Small Business Undergraduate Certificate

If you own a small business or are thinking of starting one, the University of Mary’s Small Business Undergraduate Certificate will provide you with a solid foundation of core business skills designed to facilitate your success. The credits from this certificate can be applied towards a bachelor’s degree at the University of Mary.

If you own a small business or are thinking about starting one, this 9-credit, 15-week undergraduate certificate program taught by seasoned professionals will help take your venture to the next level.

At a Glance

89%
Percentage of U.S. businesses with fewer than 20 employees

Program Length

9 credits/3 courses/15 weeks

Format

  • Online
  • Evening classes at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks, ND; Watford City, ND; and Billings, MT
  • Blended, combining online and in-person classes

Tuition per Credit

$450

Is This the Program For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Small business owners
  • Anyone preparing to start a small business and would like to strengthen their foundational business principles
  • Students who want to take the first step to earning a bachelor's in business

Career Paths

  • Small Business Owner
  • Business Partner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Freelancer

What You’ll Learn

  • How to confidently apply accounting best practices to manage your business finances.
  • Why applying the fundamentals of human relations are a must for any small business, no matter what size.
  • How to apply the principles of finance when your business needs to seek additional capital or when seeking startup funding.
  • When and how to focus on organizational development and training.

Program Details

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts – Please mail the transcripts to the University of Mary at: 
  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    University of Mary

    7500 University Drive

    Bismarck, ND 58504 

Did you previously attend the University of Mary? We’ll request your transcripts for you! Contact your admissions representative today to learn more!

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Evening classes at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks, ND; Watford City, ND; and Billings, MT
  • Blended, combining online and in-person classes
  • Tuition: $450/credit
  • Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

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