Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Business Administration Bachelor's Degree Program
Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)
In the University of Mary Business Administration bachelor’s degree program, you will gain the knowledge and experience to actively engage in local and global business communities, while developing strong critical thinking and decision-making skills. 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.
The Business Administration bachelor’s degree program offered at our main campus in Bismarck, ND, can be completed in the traditional academic calendar year or our groundbreaking Year-Round Campus option that enables you to earn your degree in less time. At the University of Mary, you can also complete your business administration degree via evening or online classes.
Business Administration Degree Program Highlights
Develop strong management skills and solve complex business challenges alongside some of the area’s most respected business leaders in the Business Administration bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary. These are just a few of the highlights:
Affordable private education
The University of Mary is one of the most affordable private universities in the United States.
99 percent of University of Mary students receive some form of scholarship or financial aid.
The University of Mary’s business administration bachelor’s degree program is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Learn from experienced faculty who bring a real-world business perspective to the classroom.
Integrating Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values, our programs are designed to help students develop as ethical business leaders.
University of Mary business administration students have the chance to participate in a variety of internships and hands-on service learning opportunities in the community.
Emerging Leaders Academy
All business majors are encouraged to participate in the Emerging Leaders Academy, which offers one-on-one mentorship by a business leader in the community.
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.
Course delivery options
In addition to being offered in a traditional format at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in business administration:
- Via online or evening classes. Evening courses meet one night per week and are available in Alexandria, MN; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; and Watford City, ND
- Blended combination of online and evening courses
Career Outlook for Business Administration Majors
One of the benefits of majoring in business administration is that it’s a degree you can apply to almost any type of business.
Employment of management analysts is projected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024 (about average for all occupations) as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Average salaries vary based on your specific field, with careers in marketing, finance, and sales management leading the way in earnings with median salaries topping $100,000 per year.
It’s estimated that earning your bachelor's degree in business administration can add $2,000 to $5,000 or more per year in potential earnings.*
All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. This applies to courses taken at the University of Mary as well as transfer courses.
- ACC 101 - Principles of Accounting I
- ACC 102 - Principles of Accounting II
- BUS 200 - Electronic Communication
- BUS 201 - Advanced Spreadsheets
- BUS 215 - Principles of Management
- BUS 230 - Technology and Strategy
- BUS 311 - Business Law I
- BUS 333 - Marketing
- BUS 346 - Small Business Management
- BUS 362 - Financial Management
- BUS 371 - Human Resources Management
- BUS 380 - Internship and Career Preparation
- BUS 401 - Operations Management
- BUS 420 - International Business
- BUS 403 - Strategic Leadership and Management
- BUS 355 - Principles of Catholic Social Teaching in Business
- CTH 355 - Principles of Catholic Social Teaching in Business
- ECN 203 - Microeconomics
- ECN 204 - Macroeconomics
- MAT 180 - Elementary Statistics
- COM 414 - Business Communication
- CIS 101 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems
- COM 110 - Oral Communication
- ENG 121 - Composition II
- Transfer course in Business or Technical Writing if pursuing a B.A.S. degree
- HUM 499 - Senior Competency Testing
Non-Traditional/Distance Ed Students
COURSE REQUIREMENTS (Minor)
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)
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.