NDSU business faculty use a variety of teaching methods: case studies, group and individual projects, field research, computer applications, guest lecturers, student presentations, and discussion. Class interaction provides rich opportunity to network with professionals from a wide range of industries and countries. The student is able to acquire and improve problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills and apply these skills in business situations.

Financial Assistance

The College of Business offers financial assistance through a limited number of graduate assistantships and scholarships. Applicants must be admitted on a conditional or full-standing basis to be considered for either an assistantship or scholarship. In addition to a stipend, graduate assistants receive a graduate tuition waiver. Tuition waivers cover base tuition for NDSU graduate credits only. Students are responsible for differential tuition, student fees, and tuition for non-graduate level credits taken or Cooperative Education credits. Awards are offered on a competitive, case-by-case basis.


Individuals seeking admission to the MBA program may request a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • The applicant holds a terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D., etc.).
  • The applicant has a minimum of five (5) years of recent, post-bachelor’s, full-time, professional work experience, including managerial responsibilities.

Appropriate documentation (i.e. official transcript, resume) is required to be uploaded to the application file. It does not, however, guarantee a waiver. Applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and waiver approval is determined at the discretion of the MBA program coordinator and/or director.