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  • Program Type
    Major, Minor
  • Degrees Offered
  • School
    Gary Tharaldson School of Business

Gain the knowledge and experience you need to actively, effectively, and ethically engage in the local and global business community.

What You’ll Learn

Colleges of Distinction Business Seal

You’ll develop strong management skills and solve complex business challenges alongside some of the area’s most respected business leaders. With 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.

Learn from faculty with real-world experience.

You’ll be mentored by faculty who bring their first-hand knowledge and experience of the business world into their classroom. 

Become a leader.

All business majors are encouraged to participate in the Emerging Leaders Academy, which offers one-on-one mentorship with community business leaders.

Gain valuable experience.

You’ll participate in internships and hands-on service learning opportunities in the community to bolster your resume. 

Get your bachelor’s degree in 2.6 years or your bachelor’s and master’s in four years.

You can earn your business administration bachelor’s in 2.6 years, or complete your bachelor’s and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in four years through Mary’s innovative Year-Round Campus program. 

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

A degree in business administration can be applied to any area of business and to a wide range of career paths, with marketing, finance, and sales management offering the highest levels of compensation. As awareness of the need for socially responsible business practices and servant leadership grows, a business degree from the University of Mary will become increasingly valued in the marketplace.

Career Paths

  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Loan Officer
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Nonprofit Manager
Emily Haagenson

Within the business school, especially through the Emerging Leaders Academy, we were challenged to look through the lens of an ethical business leader, preparing me to live this out in my future career.

Emily Haagenson, ’18

Featured Faculty

Caroline Kozojed, MS

Chair of GTSB Online Undergraduate Program, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Management

I've been working in higher education since 2002 and in human resource development since 1998. I teach courses in leadership, organizational behavior & change, and human resource & strategic management. My husband, Tony, and I have two children, Anton & Claire. We enjoy camping, boating, and watching our kids enjoy their activities (hockey and tennis; curling and music, respectively). I've been serving on the Mandan Public School District School Board since 2015. I was born and raised in North Dakota and returned to the state after a five-year run in Tennessee. I love to travel!

Take Your Next Step in Business Administration