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  • Master of Business Administration

Graduate Studies


    Master of Business Administration

    Program Coordinator:  Sheri Erickson, PhD 
    Center for Business 204B, (218) 477-4073

    Program Description

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides professionals in the region with the skills necessary to become more effective leaders in their industry.  The MBA courses include content covering quantitative methods, entrepreneurship, international marketing, project management, and investments.  The MBA program is a professional program that serves students with undergraduate degrees in any field of study.  The program is structured to provide students with an operational understanding of the functional areas of business, the tools to apply critical thinking skills to managerial decisions, and a framework for strategic thinking and planning that applies to all areas of business. 

     New for Fall 2015!  Distance learners will now be able to join lectures electronically.

    The Paseka School of Business is accredited by AACSB International. Fewer than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved this distinction, which involves a process of rigorous internal review and evaluation. AACSB accreditation signifies that the Paseka School of Business has a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and is curricula responsive to the needs of business. 

    Degree Requirements (37 credits)

    Core Requirements (22 credits)

    MBA 611 Marketing Management (3)
    MBA 621 Managerial Accounting (3)
    MBA 631 Financial Management (3)
    MBA 641 Human Resource Management (3)
    MBA 651 Organizational Behavior (3)
    MBA 682 Operations Management (3)
    MBA 696 Portfolio/Plan B [in your final semester] (1)
    MBA 697 Strategic Management (3)


    Program Emphasis Requirements (15 credits)

    BUS 602 Quantitative Methods (3)

    MBA 661 Entrepreneurship (Prereq. MBA 651) (3)

    MBA 615 International Marketing (Prereq. MBA 611) (3)

    MBA 685 Project Management (3)

    BUS 648 Investments (3) 



    Courses are offered as follows:

         Fall Semester

         Spring Semester


    MBA 611

    MBA 641

    MBA 682

    MBA 621

    MBA 651

    MBA 697

    MBA 631

    MBA 615

    MBA 685

    BUS 602

    BUS 648


    MBA 661




    Admission Requirements

    Full Admission Instructions  

    Pre-Admission Enrollment Option Instructions

    You may take up to nine (9) graduate credits as a Graduate Special student before being formally accepted into the program.  Although this does not guarantee admission, it gives you an opportunity to start taking classes immediately.  For more information contact the Graduate Studies Office at or 218-477-2134. This temporary non-degree status would be changed after formal admission and all credits taken would be transferred into the program.



     Admission Requirement



    Online graduate application

     Graduate Online Application


    $20 Non-Refundable application fee for first time MSUM applicants

    After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status”
    • Select eServices at the top of the page. You will be    able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.


    Proof of baccalaureate degree (unofficial transcripts accepted)

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status”
    • Look under “Program Specific Requirements”
    • Click on “Upload Now” button by the Unofficial transcript requirement and upload your unofficial transcript that has proof of your undergraduate degree

    You do not need to send transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See  Transcript Policy for more details.

     If you have any questions about the application process,

     please call the Graduate Studies Office at: