Fargo, ND
student ratio
Not Reported
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
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average amount to complete degree
July 1
fall application deadline
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acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Program of Study

The College of Business at North Dakota State University offers two graduate programs: the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.).

These programs integrate case study and applied learning to prepare students for career advancement. Accreditation from AACSB International, which accredits less than five percent of the business schools worldwide, ensures that these programs meet the highest academic standards.

In addition to providing high-quality programs, the college offers a collaborative learning environment. Students learn from fellow students’ experiences and network with leaders from top businesses.

Master of Business Administration program: The MBA program provides analytical skills, an expansive view of how organizations operate, and in-depth understanding of business functional areas. Its curriculum consists of 24 credits of core courses in finance, information resources, management, marketing, and organizational behavior. The curriculum also includes six credits of elective courses in accounting, finance, management, and information systems. In addition, concentrations are offered in health care industry and in supply chain/logistics.

Required courses are generally offered during the evening to accommodate working professionals, while elective courses are offered during the day and in the evening, as well as in the summer. The program is also available to distance students via teleconferencing technology.

Master of Accountancy program: The 30-credit M.Acc. program is ideal for students who want to advance their careers in corporate accounting, government accounting, or public accounting. The program’s curriculum consists of four required courses, five additional accounting courses, and one management course. It emphasizes the analytical, decision-making, and research skills involved with identifying and solving accounting problems. It also prepares students for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam.


Faculty members in the College of Business conduct innovative research to advance business education, theory, and practice. They investigate an extensive range of topics, including the following:

  • auditing
  • entrepreneurship/small business strategy
  • financial accounting
  • fraud in nonprofits
  • intellectual capital
  • international accounting
  • managerial accounting
  • market structure and performance
  • personal selling
  • public-private partnerships
  • sales management
  • services marketing
  • strategic leadership
  • strategic management in nonprofit organizations
  • transport economics

Students assist faculty members with their research and conduct their own research through course work. For example, the Marketing Research course emphasizes research design, data collection, and data analysis. The Applied Professional Research course focuses on the research methods used to address complex accounting issues.

Financial Aid

Graduate students in the College of Business may qualify for graduate assistantships and scholarships. Assistantships provide stipends and tuition waivers.

Students may also qualify for loans through federal programs or private lenders and receive tuition reimbursement from their employers.

Cost of Study

The most current information on tuition and fees can be found online at https://www.ndsu.edu/onestop/accounts/

Living and Housing Costs

Information about on-campus housing for graduate students can be found at https:// www.ndsu.edu/reslife/general_apartment_information/. While there is no specific residence hall for graduate students, they are able to live in the University apartments. There are also numerous housing options in the Fargo community.


Graduate faculty members in the College of Business have considerable academic expertise and practical experience working at Fortune 500 companies.

For example, Professor of Accounting Peggy Andersen has more than 30 years of academic experience. A prolific researcher, she has investigated issues concerning corporate responsibility, business ethics, target costing, new product costing, real estate, and mutual funds. Her work has been published in numerous scholarly journals, and she has received several grants and awards for her research.

Associate Professor of Management Derek Lehmberg holds graduate degrees from schools in Asia, Europe, and North America. His research primarily examines issues relating to strategic management in the context of Japanese business. He has authored numerous academic journal articles and also written several widely used teaching case studies. Prior to entering academia, Lehmberg was a management consultant in areas of operations and strategic management, serving clients in the Consumer and Industrial Products industry based in Japan, the U.S., and Germany.

Student Life

The College of Business provides a supportive environment where students with diverse academic, cultural, and professional backgrounds thrive. Students build productive relationships with each other, faculty members, and business leaders. They have access to co-curricular activities that enhance academic and professional achievement, including student organizations, events, speakers, and study abroad opportunities.

Support services like the Career Center, Counseling Center, Disability Services, Military and Veterans Services, Office of Multicultural Programs, and Wallman Wellness Center also enhance students’ academic, professional, and personal growth.

Students take classes in Richard H. Barry Hall in downtown Fargo. This 135,000-square-foot facility includes a state-of-the-art trading room, 250-seat auditorium, and a Business Learning Center, as well as wireless Internet. Its three-story atrium also has a coffee bar and study lounges.


North Dakota State University is located on the eastern edge of North Dakota in Fargo, the state’s largest community. With its sister city, Moorhead, Minnesota, directly across the Red River, Fargo is one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle and offers a family-friendly environment with excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and a low crime rate; an active arts and cultural scene, including a symphony, civic opera company, art museums, and community theater; and many places to shop and eat, including numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and a newly refurbished downtown district.

The University

North Dakota State University, a student-focused, land-grant, research institution provides student-centered education for more than 14,400 students (and nearly 2,100 graduate students) who represent forty-eight states and sixty-nine countries. Its rigorous academic programs integrate theory and practice to create a comprehensive learning experience. The National Science Foundation ranked several of its programs among the top 100 in the country. Challenging academic programs coupled with outstanding co-curricular activities allow students to achieve academic excellence and contribute to the world.

Location & Contact

College of Business

North Dakota State University

1340 Administration Avenue
Fargo, ND 58102
United States

Dr. Scott Beaulier


Phone: 701-231-8978
Email: scott.beaulier@ndsu.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Accountancy Master of Accountancy (M Acc) [Accounting ]
    • Business Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $35
    • Application Fee - International $35
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st May 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 15th August 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMay 15
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchLabor management, operations, international finance, agency, Internet marketing
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported



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