Earn two degrees in four years and get an extra edge to secure a job after graduation!
You'll concentrate on law during your first three semesters. Then split time between
the MBA program and the School of Law during your last five semesters.
At North Dakota's only law school, you'll get personalized attention at a nationally-ranked,
highly affordable school. You'll have opportunities to interact with practicing attorneys
Coursework for the MBA program focuses on executive management, financial and economic
analysis, business analytics, and strategy.
Accredited JD MBA Degree
The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association. The Nistler College of Business & Public Administration 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 Joint JD MBA Program
Double your network when you build connections through the law school and Nistler
College of Business & Public Administration. In both the legal and business world,
contacts are invaluable.
Get valuable on-the-ground expertise through the School of Law's Externship and Field Placement program. This program has placed students in federal courts, non-profit organizations
and other offices.
Work at an accelerated pace by dual-counting credits. Most students graduate in four
Receive a high-quality legal and business education at an affordable price in an intimate
environment that values students as people.
Pay less. UND School of Law has the lowest cost of attendance for any ranked law school
in the country. We are consistently recognized as a best value law school and ranks
in top ten law schools with the least amount of student debt.
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.
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.
You'll be able to earn the MBA portion of your degree fully online, however the JD portion of your degree must be completed in person on UND's campus.
Live Online MBA Courses
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
Online Student Resources
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)
Leaders in Law
UND students gain field experience at the North Dakota Supreme Court.
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