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Online Graduate Business Degrees and Certificates

Be an effective leader with a career-advancing business credential from an award-winning university.

Develop the technical and interpersonal skills to advance your career with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s online graduate business programs. The leading instructors at Saint Mary’s University help you match your potential to the world’s demands, and achieve success beyond your expectations.


We offer a wide range of degrees as well as nine graduate certificate options that can be taken alone or applied toward one of our master's programs. Each certificate is 12-15 credits and can be completed in 12 months or less. Earning a graduate certificate from Saint Mary's can help you accelerate your career quickly and affordably.

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HOLLY TAPPER: Our Master's in Human Resources Management degree at St. Mary's University is a great opportunity for a human resources professional to get the extra specialized skills that they need to be successful in today's workforce.

 

MICHELLE PYSKATY: They have made the online course very easy for somebody who has a very busy lifestyle.

 

HOLLY TAPPER: Our students are professionals. They have busy, hectic schedules with families, with travel, especially work travel, and the online environment is flexible and meets their needs.

 

MICHELLE PYSKATY: I chose St. Mary's because they align their curriculum with the Society of Human Resources Management.

 

HOLLY TAPPER: We've got classes in compensation and benefits, and labor relations, employment law, management principles, ethics, and all of those targeted areas that an HR professional needs to know about really to rise to that next level of knowledge and that next level of professional capability in the organization.

 

MICHELLE PYSKATY: You get more into performance management. It's not just hiring people, firing people, sticking to the law.

 

HOLLY TAPPER: We try very hard to make sure that our mobile learning experience applies to the HR professional.

 

MICHELLE PYSKATY: The technology is very easy to use.

 

HOLLY TAPPER: By the use of FaceTime through their iPads, students get to work collaboratively, provide feedback to each other, and really support each other in a personable way.

 

MICHELLE PYSKATY: I was definitely surprised at how close I felt with my fellow students.

 

HOLLY TAPPER: The online environment is 24/7. Even our support desk is 24/7.

 

MICHELLE PYSKATY: The faculty was one of the things that I liked most about St. Mary's. They're very warm, they're very engaging.

 

HOLLY TAPPER: Our program really teaches students to be able to problem solve and to research and then take that academic research and apply it back to the problems that they're facing at work.

Flexible, affordable degrees from a top-ranked university
recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes.

Graduate Business Programs and Certificates

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Accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Designed to provide a deeper understanding of contemporary issues impacting business today with a learning experience that’s immediately applicable, the Accelerated MBA program offers over 20 special topic courses options to tailor the online MBA to your interests and career goals. The program will prepare you to:


  1. Apply quantitative analysis and economic theory
  2. Communicate for differing modes and audiences
  3. Build pragmatic decision-making skills
  4. Discover evidence-backed solutions
Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to manage all aspects of running a business and leading its people, from accounting to marketing and internal communication to ROI evaluation.  

Artificial Intelligence Certificate

Learn innovative artificial intelligence concepts and methodologies you can apply in a variety of fields. This program features a hands-on curriculum that explores predictive modeling, data engineering, and the Internet of Things using a project-based approach. Graduates are prepared for roles as data engineers, data scientists, and IT developers.

Business Analytics Certificate

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to help your organization make data-driven decisions and optimize business processes. This program combines topics from computer and data science, business, project management, and communications to prepare you for in-demand careers. Possible roles include data scientist and business intelligence architect.

Finance Certificate

Access a hands-on curriculum that provides specialized knowledge and training in essential finance skill sets, including financial markets, security analysis, and portfolio management. Courses are taught by experienced faculty who are industry experts. The Finance certificate is financial aid eligible, and you can apply your credits toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

Healthcare Administration Certificate

Get the focused training you need to lead in a variety of healthcare settings and finish your program in just one year. You will learn the fundamentals of modern health and human services delivery and study topics like health policy, finance, and administration to advance your career. This certificate is stackable, so the credits you earn can be applied toward the M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration degree.

Healthcare Analytics Certificate

Gain a deep understanding of the role data analysis plays in clinical and hospital operations. In this program, students use the latest industry tools and approaches to apply artificial intelligence techniques to improve patient care delivery and business functions. When you complete the Healthcare Analytics certificate, you will be qualified for roles including data analyst, healthcare supply chain analyst, and business intelligence specialist.

Human Resource Management Certificate

Study a specialized curriculum provides a foundational study of the human resources skills and approaches you need to be successful, including HR management, compensation and benefits, consulting, and employment law. You will learn from experienced faculty who bring relevant industry experience to the online classroom. This affordable certificate is eligible for financial aid, and you can apply your human resources credits toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

International Development Certificate

Through a curriculum that emphasizes global perspectives, students pursue a generalist study of sustainable development, humanitarian intervention, and poverty reduction. You will learn from expert faculty who bring valuable experience to the online classroom. This program is financial aid eligible and can be applied toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

M.A. in Human Resources Management

The online master’s degree in human resource management from Saint Mary’s gives you the breadth of knowledge higher-level human resource positions require. This HR Master’s online helps you effectively relate to all departments within an organization and, more specifically, each department’s people. Benefit from:

  • A curriculum aligned with the Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRM)
  • Coursework prepares you for the PHR/SPHR certification

Career Information: Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 through 2026, earning a median annual wage of $113,300 as of 2018.1

M.A. in Organizational Leadership

Lead, motivate, and inspire your organization’s employees with the Saint Mary’s University online master’s degree in organizational leadership. During this unique Organizational Leadership graduate program, you’ll gain the advanced critical thinking skills needed to address situations in the workplace and master strategic leadership for continued success.

 

Career Information: Employment of training and development managers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 through 2028, earning a median annual wage of $111,340 as of 2018.2

M.S. in Accounting

Advance into accounting or financial leadership with an online master’s degree in accounting. Developed in collaboration with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) partners and Chief Financial Officers (CFO), the M.S. in Accounting program goes beyond a mastery of core quantitative abilities and focuses on the leadership, communication, and strategic skills required for advanced managerial roles. The program satisfies the 150-credit requirement for CPA and/or CMA exam certification.

 

Career Information:

 

Accountants and Auditors: Employment is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 through 2028, earning a median annual wage of $70,500 as of 2018.3

 

Financial Managers: Employment is projected to grow 16 percent from 2018 through 2028, earning a median annual wage of $127,990 as of 2018.4

M.S. in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

This experiential program elevates your decision-making and presentation skills and abilities to work with big data sets — delivering a rare blend of proficiencies that organizations immediately take notice of.

M.S. in Project Management

As one of only 38 universities globally and one of only 24 universities nationally accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Saint Mary’s online master’s degree in project management degree sets you up for success in any field. The Project Management master’s degree curriculum uses today’s top project management tools, systems and software — so you graduate ready to make an immediate impact. Benefit from:

 
  • Accreditation from the PMI Global Accreditation Center
  • A curriculum that preps you for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam
 

Career Information:

 

Administrative Service Managers: Employment is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 through 2028, earning a median annual wage of $96,180 as of 2018.5

 

Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers: Employment is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 through 2028, earning a median annual wage of $132,620 as of 2018.6

 

Architectural and Engineering Managers: Employment is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 through 2028, earning a median annual wage of $140,760 as of 2018.7

 

Computer and Information Systems Managers: Employment is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 through 2028, earning a median annual wage of $142,530 as of 2018.8

 

Emergency Management Directors: Employment is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 through 2028, earning a median annual wage of $74,420 as of 2018.9

 

Sales Managers: Employment is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 through 2028, earning a median annual wage of $124,220 as of 2018.10

Nonprofit Management Certificate

The career-focused program introduces nonprofit management, including coursework in management, community engagement and collaboration, grant writing and financial management, and human resource management. You will learn from expert faculty who bring relevant experience to the online classroom. The credits you earn can also be applied toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

Project Management Certificate

Our specialized curriculum provides the foundational skills you need to excel in project management, including topics like project planning, resource management, stakeholder analysis, quality control, risk management, and more. Courses are taught by expert faculty who have relevant field expertise. The Project Management certificate is financial aid eligible, and you can apply your credits toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

Get Detailed Program Information
To learn more about a particular online business master's degree simply complete the form, select your program of interest, and we’ll provide you with a FREE program brochure. It’s full of important information about the curriculum, program outcomes, and more.

Why Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

  • Established and respected heritage
  • Nationally recognized and award-winning institution
  • Quality and comprehensive education
  • Technical, academic, and professional support
  • Financial aid available

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm.
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Training and Development Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.
4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
5Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Administrative Services Managers Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/administrative-services-managers.htm.
6Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers, Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm.
7Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Architectural and Engineering Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/architectural-and-engineering-managers.htm.
8Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm.
9Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Emergency Management Directors. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/emergency-management-directors.htm.
10Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Sales Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/sales-managers.htm.


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