International Student Top Majors

MSU Moorhead welcomes students from countries around the world to join our vibrant learning community. You have more than 150 majors, emphases and options to choose from, so chances are you’ll find an ideal degree program for your career path. And you’ll learn from exceptional faculty with diverse backgrounds, including those with domestic and international experience.

Here are some of the programs students from around the world come to study at MSUM.

Business Administration is AACSB Accredited

Our largest major across campus, the Paseka School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious designation earned by less than 5 percent of the world's business schools.

Your top reasons to study business administration at MSUM

  • A well-rounded balance of business-related undergraduate offerings—certificates in business analytics, bank management, investment management, entrepreneurship and much more.
  • Learning opportunities to prepare for the real world, such as portfolio management practicum, executive mentorship and business consulting.
  • Recognition for innovative programs in business and global education:
    • Center for Innovative Business Solutions
    • Doing Business in China Program
  • Graduate business programs, including the Master of Science in Finance and Accounting, the only program of its kind in the area. This fifth year extension provides a higher level of professional readiness upon graduation.
  • Business faculty are teachers first, but their experiences are varied, from a bank president and entrepreneur to a lawyer and international consultant, to professional accountants, marketers and business consultants.

Computer science fields is among the fastest growing occupations

Our computer science, computer information systems and computer information technology programs are small enough to get the personal attention you deserve while providing a broad-based education for all areas within the computer technology field.

Your top reasons to study CSIS/CS/CIS at MSUM

  • Lots of academic support. You can live in a STEM learning community in a residence hall that provides peer support plus drop-in tutoring is available for Introduction to Programming courses.
  • State-of-the-art computer facilities – Windows-based lab, a Linux lab and an advanced technologies research lab facilitate real-world situations.
  • More than 25 percent of students gain valuable experience by interning in hundreds of companies in Fargo-Moorhead's thriving technology industry, including a Microsoft campus.
  • Participate in computer science competitions, which MSUM students have done well in in recent years, including the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium and the ACM North Central Collegiate Programming Contest.
  • Grow your skills through various student organizations, including the Association for Computing Machinery.

Our science programs are renowned in the region

MSUM science students, including those studying biosciences, biotechnology and chemistry, successfully present their research at regional and national conferences.

Your top reasons to study biology, biotechnology/biochemistry or chemistry/biochemistry at MSUM:

  • Chemistry/biochemistry is on the Approved List of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Fewer than half of the nation’s chemistry departments meet this rigorous standard.
  • A multitude of options include minors in vaccinology, health and medical sciences, biochemistry and biotechnology industry, engineering dual degree and others.
  • All faculty members hold Ph.Ds. or Masters, and regularly publish in academic peer-reviewed journals, present at conferences and conduct ongoing research project involving undergraduates.
  • Faculty-mentored research projects in classroom and lab settings, fieldwork and independent projects.
  • State-of-the-art learning facilities include a greenhouse, physiology labs, an anatomy lab, ecology labs, a genetics lab, a microbiology lab, an aquatic research facility, biochemistry and biotechnology research, a herbarium, instrumentation and computer facilities provide tools for practical, real-world learning.
  • If you’re in the health and medical services emphasis you will study human anatomy based on cadaver dissection.

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