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  • March 15 (Fall)
  • October 15 (Spring)
  • March 15 (Summer)

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33-34 Credits
2+ Years to Complete
Online
Live Web Classes Held 1 Evening Per Week
In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master's Degree
Begins every Fall (August), Spring (January) & Summer (May)

Degree Requirements

The following MBA degree requirements became effective for new students who began Fall 2009 or later.  If you are a current student, please contact your advisor to discuss options for completing your MBA.

You may also pursue an MBA concentration in International Business. This concentration is available as thesis or non-thesis option. For more information about the concentration, required prerequisite courses, and the additional credit requirements, please refer to the UND College of Business & Public Administration.

Required Core Courses = 24 Credits

Acct 509 - Accounting Information for Decision & Control

3 Credits

Online

Fall/Spring

Prerequisite(s): Acct 200 and Acct 201; Math 146; and Econ 210.

Management accounting concepts and their application in internal planning, control, and decision-making.

Econ 509 - Macroeconomic Decision Making

3 Credits

Online

Spring/Summer

Prerequisite(s): Economics 202 and Math 146.

Examination and utilization of theory and empirical evidence on macroeconomics in the business decision-making process will be stressed. Particular emphasis will be placed on inflation, interest rate changes, business taxation, and exchange rate movements.

Fin 501 - Managerial Finance

3 Credits

Online

Fall/Spring

Prerequisite(s): Math 146; Acct 200, Acct 201; Econ 210; and Fin 310.

The development of financial decision-making skills, using the case-analysis method, through application of financial theory to topical areas of analysis, planning, control, asset management, financial instruments, markets, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, etc.

Isys 510 - Information Systems

3 Credits

Online

Fall/Spring

Prerequisite(s): Isys 317.

An overview of the role of information systems in the life of an organization, and an overview of current and emerging technologies such as data communications, e-commerce, and data mining.

Mgmt 501 - Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions

3 Credits

Online

Fall/Summer

Prerequisite(s): Mgmt 301.

This course introduces concepts and techniques for analyzing situations and formulating sound decisions in both complex and uncertain environments. Students will use a combination of mathematical and computer-based modeling to forecast future events, analyze waiting lines and queuing systems, simulate flows of information and materials, optimize the allocation of resources, analyze networks, and evaluate the effects of risk and uncertainty in decision making. Applications in marketing, management, operations, finance, and other areas of business will be used extensively. Additional topics may be covered at the instructor’s discretion.

Mgmt 515 - Advanced Managerial Theory

3 Credits

Online

Spring/Summer

Prerequisite(s): Management 300 or consent of instructor and graduate standing.

Analysis of macro- and micro-behavioral approaches to the study of effective human resource management within the organization. Topics covered include the environment, the individual, small group, leadership, motivation, job design, evaluation, rewards and growth. Macro-behavioral topics such as organizational design, climate, and organizational process are also covered as these relate to human behavior in organizations.

Mgmt 585 - Advanced Strategic Management

3 Credits

Online

Fall/Spring

Prerequisite(s): Acct 509, Mgmt 515, Mrkt 510, Fin 501, or consent of instructor.

Course should be taken near the end of an MBA program. An integrating course designed to develop coordinating ability and experience in the decision-making process. The essence of strategic management is to thoroughly evaluate a firm’s strategy, the environment in which it operates, the resources it has available, and develop plans to ensure sustained competitive advantage. Taught from the point of view of the top management and by the case method, the course develops understanding of an overall point of view, through analysis of actual business situations, and an appreciation of the need for all departments in a business to work in concert towards common goals. Cases place emphasis on the role of business enterprise in the community and to society generally.

Mrkt 510 - Strategic Market Planning

3 Credits

Online

Fall/Spring

Prerequisite(s): Econ 201 and Mrkt 305.

Marketing from the point of view of an executive charged with the marketing function in a business enterprise. The course introduces students to marketing decision making using computerized decision support systems. Students will also work with an existing or prospective business in developing a comprehensive marketing plan.  

Thesis Option = 10 Credits

Pols 500 OR Psyc 541, and BAdm 998 and Cognitive Electives

Pols 500 - Research Methods

3 Credits

Online

Fall (Odd Years)

Prerequisite(s): A statistics course or consent of instructor.

This course will first focus on various approaches to analyzing political phenomena with the goal of developing students’ ability to think analytically and to distinguish between empirical and normative analysis. The course will then introduce techniques of empirical research including research design, measurement, data gathering, and data analysis. 

Psyc 541 - Advanced Univariate Statistics

3 Credits

Online

Fall/Summer

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing, college algebra, and elementary statisitcs.

Theory of univariate statistics; application to quantitative data in psychology. 

BAdm 998 - Thesis

4 Credits

Online

Every Semester 

Cognitive Electives in Business or Related Fields

3 Credits

Online 

Semester TBA 

Non-Thesis Option = 9 Credits

Cognitive Electives in Business or Related Fields

9 Credits

Online

Semester TBA

Subject to change without notice.

A maximum of ¼ of the total credits required for the graduate program may be transferred to UND from another regionally accredited program. These credits must be approved by your academic advisor and the UND School of Graduate Studies.

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Priority Deadlines:

  • March 15 (Fall)
  • October 15 (Spring)
  • March 15 (Summer)