Master's Degree Programs




Master of Accountancy

Our MAcc program was recently ranked as a top-20 program in national Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam pass rates. Compared to CPAs without a master's degree, graduates of our program consistently excel in placement prior to graduation, pass rates on the CPA exam, and the rate of advancement within their professional careers.





Master of Business Administration

Our recently redesigned MBA program blends quality, flexibility, and value as it primes mid-level professionals to advance their careers. Classes are held weekday evenings at Barry Hall, in the heart of the downtown business community (with the exception of a few that are delivered online). Students can concentrate in a variety of areas such as finance, business analytics, digital marketing, leadership and management, and more.




MBA in Agribusiness


Master of Business Administration in Agribusiness

Tailor made for current and future leaders in agribusiness, the Ag MBA combines the strengths of NDSU's College of Business with the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Designed for both full- and part-time students, including working professionals, the curriculum focuses on the intersection of business and agriculture.





Master of Science in Business Analytics

This program is designed to advance graduates' understanding of business analytics and the role data play in decision-making. Enterprise systems and the rise of "big data" are creating unprecedented opportunities and challenges for today's modern organizations. The ability to apply cutting-edge data analytics tools and methodologies will be crucial to success in the competitive world of business.





Master of Supply Chain Management

This fully online degree program focuses on areas such as supply chain management, data analytics, spreadsheet modeling, and crisis and change management, training graduates to become leaders in the next generation of digital enterprise. These skills are widely applicable to industries like manufacturing, agriculture, energy, and health care.





  • MS / Master of Transportation and Urban Systems

This fully online degree program focuses on issues such as emergency and disaster response plans, security programs, and transportation planning processes. Graduates of the program go on to apply their training and expertise in fields such as transportation security, environmental compliance, and intelligent transportation systems.



Doctoral Program



Transportation and Logistics

This program takes an interdisciplinary approach to transportation and logistics and attracts students with backgrounds in transportation and logistics, agribusiness, applied economics, civil engineering, construction management, emergency management, finance, geosciences, industrial/manufacturing engineering, and supply chain management.




How to Apply to a Graduate Degree Program

  1. Create your account with the Graduate School
  2. Follow the application instructions to submit required materials:
    • Online application
    • $35 application fee
    • Statement of Purpose + Resume
    • Letters of Recommendation (3)
    • Official transcripts
    • GMAT or GRE score*
    • Proof of English Proficiency


*Individuals with significant post-baccalaureate professional work experience in mid- to upper-management levels (i.e. leadership, managerial, or supervisory roles) -AND/OR- individuals who have earned a terminal degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, MD, JD, PharmD, PsyD, DPT) may request consideration for a GMAT/GRE waiver. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed. 



Graduate Certificate Programs

Business Analytics

Enterprise systems and the rise of "big data" are creating unprecedented opportunities and new challenges for today's modern organizations. Don't get left behind. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to take your business—and your career—to the next level.

Required Courses

  • MBA 751: Business Analytics Concepts
  • MBA 752: Business Analytics Strategy
  • MBA 753: Business Analytics Methods
  • MBA 722: Marketing Analytics and Customer Intelligence


Investments + Applied Portfolio Management

This program provides foundational knowledge and finance tools that will empower you to make competent and responsible investment decisions and to advance your career in financially related positions such as financial analyst, financial advisor, financial planner, portfolio manager, and equity research analyst.

Required Courses

  • MBA 711: Advanced Investment Analysis
  • MBA 712: Advanced Portfolio Management
  • MBA 713: Financial Derivatives
  • MBA 714: Financial Analysis and Valuation


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Employers are looking for supply chain management and logistics professionals who have ERP skills and certification.  The ERP certificate prepares students to pursue a variety of SAP professional roles and certifications by understanding process integration, data analytics, and business intelligence.  Also, the ERP certification provides a pathway for students to internships and employment opportunities with companies that use SAP software applications who will consider students with SAP coursework more attractive candidates. The need for expertise with ERP systems is globally recognized as a standardized criterion for various roles in industry, government, and academia.

Required Courses

  • TL 715: Introduction to ERP
  • TL 725: ERP Configuration
  • TL 735: Practical Data Analytics


Digital Marketing + Innovation

Our businesses and entrepreneurial communities are in need of skilled marketing professionals with expertise in a variety of areas. Meet the demand by honing your skills in the areas of innovation, marketing analytics, digital marketing, and marketing communications.

Required Courses

  • MBA 721: Creating and Marketing Innovations
  • MBA 722: Marketing Analytics and Customer Intelligence
  • MBA 723: Digital Marketing
  • MBA 724: Integrated Marketing Communications


Leadership + Managerial Skills

Employers tend to rank "soft skills" among the most important attributes they seek in their employees. Too often, though, these skills are underdeveloped. Subject knowledge can take you only so far. It's honing your ability to problem-solve, to work as part of a team, to engage in effective communication, and to lead others that will take you to the next level.

Required Courses

  • MBA 731: Leading and Managing Teams
  • MBA 732: Managerial Leadership: Essential Competencies
  • MBA 733: Management Decision Making
  • MBA 734: Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution


Transportation + Urban Systems

This program is primarily targeted at practicing professionals who wish to gain additional knowledge in the emerging fields of transportation and urban systems. The certificate requires a minimum of nine credits selected from the 3-credit courses listed below.

Core Courses (must select 3)

  • TL 751: Transportation Cyber-Physical Security
  • TL 752: Transportation Planning and Environmental Compliance
  • TL 753: Transportation System Modeling
  • TL 754: Urban Transportation Systems Analysis
  • TL 755: Context Sensitive Solutions
  • TL 756: Transportation and Land Use Integration
  • TL 757: Intelligent Transportation Solutions
  • TL 786: Public Transportation
  • TL 787: Public Transportation II
  • TL 789: Leadership, Ethics, and Academic Conduct in Transportation


Supply Chain Management

Are you an aspiring logistician, industry professional, military officer, or just looking to be ready to meet the logistical challenges of the 21st century. Career opportunities for those who complete this program include logistics and supply chain management, operations management, purchasing and demand management, emergency management, consulting, retail, and more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of logisticians is expected to grow 5% from 2018 to 2028. Growth will be driven by the need for logistics in the transportation of goods in a global economy. Employment is expected to grow as companies need logisticians to move products more effectively and efficiently, solve problems, and identify areas for improvement. Do you want to be ready for these opportunities?

Required Courses

Supply Chain Management, students must complete 9 credits from among the following courses:

  • TL 711: Logistics Systems
  • TL 721: International Logistics Management
  • TL 723: Advanced Supply Chain Planning Across the Enterprise
  • TL 731: Logistics Decision Analysis
  • TL 733: Case Studies in Logistics


How to Apply for a Graduate Certificate


Click here for graduate certificate application instructions.



Click here to complete the Add a Certificate to a Degree form.


*Please note that if you are adding the certificate to a degree program that charges a lower tuition rate than the College of Business differential tuition rate, you will need to complete an appeal form each semester that you are taking graduate certificate courses, in order to avoid differential tuition charges on your non-College of Business credits.


Differential Tuition Waiver Request form










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