Accreditation matters. It provides assurance that our University and academic programs are of high quality. We have received specialized accreditation for our business programs, a reflection of the exemplary opportunities available at the Minot State University College of Business. Our Mission Statement indicates how we educate, challenge, inspire, and mentor you in your pursuit of high-quality business majors with interactive and engaged learning experiences.

The College of Business at Minot State has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11960 Quivira Rd, Suite 300, in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs click here.

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Minot State’s teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Our University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.





The MSU College of Business educates, challenges, inspires, and mentors students in their pursuit of a high-quality business education through interactive and engaged learning experiences for their professional and personal betterment.

The College of Business…
...educates, challenges, inspires, and mentors…


  • Students first
  • Dedication, focus, proactivity, collegiality, nurturing


  • Impart knowledge, professionalism, and intellectual curiosity
  • Develop skills and competencies
  • Deliver programs
  • Extend boundaries
  • Initiate aspirations for leadership
  • Build relationships
  • Guide and advise

…students in their pursuit of a high-quality business education…


  • Curricular integrity, excellence, rigor
  • Professionalism


  • To serve undergraduate and graduate students, seminar and workshop participants, and prospective students and pre-college students in exploratory experiences
  • Through on-campus, online, and off-site courses at Minot Air Force Base, in Bismarck, and at international partner sites
  • Delivered in BS, BAS, BSE, MS, and MEd degree programs in majors, minors, certificates, and concentrations
  • With attention to assurance of student learning through regular program assessments, identifying specific outcomes, and measuring results
  • Maintaining professional business program accreditation
  • Supported by continuous faculty improvement          

…interactive and engaged learning experiences…


  • Comprehensive, holistic, relevant
  • Applications-focused


  • Utilize interactive and engaged learning experiences, characterized by:
    • student-faculty interaction
    • student-student interaction
    • student-community interaction (professional, business leaders, service organizations)
    • multiple delivery modes
    • advanced technology              
  • Demonstrate learning in courses and through participation in organizations and activities, with emphasis on:
    • business applications of theory
    • experiences such as internships, study-abroad tours and exchanges, student-faculty research, and competitive events

…for their professional and personal betterment.


  • Commitment to life-long learning
  • Pride and confidence; desire to succeed
  • Civic responsibility and a strong work ethic


  • Develop graduates prepared for careers in local and global employment
  • Instill a sense of place and unique appreciation for North Dakota
  • Promote ethical behavior, good citizenship, and professional engagement