Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Online; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Watford City, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Evening or Online Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree Program

Evening degree; Online degree; Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)

Take the next step in your career with an evening or online business administration degree from the University of Mary. Designed and taught by business leaders, this program will help you develop valuable managerial expertise, analytical and critical thinking skills, and effective decision-making techniques.

The evening or online business administration program is offered in an accelerated format that enables you to complete your degree in less time than traditional programs at other colleges and universities. You can also earn your business administration bachelor’s degree on-site at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota using the traditional academic calendar year or our groundbreaking Year-Round Campus option.

Evening or Online Business Administration Degree Program Highlights

As a business administration major at the University of Mary, you will have hands-on opportunities to solve complex business challenges, develop essential managerial skills, and address legal and ethical issues in a rapidly evolving business regulatory environment.


  1. Affordable evening or online education

    The University of Mary is one of the most affordable private universities in nation, providing quality education that is accessible to all students.

  2. Tuition

    We offer a competitive evening or online tuition rate of $480 per credit.

  3. Financial aid

    Your personal admissions counselor will guide you through the financial aid options for your evening or online program and help you get the best package possible.


  1. Time to completion

    Our groundbreaking Year-Round Campus option enables you to earn you bachelor’s degree in 2.6 years and your master’s degree in four years.

  2. Start anytime

    Most classes start every 5 weeks year round.
  3. Class format

    At the University of Mary, you have several convenient options to earn your business administration degree:

      1. Entirely Online
      2. Evening courses, one night per week. Evening classes are available in Alexandria, MN; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; and Watford City, ND
      3. Blended combination of online and evening courses
      4. Traditional on-site four-year program at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota


  1. Accreditation

    The business administration bachelor degree at the University of Mary is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas.

  2. Collaborative learning

    Work toward your bachelor degree in business administration with a group of adult student peers, providing strong support, work teams, and long-lasting friendships.

  3. Online learning technology

    Use our state-of-the-art online learning platform to work and collaborate online. Watch a demonstration.

  4. Scholar practitioners

    Learn from trusted and caring faculty who bring professional business experience to their classes.
  5. Focus on you, not on research

    Because we focus on groundbreaking business practices, rather than academic research, we offer more personalized attention than many other colleges and universities.
  6. Values-based education

    Learn in a curriculum grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values that teaches students to be ethical business leaders.

Career Outlook for Business Administration Majors

The evening or online Business Administration bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary will prepare you for a wide range of career paths. In fact, one of the advantages of a business administration degree is that it can apply to any industry.

Projected Growth

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of administrative managers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022.

Median Salaries

Median annual salaries vary based on career field, with positions in marketing, finance, and sales management among the top earners (each averaging more than $100,000 per year).

Earning Potential

A bachelor's degree in business administration can add $2,000 to $5,000 or more per year in earning potential.*


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.

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.

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.


Dr. Karel Sovak
Business Administration Program Director
Office: TSB 116
Phone: (701) 355-8042
Email: [email protected]

To see the full listing of our business faculty please click here.