Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Blended (Online / On-site); Alexandria, MN; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Watford City, ND

In the University of Mary Business Administration bachelor’s degree program, you will gain the skills to actively engage in local and global business communities. You will develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and learn to be a more effective decision maker.

Integrating Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values into the core curriculum, you will also learn to become a servant leader in your business life and in your community.

Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights

A degree in business administration from the University of Mary will prepare you for a wide range of career paths. As a business administration major, you will have opportunities to:

  • Solve complex business issues through strategic planning, effective communication, and relationship building.
  • Develop strong management skills that involve planning, leading, and organizing.
  • Work closely with renowned faculty who bring real-world business experience to the classroom.
  • Take part in the Emerging Leaders Academy — a four-year program for selected students that includes exciting field projects and leadership experiences.
  • Gain an understanding of the business regulatory environment, and prepare solutions and recommendations to address legal and ethical issues.


All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. Courses marked with an * should be completed prior to application to the major. They also require a grade of C or higher.

*ACC 101, *102; BUS 200, 201, *215, 230, 311, 333, 346, 362, 371, 380, 401, 420, 403;
446 or 452

*ECN 203, 204; *ENG 121, *COM 110,

*MAT 180, COM 414, *CIS 101 or pass the equivalency exam Students must also complete ALU 499, Senior Competencies Assessment, an exam to be taken during their last semester of study.

ACC 101, 102; ECN 203; BUS 215, 311; COM 110 and one elective from any 300-400 business course or ECN 204.

Note: This is for non-business majors only (Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology Management, and any other major outside the Gary Tharaldson School of Business)

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Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

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We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.

Program Advisors: Karel Sovak

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