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
    • Attended the University of Mary before? 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 [email protected]
  • 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 fee: $30 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

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

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