The UND MBA Program will provide you with the tools needed to accept new responsibilities,
advance professionally or start a new career path. Coursework focuses on executive
management, financial and economic analysis, business analytics and strategy.
On Campus or Online
Est. time to complete:
Why earn a MBA degree at UND?
Graduate Application Deadlines
May 15* | Aug. 1
Oct. 15* | Dec. 1
March 15* | May 1
Customize Your MBA
Whether you're a working professional or pursuing an MBA following your undergraduate
career, this program is designed to reflect your own needs and interests. You'll learn
skills in following concentrations:
The business analytics concentration provides students with advanced data analytical
The international business concentration focuses on global business practices. This
concentration requires students to study abroad.
The government and business concentration focuses on the interrelationship of business
and government to our society. You'll study how businesses can and do influence government
policies and decisions.
The aviation management concentration includes courses from UND's world-renowned School
of Aerospace Sciences.
The general concentration is broadest, allowing you to choose from courses in marketing,
health care administration, social entrepreneurship and other disciplines.
No matter which track you're on, your education will advance your business functions,
decision-making skills and an understanding of internal and external factors affecting
management of organizations.
Accredited MBA Program
This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB
International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.
UND's Online MBA
Enjoy interacting with faculty and students in real time as you take live courses
over the Internet.
Learn from diverse, experienced faculty at the largest business school in North Dakota.
Get ahead while you keep your job. 97% of students in our online MBA program are employed
when they enroll.
An MBA from UND can take you places. Our grads have gone on to top management positions
at companies and organizations including Bank of America, Cargill, Coca-Cola, Delta,
Target Corporation, and the FDIC. You'll find the degree flexible enough to pursue
careers in fields such as:
Accounting and Finance
Management and Leadership
What can you do with a master's in business?
A business degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
Contemporary supply chains are complex systems that must be constantly adapted with the changing environment in which they are functioning. This course will explore the management of supply chains including concepts of supply chain networks, supply chain strategies, and some analytic tools for supply chain performance. It is the vital responsibility of supply chain managers to continuously improve their firm's competitive position in the marketplace. Students will examine how supply chains can be organized effectively (strategic) and efficiently (operational) in order to satisfy the market, customer demand, and supply chain trading partners. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program and completion of "Business Math and Statistics" course from Ivy Software.
MGMT 505. Organization Leadership and Ethics. 2 Credits.
This course will explore concepts of leadership and ethics in organizations and business. Students will examine major theories of leadership and their application to practice in groups and organizations, models of ethical thinking and behavior, and how managers can effectively lead others in a responsible manner. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
ECON 506. Econometrics. 3 Credits.
Econometric methods, theory, and applications. Topics include linear regression, least-squares estimation, inference, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA or MSAE program, or department consent required. S.
ISBC 510. Business Intelligence. 3 Credits.
A business intelligence (BI) system is an information system that supports decision making process. BI is also about creating strategic value for organizations based on data. This course provides critical thinking and self-learning abilities by discovering the business intelligence and data analytic challenges. The expected outcome of the course will allow each student to have a solid understanding of current and emerging issues and best practices of data visualization and data analytics. Students will also gain a strong business process analysis experience. The course will challenge each student in her/his ability to use big data, predictive data analysis, data gathering techniques, data warehouse, knowledge management, data mart, and data mining systems. These challenges are becoming a prevalent factor in the present turbulent business environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or department consent required. F,S.
MGMT 501. Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions. 3 Credits.
The topic of quantitative business modeling is relevant to all business professionals. Management in today's turbulent economic times requires a full breadth of management skills and capabilities. This course provides comprehensive coverage of both traditional management skills and new competencies needed in a turbulent environment characterized by economic turmoil and general uncertainty of the future. This course is designed for any manager who is engaged in solving difficult business problems. The key to problem solving is knowing how to select and then use the right tools. The primary goals of this course are to provide a variety of quantitative models that should be useful in solving business problems, explain how they work, and show how the decision maker can apply and interpret them. This course covers various topics, such as Linear Programming, Sensitivity Analysis, Network Models, Integer Programming, Nonlinear Programming, and Forecasting. Spreadsheet-based tools and techniques will be extensively utilized in building various decision models for effective decision making in this course. Because Excel currently offers the best collection of built-in analytical capabilities, it will be used with this course. Prior experience with Excel is certainly helpful, but it is not required. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program and ECON 506. S,SS.
ACCT 502. Financial Reporting and Decision Making. 3 Credits.
This course provides an overview of financial accounting terminology and concepts, financial statements, and the financial reporting process. Emphasis is placed on the decision usefulness of financial statement information and the financial reporting process as a means of communicating information about firms. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Ivy Software's "Business Math and Statistics-Graduate" self-paced course or demonstrated equivalent competencies. F,S.
Top Online MBA Program in the Nation
Ranking Among the Best
UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic institutions in the nation
for business administration. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality,
affordability, and career outcomes.
With a concentration in social entrepreneurship, you'll dive into a project-based
curriculum and learn to create, fund and apply meaningful and effective solutions
to existing social and environmental issues.