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Graduate Business Degrees Online

Be an effective leader with a career-advancing business master’s degree 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. Tuition to Saint Mary’s includes an iPad® with our state-of-the-art learning management system and rigorous program curriculum — so, your coursework can be completed anywhere, anytime.

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

Graduate Business Programs

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Accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA) with five choices of emphasis

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 three choices for emphasis and a more general option to tailor the online MBA to your interests and career goals. Each business master’s degree 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
 
  • Data Analytics Emphasis
    This emphasis covers data visualization, analytics strategy, and ethics to help you master the critical role data interpretation will play in shaping business strategy and decision making throughout your career.
  • Marketing and Social Media
    Hone your digital storytelling skills while you learn to manage brands and build engaged connections in the digital age. You will also explore the importance and growing impact of social marketing ethics.
  • Healthcare Administration
    Explore leadership styles and culturally responsive approaches to decision making, effective, ethical financial management within the health sector, socio-economic impacts on public policy, socio-economic impacts on public policy, organization stewardship, and strategies for influencing the policy-making process.
  • Financial Services/Banking
    Learn about the foundations of the banking system and the economic policies and regulations used to combat economic crime and financial crisis and assess risk arising from exchange rate movements, political events, and regulatory structure.
  • General MBA
    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.
 

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 International Development

The international development MA online from Saint Mary’s prepares you for positions like policy adviser, program director, trade officer, and communication officer. With an international development master’s degree, you’ll acquire skills to create and lead sustainable projects across the globe, ranging from international relations to global development.


Career Information: Employment of top executives is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 through 2026, earning a median annual wage of $104,980 as of 2018.2

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 10 percent from 2016 through 2024, earning a median annual wage of $111,340 as of 2018.3

M.A. in Public Administration

Transform into an authentic and effective leader in the public or nonprofit sphere. This program includes perspectives from both government and nonprofit sectors and develops three crucial competencies for public service leaders: managerial analysis, leadership, and ethical service.

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 2016 through 2026, earning a median annual wage of $70,500 as of 2018.4


Financial Managers: Employment is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 through 2026, earning a median annual wage of $127,990 as of 2018.5

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 10 percent from 2016 through 2026, earning a median annual wage of $96,180 as of 2018.6

 

Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers: Employment is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 through 2026, earning a median annual wage of $132,620 as of 2018.7

 

Architectural and Engineering Managers: Employment is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 through 2026, earning a median annual wage of $140,760 as of 2018.8

 

Computer and Information Systems Managers: Employment is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 through 2026, earning a median annual wage of $142,530 as of 2018.9

 

Emergency Management Directors: Employment is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 through 2026, earning a median annual wage of $74,420 as of 2018.10

 

Sales Managers: Employment is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 through 2026, earning a median annual wage of $124,220 as of 2018.11

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, Top Executives. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm
3Bureau 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
4Bureau 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.
5Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
6Bureau 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.
7Bureau 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.
8Bureau 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.
9Bureau 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.
10Bureau 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.
11Bureau 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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