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    2 Years

Program Overview

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will help you get ahead in your career.

At Saint Mary's, you'll learn from professors who have in-field experience and who are committed to your success. With courses to include finance, marketing, management, and communications, a degree in business administration will equip you with the skills for success in a variety of rapidly changing business environments. Knowledge learned from the program can be applied to careers in a variety of corporate and nonprofit settings such as business operations, retail, financial, healthcare, and others.

We recognize that success often depends on your personal and professional schedule. That is why we have both online and on-campus program options from which to choose. For those who enjoy the classroom, and the ability to create in-person collaboration, we offer a fully on-campus experience. If you prefer taking some courses on campus and others online, we offer a blended experience. Finally, if your choice is to take your courses online, you have that option as well.

Completing a B.S. in Business Administration degree is closer than you think. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota recognizes your past experiences with a generous transfer credit policy. We accept college-level credits from regionally accredited colleges or universities (grades of C or better), business and industry training, non-regionally accredited vocational or technical colleges or institutes, military education (ACE), and standardized examinations (CLEP, DSST). Earn credit for your life and work experience through our prior learning assessment (PLA) process. Submit your unofficial transcripts or a degree audit report and a transfer counselor will create a preliminary degree plan for you with a transfer of credit estimate. Contact the bachelor's completion admission staff today to get started.

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Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program are expected to be able to do the following:

  • Examine business operation practices in a contemporary global economy.
  • Apply financial principles to business decisions and projects.
  • Analyze the economic forces that influence business operations.
  • Demonstrate management and leadership skills required in contemporary business organizations.
  • Develop marketing strategies required for business organizations.
  • Interpret the ethical and legal perspectives and forces that impact contemporary business operations.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing as a business professional.
  • Work effectively with diverse populations in various business contexts.
  • Develop strategies for learning new skills and updating knowledge needed to be an effective business leader.

Course Information

You'll finish your degree studying key business administration concepts such as accounting and finance, business law, leadership and management, marketing, and business communications. You also have the option of adding a specialization in either management or operations and technology management.

For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Nonrefundable application fee
  3. Official transcripts issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from all previous institutions attended with a minimum of 30 semester credits (C or better)
  4. 3 credits completed in a college level English Composition course
  5. International transcripts must be evaluated by a university-accepted evaluator.
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Fall Semester Term I
Fall Semester Term II
Spring Semester Term I
Spring Semester Term II
Summer Semester Term I
Summer Semester Term II
Fall Semester Term I
Fall Semester Term II

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $420 Per Credit


Graduation Fee:$190

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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