UND's online 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.
Est. time to complete:
Why earn an online MBA?
Graduate Application Deadlines
May 15* | Aug. 1
Oct. 15* | Dec. 1
March 15* | May 1
International students who are interested in an online MBA program are only eligible
to pursue the degree online.
Whether you choose an optional concentration or not, you will advance your business
functions, decision-making skills and understanding of business management through
our core curriculum. The program offers the following optional concentrations to allow
students to expand their skillset:
The business analytics concentration provides students with advanced data analytical skills.
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
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,
and other disciplines.
No matter which track, you will advance your business functions, decision-making skills
and understanding of business management.
AACSB Accredited Master's in Business Administration
UND's online MBA program is accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB
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
Learn from diverse, experienced faculty at the premiere business school in North Dakota.
Progress your career. 97% of students in our online MBA program are employed when
Increase your worth. An MBA graduate has the potential earning power to make $3 million
more than those with a bachelor's degree. (GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey)
Receive personalized career support through the Pancratz Career Development Center. The Center is dedicated exclusively to career development for online and on-campus
business and public administration students.
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. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program and successful completion of MGMT 501. F,S.
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. F,S.
ECON 506. Econometrics. 3 Credits.
Econometric analysis of economic and financial data. Topics include simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, and nonlinear regression functions. Techniques for dealing with violations of the regression models assumptions, including multicollinearity, heteroskedasticity, measurement error, endogeneity, and autocorrelation. Additional topics include binary variables, instrumental variable regression, big data, and time-series models. Estimation and testing of economic models will be an important part of the course. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA or MSAE program, or department consent required. F,S,SS.
ISBA 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. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or Master of Systems Engineering; ECON 506 required for MBA students; completion of a college statistics course OR successful completion of "Business Math and Statistics" from Ivy Software required for engineering students. 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.
Best MBA Degree Online
Ranking Among the Best MBA
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. UND's online MBA program has been consistently
ranked in the top 20% by U.S. News and World Report for many consecutive years.
No matter how you customize your online experience, you’ll get the same top-quality
education as any other on-campus student.
Same degree. All online programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Your transcript and diploma are exactly the same as our on-campus students.
Same classes. You’ll take courses from UND professors, start and end the semesters at the same time
and take the same classes as a student on campus.
Real interaction. You can ask questions, get feedback and regularly connect with your professors, peers
and professionals in the field.
Your own academic advisor. As an invaluable go-to, they’re focused on you, your personal success and your future
Free online tutoring. We're here to help you one-on-one at no cost. Plus, get access to a variety of self-help
online study resources.
Unlimited academic coaching. Need support to achieve your academic goals or feeling stumped by a tough course?
We'll help with everything from stress and time management to improving your memory
to achieve higher test scores.
Full online access. Dig into virtual research from the Chester Fritz Library. Improve your writing skills
with online help from the UND Writing Center. Get online access to career services,
veteran and military services, financial services and more.
24/7 technical support. UND provides free computer, email and other technical support for all online students.
Best Online College
Reportedly high alumni salaries and job placement rates, coupled with affordable online
tuition rates make UND a best-value university for online education. UND's breadth
of online programs rivals all other non-profit universities in the upper Midwest making
UND one of the best online schools in the region.
UND ranks among the best online colleges in the nation for:
Student satisfaction (retention rate)
Academic quality (4-year graduate rate)
Student outcomes (20-year return on investment per Paysacle.com)
How are UND's online MBA classes offered?
Synchronous classes are held in real-time. If you’re the kind of learner who likes
active discussion and immediate feedback through live interaction, you’ll enjoy this
online course format.
Every class is different, but generally, you’ll log into a virtual classroom at scheduled
Listen to a lecture.
Participate in class discussions.
Conduct group activities.
Participate in video-sharing.
Have chat conversations.
Use interactive whiteboards.
Take live polls.
You should prepare for your classes by finishing any assigned readings, compiling
questions for your instructor, and thinking about how to contribute to the next live
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