A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration will prepare you for a successful career in multiple industries.

Every organization needs professionals who can keep the business-side of things running smoothly. Our Business Administration bachelor’s degree prepares you to apply critical thinking and best business practices to the day-to-day and big-picture tasks of meeting business objectives. Put yourself in position for a successful business career.

Take the First Step

Get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

Projected 10-year growth in new business jobs

Program Length

As little as 2.3 years depending on transferred credits


    • Online
    • Blended
    • Evening courses at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Watford City, ND; and Billings, MT

    Tuition per Credit


    Is This the Degree For Me?

    Who It’s For

    • Students seeking the critical and analytical skills needed for a successful business career.
    • Students who want to move toward earning an MBA.
    • Anyone interested in working for for-profit companies.
    • Those who want to gain quantitative skills
    • Aspiring entrepreneurs

    Career Paths

    • Sales Representative
    • Project Coordinator
    • Financial Analyst
    • Assistant Buyer
    • Operations Research Analyst
    • Brand Planner
    • Communications Manager

    What You’ll Learn

    When you choose a Business Administration degree, you will gain a broad base of knowledge and learn specific business skills you can immediately apply to your current job or use to advance your career. When you graduate, you will be prepared to: 

    • Analyze the contemporary global business environment in an integrated manner.
    • Demonstrate professional business communication.
    • Apply business support tools to decision-making.
    • Engage in the formulation and implementation of strategic planning initiatives.

    I enjoyed the evening class hours for the Business Administration and Business Management programs at the University of Mary. I work full-time, have three kids in high school, and also coach nine months a year. Time is a valuable resource in our lives.


    • IACBE

      The Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA.

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    Program Details

    Program Information

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

    Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

    If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

    For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

    The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

    We welcome students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from institutionally accredited colleges and universities recognized by the US Dept. of Education and those with military or career and work experience. 

    How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

    • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.

      • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
      • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
        • Have your transcripts sent to:
          Office of Admissions
          University of Mary
          7500 University Drive
          Bismarck, ND 58504
        • Or request to send electronic transcripts to registrar@umary.edu.
    • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
      • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
      • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
    • Military experience can count towards a degree.
    • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
    • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

    At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

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