectivity for serving the needs of the Dine People.

General Employment Market:

• General or Entry Level Accounting

• Banking Industry

• City & Sales Managers

• Entry Level Human Resources

• Public Relations/Marketing

• Entrepreneur/Business Owner

• Market Research Analyst

• Hotel & Restaurant Management

• Casino and Gaming Industry

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