University of North Dakota Online Master of Business Administration

Why University of North Dakota? 

University of North Dakota seeks applicants for its online Master of Business Administration degree program. This large public research university in Grand Forks, North Dakota administers the program through its Nistler College of Business and Public Administration.

All applicants should have three years of professional experience. In addition, applicants must demonstrate proficiency in business math and statistics, accounting, economics, and finance. Candidates must hold a BBA, have completed coursework in these four areas, or have completed noncredit courses in these topics. Candidates must provide GMAT or GRE results, however exemptions are granted in exceptional cases. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is necessary.

Program Snapshot

University Name University of North Dakota
Location Grand Forks
State North Dakota Grade A
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program Nistler College of Business and Public Administration
Credits 34
Cost per credit $510.00
Tuition for Entire Program $17,340.00
Test Requirements waiver available
Minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Courses and Skills 3 years of work experience; minimum competence in business math and statistics, accounting, economics, and finance demonstrated through completion of a BBA degree, coursework in these 4 areas, or completion of noncredit modules
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations Business Analytics; International business; government and business; aviation management; general
Synchronous classes yes
Required Courses
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Organizational Leadership and Ethics
  • Econometrics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions
  • Financial Reporting and Decision Making
Does the Program Include a Capstone? no
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique diverse experienced faculty; personalized career support; 60+ free workshops offered through UND school of graduate studies aimed at workforce skills and job search strategies; distinctive concentration in aviation management; classes offered one night per week from 7-10 p.m.; fairly advanced prerequisites increase quality of peer group
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program) advance your business functions, decision-making skills and understanding of business management.
Program Description This degree requires 34 credits of coursework. Students do not complete a capstone course or other culminating experience. There are no formal requirements for an internship or practicum. Most students complete the program within 2 years. 5 concentration areas are offered: Business Analytics; International business; Government and Business; Aviation Management and general. 


What will I Learn?

This curriculum aims to prepare students for advancement in their careers through expert understanding of business functions, rigorous decision-making skills, and a deep understanding of management acumen.

A distinctive feature of the program is the opportunity to specialize in aviation management, made possible through UND’s internationally recognized facilities and programming in aerospace topics. The concentration in government and business also represents a unique opportunity. Other concentrations offered are Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and General.

The core curriculum consists of courses in Strategic Supply Chain Management, Organizational Leadership and Ethics, Econometrics; Business Intelligence, Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions and Financial Reporting and Decision-Making. 

How much will the program cost?

The program costs $510.00 each credit, with a total of 34 credits required. The overall cost of the degree is little more than $17,000.00. Most students finish their education in two years.

How does the program fit into my life?

Students engage with their peers and professors through synchronous courses, which are planned each week and held “live” online. Participants in the online MBA program are not required to visit the campus in person at any stage throughout the program unless they desire to. This program allows you to begin your studies whenever you like, with three beginnings each year in the fall, spring, and summer. The program requires fewer credits to graduate than many of its peers, which may make it simpler to complete while juggling other commitments.

Students complete the program within 2 years. Most students complete their studies on a full-time basis. 


Offered by a highly regarded public research university, the UND online MBA combines the advantages of online education with the opportunities to collaborate with renowned and diverse faculty with access to specialized resources, particularly in the area of aviation and aerospace business. UND prides itself on exemplary career support for MBA students. Prospective applicants should be careful to consider how they will integrate required synchronous evening classes within their lifestyle and professional responsibilities.