University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Ad­min­is­tra­tion

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The University of North Dakota’s College of Business and Public Administration aspires to be innovative, transforming, passionate, excellent, valuable, inclusive, and constantly improving research, relationships, and the education process. They value trust, collaboration, service, inspiration, creativity, discovery, knowledge, and setting students up for success in life and the business marketplace. It has an enrollment of over 2,000 students and is accredited by the AACSB.


Undergraduate students can major in Accountancy, Business Economics, Aviation Management, Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Airport Management, Banking & Financial Economics, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Public Affairs, Investments, Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Political Science, or Managerial Finance & Accounting. Graduate students can obtain a Masters in Accountancy, Business Administration, Applied Economics, or Public Administration. The MBA offers concentrations in Business Analytics, Social Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Government & Business.

Through generous donors, the College of Business and Public Administration recently awarded over $600,000 in scholarships to business students. Scholarships exist for first-year students, transfer students, graduate students, different business majors, general business scholarships, and for study abroad students. Study abroad trips to places like China, the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Australia, and Greece help students expand their international perspective, gain incredible multicultural experiences, and earn college credit.

Student Life

Student organizations like the Accounting Club, DECA, Alpha Kappa Psi, Management Club, Nonprofit Leadership Student Association, Operations & Supply Chain Management Club, Sports Business Student Association, MBA Student Association, Pi Alpha Alpha, and Toastmasters exist to provide opportunities for connection, service, and overall enhancement of the educational experience. Other opportunities for experiential learning include Speaker Series & Symposiums, the Student Managed Investment Fund, the Dakota Venture Group involving entrepreneurial business reviews and funding, and Executives in the Classroom. There are many networking opportunities for current and former students through the university’s active Alumni Association and Foundation.

Students must have the ability to prepare to enter into a career while earning their degree and the Pancratz Career Development Center is here to help with that process. They provide personalized assistance with resumes, job searches, finding internships, interview preparation, career fairs, mentoring, professional networking, and even with professional clothing through the Pancratz Professional Closet. There are several other centers and facilities available to strengthen students’ knowledge and accommodate their education including the A. Kirk Lanterman Investment Center, Page Family Marketing Center, Accounting Learning Centers, the Cargill Room (Boardroom), Kulas & Koppenhaver Computer Lab & Classroom, Economic Memorial Conference Room, Gate City Management Learning Center, Ottertail Corporation Office Suite, and the Accountancy Office Suite.  

Online Programs

It is beneficial for working professionals to have the option of earning a degree online. The College offers several online graduate degrees including the Masters in Accountancy, Applied Economics, Business Administration, and Public Administration.

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