Degree type(s): Master's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Alexandria, MN; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Dickinson, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Evening Program

Mary has top-ranked MBA programsIn the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree evening program at the University of Mary, you will solve real-world business problems in an academic setting that prepares you to lead and manage in diverse business areas. The MBA degree program curriculum is a blend of leading-edge research and experiential learning, provided in an accelerated format that enables you to complete your master’s degree in as few as 20 months. The MBA degree can also be tailored to your specific career goals, with nine optional areas of concentration (including a new Catholic Philanthropy MBA program).

Everything that you’ll learn in the evening MBA degree program will be taught from a foundation of Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values.

Optional areas of concentration for your affordable MBA program:

In addition to our MBA degree evening program, we also offer an affordable online MBA degree, as well as in a blended-format program that includes online and on-site classes.

MBA Evening Program Highlights

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) evening program at the University of Mary is designed to offer maximum flexibility and convenience for today’s adult graduate learners, while providing the knowledge, skills and values you need to be a successful business leader.

  1. Flexible Offerings

    Most evening MBA classes start every 5 weeks, year-round, and you can choose to earn your degree on campus, online or in a blended program that combines evening and online coursework.

  2. Competitively Priced

    You can complete your MBA for only $15,000 at a university that's one of the most affordable private institutions in the nation.

  3. Quality, Accredited Curriculum

    Our MBA degree is accredited through both the Higher Learning Commission and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

  4. Scholar-Practitioner Support

    Receive personalized attention from Mary’s experienced faculty, who bring real-world business expertise to their classes.

Being a graduate student has been character building for me. The coursework has provided the opportunity to take what I am learning in graduate studies and apply those principles to my career. It has been great being able to make a difference in my profession and grow at the same time. It is a win-win that I am grateful for!

Trisha Jungels
Trisha Jungels, RN - Vice President of Clinical Services/CNO - Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Why Earn Your MBA Degree?

The MBA evening program at the University of Mary offers a number of advantages that will position you to succeed in an ever-changing job market, today and throughout your career.

In Demand

According to U.S. News and World Report, a master’s degree is quickly becoming the minimum education required for many types of jobs.

Financial Benefit

The average salary for U.S. workers (ages 21–64) with a bachelor’s degree is $42,877, whereas the average salary for those with a master’s degree or higher is $55,242.

Employment Outlook

Approximately 20% of current open positions in the U.S. prefer or require a graduate degree, but only about 11% of Americans hold an advanced degree.*

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Capstone

Our evening MBA degree program offers a capstone model to create a positive, less stressful experience for our working adult students. Instead of writing a traditional thesis following your studies, Mary’s curriculum is based on researching material for a final capstone throughout your coursework.

At Mary, your MBA program is customized to align with your experiences and business interests. Throughout your coursework, you will apply course concepts to address the specific challenges you’ve encountered in business. As you progress through the program, you will build the foundation for your capstone, examining a business topic that you are passionate about.

  • BUS 501 Graduate Business Orientation
  • BUS 565 Statistics and Research
  • PHI 572 Ethics
  • BUS 504 Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MPM 500 Project Management
  • BUS 505 Human Resources
  • BUS 635 Law in the Managerial Environment
  • BUS 610 Marketing
  • BUS 502 Operations Management
  • BUS 555 Managerial Finance
  • BUS 605 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 571 Executive Economic Analysis
  • BUS 790 Graduate Business Capstone

To view specific course requirements for each MBA concentration, click the links below.

Individuals holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 overall, or 2.75 during the last two years of the undergraduate degree, or 3.0 in a major field will be admitted to begin graduate study. To complete the application process, please submit:

  • Application
  • Goal Statement – 3 to 5 paragraphs stating how this graduate degree will align with your personal and professional goals.
  • Official transcripts – Please mail the transcripts to the University of Mary at
      • Office of Graduate Admissions
        University of Mary
        7500 University Drive
        Bismarck, ND  58504
  • Two letters of reference – when you apply you will be asked to enter email addresses for your references.  This will generate the form to automatically be sent to the email recipient for completion.   
  • Resume – Submit this to your admission representative.
  • Application/enrollment fee – This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.


The GMAT is not a requirement for acceptance into the online MBA degree program but must be completed prior to the MBA specific classes. In lieu of the GMAT, you can take three preparatory classes in Finance, Accounting, and Economics.

If pursuing an MBA (in the evening or online program) you will need to take the GMAT (or additional courses) and achieve a score of 550 prior to MBA specific courses with only the following exceptions:

  • Currently serving military or veterans who have been discharged honorably.
  • Practicing physician (passed MCAT), practicing dentist (passed DAT), practicing attorney (passed LSAT), or a CPA
  • Comparable score on another graduate school entrance exam, such as GRE or MAT

The related Master of Science in Business (MS) and Master of Project Management (MPM) programs do not require the GMAT.

Program Advisors: Raquel Fischer

For more information about our graduate programs, please contact Raquel Fischer at [email protected], or University of Mary Admissions at (800) 288-6279.