If you want to advance your business career by improving an organization’s operations and abilities in ways that are ethical and focused on serving others, an evening or online MBA with a Virtuous Leadership specialization is the perfect choice.

Strong ethics, an understanding of the four cardinal virtues, and long-term business success all go together—and our Master’s of Business Administration with a specialization in Virtuous Leadership will teach you how they do. Provided in partnership with the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute (HVLI), our program gives you the solid, measurable skills and deep understanding of virtuous business practices you need to improve your organization and take your career to the next level.

At a Glance

Businesses managed from a base of integrity and ethics stand out in public perception, leading to both ‘doing good’ and ‘doing well,’ — being a force for good while achieving true success.

Program Length

As little as 15 months

Format

  • Online
  • Evening courses at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings, MT; and Fort Riley, KS

Cost per Credit

$520

Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Professionals who care about financial success achieved with integrity
  • Anyone who wants to leverage best business practices to become ‘a force for good’
  • All other business professionals who want to improve business operations that are integrated with morality and service

Career Paths

  • B-Corp Executive
  • Nonprofit Operations
  • Entrepreneur
  • Corporate Director of Charitable Giving
  • Department Manager
  • C-Suite Executive

What You’ll Learn

In our MBA with a Virtuous Leadership specialization, you will gain advanced quantitative knowledge focused on the successful operations of businesses, with an in-depth examination of how to leverage morality-infused practices. When you graduate, you will be prepared to:

  • Integrate virtue into effective business practices.
  • Apply techniques inclusive to moral courage into your personal leadership style.
  • Evaluate the contemporary global business environment in an integrated manner to propose business solutions.
  • Demonstrate professional business communication.
  • Interpret results from multiple business support tools to inform decision making.
  • Handle operational tasks focused on accounting and finance.
  • Understand business processes and how to modify them for different situations.

Accreditations

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    IACBE

    The Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

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Program Details

Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes.

Upon receiving candidacy, you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a graduate program: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Official transcripts -  Your official transcripts and any test scores that may be required by your program to be sent to the university. Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your transcripts for you! At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. You can send transcripts to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Mary
    7500 University Drive
    Bismarck, ND 58504
  • Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.

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

  • Online
  • Evening courses at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings, MT; and Fort Riley, KS
  • Tuition: $520/credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

Get Started Today

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