The Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University began back in 1938, started the internship program and the MBA in the ’60s, and has been accredited by the AACSB since 1976. It honors the legacy of its namesake, Bob Herberger, who was a successful businessman that worked hard to serve others and provide for the community. In placing students first, the Business School creates a diverse environment full of ethical standards, collaborative efforts, innovative thought, community alliances, and global engagements.
Students pursuing a Bachelors degree can major in Entrepreneurship, General Business, Insurance, International Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, or Real Estate. Masters degrees available to graduate students are in Business Administration and Information Assurance. The MBA can be completed either part-time or full-time. The Business Honors Program exists for those students who have the drive for more challenge, hard work, and accomplishment, with intensive coursework, productive hands-on experiences, and an increased amount of opportunity to connect with peers, faculty, and community leaders.
To better understand the global marketplace that is so prevalent in today’s society, students at Herberger have the opportunity to study business in other countries. Long-term business study abroad trips take students to places like Spain, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Japan, South Africa, England, and South Korea. Scholarships, like the Herberger Business School Study Abroad Fund, are available to help students attend these international trips. There are also scholarships like the Federated Insurance Scholarship, Byron Bergren Business School Scholarship, and the Diana Clarke Carter Business Scholarship that assists qualifying business students in obtaining a higher education.
Countless opportunities are available for students to engage with others, build leadership skills, learn by doing, and enjoy their overall educational experience. Participating in student organizations like Collegiate DECA, APICS, Delta Sigma Pi, Accounting Club, American Marketing Association, Business, Entrepreneurship Club, Investment Club, Society for Human Resource Management, Beta Gamma Sigma, Information Systems Club, Real Estate Association, and Student Executive Council. It helps students academically and socially.
The Academic Learning Center assists students through tutoring, resourceful workshops, and the development of study skills. The Business Advising Office produces advisors that are entirely focused on helping business students succeed in their academic endeavors. There are many resources to help undergraduates and MBA students find quality internships with respected businesses in their field of study. Excellent resources for students that simulate “real world” professional situations are the Business Computer Research Lab, the Center for Cyber Security, the Center for Information Assurance Studies, Northwestern Mutual Sales Lab, and the Swenson Financial Markets Lab.
Herberger Business School offers a 100% online Master of Business Administration degree. This helps people who work full-time, take care of others, travel, or are active in the military obtain a well-respected Masters degree.