Percentage of Students Enrolled By Distance Education

MBA Concentrations

Concentrations give students the opportunity to master specific skills that will help them move into more niche positions in their future companies. Specialization spans a variety of subjects including finance, project management, statistics or business analysis, system management, human resources, and more. A business school will often choose majors which correlate content to the major industries in their state and below you can see some additional concentrations featured in North Dakota schools.


Business Analytics

In this concentration, you learn how to analyze, manage, and share data so you can solve business and organizational problems. You’ll learn about statistical analysis as well as management and processing of data. Designed for students who want to manage information.


International Business

Here, you learn how to move and work within a global economy. This gives you a much larger advantage in business opportunities both in the US and abroad. Ideal for students planning to work internationally.


Government & Business

This concentration shows you how to work within the nexus of government and business. You’ll gain an understanding of public organizations and government, learning how to operate within both. If you plan for your next move to take you into government, this concentration is ideal for you.


General Concentration

Here, you’ll get to take part in courses that all come from different disciplines. These include economics, marketing, social entrepreneurship, and healthcare administration. You should choose courses that are offered which support your interests (relationship marketing, demographics, or brand management).


Social entrepreneurship

Here you'll use entrepreneurial principles in looking at and working on existing social problems. You’ll obtain an academic background that can help you succeed as a social entrepreneur in non-profit business, business, public administration, or political science. Again, politics or social enterprises managerial skills can be your focus.

Taking one of these concentrations will help you establish yourself for a job that allows you to work in the field of your choice.

Accreditation in North Dakota

The University of North Dakota is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) and the Network of School of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). The university’s accreditation page is filled with agencies that have accredited several academic programs.

The University of Mary has been accredited by The Higher learning Commission (a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).

The Gary Tharaldson School of Business has been accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

North Dakota State University’s College of Business has been accredited by the AACSB.

On the whole, the AACSB is the gold standard in MBA accreditation, though it's always good to find a school with regional accreditation as well. In North Dakota, that would be accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. In layman terms, accreditation means that both the education and faculty of a school are of high quality and your degrees will be respected by businesses, whether you received it on site or through a website. With this credential, you can easily transfer credit hours and gain access to federal financial aid.

Company Industry Headquarters City Number of Employees
Adient Manufacturing Plymouth, MI 86,000
City of Horace, ND Government Horace, ND 1,466
Aldevron Biological Science Fargo, ND 150
Customer Experience Mgr. U.S. Bank Fargo, ND 73,000 (in whole country)
Salesforce Senior Manager, Director Silverline Jobs Fargo, ND (unable to find)
Earning with Associates

A business development manager in Devils Lake, ND earns $29,000 to $31,000 annually. These positions also usually pay commission and require at least a high school diploma but it's preferred that they hold at least an associate degree.


Earning with Bachelor’s

The senior financial analyst at St. Alexius Medical Center works under the CFO. They are responsible for reimbursement and cost reporting, as well as working closely with information systems and affiliated business service departments. You are required to hold bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with four years of medical billing, reimbursement and cost reporting experience to gain this and similar positions.


Earning with MBA

The director of hospital-based physician practices at St. Alexius works under supervision of the vice-president. They handle budgeting and manages all aspects of hospital-based physician practices in the various departments of each specialty. They have to hold at least an MBA, preferrably in healthcare administration or management.

MBA Careers in North Dakota

Commercial (Real Estate) agent for a realtor’s office in Fargo, North Dakota. The right applicant takes care of leasing functions in the company’s portfolio. Negotiates lease transactions and agreements.

Soft drink company position for a unit sales manager in Mandan, North Dakota. This manager oversees and leads the sales and distribution strategy for a regional distribution center. Responsible for sales, customer service, and marketing.

National health insurance provider needs senior business systems analysis professional. Position is in Plaza, North Dakota. Employee completes analyses of business, process and user needs, documents requirements, cost/benefit analysis.

State university in North Dakota advertising for an adjunct business instructor. MBA or an equivalent master’s degree. Instructor would teach three sections per semester, teaching management, marketing, entrepreneurship and international business classes at undergraduate and graduate levels.

International technology company advertising for a product marketing manager. Manager is responsible for one product’s scorecard metrics (small, median and corporate). Will work jointly with field sales leadership, achieving all scorecard metrics devoted to the product being sold.