North Dakota is home to 21 recognized colleges and universities and most of these schools offer business programs at all degree levels. However, just two schools offer MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and one of these schools—the College of Business & Public Administration at University of North Dakota—offers an Online MBA. This nationally ranked school made our list of Best Online MBA Programs in North Dakota, along with one other top business school in the state. Let’s take a look at what these schools have to offer, along with several other leading business schools in the region worth considering.
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
The College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA) at University of North Dakota (UND) offers an MBA Program that begins every Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (May). The 33 to 34 credit hour program is offered 100% online and it takes two years or more to complete. Courses for the UND Online MBA are semester-based, with Live Web Classes held one evening per week. Students have the option to pursue a Concentration in International Business, which offers the opportunity to study at BI Norwegian Business School.
Besides maintaining AACSB accreditation year after year, the interdisciplinary UND Online MBA ranked #31 by U.S. News & World Report (2016) and #47 Nationally in our 2016 Online MBA Program Rankings (top 14% of schools)
University of Mary, Bismarck
Gary Tharaldson School of Business at University of Mary offers an Online MBA Program with a new optional Virtuous Leadership Concentration. The program is offered in partnership with the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute (HVLI), which provides the opportunity to learn from HVLI founder and ethical leadership author Alexandre Havard as part of the Tharaldson Online MBA Program. Other Concentrations include Energy Management, Executive, Healthcare, Healthcare Informatics, Human Resources Management, Project Management, and Public Administration. The program (with any concentration) may be completed in as few as 18 months. The Tharaldson Online MBA is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
As North Dakota offers just two schools with Online MBA programs, students seeking a relatively local Online MBA option may want to consider the following ranked programs in the neighboring states of Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota:
Concordia University, Saint Paul
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth
Capella University, Minneapolis
Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul
University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul
Walden University, Minneapolis
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud
Crown College, St. Bonifacius
University of Montana, Missoula
University of South Dakota, Vermillion
Dakota State University, Madison
University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls
National American University, Rapid City