An evening or online MBA will give you the quantitative and operational skills you need to advance your business career.

Leading a business begins at the operational level. Through our Master of Business Administration program, you will gain accounting, financial, leadership, and other advanced skills needed to excel as a well-rounded professional and make a positive impact in your business. Take your career further.

Take the First Step

Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission.
After acceptance to the university as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

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Program Length

As little as 16 months


  • Online

  • Evenings at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; and Billings, MT

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Business leaders and executives looking to advance their practical skills
  • Business professionals interested in acquiring advanced, quantitative business skills
  • Professionals interested in business operations and processes
  • Problem-solvers seeking real-world skills to back up their ideas

Career Paths

  • Business Operations Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Team Manager/Leader
  • Director
  • President/Vice President
  • Executive Leader
  • Business Strategist
  • Operations Consultant
  • Entrepreneur

What You’ll Learn

In our MBA program, you will gain advanced quantitative knowledge focused on successful business practices.

Technical Skills

  • Cultivate a mindset around innovation, development, and growth
  • Implement strategic thinking and decision making
  • Maximize operating performance to achieve financial and strategic goals

Communication/interpersonal Skills

  • Engage in public speaking and leadership
  • Create a culture of accountability and empowerment
  • Build strong customer relationships

Career Skills

  • Define and implement a company’s mission, vision, values, and goals
  • Foster a confident and goal-oriented mindset
  • Develop operational processes based on business goals
  • Analyze business results to measure the efficacy of systems and procedures
Additional Opportunities

Are you looking for a graduate business degree that is more focused on communication, leadership, team development, and emotional intelligence? Learn more about our Master of Organizational Leadership.


University of Mary’s MBA program allows students to learn in the best way for them—online, in the classroom, or a combination of both. I recommend University of Mary to anyone I know looking to further their education.



    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. After acceptance to the University as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program 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 regionally accredited colleges and universities 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 2.75 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
  • 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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