The College of Business at NDSU offers a range of master’s degrees, MBA degrees, and graduate certificate programs as well as an online BSBA degree and a PhD program.

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As a College, we welcome diverse people and points of view. We seek to promote equity and inclusion in all that we do and believe that diverse and tolerant communities are better for all stakeholders.

The College of Business is committed to excellence in teaching; innovation; research; collegial engagement; diversity, inclusivity, and tolerance; and intellectual integrity and transparency.

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Individuals who aspire to own their businesses or go on to graduate studies (e.g., law school) would benefit from the online BSBA program by gaining employment in business and non-profit organizations, pursuing their own businesses and graduate studies, enhancing their abilities to manage business operations, analyzing business opportunities/challenges, and working as a team.

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Consider earning your master’s degree from the AACSB-accredited College of Business at NDSU! Degree options include:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Agribusiness
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)
  • Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM)

Or, you can opt for a stackable graduate certificate. Just three to four courses will earn you a credential in:

  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing and Innovation
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Leadership and Managerial Skills
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
The business administration program has evolved to meet the needs of business firms and students by providing our students with a broad knowledge base in accounting, finance, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, management information systems, and business law – with a blend of theory and practice. 

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program was recently ranked in the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Most classes are held weekday evenings in Barry Hall, located in the heart of the downtown Fargo business community, but with options for distance students to complete the degree remotely. A solid core curriculum and extensive elective course options provide strong flexibility and value.

MBA in Agribusiness
The MBA in Agribusiness is tailor-made for current and future leaders in agribusiness, providing graduates with a solid background in business while preparing them to make decisions that consider factors unique to agribusiness, such as production volatility caused by weather, pests, and biology; logistics disruptions; seasonality in production and consumption; long investment and production cycles; and linkages with the government, financial institutions, and other organizations.

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a STEM-designated program that offers a high-touch, high-tech delivery of hands-on training and cutting-edge analytics tools and methodologies in a variety of classroom formats. It pairs courses in data analysis, business analytics, and advanced analytics with an in-depth capstone experience to equip its graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to transform data into effective decision-making.

The 100% online asynchronous Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program takes an interdisciplinary approach to supply chain, logistics, and transportation, attracting industry professionals and military personnel who strive to meet the supply chain challenges of the 21st century. Graduates hold management and director level positions in logistics, operations, purchasing, inventory, and supply chain sectors of a variety of industries.

Graduate Certificates
We offer five different graduate certificate programs, consisting of three to four courses (8 or 9 total credits) that can either stand alone or be double counted as electives for master's degree-seeking students. Most are offered in a remote/synchronous or online/asynchronous format, perfect for distance students and busy professionals. Graduate certificates can be completed in one year or less and offer a great way for individuals to add specific credentials to their resume.

PhD in Transportation and Logistics

This program takes an interdisciplinary approach to transportation and supply chain and attracts students with backgrounds in supply chain management, transportation, agribusiness, applied economics, civil engineering, construction management, emergency management, finance, geosciences, and industrial/manufacturing engineering.