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Sound management is one of the most important aspects of an organization's financial success.

College of Business


A host of industries employs managers. MSU offers several options for students interested in management careers:

What can you do with a management degree?
Managers typically plan, direct, and oversee operations and employees. They may supervise an entire company, government office, specific department, or territory. Managers often specialize in a particular field, such as sales, finance, health services, human resources, social and community services, government, and education.

» Course Descriptions

MSU management students can apply classroom knowledge to real-world settings through internships. Many internships are initiated by employers, but students may - with departmental approval - seek out and develop their own internship opportunities. Internships may be full time, part time, or project oriented. All internships provide students with great hands-on learning opportunities and some lead to offers of employment.

Do you have what it takes to be a good manager?
Successful managers are skilled:

  • Leaders - emotionally stable, enthusiastic and self-assured
  • Communicators - relate well both to staff and superiors
  • Organizers - make and execute plans to meet employers' goals
  • Problem solvers - identify and resolve problems
  • Flexible - able to see things from different perspectives

Employment outlook
Due to globalization, businesses are expanding around the world and creating more entry-level management positions for recent graduates.

Management majors at Minot State University begin with core classes in accounting, business, marketing and management and then delve into higher level coursework in human resources, operations management, international business, organizational behavior, strategic management, and entrepreneurship.

College of Business
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the Slaaten Learning Center, which features a:

  • Financial trading lab with stock ticker board
  • Corporate-style board room with video-conferencing equipment
  • Student study area furnished with computers, flat-screen TVs, café tables and comfortable seating
  • Meeting room for student organizations and other student groups

Department of Business Administration
The Department of Business Administration is dedicated to delivering students the best possible education and the personal attention they need to succeed. Please contact us for more information.

To learn more, contact us or better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information

Lori Willoughby, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Business Administration Department
701-858-3314 or 1-800-777-0750 ext.3314